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dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted January 27, 2005 05:14 PM  
Hey all,,, Just wanted to give an update...Went down to Romano's speed shop and picked up all of the parts to assemble the rear and torque arm assembly on the bicknell....What a wad of parts....man what a difference forom the coil car...This should be fun...We decided to use the neg. 3 degree torque arm set up to really get some forward bite..
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racerwilson
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posted February 01, 2005 12:58 PM  
dbradley is that neg 3 deg. if so just make shure you check the rear u-joint every weak. Plan on replacing it at least twice during the season, depending on track condition. Not as criticle on a SB as a BB.

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dbradley
Dirt Freak

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posted February 02, 2005 01:28 PM  
thanks racer,,,I thought it might put a bit of stress on the joint,,Are you guys using the neg 3 dgree arms as well??
Darin

racerwilson
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posted February 02, 2005 03:03 PM  
Teo stock set up is 0 deg. but has a new adjustible set. Is it the jack shaft(pinion) in the rear at -3deg. If so keep up on those u-joints. I run at 0 deg at rear. The way it works is. It takes torque away from the rear wheels. It is like using a swivel socket on the end of an extention. Keep that swivel inline you can put alot of torque to the bolt now start to put some angle in it and there goes the torque. Mostly at low speed rpm and cancels out at high speed rpm. Hope this helps.

dbradley
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posted February 02, 2005 07:26 PM  
Racer, frome the looks of the kit they split the change in degrees by making some downward slope in the torque arms and also by making the heim longer on the "donut"...Is the slider on the TEO bi-directional?? Bicknell has the front to back movement as well as some (much less) side to side
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dbradley
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posted February 12, 2005 07:23 AM  

 
Here is what she is looking like:
Tell me what ya think
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racerwilson
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posted February 12, 2005 07:46 PM  
Lookin' good. Who's going to letter it?

dbradley
Dirt Freak

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posted February 12, 2005 09:24 PM  
We don't have much up our way for graphics companies...Thinking about buying a package on line and applying it ourselves....do you have anybody good down your way???

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

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posted February 13, 2005 06:28 AM  
I use Chip Gross From Gross Graphics he does a great job.

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted February 24, 2005 06:41 PM  
Hey all,
Got the rear end all together today....got some work left to do on the front...then it's cockpit, paint and graphics...the motor won't be ready for a bit...Can't wait for those fresh horses.
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racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted February 25, 2005 07:04 AM  
That sounds great. I just got started with the body on my new TEO chassis. I have a lot of long nights ahead. First race is April 16th with hot laps on the 2nd and 9th.

dbradley
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Total posts: 251
posted February 25, 2005 09:10 AM  
Hey Racer, what is your color scheme going to be for this year, any different....

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted February 27, 2005 06:22 AM  
The circus wagon will still be Yellow, Black and White. I am working on a big block ride for OCFS that car is all white.

dbradley
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posted February 27, 2005 09:21 PM  
whooohooo,,Racer is steppin into the big time Who are you getting them big dollar ponies from??
On another note...
We are starting off with the exact set up reccomended by Bicknell..What do you feel would be the best small change adjustments...they have at least a dozen listed....we are not sure how responsive these torsion cars are to set up changes...Basically wondering where you start with your changes in responce to tight/loose in or off??

racerwilson
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posted February 28, 2005 03:05 PM  
I would start off with stagger and gear. and go from there. Talked with a BB car owner last night about getting in his car. I have a good feeling about it but don't think it will happen for this season maybe late 05 or in 06. I hope cause I can't afford to buy a big block.

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted March 18, 2005 08:36 AM  
Well,,,It's done...The new car is at the Diamond Run car show this weekend....We still don't have the motor yet,,,Looks like we might be putting it in the night before opening day.
Will get a picture of the mud slinger on here this weekend so you all can see it.
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dbradley
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Total posts: 251
posted March 20, 2005 05:49 AM  

 
Here is a picture of the new car
Tell me what you think.
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phil98
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted March 20, 2005 08:21 AM  
maybe its just me, but I can't even get your first picture to work right. doesn't show anything says theres an error or something like that.

dbradley
Dirt Freak

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posted March 20, 2005 11:28 AM  
Not sure what happened there....Could ya get the new one to work???
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racerwilson
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posted March 20, 2005 06:49 PM  
hey d the car looks great good luck this season. We will start our season off at Fonda April 9th

dbradley
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posted March 21, 2005 06:59 AM  
Thanks Racer,
Good luck this season, I hope you didn't buy your AR tires .
Are you going to run some of the ROC series??
We don't start until May 7th...It's going to be a long wait from here
Darin

OvalRocket34
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted March 27, 2005 08:12 AM  
Ewww Bicknell.... Just kidding. Car looks great! I race a street stock at Canandaigua and will be pulling some crew duty for a Big Block team on the tour this year. Good luck this year!

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