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Dirt-Tracker
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posted November 14, 2004 07:25 PM  
Anyone run midwest motorsports claimer engines in modifieds.....if so what kind of success do you have?

jason lee
Dirt Roller

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posted November 14, 2004 09:14 PM  
one of the guys we run with bought a 377 from them at the nationals and had the pistons hitting the head , fought with them and finally got his money back, but are there new owners or management ?

Wildside17
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posted November 15, 2004 07:31 AM  
I know one guy that had 20 plus wins w/ midwest motorsports engines.

Xtreme12x
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posted November 15, 2004 07:46 AM  
i hear and see a lot of things... i think since all there good builders left tony has strapped the apron on and went to work... the claim motors are ok if you do not turn them too hard... talk to rex he'll get you going

MIDWEST MOTORSPORTS
Dirt Full Roller

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posted November 17, 2004 01:25 PM  
hello all-
First to address Jason's comment. that was obviously quite some time ago, as we changed owners 2-3 years ago. but with any race application, some things happen.

We have undergone some changes here at Midwest motorsports since a year ago. Tony Hofbauer and Brett Meier are the current owners, and no they are not afraid to put on an apron and go to work, which is one of the great things about working for them. They are not afraid to get down and work next to you.

Our machine shop is ran by Championship engine builder **** Boyer. **** has been building engines for over 25 years, and was once the shop manager for JR Motorsports.

Our Engines Powered some of the best this year. Jay Noteboom won 28 Features this year, and will be with us again in 2005. Mike Nichols won the IMCA stock car championship this year powered by us, along with IMCA Modified runner-up Henry Witt Jr, IMCA Hobby Stock Champion Dustin Smith, Al and Mike Hejna, Brad Mcewan on the USMTS series. Also Jeff Stephens was IMCA Mod Northwest Runner-up. Trevor Egbert was the National IMCA rookie of the year, and National Runner-up and Northwest rookie of the year Mike Hansen.

New for 2005 Include Mike Meyer (Greenwood NE), Reese Coffee(Harris Auto Racing), Randy Brands (2 Time IMCA Supernationals Champ) Scott Mullen (2005 Supernationals Qualifier)

I think with these household names that our engines and products are speaking for themselves. i would enjoy speaking with anyone on prices and quotes M-F 8-5:30 I look forward to 2005 Race Season

Brett "REX" Meyer
REX@MIDWESTMOTORSPORTSINC.COM

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sdracer82b
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posted November 18, 2004 12:11 PM  
If I am correct i believe jonny the jet just one the duel in the desert with one of his motors not sure but i think he runs those.... and he wins alot and has few dnfs

backofpack
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Total posts: 102
posted November 18, 2004 02:02 PM  
not bashing them just dont expect a warranty

chomme
Dirt Freak

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posted November 21, 2004 04:08 PM  
it wasnt an engine it was a center section 21 laps running 2nd cost almost 1000.00 after not getting to finish the last two laps plus entry fee and fuel learned to build my own so far its lasted longer

ford5
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posted November 22, 2004 04:54 AM  
There is a lot of difference between building an engine, and simply 'rebuilding an engine'
a good machinist is very important to building an engine, whereas not needed when rebuilding.
there are not very many good machinists in this world.
but there is a million "engine builders"
keep this in mind..
ford5

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posted November 22, 2004 10:13 AM  
I APOLIGIZE TO BACK OF THE PACK FOR HIS MISFORTUNE. I CANNOT HIDE BEHIND THE SCREEN AND SAY THAT WE HAVE NEVER HAD A PRODUCT FAILURE, BECAUSE WE HAVE AND WE WILL IN THE FUTURE. ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS USE QUALITY PARTS AND MACHINIST, BUT WE CANNOTT HOWEVER OFFER GUARNTEES IN THIS INDUSTRY. BUT KNOWING THIS WE STRIVE TO ENSURE THAT ARE PRODUCTS HAVE THER VERY BEST DETAIL AND PRODUCTS TO ELIMINATE FAILURES IN THE FUTURE. WE DO NOT BUILD PRODUCTS "HOPING" THEY WOULD NOT BE SUCCESSFUL, BECAUSE THAT JUST MAKES BAD SITUATIONS.

