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Offline salt varmint

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2685 on: May 14, 2013, 07:50:18 PM »
thanks don,,,   i have 2300 ford ,,getting richmond 5 spd [5th gear being 1-1 ] already got my quickchange,and complete front axle & steering,,now working on best chassis design.then start a build forum,,in the mean time continue to look read & learn !! :-)

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« Reply #2686 on: May 14, 2013, 08:01:07 PM »
Welcome ...  glad to have onboard with us in this addiction.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2687 on: May 14, 2013, 08:12:14 PM »
Billy, I trust you have a rule book in hand, read it more than the stuff here. 

Have you thought about downsizing your 2300 to 2000 to get under the class break and be in G instead of F?  or maybe upsizing to 2800 you are giving away a lot of inches.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2688 on: May 15, 2013, 03:10:22 PM »
Dave Johnson here.  Long time car builder/restorer/racer looking to try and satisfy my desire for knowledge, engineering, speed and salt.  Came here as one of the steps toward creating something out of a turbo'd 4 cylinder I have in mind.  For me it's about the engine more than the car, so I'm on the fence about which body class.  The engine I have in mind will be for /F class, which I’ve considered offering up for use in someone else's car.  Again, I'm in this more as an engine platform experiment, but will surely relish the days I manage a new personal best top speed.
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« Reply #2689 on: May 15, 2013, 03:39:05 PM »
We have been building a turbo 2.3 Ford powered lakester for 11 years hope to get it finally to a track this summer.

Offline salt varmint

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« Reply #2690 on: May 15, 2013, 07:43:01 PM »
hey stainless 1,,,been workin with brian @ esslinger..the block is about all that is 2300 ford casting,,i also have last 3 yrs scta & ecta rule books at my side,,in garage,,and man cave,,,

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2691 on: May 16, 2013, 12:16:10 AM »
Hi Billy

Google ' Andy Welker belly tank ' and take a look at his tank, this is the way to build a race car as it is spot on the money

The use of shelf brackets & hose clamps is very clever to hold the frame together before welding, and test fit everything and your body too with all your safety gear on.

I have seen a bunch of tanks in 50 plus years and this is the best one yet

Don

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« Reply #2692 on: May 17, 2013, 08:59:59 PM »
Hello everyone,  my name is Todd,  I live in Delaware, Ohio.  Have been drag racing on and off for many years.  Have been very interested in land speed racing since I was a kid.  I just joined the ECTA this year.  Had a great time down in Wilmington watching everyone run their cars and bikes.  I want to build my own bike very soon just not sure which class yet.  Every one was very nice to talk to when I was there.  I currently have a Harley Davidson CVO ultra 2011.  Would like to build a twin cam engine to land speed race.   I sold my gsxr to get this bike.  Should have held on to it I guess just to toy around with it. 

I am still reading over the rule book and to see what would be a good place to start with out breaking the bank and still satisfy me until I decide to move up the ranks.   I am still unclear if there is different classes for water cooled and air cooled engines.   I sure would like to start racing something by this time next year.   


Again hello to every one     Todd. 
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2693 on: May 17, 2013, 09:37:53 PM »
T 13,

maybe a production class would be the easiest with that cvo.
a rule book is the first piece to get.
any questions- ask away, you will get plenty of help here.

we spent a few days in the Delaware area at the longaburger basket buildings and such last year..

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2694 on: May 17, 2013, 09:43:22 PM »
Welcome Todd ...



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Offline Jimmy B

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2695 on: May 24, 2013, 08:56:41 PM »
G'day, my name is Jimmy Barter, I live in Northern NSW, Australia. I'm a huge fan of land speed racing. I attended Bonneville Speedweek in 2010 & it was an incredible experience. That trip really got me thinking of building a roadster for the salt but only after I finish my '25 Chev roadster. I am here to learn, thank you for having me.
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2696 on: May 24, 2013, 09:06:29 PM »
Are your Ford roadsters based on Fords made in AUS?

Offline Jimmy B

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2697 on: May 25, 2013, 04:06:16 AM »
Are your Ford roadsters based on Fords made in AUS?

They are the same as the US bodies except they used a lot of wood for the floors, doors etc. Much like early Chevies.

The roadster I want to build for the salt will be a '25/'26 Chevrolet powered by a Ford Falcon inline 6 crossflow.

This is a body I built


This is my original body roadster

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« Reply #2698 on: May 26, 2013, 10:13:23 AM »
Welcome Jimmy! You will see plenty of overlap between the boards but it is nice here since it is focused on RACING.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2699 on: May 26, 2013, 07:35:01 PM »
Hello to all. I'm Steve Mohr, from Georgia with entry 1953, an A/CBFALT Studebaker. I ran at Maxton and just this past weekend at Wilmington Ohio. Have 2 club hats from each.

Hey, Steve...was that the Stude parked in the Hampton Inn parking lot in Wilmington? Great car!