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Author Topic:   Non-quick change rears
dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted December 08, 2004 06:07 PM  
I was reading the article in speedway illustrated about the Syracuse races...Is anybody or anyone you know using a nonquick change rear for other tracks...I like the thoughts of the weight advantage and the HP advantage.
Darin

widebody
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 296
posted December 09, 2004 06:11 AM  
The non-quickchange quickchange. It uses most the same parts just center is different, the lower shaft is not there and the front input is centered on the housing.

With all the friction reducers, and gear coatings, I was told 20-30 Hp from a traditional quick change. but keep in mind the gear choice, just happens to work out the 4.86 is about right for a BB at Syracuse, so Im told. If it wasnt free HP and the right gear I dont think youd see it. 20HP extra and the wrong gear would win a race. Fuel milage and tire wear always seem to be the deciding factor at Syracuse.
To answer the last part of your question, Im not sure it would be a benifit to run it anywhere else other than syracuse. So it comes down to who has extra money to blow on 1 race a year..

Good luck in 2005

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted December 09, 2004 09:03 AM  
I was just curious....We run very similar small tracks..I think we tried a different gear 2 times last year..Ended up switching back anyway...Any idea how much weight advantage it would be....What about using it to go down a gear and make up for it in rolling HP...Would it be less work on the motor(trying to concerve it until we find out about the crate rules)...It sure would be cheaper...

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted December 09, 2004 11:49 AM  
Watch for the new rules may not allow a non-quick change rear in lower classes. Lebanon Valley does not allow them in thier sportsman class and they have a gear rule.
Question is will cvra go Dirt or just follow Dirts rules?

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted December 09, 2004 01:30 PM  
Tell me about it...So much for a place for us to run competetive on Sunday nights...It will be a nice alternative for the DIRT guys on Sunday...The rumor mill is CVRA is really tight on cash...They want all of there 2005 memberships in early and are having the banquet late(hmmm)...We didn't get down to the meeting last night...They didn't let the VT drivers know other than what was on the Web site....The rumor mill is that our other 2 tracks Bear Ridge and Canaan will follow the CVRA lead...Thats why we are waiting on the engine for a bit...

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted December 10, 2004 12:20 PM  
Looks like CVRA is staying under there own title according to their new letter...They will follow DIRT rules as always..Though DIRT is following the CVRA spec head and Crate rules...I noticed no 358 Crate though

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted December 10, 2004 03:06 PM  
I sounds like a DIRT track to just not anounced yet. If CVRA did go DIRT it would only strangthen his car count for DIRT drivers that travel. It would be the best of the best on DIRT every Friday night with no loss of DIRT points. Sounds like a win win to me. Same spec head as dirt and same crate as dirt makes you wonder, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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