I APOLIGIZE TO BACK OF THE PACK AGAIN, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO 2005 RACE SEASON. THANKS
REX

backofpack
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posted November 22, 2004 02:05 PM  
i never said that i never had a parts failure but i work for the public also i have to stand behind my work answer one ? if these parts are built for racing and you indeed build them for racing then why not stand behind them if they are not intended for this then i can see it my engine builder comes to the track tunes the carbs and set the valves and i have even seen hjim change tires on cars that has his motors in them plus stay up all nite to get a motor ready for someone to race the next day this is the kinda man i dont mind giving my money to i also didnt not say that i would not buy from you again i might one of these days but i will just install my own parts that way i dont have anyone to blame but me william frank savannah tenn no screne name

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Dirt Full Roller

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posted November 23, 2004 02:30 PM  
WOULD JUST LIKE TO ADD SOMETHING, I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME GREG METZ AND CAR OWNER BEN NOVOTY TO THE LIST. THANKS,
REX

Istock66
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posted November 23, 2004 04:07 PM           send a private message to MIDWEST MOTORSPORTS   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Those names are only household names to people in the little tiny world of Iowa, and maybe IMCA.

How many motors did you supply to Randy Brands? Loaning him one for the stupid nationals isnt enough to say he runs your motors!!

As for Nichols he claimed enough motors between the two cars he had last year to not need a motor assembled for the next several years. Also according to him you only give him a nationals motor.

These guys with these house hold names shouldnt let you use them unless they actually get something in return.

Wildside17
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Total posts: 119
posted November 23, 2004 05:02 PM  
Joldersma, do you ever have anything nice or good to say about anyone but yourself? The names you mentioned are probably the only drivers you know that Rex listed.

Dirt-Tracker
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Total posts: 182
posted November 24, 2004 08:16 PM  
I didnt mean to start a big riot......I just wanted to know if I could buy a claimer engine for my mod....race it 25-30 races in a season at 7000 RPM and expect it to last the season.....any replies?

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Wildside17
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posted November 24, 2004 09:43 PM  
Dirt-tracker, I had 16 nights on mine only because we had a late start. stock crank reground, scat rods, and hypereutectic pistons. Motor was fine but am putting rings and bearings in before the start of next season just to be sure of going all year. turned 6800-7200 nightly.

nut3d
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 331
posted November 25, 2004 08:42 AM  
I run a midwest short black and love it. thanks to them for helping me get my first win this past Feb. at the 12th anual IMCA Winter Nationals at Milton,FL in the first B-main on Friday night Feb. 6th.

Aaron Downing #3D

3D Racing

popper23
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted November 26, 2004 05:23 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by MIDWEST MOTORSPORTS:
hello all-
First to address Jason's comment. that was obviously quite some time ago, as we changed owners 2-3 years ago. but with any race application, some things happen.

We have undergone some changes here at Midwest motorsports since a year ago. Tony Hofbauer and Brett Meier are the current owners, and no they are not afraid to put on an apron and go to work, which is one of the great things about working for them. They are not afraid to get down and work next to you.

Our machine shop is ran by Championship engine builder **** Boyer. **** has been building engines for over 25 years, and was once the shop manager for JR Motorsports.

Our Engines Powered some of the best this year. Jay Noteboom won 28 Features this year, and will be with us again in 2005. Mike Nichols won the IMCA stock car championship this year powered by us, along with IMCA Modified runner-up Henry Witt Jr, IMCA Hobby Stock Champion Dustin Smith, Al and Mike Hejna, Brad Mcewan on the USMTS series. Also Jeff Stephens was IMCA Mod Northwest Runner-up. Trevor Egbert was the National IMCA rookie of the year, and National Runner-up and Northwest rookie of the year Mike Hansen.

New for 2005 Include Mike Meyer (Greenwood NE), Reese Coffee(Harris Auto Racing), Randy Brands (2 Time IMCA Supernationals Champ) Scott Mullen (2005 Supernationals Qualifier)

I think with these household names that our engines and products are speaking for themselves. i would enjoy speaking with anyone on prices and quotes M-F 8-5:30 I look forward to 2005 Race Season

Brett "REX" Meyer
REX@MIDWESTMOTORSPORTSINC.COM


Well would you care to help one more driver out this season?? I am looking for any help I can get.


nolimit92
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Total posts: 97
posted November 27, 2004 08:12 PM  
Midwest has put together a claimer 355 for us that lasted 35 mights. Hyper pistons stock balanced crank and GM X rods. So yes they can build a claimer that can last that long. But I can tell you that if you run a 4 bar car that you will need to build a good bottom end.

