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Author Topic:   Bicknell at it again
racerwilson
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Total posts: 357
posted November 07, 2005 01:32 PM  
Bicknell now building a PMC copy. Hey I guess if you can't design a winning car on your own just copy what is winning.

dbradley
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Total posts: 251
posted November 07, 2005 04:35 PM  
Racer,
Spill the beans,,Are they fully switching over...What's the difference in the PMC???
Darin

fhracer
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted November 08, 2005 06:33 PM  
The new bicknell has the motor set back another inch. Also the front edge of the roof is slightly higher. If the handling of Bobby Varin's at OCFS during ESW means anything.... They will go about as good as an 97 troyer. He only finished good by luck as far as I am concerned Bicknell is not very good at coming up with an original design. They seem to take an idea that someone else has and mass produce it. Makes them all the money, but they dont have to engineer it. He only finished good by luck as far as I am concerned

robferr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted November 09, 2005 12:01 AM  
Well I do remember saying that Bicknell did copy a Teo at the start

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dbradley
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Total posts: 251
posted November 09, 2005 06:02 AM  
We all know that all of the chassis makers are playing the rear percentage game....Moving the engine back isn't rocket science...What is PMC doing to make them run so good?
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skippydoo
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted November 09, 2005 02:53 PM  
motor set back on a small block dont make a huge difference % wise. I remember a friend of mine had a troyer with the motor ahead 4'' and it pushed all year at ocfs. I think the differences that make a car work are rack height and with of rack. I told hearn many years ago I thought it would be trick to have a rack thats height adjustable. Pmc's are like old olsens. wide and stiffer. They are also 2'' more motor setback and run 6'' offset. I remember back in 88 running 67-68% and going like **** at ocfs . One thing no one can beat bicknell at is how accurate his cars are put together and how well his body panels fit.

dbradley
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Total posts: 251
posted November 09, 2005 06:25 PM  
Wasn't there a rumor of one of the chassis makers(TEO) doing a movable/adjustable rack or was it racer talking about it in his hybrid he is building?

racerwilson
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posted November 09, 2005 07:36 PM  
Teo does have a new bolt in rach deal with different rack options.

robferr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted November 10, 2005 05:59 AM  
Theres no doubt that Bicknell is the man to mass produce parts and Chassis! but to be a winner you have to be an innovator!!!!!
So congrats to PMC for trying something different

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skippydoo
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted November 10, 2005 02:11 PM  
I really dont think pmc is doing anything different than the rest. Wide frames are from the past and motor set back aint nothing new. Neither is 6'' offset. Untill a new style frame comes out its copy this copy that. Someone who comes out with a totally different rear suspension like a cantaliever. thats different, but heck Steve Behrent had that back in 1988. Going to be hard for anyone to claim no one else ever had that.

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