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Camaro_Dude_1991
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted August 05, 2003 09:00 AM  
Dude, are you a former drag racer? A fat frame chevelle and a Big block motor? Sounds like a heavy car that is nose heavy with so much hp the rear is always trying to pass the front. Go to the track and see whats running up front. Then decide on a car IMHO.

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gordonfan
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted August 05, 2003 01:00 PM  
On a short track a small block would whoop a big block any day

teamstertom
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted August 05, 2003 08:18 PM  
For years at Hales Corners Speedway in Wisconsin they have run a class called Hales Whales. Big and heavy cars with automatics and your choice of a small block or big block that was offered in that car and year.

The main car of choice was the early 70 Impalas with 396 or 454 and a turbo 350,then the mid 70's Montes with a 454 and turbo 350,or a Delta 88 with a 455 and a turbo 350.

Heavy cars running 21 or 20 second lap,even high 19's times on a 1/3 mile semi banked dirt track.
Right now the guy who will win the championship this year in that class has a 75 Monte with a 454 and turbo 350. They have allowed some metrics run in the class this year......and they can't touch this big old boat.



B MOD MAN
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted August 10, 2003 12:14 PM  
Big Cars kick a--. I run a 74 chevelle with a 355 and can run with if not faster than a lot of the metric cars.

dreamcatcher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 160
posted August 10, 2003 05:20 PM  
i race a hawaii race way park in the bomber class where the cars also have to be stock. my suggestion would be a 79 chevelle. i along with a couple of other friend run these cars and there pretty fast and always in the winners circle these cars are lighter and with a 350 and a good rear end it will haul *** .

360GUY
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted September 07, 2003 06:14 PM  

Hi Cambra,
Nice to see another Hawaii Raceway Park driver on this board. Sorry the name doesn't ring a bell. I race in the bomber class too.
#12 Bomber (black and yellow 72 Monte)
What number are you? When this season is over I will be building a MUCH lighter car for next season. I think I have the oldest, heavyest tank on the track. Plenty of power just not QUICK enough to be in the winners circle consistantly. But, this was my first year to race so I am on the learn-as-you-go program.

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Originally posted by cambra:
i race a hawaii race way park in the bomber class where the cars also have to be stock. my suggestion would be a 79 chevelle. i along with a couple of other friend run these cars and there pretty fast and always in the winners circle these cars are lighter and with a 350 and a good rear end it will haul *** .


amonett3rdgen
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted September 09, 2003 06:40 PM  
mid 70's monte's are **** near indestructible. all you have to do is lighten it up some. the bumbers are heavy and can take betting.

dirtrace54
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted September 10, 2003 03:49 PM  
The mid 70's Montes are probably one of the best cars for a pure stock class. I won a championship in one. The are very forgiving and with out being able to run wieght jacks or spacers, the suspension is superior in my book. I have had three bombers: a 73 Monte (Won championship), a 81 Buick Regal (3rd in points), and a 79 Monte (5th in Points). After racing the same motor trans combo in each...The lil cars mite seem faster, but i still loved the big monte the best, plus they take one h*ll of a beating. Just my thoughts.

Also got a couple trick cars i might sell..
1. 96 Caprice Squad car (IS full frame, with four wheel factory disc brakes)
2. 79 Caddy Seville ( the neat thing about this car is that the FACTORY frame setup is identical to a 79 Camaro. SAME stub and LEAF rear end. Only deffirence is the 109 inch wheel base. Plus this car also has 4 wheel disc brakes FACTORY. And you can check the parts store on a variety of parts FRAME IS SAME AS 79 CAMARO. Only diffence is the wheel base. Even had a 350 option for those SAE classes that say NO CAMAROS. Hey this is a caddy )

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360GUY
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted September 20, 2003 02:20 PM  
I,ll agree with you on the indestructability of the 72 Monte! I was told through the grapevine that a certain driver wanted to "Take-out-the-newbie". Well, come race time he had his _little_ bomber crawling all over me trading paint and dents trying to put me into the wall. Well, its just really hard to deter a tank from its chosen path when you ar trying to do it with a go-cart!!

My Monte has taken a few t-bones this year that terminated the other car while I was able to finish the race and come back for more the next week. In fact, its time to go do it again....C'ya at the track guys.

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