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« on: January 24, 2017, 06:09:22 PM »

I've begun the search for the right vehicle to make my LSR dream a reality and have read tons about the Trans Am and Camaro. It seems they are kind of the go to vehicle.
 I have always loved being different so when I ran across a decently priced AMC Marlin my eyes lit up and imagination went crazy. I love how the back is shaped and the front is similar to the Roadrunner pre wing and nose.
 A friend of mine who seems to be a little knowledgeable on all kinds of different topics told me the Drag Coefficient was .39 for the Marlin. If that is so, it would be higher that both the T/A and Camaro. Please talk me into it or out of it. No reply will hurt my feelings. I am asking because I'm willing to learn and at this point I don't even know enough to be dangerous. grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 06:43:54 PM »

I would ask, what class/engine size are you planing on running.

In my CGALT and BCGALT class a Monza body seems to have an aero advantage. Would love to build one but I have a 1970 Camaro so I will try and make that barn door fast.

I would add, build what you enjoy, because you are going to spend a heck of a lot more time building it than you ever will driving it. Just saying.

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 06:53:49 PM »

I'm waiting for my rulebook and with limited knowledge I would say /CBGALT.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 07:36:19 PM »

Gosh - those were such cool looking cars.  I'd be tempted to keep it as stock on the outside as possible and go Production.  The AMC V-8 is an untapped source of HP potential, and Penske put that engine in the winner's circle in Trans Am, NASCAR and Formula 5000. 

It could be done cheaper in another class, but an AMC powered Marlin would be among the most unusual cars on the salt.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 08:13:33 PM »

Gosh - those were such cool looking cars.  I'd be tempted to keep it as stock on the outside as possible and go Production.  The AMC V-8 is an untapped source of HP potential, and Penske put that engine in the winner's circle in Trans Am, NASCAR and Formula 5000. 

It could be done cheaper in another class, but an AMC powered Marlin would be among the most unusual cars on the salt.
That's a great idea. I love unusual cars and that's exactly what is drawing me to this particular car. I'm still real foggy on the different classes and what each one actually looks like. I wish there was someone in the state of Georgia that would let me visit their shop.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017, 08:44:36 PM »

Keith Turk is in Enterprise, Alabamer.  Gimme a few hours and I'll think of more people in your neck of the nation.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2017, 08:48:20 PM »

Keith Turk is in Enterprise, Alabamer.  Gimme a few hours and I'll think of more people in your neck of the nation.
That would be awesome. I have paving projects all over North Georgia.  cheers
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2017, 09:38:51 PM »

Tackman:

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2017, 10:33:33 PM »

Tackman, welcome... I would suggest build a lakester for the small engine classes...  most of those are fairly soft  rolleyes If you have one together for WoS you can join the G Lakester shootout scheduled this year.
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Whatever you build, have fun doing it.... as mentioned you don't spend a lot of time driving them
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2017, 10:54:54 PM »

The questions that comes to my mind are...

Are you going to run on the salt or some mile track?

Do you want to set records or just enjoy the uniqueness?

The car you choose matters if the answers are salt & records..... at least to my way of seeing it.   shocked

Whatever you choose, remember to have fun.  cool
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2017, 11:02:02 PM »

The questions that comes to my mind are...

Are you going to run on the salt or some mile track?

Do you want to set records or just enjoy the uniqueness?

The car you choose matters if the answers are salt & records..... at least to my way of seeing it.   shocked

Whatever you choose, remember to have fun.  cool
My only goal as of now is to run on the Salt, have fun and have a story to tell.
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2017, 01:38:10 AM »

The questions that comes to my mind are...

Are you going to run on the salt or some mile track?

Do you want to set records or just enjoy the uniqueness?

The car you choose matters if the answers are salt & records..... at least to my way of seeing it.   shocked

Whatever you choose, remember to have fun.  cool
My only goal as of now is to run on the Salt, have fun and have a story to tell.

Then run what ever you like...

But past experience suggests that you'll be sorry if you're not competitive.

Classic Class blown altered records C = 224 mph B = 243 mph A = 239 mph. So build accordingly unless you want to spend all that $$$ just for fun
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2017, 02:57:05 AM »

I like different so I'd go with the big AMC fish but then I have a turbo'd 401 dog-leg AMC in my tank.
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2017, 09:34:34 AM »

I like different so I'd go with the big AMC fish but then I have a turbo'd 401 dog-leg AMC in my tank.
  Sid.

I see an engine collaboration with Sid in your future...  cheers

 
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2017, 09:44:29 AM »


That would be awesome. I have paving projects all over North Georgia.  cheers

Do us a favor - Pave us a 3 mile straight, flat stretch somewhere in Georgia specifically for land speed racing - ECTA's still looking for new digs, and I love peaches and pecans  . . .  wink
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