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  • #31
    Never touched the motor. Didn't bend the chassis either. Did work on the front rims to give a wider front track. Made my own double pickup springs as they hadn't been invented yet. My brush barrel spring preload trick is already posted. I did develop some sponge tires with custom rims that gave me an advantage. Note that this racing was in the before silicone-sponge times. Likewise my NDRA Cavalier body gave me an advantage as well. I built two identical cars with 0.005" differences in tire height. Once the package was developed those two cars were always in the A-Main and more frequently than not #1 overall.

    I still have those two chassis and the two that replaced them. All four were race winners. One of these days I need to restore the original two back to running condition with correct bodies. Rear tires will have to be updated as silicone-sponge tires have replaced the old sponge tires + tire glue.
    Last edited by Maddman; 03-25-2019, 03:03 PM.

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    • #32
      Oh yeah, I also ran the two pickup shoe springs per side. Use to squeeze the little pickup shoe tabs in a touch to better capture the spring tips. I picked that up from someone else.

      Steve, we had to have crossed paths a few times in the early 80's? I ran in a lot of the M.A.R.A. events. Guys like Tom Arthur, Tom Thompson, Bob Weichbrodt, etc. Once in awhile Norm Gardner would be at a race. Couple others that I can see their face, but can't remember their names. Tom Shepard? Does that name ring a bell? I was always a middle of the pack racing guy that could usually place in the top three in concourse. I would compete against guys like Ned Merrill<sp> and Bob Dame at times.
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      • #33
        OK, if we are going full open kimono here how many of the old timers here de-wound their arms to get under 6 ohms resistance?
        Also, anyone change the comm timing?
        1> was never legal where i raced so never did it.
        2> i do not trust my skills

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        • #34
          Fastlap. We may have. I moved to Michigan in the summer of 81. Before that I was a regular on the lllinois HOPRA circuit. I remember when Al Thurman started the Outlaw series that was the forerunner of MARA. Did you attend the MaDD/MARA challenge support races that were held at the 87 and 88 HOPRA nationals on my short oval?

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Maddman View Post
            Fastlap. We may have. I moved to Michigan in the summer of 81. Before that I was a regular on the lllinois HOPRA circuit. I remember when Al Thurman started the Outlaw series that was the forerunner of MARA. Did you attend the MaDD/MARA challenge support races that were held at the 87 and 88 HOPRA nationals on my short oval?
            I remember Al. He was very fast!!! I came in after the Outlaw series, around '84-85-ish. My one and only HOPRA nationals I attended was in 2001 held in Mokena, IL. I was lucky enough to win the concourse championship.

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            • #36
              Very nice. Never won concourse. It's harder than it looks. Al is still fast. He's currently in Arizona.
              Last edited by Maddman; 03-25-2019, 03:04 PM.

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              • #37
                If I missed it being mentioned previously, apologies, but don't forget to try different size radius rear tires.
                The 440 is now a something like 37/38 year old design.

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                • #38
                  If the chassis is square and your'e not on an oval you don't need tire stagger.

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