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Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! #2716069
11/15/19 10:30 AM
11/15/19 10:30 AM
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Albany, NY
67SATisfaction Offline OP
The member whose name is actually Art
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Hey, I don't see a thread here for photos of your Mopars... eek grin

...Let's see them! up

I don't track a Mopar myself, but here are some good pics of my brother's stock '68 RoadRunner. Two seasons so far and he's improving nicely..

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1965 Satellite hardtop 361/2bbl, console 727, open 2.76
1967 Satellite convert 383/4bbl, column 727, open 3.23
1975 Maserati Bora, US spec 4.9L DOHC hemi V8, 5-spd ZF man
1977 Maserati Khamsin, Euro spec 4.9L DOHC hemi V8, 5-spd ZF man
1982 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 2.5L SOHC hemi V6, 5-spd man transaxle
2007 Aston Martin DB9, 6.0L DOHC V12, 6spd man transaxle
Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: 67SATisfaction] #2716131
11/15/19 02:44 PM
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NW Chicago suburban area
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Joliet Autobahn Oct 7 2012 - Mitch's TA, Sandberg' AAR, Andrew's Chall.jpg

Mopar Mitch "Road racers and autocrossers go in deeper and come out harder!"... and rain never stops us from having fun with our cars... in fact, it makes us better drivers! Check out MOPAR ACTION MAGAZINE, August 2006 issue for feature article and specs on my autocross T/A!
Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: 67SATisfaction] #2716155
11/15/19 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 67SATisfaction
Hey, I don't see a thread here for photos of your Mopars... eek grin

...Let's see them! up

I don't track a Mopar myself, but here are some good pics of my brother's stock '68 RoadRunner. Two seasons so far and he's improving nicely..



Is he getting ready to audition for a spot in the Joey Chitwood Thrill show? eek

Sorry, just kidding, everybody has to start somewhere. up biggrin.


If you can't dazzle them with diamonds, don't waste your time, because nothing will
Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: 67SATisfaction] #2716231
11/15/19 08:43 PM
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Texas
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5.7L Hemi, 6spd
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I really need to get mine out to go run it. I'm hoping to hit an Autocross next Spring. drive


1972 Barracuda - 5.7L Hemi, T56 Magnum 6spd - https://www.facebook.com/GoodysGotaHemi
2020 RAM 1500
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Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: 67SATisfaction] #2717102
11/18/19 10:15 AM
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The Netherlands
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Earlier this year on the Zandvoort Circuit on the westcoast of the Netherlands;

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Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: BigBlockMopar] #2717167
11/18/19 12:33 PM
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Get a spoiler on that car. drive


If you can't dazzle them with diamonds, don't waste your time, because nothing will
Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: jcc] #2717268
11/18/19 05:05 PM
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I didn't experience much grip issues at that one time at the circuit... except for that one time during the first lap where I missed a corner... wink

Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: BigBlockMopar] #2717387
11/19/19 01:17 AM
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Then you need to go faster. laugh2

With your much improved front spoiler, and if I remember correctly, your heavy rear fuel system, and med size tires, I would think some additional rear down force would be a worthy goal.
Put you are behind the wheel, and I am on a keyboard, so eek


If you can't dazzle them with diamonds, don't waste your time, because nothing will
Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: jcc] #2718160
11/21/19 04:46 PM
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The Netherlands
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I'm 'working' on a the speed part; Aluminium heads and a roller cam are planned updates.
But brakes are an issue as well. They work perfectly fine on the street and highway, but on the circuit I found out rather quickly I needed better brake-pads.

Would like to add some unobtrusive side spoilers and perhaps a trunk spoiler too, if I find one prized 'friendly'.

Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: 67SATisfaction] #2718446
11/22/19 06:24 PM
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London England UK
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Here's me in my 70 'Cuda.

408ci small block, , Tremec 5-speed, Hotchkis suspension.

At Thruxton circuit , UK


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Last edited by Matt_Snowball; 11/22/19 06:27 PM.
Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: Matt_Snowball] #2718498
11/22/19 09:28 PM
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Dang, that looks great!
Jeff

Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: Matt_Snowball] #2718501
11/22/19 09:30 PM
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What is your rear suspension layout?
Nice Car. up


If you can't dazzle them with diamonds, don't waste your time, because nothing will
Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: jcc] #2718537
11/23/19 02:39 AM
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London England UK
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Rear suspension is

Standard width 8 3/4 axle
Hotchkis leaf springs and shackles
Hotchkis sway bar
Hotchkis adjustable shocks
Dr Diff disc brake kit

I did have 1.5" lowering blocks in there , but the driveshaft would contact the tunnel near the rear yoke.

I only finished building the car in August, so there's still some development to do.

Jobs for the winter:
Raise the tunnel a little and reinstall lowering blocks
test with grippier tyres and install panhard rod / watts linkage if necessary
install some anti-tramp shocks or links on the axle.

Last edited by Matt_Snowball; 11/23/19 06:57 AM.
Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: Matt_Snowball] #2718585
11/23/19 10:25 AM
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Thank you.

Seems back in the day after trying both, the factory teams favored panhard over the watts if I remember correctly, for what's worth, and not sure why.

What TB and sway bar are you running?.

And nice to to see a passionate mopar racer in that car. up


If you can't dazzle them with diamonds, don't waste your time, because nothing will
Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: jcc] #2718662
11/23/19 02:09 PM
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London England UK
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Hi jcc glad you like it !

Torsion Bars are Hotchkis 1.1"
Front sway Bar is Hotchkis 1.25"

Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: 67SATisfaction] #2718934
11/24/19 04:29 PM
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Toronto, Ont, Canada
boydsdodge Online work
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Here is a couple of many from our track days at Willow Springs. Event is put on by Tim Herren of All Time Racing. Great time I have been going for over a decade.(Wow that was fast) here is a Facebook page with more pics.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/228987234148210/?ref=bookmarks

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Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: 67SATisfaction] #2718935
11/24/19 04:35 PM
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boydsdodge Online work
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Couple more from Willowsprings.

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Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: boydsdodge] #2718978
11/24/19 06:37 PM
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Akron, Ohio
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Matt Snowball, did you have to modify the Tremec 5 speed at all to get it to shift faster? Just curious, mine shifts kinda slow and I've heard others say the same.


Sassy Grass street Duster, best of 10.69 at 124 driven to the track with 3.23 gears, naturally aspirated on 93 octane.
Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: ProSport] #2719091
11/25/19 08:26 AM
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London England UK
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Hi Prosport

The trans seems to shift very well. It's my first time with a large 5-speed, so I don't have much to compare it to, but I've had no problems with it . I'm shifting reasonably quickly but am not rushing it.

Matt

Re: Picture Thread - Track Racing Mopars! [Re: boydsdodge] #2719129
11/25/19 11:03 AM
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Those wing cars look to be smaller than the E-bodies. Looks like a lot of fun.

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