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44nymod
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted September 26, 2004 07:15 AM  
Hey guy's this is great that they have this section now. I will be racing a sportsman at Penn Can speedway in Susquehanna PA next year and I was wondering if anyone could help me with a setup. I ran two nights with the car at penn can, the car was alittle tight going in and loose coming off but it just wasn't what I wanted.
The car is a 2000 Olsen car with 2002 Teo updates low rod car. Right rear has a 600 LB spring bar on it. Dirt wheelz sent me some setup stuff that helped get me started but the section on squaring the front and rear made NO sence to me, and I squared my IMCA Mod all the time so I know how to square a car but I'm lost on these things. Any help would be greatly appre. I do have scales to scale the car. Thanks!

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted September 26, 2004 05:58 PM  
44ny welcome to NE DIRT MODS. As far as squaring goes. start at the motorplate back to the front edge of the torsion rack make sure the rack is square. Keep this # in your records to refer back to. If square than when scaling the car you can measure from back of rear axle tubes to front edge of rack usualy is 12"
Do the same for the front from the motor plate to the back edge of the shock towers. Again keep this # in records. Front axle usualy is 1-1/2 from back of shock tower to front of axle.
If you tell me a bit about your set up I'll try and help.

44nymod
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted September 26, 2004 06:43 PM  
Thanks racerwilson. Right now I have the car back together after breaking the heim on the panhard bar and brushing the wall at Penn can, to get a new body fitted for next year. I should have this done within the next two weeks. I'll get the car back rescale everthing the way I had it, square it the way you explained it and get back to you with my scaling numbers. Now one thing that was sugested to me by a Mod driver at Penn Can is my car looked to stiff. What I have is RF - 175 LF - 200 RR - 900 LR - 925 and I had 50lbs LR. I would really appreciate your help and if you don't mind giving me a few weeks to get the body done so I can give you some of my setup info would be great. I would give you what I started out at but I didn't write anything down because at the time I was winging it to get the car to the track and work the bugs out so I don't have to worry much about small things. Beleive you me when I tell you that the prev owner didn't have much knowledge of racing even the brake master cyliders where backwords, but right now everything is ready for a sound setup and serious racing. Again thanks for any help!

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted September 27, 2004 09:20 PM  
Cool. Who is doing your body for you?

44nymod
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted September 28, 2004 12:52 PM  
Well to be honest I'm still shopping in that department. Theres a guy up here by my in Nichols NY that said he'd give me a great deal and a guy in Woodhall NY that gave me a price but it was alittle much. Not to many options in my neck of the woods Waverly NY.

KPLugnut
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1019
posted September 28, 2004 01:24 PM  
I can put you in touch with a great body man. He's in Towanda, PA which isn't TOO far.
I'd also recommend the guys at US Express Unlimited in Lansing, NY.
Let me know if you're interested in either one.
I also have lots of other sources for things like lettering, parts, etc...

Kinetic Performance

44nymod
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted September 28, 2004 02:43 PM  
Thanks KPlugnut. The guy in Towanda PA how are his prices for a Dirt legal sportsman body. I was palnning on keeping the cockpit to save myself some money. I don't a sponsor to pay for the body son it's coming out of my pocket. I didn't know that the guy's at US Express UNlim did Mod bodies either. One other thing I was going to talk to **** Stark about you Fri at 5 mile pnt but I forgot. I'm planning on bringing you my alky 4 barel carb to look over. I have a a chance to drive a House JR Motorsports Victory chassic for all the IMCA series races and the IMCA Supernationals next year. I probably won't be able to bring it to you until after the first of the year. If you do as good of a job as people say you do, I'll have 2 more 4412 purestock carbs for you to do for the guy's that I setup purestocks for. I'm usually in your area of Ithaca on Wed for work I always wanted to stop by and meet you if you don't mind?

cozmo
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 99
posted September 28, 2004 04:27 PM  
Wilson Fabrication out of ramsey nj builds some good bodies and are reasonably priced

coz

44nymod
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted September 28, 2004 06:45 PM  
Thank Coz. Actually thanks a million to everyone. With everyones input I think I will have a great rookie year in the sportsman class. Hopefully I'll have a chance to meet some of you guy's at the tracks. I plan on traveling to different tracks on Sat nights and run full time at Penn Can in PA. Does anyone know when the Lebanon Valley flea market is? And what do you guy's think of VRP shocks "I think that's what they are called" Any input on them?

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted September 29, 2004 06:44 AM  
Not sure about VRP..Most of the guys at our track in VT use AFCO because they are so consistant(dyno wise), they don't seem to fade either..We have been having no problems with them...
Darin

KPLugnut
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1019
posted September 29, 2004 06:49 AM  
We'd be glad to help ya in the carb dept, 44mod. And thanks for the compliments on our work. We've got a great 2bbl package out now that really gets the job done at all levels locally here (nationwide, too). I've lost count how many track championships the 2bbls won this year.
Our alky 4bbls are winning races from here to Iowa as well, so anytime you're ready, just contact me.
We love "bench racin'" at the shop, too, so just let me know when you're in town.

email me for details on the body stuff, too. I'll hook you up with the right people for anything ya need.

Dayton Umholtz, co-owner
Kinetic Performance

cozmo
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 99
posted September 29, 2004 09:34 AM  
LV flea market is in NOV. Not shure on date. just check LV web site. As far as shocks depends on what you want. Afcos only work if you use Bilstien pistons in them. VRP just forget about them. Vince is a good guy but is very hard to deal with and caters to the sprint cars. Best all around I would recomend Bilstien. We run Shadow's SuperShox They start around 200ea. Fully rebuildable 1-7/8 aluminum body shock. Shadow is the man when it comes to working with a team for shocks and set ups.

R26MOD
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted September 29, 2004 04:27 PM  
Garth Metal Fabricating in Candor,New York. He does good work. He has built a few bodies

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