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George Gilliland
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posted September 10, 2003 09:48 PM
Next Year instead of running a modified, I am going to change to a limited mod. I have talked to a few people and they have pointed out that the gearing and set up is quite a bit different. I understand that they run between 340-350 hp.and are geared very close to that of a stockcar. This will be used on a 3/8 and 1/2 mile moderately banked tracks. For those of you familar with these cars, what do you think that the rear percentage, left percentage and cross percentage should be with the driver in the car. The weight when finished has to be 2450 so figure about 2500 pounds overall. Thanks in advanced George.


BB46
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posted September 10, 2003 11:25 PM
George, tomorrow I'll post some percentages I've got from scaling my car.

If you don't see anything posted Friday (9/11), PM me.... because I must have forgoten to do it.

Bye-the-bye, I'm running on a 3/8 mile moderate bank track, sounds similar to yours. Will help you, if I can, with what I've learned and am learning

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George Gilliland
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posted September 11, 2003 04:40 PM
BB46, yes Butch and his son David run Winston cup west. If they are related it is somewhat distant. As far am me, I don't think I am quite ready for Winston Cup. LOL. RC Racing, I will appreciate any help you can provide, Thank You. Where I run is not sanctioned and they are running 8-12K dollar motors, some can handle it and pass like a jet, others can not and are a hazard. So I am moving down a class where they are more even with fewer dollars and I think more fun and what the hobby was intended to be.


racer17j
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posted September 11, 2003 05:03 PM
rc you run sims don't you the class that goerge,wallydog9g and i will be running are imca cars with 360 9;1 motors so i'm not sure you could help george out much but i plan on building a chassis like a sims if i don't get my other car sold so that could help me out

george what are you going to run for rear suspention?


ez2bcheesy
Member
posted September 11, 2003 08:01 PM
George, I have found that with the smaller engine that you don't need as much rear percentage. We run right around 54%. Other then that every thing else is real close. PM me with any other questions you have.


George Gilliland
Member
posted September 12, 2003 01:11 PM
My regular car has a solid three link, my second car is a three link but has a spring pull bar and center shock. If I get the honey do list done I hope to run both cars next year.


George Gilliland
Member
posted September 12, 2003 07:59 PM
Who is Racer 17J? I must know you as you are in the same area as me, and we often have similar points of view. Some time ago it seems like there were three modifieds that ran with a number 17 at Webster City.


racer17j
Member
posted September 12, 2003 10:05 PM
jake winkler from kamrar 17j econo
my uncle joe runs with you in mods in the 01. if i can get my econo sold i've found 2 b mods i'm looking at right now or i have found one that needs a stub so i was thinking about taking the cage off it and put it on a metric full frame like the sims/ulma mods becuase the wife and i are thinking about moving down south in a few years when she finishes nursing school that way i'm not starting from scratch down there because i want to start building chassis when i get down there


nate 11
Member
posted September 18, 2003 09:58 PM
racer 17j what part of the south are you moving to?


racer17j
Member
posted September 19, 2003 03:49 AM
was look'n at the houston or dallas area seems thats where the biggest consontration of sims tracks where she could make some good money

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RC Racing
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posted September 19, 2003 02:25 PM
racer17, couple of points about Houston (some of which you may already know)

Houston medical facility, world renown, employ’s approx 30,000 people
Houston’s cost of living is 5-8% cheaper than Dallas (and durn it, we’re not as uppity here as they are in Dallas )

Houston racing: 3 tracks within 30 miles of downtown Houston. 1 (¼ track) is NNE of Houston and is SIMS, the other 2 are due East of Houston. And they’re within 15 miles of each other. They’re both 3/8 tracks, one is SIMS, the other isn’t.

Then there are 2, maybe 3 more tracks within 100 miles of Houston. I believe 2 of the 3 are ¼ milers.

Racing season runs from 1st of March to 1st of November.

Limited Modcifieds are a real competive popular class around here. Other than Bombers, about the only class that often times as to run a B Main.

Hope this helps or is of interest

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allan
Member
posted September 19, 2003 02:47 PM
if thats dirrected to me allan your wrong man sorry heck i've never been south of columbia mo lol and thanks rc i lookd at a classified site from houston and they have rn's starting at 60 grand so thats about twice what we made together the last couple years we would probably move to one of the smaller towns i hate big cities that and it's alot easier to buy a house with room to put up a big shop in a small town lol


nate 11
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posted September 20, 2003 12:33 AM
yeah move to the houston area. i live in east tx. about 100 mi north of houston. several tracks like rc mention. should get plenty of business with your chassis building.