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wingnut
Member
posted January 18, 2003 11:37 PM
Hi Wingnut, yeah I'm still here, only moved. See Stock Car Racing magazine, I think next month. It has taken me a while to get settled and get my shop put back together.

The upper mounted shocks work great. It lets me run a soft ( #5) valve because the shock is at the wheel. They don't get damaged as easily either. It may not look like it but the grasshopper bar is bent on a 90 %. How long? Get something, agarden hose will work, to simulate the bar. Cut the tubing long , then trim as necessary. I really like shocks mounted this way.
SLEEPY


loojack
Member
posted January 19, 2003 07:02 AM
Sleepy ,Great to hear from you again! I really enjoy your new build up in SCR, I'd like to see more pictures though... I'm sure it's the editor's fault. loojack

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Middle aged wannabe racer!


66jj
Member
posted January 19, 2003 01:12 PM
i saw in a magazine that jet i think is making mounts for the upper bj to mt the shock on...

hey sleepy whats up with the exact same articles in circle track and stock car?? namely the project mudslinger..

jeff

sixwillwin
Member
posted January 19, 2003 02:59 PM
Nothing compares to Speedway Illustrated. Like 66jj said, the others have the same articles, amount of advertising is unreal and best(worst) of all ...a $15,000+ 4 cylinder buildup!!!...they need to get in the real world

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istock59
Member
posted January 19, 2003 09:03 PM
The stockcar that Wayne Larson Racing is building now also has the shocks mount on top of the upper a-arm. He doesn't use a grasshopper style let, but a tie-bar that goes over the top of the motor.


wingnut
Member
posted January 22, 2003 09:57 PM
I get speedway Ill. also, I think they might be a better magazine at least they havent published a story about rolling a cage around on the floor to weld it, lol...

where do they get these people to build these cars???


as for circle track
what about that old yellow camaro dirt car they built and ran in southern ca. that dnf'd a half dozen races with power steering problems??


loojack
Member
posted January 24, 2003 03:57 AM
Yea, The 37 car, I think they went to a high dollar p/s system to cure the problem. Seems these magazines just try to sell their advertiser's products not help the low buck guy... Just my 2 cents... loojack
And what's up with Circle Track and Stock Car Racing runnng the same articles about a month apart??????

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Middle aged wannabe racer!


SCR/CT
Member
posted January 25, 2003 03:21 PM
Thanks, I'm glad to hear this. The only reason I renewed my subscriptions to both (CT and SCR) was Sleepy's articles. I realize the the advertisers pay the way, but it seems that most build up projects turn into info-mercials. I like the articles for the do-it-yourselfer, that don't feature a lot of high dollar after market parts. There needs to be room for the little guy too..IMHO loojack

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Middle aged wannabe racer!

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SCR/CT
Member
posted January 26, 2003 10:21 AM
Thanks for the response, Im glad the double dipping of articles was only temporary, as I have 3 years left of ct and at least 2 of stock car I think.

jeff

bobaluuu
Member
posted January 26, 2003 08:11 PM
wingnut,thats my dogs namelol, just thought ya outta know


powerglides
Member
posted January 27, 2003 06:56 AM
Roger.
Good to see progress. As far as the mini stock $ I thought the Idea was to outwit the next guy not outspend him. Also I'm really tired of geting jerked around on my last two issues of SCR from the guy from Four Wheeler mag!! Don@corporatepage.com


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