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Rat Trap
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posted May 05, 2004 03:48 PM  


 
This will be my rookie year. We are suppose to have the engine back next week. When we bought the car it was a light blue chassis and a cream colored body. We tore it all down and painted. This is the end result. The graphics are from fasttrakgraphics.com or some of you may know him as "GO 24" here on the forum.
p.s. Mark i will send you more pics when we get an engine in and new tires on it.
thanks again.

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zeroracing
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posted May 05, 2004 04:00 PM  
is it just me or is the back end up in the air... you probally dont have the ride hieghts set yet either.
where are you going to race at? since it is your rookie year i am sure you will need help of some sort, somebody on the forum may race at your track and can help you.

Rat Trap
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posted May 05, 2004 04:20 PM  
Correct Zero, the heights are not set yet. The rear isn't as high as the picture makes it seam. The drive way is on a slope and i think it just makes it look that way. I hadn't noticed it in the pic till you said something though. We have measured the rear bumper and are right at the top of whats allowed. We figure with a full tank and set up it will lower it down a few inches. Yes we will be needing help with set ups. Going to start racing at 81 in Wichita, Ks. And also plan on making it towards KC and into MO. I've been reading lots here and learning all the time. I'm basically just going to be the driver and the owner will be doing the set up. He drove sprints in the 70's and 80's so hopefully i have a good start.

zeroracing
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posted May 05, 2004 04:24 PM  
where at in mo?

Rat Trap
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posted May 05, 2004 04:40 PM  
Possible, Moberly and Springfield. I use to live in Moberly, wifes family still lives there and lots of friends. My parents live in Mountain Home Ark. So Springfield is close for them, Plus there are tracks close to them. Lots of our travel will depend on how much i tear up here. What others would you recommend? I hear lots of talk of Westplains, but from my memory that quite a haul for me.

mod70
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posted May 05, 2004 05:21 PM           send a private message to Rat Trap   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Hey Rat Trap, if you're intrested in comming over to Mo., try running out at L.A. Raceway ( www.laraceway.com ) in Lamonte, MO. It's a nice, flat, wide track that's a good place to get some experience. It usually goes dry slick which helps to keep the speeds down a little come feature time. Pay ain't bad either. Last year it was $600 to win, and might've gone up this year. When you really get the nads up, head over to C.M.S. ( centralmissourispeedway.com ). It's the best paying track in the U.S. for weekly purse. $1000 to win, $100 just to start the main. Be warned! It can get pretty hairy out there. Just ask zero. Good luck on the rookie season, and if you need any help, you're in the right place.

iowaracer6993
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posted May 05, 2004 05:29 PM  
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Originally posted by Rat Trap:
This will be my rookie year. We are suppose to have the engine back next week. When we bought the car it was a light blue chassis and a cream colored body. We tore it all down and painted. This is the end result. The graphics are from fasttrakgraphics.com or some of you may know him as "GO 24" here on the forum.
p.s. Mark i will send you more pics when we get an engine in and new tires on it.
thanks again.

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what kind chassis and what banner are u running under and what make engine u running u should run mopar u have better luck with it

way2fast72
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posted May 05, 2004 05:41 PM  
rattrap,what chassis is that?

Rat Trap
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posted May 05, 2004 05:48 PM  
Mod 70, that don't sound too bad. It's not to awful far either.

IowaRacer, Its a Buddy Mullens chasis, NCRA if thats what you mean by banner, Going to run SBC (355). Mopar is out of the question, sorry, One of our friends is running a mopar and has nothing but problems with it. If its not one thing its another for him,,,but thats a whole nother story..lol.

zeroracing
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posted May 05, 2004 06:13 PM  
ok, laraceway www.laraceway.com is a great track. it is super smooth and super slick. i love it. great learners track and does not tear up much as far as parts.
as far as cms......how many cars do you have?? they tear up alot 64 mods last week and at least 15 went home with help from a wrecker.
no offense to anybody that races their or anybody else, but cms is not a learners track. i used to be, now there are so many cars thier and its so ruff you better have your stuff togethere.
i ran bolivar the other night, bent front end up on ruts. and the track was about half gravel. the trailer was covered in gravel.
the best track i have ever been too as far as fun to drive and good on parts is laraceway.
the pay stinks at moberly and its rough(track wise) is what i hear, but talk to mod27 he races there i think.
lakeside is not a good place unless you have a ton of money for a motor.
grain valley mo is supposed to have a new track but i have not seen it, its up against laraceway so i will go to la.
but sorry for the book, as advice, la is great, cms is tough, tough on cars, drivers...everything.

mod70
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posted May 05, 2004 09:09 PM           send a private message to zeroracing   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I live about 5 min. from the new track in Grain Valley. It's shaped kinda strange from when I looked at it a couple weeks ago. 1-2 are kinda flat, I'd say like L.A., 3-4 got some banking like CMS. Maybe they just weren't done with 1-2 yet, but #56 went out there after me said it was the same. They're supposed to open this Fri. if no rain, but the entire staff, officals and all are new. Ernie 'Mountian Man' Walker is the owner, and he's geting his advice from the owner of CMS, Walls. I'm registered there already, but I'm not shure when I'm gonna be able to afford to start running. Anybody out there looking for good help? Union laborer for 5 years. Specalize in plumbing & utility work. Laid off for last 5 months. Dam econoimy!

uforacing51
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posted May 05, 2004 09:47 PM  
Nice looking car, Good Luck in your first season, from a 5 year mod vet (24 years overall) I am still looking for the first win in a mod. maybe this year?

zeroracing
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posted May 05, 2004 10:27 PM  
"Ernie 'Mountian Man' Walker is the owner"
actually mark "mountain man" evinger is the owner. erniw walker does the track prep at lamonte and drives the white 65 mod.

mod70
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posted May 05, 2004 11:21 PM           send a private message to zeroracing   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
OK, got my names mixed up. Thanks for setting me right.

way2fast72
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posted May 05, 2004 11:38 PM  
rattrap,is it one of the old leaf spring mullins chassis? ford frame? I ran one a few years ago,had awesome forward bite,and once the bump was corrected in the front was really fun to drive.good luck to you.sorry,just saw the rear coils in pic.

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NJantz
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posted May 06, 2004 06:04 AM  
I remember watching Buddy Mullens run his pink mod around Hutchinson and Wichita Ks. In fact I think he won the Hutchinson Natinals about 1993 or so.

Rat Trap
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posted May 06, 2004 02:33 PM  
Yep it was a leaf car, Ford Torino frame. We took the leafs out and put the coils on. LR in front RR on top.

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