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djsamson
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted November 07, 2004 02:58 PM  
Does anyone race at OCFS in new York in the Big Block Modifieds? I have a few technical questions for you. Thanks alot

racerwilson
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posted November 07, 2004 06:34 PM  
Shure do. Shoot.

djsamson
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Total posts: 107
posted November 08, 2004 01:37 PM  
racerwilson, as you can tell with my questions below I am a new comer so probably most of my questions will be dumb. On big block modifieds, the body is different than a pro stock,where all you do is gut a monte carlo and put a roll cage in it. How do you get the body and chassis like how it is? Do you buy it? Do you build or buy your engines? I noticed some drivers raced in sportsman and 358 mod's, can you race in all of the 3 divisons with the same car? If you have anymore tips I will take all of them. Thanks alot your a big help-DJ

djsamson
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posted November 08, 2004 05:39 PM  
Can anyone else answer some of my ?'s? Thanks for helping me.

[This message has been edited by djsamson (edited November 08, 2004).]

racerwilson
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posted November 08, 2004 06:53 PM  
I build all our own bodies and bumpers. Engines we have JPM (Julian Matola) build and freshen them for us. I don't think there are too many out there that do thier own engine work. We get our chassis fron Teo and buid the car from there. Bicknell is also a popular chassis along with a small handfull of others. Very few have a homebuilt chassis.
At special races a sportsman can try to qualify with upper classes and in current rule book doesn't limit a driver from running a different car in all classes. That may change for 2005.
Hope this helps.

dbradley
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posted November 08, 2004 08:16 PM  
We just started out running a modified last year,,,We had raced for many years in the pro-stock division before moving up...Your carting experience is going to help you greatly before attempting to get into a mod..I couldn't imagine jumping into the mod division as a starting place...We ran a Troyer chassis mod last year...Are in the process of building a Bicknell for the spring...We use an Edgerton motor...getting freshened this winter

djsamson
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Total posts: 107
posted November 09, 2004 02:41 PM  
Thanks everyone, you have some great advice. I know it's very early, but from how things sound, i think i am going to plan to buy an engine and chassis. Is there a difference between a modified chassis and a sportmans or pro stock chassis? Can you buy your bodies for modifieds? It's probably easier to build a body than a pro stock body becuase it's mostly flat. What do you think? Thanks-DJ

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted November 09, 2004 06:07 PM  
there is a big difference between prostock and mod chassis.Use the same chassis with sportsman, 358 or big block

djsamson
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Total posts: 107
posted November 11, 2004 03:36 PM  
How much would it cost to buy a used body and chassis and a new engine? Thanks

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