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DirtDobber
Member
posted November 25, 2002 07:26 PM
I am going to build a street stock for this next year. A 77 Monte. Seems to be a popular car.
But I am curious -
What is most popular at your tracks?
What is winning the most?
Most importantly what are you running??


Scoot
Member
posted November 25, 2002 08:19 PM
The answer to your three questions,Camaro, Camaro, Camaro. We do have a couple of monte's that are real competitive, but the majority is camaro's. There is also a couple of Nova's, they seem to be mid packers though. Out of the top 8 in our Super Stock class 7 were Camaro's and 1 Monte. Out of the top 8 in our Hobby Stock class 4 were Camaro's 1 Monte, 1 Nova, 1 Olds, 1 chevy truck.

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redneck bubbas racing
Member
posted November 25, 2002 08:41 PM
As long as you have a 3300 or 3400 minumum weight your car will do great. The monte has the most motor set-back in the big cars, has great geometry (for stock at least) and is tough. If there is no min, weight and you can hull it out alot then a 2800lb. metric will probably be a beat you just becuase of the weight diff.


Eljojo
Member
posted November 25, 2002 09:37 PM
Believe it or not, this Camaro I am building will be the ONLY one racing at our track-either in Hobby's or Sportsman! The car of choice is metric all the way!


Darcy
Member
posted November 25, 2002 09:59 PM
where i run fords are the winners


racer17j
Member
posted November 25, 2002 10:16 PM
i agree with redneck if you have a weight rule or run on a 1/4 mile you'll be just fine but on a bigger track with no minumum weight you're deffinatly at a disadvantage. we can't run camaros so i don't know anything about them we do have a nova that does pretty good but he just out motors all of us car doesn't turn for nothing.


glen73
Member
posted November 25, 2002 11:07 PM
were i run,we still have the 112" wheel base,it seems what alot of guys do is run the mid 70's monte,and shorten the back up to make it a little shorter behind the rearend,dunno what for,the guy that has one the last 3 championships at our big track in okc,ok runs a mid 70's cutlass,i run a 75 cutlass,i have moved my upper a frame mounts,and have shortend my upper trailing arms,i have raced with a few camaro's at a track that has a 108" wheelbase,and have never had a problem running with them,dunno bout the metric cars,i heard they take some work to get the front end right.


jhon hollomon
Member
posted November 25, 2002 11:14 PM
We can't run camaro's in our street stock class. Nova's and any metric car are fast around here.There's a track nearby that runs a sportsman class and 95% of the cars are camaro's.I have a limited late model with a camaro stub and am also building an 86 regal street stock.

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tilley88
Member
posted November 25, 2002 11:57 PM
Camaro. nuff said. Can't run 'em in IMCA for a reason!


CAGEMAN
Member
posted November 29, 2002 02:23 PM
Every one has GM but the winners this year were two Dodges and a ford once in a while. Chevys take 3rd on back


outlawstock17
Member
posted November 29, 2002 04:24 PM
i here ya darcy. down under fords are king! here in the USA, us ford racers are in the minority. i race an '89 mustang with a 393 stroker, SVO N351 heads. rupity, rupity, rup!


tilley88
Member
posted November 30, 2002 01:09 AM
Geez, a stroker ? We chevy guys need to get a lil' creative to keep up with that!


hoosier_baby_3D
Member
posted November 30, 2002 09:26 AM
We mostly have camaros where we race. We do have one Monte that is competitive but I think he mentioned that he is thinking about running a camaro next year.

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outlawstock17
Member
posted November 30, 2002 09:26 AM
tilley, the chevy guys i race against are already creative! these guys are runnin' alcohol burnin', dart headed, roller cammed, 406+ inch thumpers. the only engine rules we have are....no aluminum blocks or heads and 1 4bbl carburetor. no claim and no cryin'!
http://www.members.cox.net/outlawstock17/


tilley88
Member
posted November 30, 2002 11:16 AM
Nice car! And I like them rules. Similiar to ours but no alcohol and must use 2 barrels.

www.picturetrail.com/tilley88

outlawstock17
Member
posted November 30, 2002 05:42 PM
cool mod tilley. the camaros look good too. looks like steve has a little more work to do.


EVANSRACING24E
Member
posted November 30, 2002 06:26 PM
around here we run mainly metrics but i run a shortened 77 monte for the width. we had two camaros running this year and they were fast. the top ten cars were the two camaros mixed in, two big fords, two big oldsmobiles, 3 metrics, and my car. we run a 107 wheelbase.


tilley88
Member
posted November 30, 2002 09:51 PM
Yeah, we just started on Steve's Camaro. Hopefully, he'll have the money to finish it in time for the season opener. The mod is almost ready, not much to do to it. The Camaro will be raced in "pure" street, but will be able to quickly adapt to "super" street.


tdevans
Member
posted November 30, 2002 10:11 PM
The rules - -
a. Cars must be 1960 or newer, stock passenger car, station wagon, El Camino, or Ranchero.
b. No convertibles or sports cars allowed.
c. No Chevrolet Camaros or Pontiac Firebirds.
d. Frame, body and engine must be stock for make.
e. Minimum stock factory wheelbase of 112".
IF not the monte then which metric?


racer17j
Member
posted December 02, 2002 09:00 PM
metrics are 108 inch wheelbase so thats not an option. your monte should be fine under those rules or a metric caprice would also work then you would have more access to junk parts if need be at least around here anyway anything that could be used as a race car already has been used up


d4490
Member
posted December 03, 2002 06:29 AM
In my area, The Ford Crown Vics are the best choice. They are 114" w.b. and the salvage yards are full of them. I have one that I shortened down to 108" w.b. and our track champ has one also shortened.

At our track, the cars with the stock four bar setup is the fastest. (Metrics & Crown Vics)

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