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tilley88
Member
posted June 05, 2003 02:01 AM
Ok, what are your numbers on total weight and rear percentage, with just 20 gal. of fuel and no driver? What chassis builder & clip? Please, no BS-


dirtywrench13
Member
posted June 05, 2003 06:39 AM
2450&61%.DW8,1970 CHEVELLE STUB,DRIVER WEIGHS 285.WE RUN A 32 GALLON CELL THATS FULL. WE ADD ABOUT 50 TO 100 LBS BALLAST.


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted June 05, 2003 07:06 AM
Small metric stub 2330 56% rear no driver and no added weight 20 gallons fuel.


Dustejr73
Member
posted June 05, 2003 07:12 AM
wanna come see mine? its easy, use a aluminum head 347 Ford motor they only weigh 330 lbs


spde
Member
posted June 05, 2003 07:50 AM
My car weighs 2145# with 20 gals in it. I weigh 150# so at the track 2295#. We run steel heads and metric frame. Its a Bob Pierce mod. I didn't go nuts with the light weight stuff, but do have a light weight seat, steering wheel, and all aluminuim braces. Also have a Bert w/ aluminium bellhousing. The rear end has lightened hubs, lightened axles, lightened full spool, and lightened gear. We are real careful about how to we put the body on. Simple bends no extra b.s. We use just enough rivits to keep the body together, aluminium rivits to. Car runs 58% rear with 90# of wegde. gl ltr Spde


Iowamod20
Member
posted June 05, 2003 08:00 AM
2540 lbs after feature
58% Rear with 20 gallons
165 lb driver
no added weight
Full size Impala stub
Homebuilt chassis


jammin
Administrator
posted June 05, 2003 08:55 AM
2200 without driver....w/20 gals of fuel and 56 percent rear


HarrisMod#30
Member
posted June 05, 2003 09:38 AM
I am always amazed at how light other people run their cars. Every time we lighten the car up it gets worse and every time we add weight to it gets better. Our track has a 2450# rule and most of the top cars are running around 2550-2600 or more after the race.

dw-8 monte carlo stub
2420 32 gallons of fuel no driver
59%-61% rear


36modracer
Member
posted June 05, 2003 12:23 PM
58%REAR, 20GAL FUEL, 2250 TOTAL WITH NO DRIVER IN CAR. 200LB DRIVER, GRT METRIC STUB. PERCENTS GO UP A FEW WHEN DRIVER GETS IN.


Wauge28
Member
posted June 05, 2003 12:29 PM
OK, Whats wrong here. I have a Smileys and 3/4 fuel and I am lucky to get 56% rear with a 40 lb brick on the back. Even my 3 Dirt Works were lucky to see 57%. I see and hear of you all getting 59 and 60 and have even seen my buddies Harris with 60% with no lead. Waassuppp???


dirtbuster
Member
posted June 05, 2003 12:56 PM
we have prob 120# lead in rear near fuel cell. and have lightened everything we can in front of the car. Never had a problem getting rear % with this car. Old sardeson car we had was front heavy and it was tough to get rear without stacking tons of weight on.


Racer X
Member
posted June 05, 2003 05:37 PM
We have a Garrett car from Joliet Illinois.
The car was 2389 without the driver with approx. 25 gallons of fuel. As far as percentages go we have 56 rear, 53.2 left and 52.6 cross. about 150 lbs of lr weight.

Driver adds another 220 to the total.

cre93
Member
posted June 05, 2003 07:55 PM
We have a Garrett car from Joliet Illinois. The car has an early chevelle stub.
The car was 2389 without the driver with approx. 25 gallons of fuel. As far as percentages go we have 56 rear, 53.2 left and 52.6 cross. about 150 lbs of lr weight.

Driver adds another 220 to the total.

FS93
Member
posted June 05, 2003 10:42 PM
2280 with 32gal of fuel. 59.1 rear(too much), 52 left, 49 cross. Car was a 112in wheelbase metric stubbed car.


joeltjen
Member
posted June 05, 2003 10:58 PM
we have a 95 champion. we must weigh 2550 after the feature. we run a super dry slick track . we scale out at 2610 w/o driver, full of fuel and 175# of lead. 60% on the rear. where we scale w/o driver is about where we end up after the feature with the driver. we use up about 15 gal of alky.

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lucky13
Member
posted June 07, 2003 09:49 AM
DW7 made a 4 link. 2250 without my big behind in it. 2590 61% rear, but previous owner lengthened frame 6 inches right behind front wheels and in front of motor.


autoshop
Member
posted June 08, 2003 07:57 PM
older shaw 2185 20 gal fuel no driver not sure on % i just seen it cross the scale at the track haven't had a chance to get her final scale done


bandit-tm3
Member
posted June 09, 2003 09:19 PM
2050 lbs. with 20 gal. 57.5 2110 lbs. with 32 gal. and 59.8 rear. metric front and every thing cut on. plus a mag falcon with a mag bellhousing.


PEDDLER
Member
posted June 11, 2003 08:25 PM
One can have a legal I.M.C.A car that weighs 1900 to 2000 lbs if you have the nads...

2003 Black Diamond small metric
2208 lbs 54.1% rear no lead
2310 with approx 100 lbs ballast 56.2% rear

20 gal fuel no driver both.

driver weighs 292lbs ,,, doesn't effect rear % as much as you would think.



dluna
Member
posted June 11, 2003 11:03 PM
so you are saying your nads would have to weight 450 - 550 pounds or what??? that's some HEAVY balls. i don't quite understand that statement.


PEDDLER
Member
posted June 12, 2003 11:37 AM
Ever heard of safety?

1900 to 2000 lb car is a throwaway and in my books dangerous.


dluna
Member
posted June 12, 2003 02:15 PM
Oh yes, I have heard of safety! I just didn't understand where you were coming from. 1900lb car with a ton of ballast to make it IMCA legal is UNSAFE. I feel (my opinion) that chassis builders really need to start taking safety more into consideration when building cars. HOPEFULLY it doesn't have to take someone getting hurt REAL bad because they are in a car that is extremely lightweight!!!


dirtywrench13
Member
posted June 21, 2003 08:13 AM
in regards to my first post, the driver is 295, the car 2450, 30 gals of alky, %'s are 58-59 rear 55.1 left cross around 47-48.it is a dw8 with a chevelle stub.car went on a diet this summer and hasnt seen the track yet this year.will be out tonight. got rid of the saginaw 3-speed and put a bert trans in. must weigh 2450 after feature.also re-clipped the rear this year.


HarrisMod#30
Member
posted June 21, 2003 08:38 AM
2003 Harris 2211 lbs(all the bolt on 4 bar parts makes the car kinda heavy but adds rear) 20 gallons of fuel, 58.1 rear. No lead


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