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Author Topic: Trying to decide what class I want to pursue-thoughts?  (Read 3770 times)
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« on: March 01, 2015, 03:20:19 PM »

I've been considering building something in a  Mini-truck class, and since I'm still deeply in the planning stages, I figured a rather ambiguous broad question like this wouldn't be too badly-mannered.    cool   
Being a Ford guy, I've been thinking about different possible Ranger-based combos, and the one that looks the most appealing would be a "E" class (184 to 260.99 c.i.) in the Blown Modified-Mini Pickup realm.  From everything I can tell, there is NO record set there; someone correct me if I'm wrong.  A 4.0 V6 would fit nicely into that engine class, and there's a couple different options for fitting a M90 Eaton supercharger to this motor.  I've got a rule book sitting next to me right now, and I've have been doing a lot of reading (and have a lot to do!)  Anything wrong with my thinking so far?
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 03:22:22 PM »

Where are you located?

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 03:26:08 PM »

West Michigan
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2015, 03:44:08 PM »

How about narrowing it down to a city...you might find someone close that is interested in helping or working with you or perhaps an already started project you might join.

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 03:55:44 PM »

Hart, right near the Silver Lake Dunes
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 04:40:52 PM »

I know the 3.8L v-6 can handle a bunch of boost; Lawson Bilhardt had one go 190's @ Maxton, 210 @ Loring. May be another Ford engine to consider... I'm partial to turbos, but a well executed supercharger setup has its perks in lack of plumbing, etc. I believe he was running a 4.0L Kenne Bell with air to water intercooler on his. Terry Russell (t_russell on here) helped Lawson crew and drove the car, may be a good source of info.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2015, 08:07:07 PM »

Looking at the 2014 Bonneville Records on the SCTA site, it appears that the E/BMMP is open.  And some of the Blown records are less than the Unblown ones.  Maybe not a bad place to start.  I'd go for a long wheelbase model.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2015, 09:21:19 PM »

I picked c/BMMP because of the somewhat soft record. Check out my build thread.
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2015, 12:06:14 PM »

Class selection is all about what you want to do. If you're out to get a record, the choose your class accordingly. If you just wanna have some fun, build what you got and run the crap out of it.

I chose competition coupe solely because it allows a guy to build, what I think, could be a very cool looking car.
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2015, 05:14:54 PM »

Build a lakester. Only a couple of class rules.
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2015, 12:19:40 PM »

Easy to work on. A coupe with all the stuff inside is difficult, streamliner is total commitment. Roadster is classic.

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2015, 01:53:53 AM »

There’s nothing more satisfying than building a roadster, and nothing more maddening than racing it.  Still 0 for 1…

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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2015, 11:56:46 PM »

Build a small motored Lakester, lots of soft records and 200 MPH Club opportunities  cheers
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2015, 10:51:42 AM »

Bob, I thought you had all the small motor lakester records! And your records are not soft.
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2015, 10:56:12 AM »

I like the /BMMP idea... Sure, the Cd won't be great, but: you have a frame for attaching your roll cage, a full bed for holding batteries, water/intercooler/dry sump tanks, relative ease for swapping engines, and pretty
soft records. An extended cab Ranger would do all of that nicely. Run E all the way up through AA using Ford stuff. Lots of aftermarket support for mounting about any engine.
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