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Re: Canceled.Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: ruderunner] #2864613
12/25/20 12:01 PM
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Occasionally I ponder getting a used road-course chassis and maybe putting a "new" body on it.
Should be plenty of used but still decent stuff out there.
Wheelbase, upper cage would be the limiting factors in that build, of course.

Re: Canceled.Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: topside] #2864953
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Problem with that is you could still end up with an expensive track day only car that isn't legal for anything beyond casual laps.

But Racing Junk is full of older, non-competitive chassis that could be converted.

Re: Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: migsBIG] #2866334
12/30/20 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by migsBIG
... I am hoping to have enough clearance to clear to roof/bars with a full helmet. My problem isn't that just that I'm tall, but my torso is longer that most people. When I sit down, even next to tall people, I am still a full foot higher than anyone sitting in the same seat.


I know the feeling (see pic). Lol, just kidding grin



Was that burned up ‘Cuda salvageable? I’m trying to decide if I should either modernize my 72 (to include swapping to a Magnum T-56, convert to 70 tail panel and quarters) that is pretty much an already complete car, or start over with a shell that I won’t feel bad cutting up work

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Re: Canceled.Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: migsBIG] #2866968
12/31/20 12:34 PM
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If you decide to pursue going to a road course in the future, look into hosting groups that do High Performance Driving Events (HPDE). I usually go with OnGrid and have taken my mostly stock Super Bee out. OnGrid is typically cheap ($150-250) for a day, depending on the track and date. I typically get 5, 20 minute sessions out on the track. My go to track is Thunder Hill which is only a couple hours from you in Willows Ca, but there are several good tracks in Northern Ca.. Thunder Hill is very forgiving with ample room to make mistakes. I run in group 2 where the drivers are typically more experienced and have better track etiquette. I encourage you to take whatever car you have, not just a dedicated track car. Shoot, some even get rental cars from Enterprise and show up for the day. If you have questions about any of it, I'm happy to help.

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Re: Canceled.Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: MoparMike23] #2868321
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Well said. up


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Re: Canceled.Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: jcc] #2868909
01/04/21 02:59 PM
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Another place to locate clubs, track events, etc... www.motorsportreg.com


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Re: Canceled.Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: TC@HP2] #2874636
01/15/21 09:08 AM
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That pic made me laugh! laugh2

Yes, that burned CUDA body was good, but I already have a 70', so it was not to my need. I did set a buddy up with a 73' cuda 'burner' and he has already been approached my AMD and HOTROD Magazine!

I think the only logical thing to do is use to use the 7' Roadrunner Survivor as a track car and mod it out with no care for originality and focus on safety, speed, handling, braking and performance. There are some rust issues that need to be taken care of first, but this car should look awesome with a new approach.

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Re: Canceled.Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: Mopar Mitch] #2874676
01/15/21 10:59 AM
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Chiming in again...FWIW 24 hours of Lemons is the best bang for the buck. You can race all weekend for about $400 a team mate plus the cost of gas and parts. It is real racing, not dodging parking lot cones, or driving solo on a closed course. If you show up with an old mopar, as long as it meets safety you'll be good to go.


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Re: Canceled.Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: Mr.Yuck] #2876144
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Originally Posted by Mr.Yuck
Chiming in again...FWIW 24 hours of Lemons is the best bang for the buck. You can race all weekend for about $400 a team mate plus the cost of gas and parts. It is real racing, not dodging parking lot cones, or driving solo on a closed course. If you show up with an old mopar, as long as it meets safety you'll be good to go.


Problem with lemons racing:
Their requirements may make the car les desirable to enjoy like driving with 80 import cars dressed as gender confused vehicles.
Dates and location are limited out here in California.
Would prefer to race with cars in a similar appearance and class of racing.
Driving with that many cars increases chances of an accident.
Good to see it's still nice way to race, just not one for me.

Re: Canceled.Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: migsBIG] #2876475
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Racing, much like restoration, can have considerably different meanings to different people.

Personally, any car I was concerned with damaging, I would not put on a track, at all. Whether its solo, with a few cars, or a whole gaggle of other drivers. While certainly the risk of damage goes up with the numbers of cars and drivers present at one time, the opportunity for mechanical failure and/or driver error, means anything, even a solo car dodging cones, could potentially be damaging or deadly to the car or the occupants.

Re: Canceled.Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: migsBIG] #2876517
01/19/21 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by migsBIG
Originally Posted by Mr.Yuck
Chiming in again...FWIW 24 hours of Lemons is the best bang for the buck. You can race all weekend for about $400 a team mate plus the cost of gas and parts. It is real racing, not dodging parking lot cones, or driving solo on a closed course. If you show up with an old mopar, as long as it meets safety you'll be good to go.


Problem with lemons racing:
Their requirements may make the car les desirable to enjoy like driving with 80 import cars dressed as gender confused vehicles.
Dates and location are limited out here in California.
Would prefer to race with cars in a similar appearance and class of racing.
Driving with that many cars increases chances of an accident.
Good to see it's still nice way to race, just not one for me.


Champcar races in Cali, we race in a few series. Also there sometimes is a "practice day" on Fridays, open to all. You just have to meet the track standards. Build it and go have fun.


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Re: Canceled.Thinking of building a cheap track car. [Re: TC@HP2] #2876522
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Originally Posted by TC@HP2
Racing, much like restoration, can have considerably different meanings to different people.

Personally, any car I was concerned with damaging, I would not put on a track, at all. Whether its solo, with a few cars, or a whole gaggle of other drivers. While certainly the risk of damage goes up with the numbers of cars and drivers present at one time, the opportunity for mechanical failure and/or driver error, means anything, even a solo car dodging cones, could potentially be damaging or deadly to the car or the occupants.


you got that right. We did a practice day with our 84 Trans Am along side AER cars, some were worth well north of 60k... door handle to door handle. If you don't want to wreck it/break it, don't race it. We totaled that car...onto build No. 2.

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