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Arkie Dirt Racer
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posted August 10, 2001 09:03 PM
I'm thinking about buying a '77 Cutlass 2dr for a cruiser car. (plus its got some good interior parts for my street cutlass ) Is this a good pick? all the suspension is there, minus motor/trans, straight body. for $100. I've got a 350 Chevy to put in it. Is it easy to make these cars handle? This is my first attempt at racing, and I'm hoping to get a good car to start with.
thanks


redneck bubbas racing
Member
posted August 11, 2001 11:29 PM
Ok, I'll bite. I have raced for 2 years now. I raced a 77 olds cutluss 4 dr. in the bomber/cruiser class last year. This year I race it in the purestock (imca hobby wanna-be) class. The cars will handle well. They are the same chassis as the 73-77 chevelle, malibu. The grand prix's parts will also work in a lot of cases. If you have a weight limit- say 3600 this will be a good car. They are heavy and it is hard to strip weight where the tech man cant see. You will have a hard time getting rear weight % also. You can take the front bumper off and remove the inner mount and just use the outer chrome skin. This will require you to build homemade mounts but it will be worth it. The stock front probably weighs 85 pounds or so. I know it sounds like I am ragging on the car, just letting you know the down side. The good part is the car is almost indestructible. These big war wagons are TOUGH! Good luck, let me know if I can help


Arkie Dirt Racer
Member
posted August 11, 2001 11:36 PM
thanks for the info. I am picking the car up monday. I don't think the rules say we even need an actual bumper, we can just put a couple bars up front to save weight or something then.


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