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« Reply #3405 on: December 05, 2015, 06:05:56 PM »

Hi Everyone,
My name is Eric Engle and I live in La Grange Park, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. I'm 48 years old. Over the past 10 years I've spent a lot of my spare time in my garage working on turning what was a rusty 1970 Plymouth Road Runner into a car fit to run on the salt at Bonneville. I've made steady progress, but I still have a way to go. I attended the World Finals as a spectator in 2010 and I loved it. That experience confirmed for me that participating at Bonneville was something I really wanted to do. I plan on being at the next event to spectate, study the cars and talk to people.
I've lurked on this site for a couple of years and learned a lot. I thought I should finally register and say hi and thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping people that want to participate in land racing like me.




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« Reply #3406 on: December 05, 2015, 06:29:36 PM »

Sure is good to see someone with their library intact while getting started -- as JD says, "Good luck."
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« Reply #3407 on: December 05, 2015, 08:25:29 PM »

Welcome, Eric, and thanks for joining the Forum.  Thanks especially for your great greeting to me earlier in the day.  You're quite welcome to hang around here.

For the sake of the story, way back when - our former lives -- Nancy and I were from Chicagoland.  Me - the NW suburbs, and Nancy - one not too far from you.  She's from La Grange (not Park).  Landsman! cheers
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« Reply #3408 on: December 13, 2015, 10:02:45 PM »

Hi everyone. I am Clay and my daughter is Emma.  She is hoping to try and pull together a run next year in the 100cc class.  This has been a fun process so far but we both still have a lot to learn.  Thank you to everyone in advance for all the help and for all the info that we are most likely going to find here.
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« Reply #3409 on: December 14, 2015, 12:55:55 AM »

That seems like fun.  My youngest son built a bike for the 175cc class years ago and raced it at the bike meet. 
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« Reply #3410 on: December 14, 2015, 12:11:00 PM »

Clay,Can you update your page so we know what city & state you are in. It helps if we have someone near you to assist in rules etc. Welcome to the web site.
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« Reply #3411 on: December 16, 2015, 03:15:34 PM »

Updated.  Sorry for the miss on that.
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« Reply #3412 on: December 18, 2015, 06:12:58 PM »

Hello, my name is Jim, I live Ina small town northwest of Dallas. In a previous life I worked in a machine shop/fab shop, and did some drag racing and wrenching on some NHRA race cars. I got the aviation bug, sold all my racing stuff and dumped all my money into flying. After raising a family, 25+ years at an airline, I have the bug bad again.
I had a 2009 Z06 that I drove at the Texas mile a year ago , and now have a 2015 Z06 that I drove this past October. Instead of cutting that car up and doing a bunch of mods, I want to build a car specific for LSR.
I have a 1963 Nova convertible body, that is rotted out pretty good. I am building some rails for it, have an Alston front end, etc and so instead of making it a street car, I want to use it for LSR.
I have looked through the the 2015 SCTA rule book, and can't figure out what class, if any it would fall into.

I want to add a funny car style roll cage, an aluminum tonneau cover over the passenger compartment, and race it without the convertible top.

Any help on this would be appreciated, thanks, Jim
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« Reply #3413 on: December 18, 2015, 06:43:13 PM »

Bad news on that. No class for a convertible without the top. Time only will work.
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« Reply #3414 on: December 18, 2015, 10:54:47 PM »

Ok, thanks for the response, so if I build it with the top on it, with more of a 12 point cage it will be good? I won't be able to put the top down with that cage, but I am not worried about that. Which class would it fall into?
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« Reply #3415 on: December 19, 2015, 12:29:41 AM »

Jim, you are probably somewhere in the classic category depending on a how you build it.  Read the book several times, think about what it says, then read it a couple of more times. 
You can never be too familiar with the rules.  cheers
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« Reply #3416 on: December 19, 2015, 09:50:05 AM »

Thank you
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« Reply #3417 on: December 19, 2015, 04:09:15 PM »

If you build a top for the car it must be an OEM(transplant a top from the other wreck). It will up to you to prove that the convertable model is the same as the hard top. Dimensions such as door width, seating area sq. footage, etc.

Tough build,
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« Reply #3418 on: December 19, 2015, 05:38:37 PM »

63nova

Follow the rule book and you could run as a Gas Coupe.  5.D.3 Gas Coupe..This class encompasses American and foreign coupe, sedan or convertible. You would have to build the car to meet the rules and run the stock factory convertible top.

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« Reply #3419 on: December 19, 2015, 07:30:29 PM »

63nova

Follow the rule book and you could run as a Gas Coupe.  5.D.3 Gas Coupe..This class encompasses American and foreign coupe, sedan or convertible. You would have to build the car to meet the rules and run the stock factory convertible top.

Bill
doesn't have to be GC if runs engine family from that year=SBC or 4cyl. Assuming not blown nor quick change so could run production, though the frame (stock) might be issue with added rails I suppose. Goes to /ALT maybe if full custom frame. Does the '63 have separate frame or is unibody?
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