Midwest has helped our team out tremedously stepping up our engine program. Yes we have broken parts, yes a blown engine. As a matter of a fact one was a 383 (with a used crank I bought from someone) that Hoffbouer talk us about balancing and I decided against it. It blew up because I was trying to save a dime (guess I should of listened, even then it still lasted 8 nights).

I have been to alot of engine building shops and the biggest reason I like Midwest is they will spend the time to talk to you, me or anyone about your needs and your budget to where some other machinist or machine shop would not!

They will have my business untill the day we decide to BUY A BOAT!!

Midwest is directly resposible for our first feature win and our great running at Boone Super Nationals. No we didnt get a free engine but their engines and cam selection helped us win a Heat race and qualify for one of the A-features with a 8th place finish!!

Mike Pruitt
No Limit Racing
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Dirt-Tracker
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posted November 28, 2004 11:29 AM  
What does a 4 bar car have to do with it? Is it because of the hooked up bite putting more stress on the bottom end?

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zeroracing
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posted November 28, 2004 12:48 PM  
the 4 bar will hook up the car alot more, but i have ran a stock crank and eagle i beam rods with no problem. just dont over hook the car. lugging it will kill the bottom end on any motor.

nolimit92
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted November 28, 2004 06:54 PM  
Exactly zero!! You can lug the engines alot more running a 4 bar car which in turn puts alot more stress on the bottom ends.

I have run stock rod and stock crank but If you have a little extra to put in the engine put it in the crank and rods for a 4 bar car. I would much rather upgrade to scat rods and scat crank then do an upgrade on pistons. We have had great luck running Speed Pro hypers. Have never had a piston failure. My first year in mods we ran all Keith Black pistons and pulled the wrist pins out of 2 sets for absolutely no reason.

Mike

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Dirt Full Roller

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posted November 30, 2004 07:53 AM  
WOW! Sorry i've been gone for a week in louisville for a Trade show. Thankyou to all customers that have replied. i simply stated some people that are my personal customers that are names you would know because of their accomplishments in racing. there are countless other customers that have great success. but success goes hand in hand with products, thats why i mentioned their names. and the original question asked for how our success was. that aside, i can assure you we never gave any of our engines away. any questions feel free to call me at 800-262-5033.
MIKE- we got you a nice pic in the new catalog! call me!

nolimit92
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted November 30, 2004 06:35 PM  
Excellent!! Thanks Rex for all the help and support! I appreciate everything all the staff at Midwest Motorsports has done for our "2nd to none" race engines. We will be proud to run Midwest Motorsports powered engines once again in 2005.

Mike Pruitt
No Limit Racing
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Blind Barney
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted November 30, 2004 09:07 PM  
How much is a Hobby Stock motor.

duece
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted December 02, 2004 11:39 AM  
call 1-866-805-7388 and ask for Pat Graham,Hardcore/JR Motorsports- he will hook ya up!

speedy79
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 92
posted December 02, 2004 01:22 PM  
I agree
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Originally posted by duece:
call 1-866-805-7388 and ask for Pat Graham,Hardcore/JR Motorsports- he will hook ya up!


jason lee
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted December 05, 2004 03:28 PM  
in response to brett from midwest , yes things do happen when you talking about mechanical things, the real test of a company that you buy from is how they treat you after the sale. we took that motor back to the shop the next day after being promised a motor would be ready for us to put in the car, well it wasnt so they bought a freshened motor off the floor because we had no choice , we just traveled from vegas to race the nationals. we put the motor in and got 8 laps if i remember right, pistons were hitting the heads.instead of making things right they chose to wait and see if we were going to go away. and i did say that i thought there were new owners , thanks

iowaracer6993
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted December 05, 2004 06:07 PM  
does any one know some one that builds small block mopars or sales them

quote:
Originally posted by jason lee:
in response to brett from midwest , yes things do happen when you talking about mechanical things, the real test of a company that you buy from is how they treat you after the sale. we took that motor back to the shop the next day after being promised a motor would be ready for us to put in the car, well it wasnt so they bought a freshened motor off the floor because we had no choice , we just traveled from vegas to race the nationals. we put the motor in and got 8 laps if i remember right, pistons were hitting the heads.instead of making things right they chose to wait and see if we were going to go away. and i did say that i thought there were new owners , thanks


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