posted July 15, 2002 02:07 AM
Thanks for the feedback. From your handle it looks as if we both may run the same number on our cars (#7).
This winter I was in the market for a new chassis to replace my elderly D&M. After some shopping, I was able to pickup a Millenium Modified for a much lower than retail price when the original customer that the car was built for had backed out the purchase.
I have a four hole panhard bar bracket on the rear end and like you mentioned run it level - in the top hole which is similiar in height with the top of the axles (with driver and 32 gallons of fuel).
Since the time of my original post I have had to remove the housing from the car to be straightened. So while the rearend was bare it seemed like a good time to do the required welding. After much labor, the springs are now closer to the wheels.
Being from this area you are aware that there are only about 4 tracks around Dallas that run hoosiers. I started out at the Devils Bowl and stuggled for a few seasons learning modifieds. We had a lot of fun racing there but were completely under powered in comparison to the competition. After 4 motors half way through last season (claimer and stock stuff doesn't live there for very long), we pieced together what we had left and gave 85 Speedway a try. Our high point was winning a B-main in the old car.
This year we have run mainly at 85, but occasionally venture out to Outlaw or Cowtown. I am hoping the spring relocation will help move us closer to having a successful season
Glad to have your input!