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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted September 05, 2003 10:57 AM  
I have been saving up since I was little to buy a racecar and build it myself and finally have enough money. I bought an 85 Cutlass that is all stripped down for Hobby Stock and the rules ask for the following and was unsure with the info about it.

*Fuel Cell should be in the trunk with a rear fire wall. (Should I use steel or Polyethelene and how should I build the rear fire wall)

*How many guys out there that race Hobby have a full roll cage the goes from trunk to front fenders?

*Does anybody have any secrets for car set ups or tips or even blue prints on how to get this thing together, I have an idea, but its a little foggy even talking and looking at local racer's cars. Could you guys PLEASE send me some info via email or mail Jester Racing 1205 Victoria St. #301 Fairmont, MN 56031. I would really appreciate it. Thanks a lot.


Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted September 05, 2003 04:25 PM  
if u can buy a car that is already done, its usually cheaper and easier. just try and get as much info about the car as u can before u buy it. take someone that knows something about racing and get their opinoin. cause what may look like a good deal, may be a p.o.s. hope that helps

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 255
posted September 18, 2003 06:41 AM  
Buy a roller and build your own motor if you want to be able to say you built some of it.

I bought a frame, roll cage, body, ford 9", w/disk brakes. I thought it was a good start, but there still is alot of time and money to put in from there.

Just starting buy something similar to your Cutlass it would make a good parts car.
Have fun for a year or two, then build something when you understand what works and what don't.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 337
posted September 18, 2003 07:22 AM  
If you buy a car already built beware .have seen people buy junk that was ready for the crusher.Taking advantage of a newbie.I built my first car and beleive me 17js car for 2,000 is a deal you can'think of building something from the ground up for 2,000 and he can tell you what worked for him saving you some learning .

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted September 18, 2003 09:01 AM  
I would really...really try to hook up with some good runners in your class! I have met a ton of great guys racing and VERY few a'holes (that is until they strap in). You have all winter to do it right so get them to come over and explain stuff to you. They want you to run well (just not too well) so you are not in the way. also call the track tech guy and ask him to clarify questions. Good Luck. Glides

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