Taking the plunge

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by tricknology » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:03 am

todd we think its great that you are getting into racing,,I have helped lots of OLD guys get started and helped them run good.



so here are some questions you must answer,,,,



Can you fabricate things out of Metal?



Can you weld?



do you have a welder?



do you have someone you can pay to weld?



Do you have a caster camber gauge?



Have youever set caster?



have you ever set camber?



have you ever set toe?



Have you ever set stagger/



Have you ever set wedge?



Have you ever set the panhard bar adjustment?



have you ever set the sway bar?



do you know how to work on Holley carbs?



have you ever set the lash on an engine?



waht books have you bought on setting up a racing chassis?



buy this book and dvd,,,,NOW.



http://ssapubl.com/product.aspx?nbr=PAVPKG



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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by tricknology » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:11 am

Paved Track Stock Car Technology



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Step-by-step chassis set-up & alignment

Front suspension and steering

Rear suspension systems & driveline

Selecting springs & shocks

Adjusting the car to track conditions

Chassis tuning with shock absorbers

Scaling the car & adjusting the weight

Competitive braking systems

Tires & wheels

Includes road racing chassis setups too



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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Sawmill » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:34 am

Ok...really gonna call me out in front of all the guys?!! <img src='http://www.mstrc.net/public/style_emoti ... lleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />

Aside from owning a welder..assume no to all of the above. My skills are in woodworking and not metal unfortunately. I can fix things if I have a book or Alot of time, but I do not have the natural mechanical inclination that some people posses. I guess what I bring to racing is 1: a little money, 2: I can steer things 3: I really like it. I take it from your questions that there may be more to it than that? <img src='http://www.mstrc.net/public/style_emoti ... iggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':biggrin:' />



I've actually looked into that book, and was thinking about books that may be available on my drive to work today. The way my brain works, if you show me I may understand, but if I can read it I can get it. I really need to get together with some people actually doing it around here and get the knowledge..another one of the reasons I joined the site. My new neighbor raced late models at Toledo but retired in 73 I think, so his info is a little dated.



Any and all info is welcome, and I assume there are people that are looking at this thread like I was that aren't registered or participating but have the same questions.



I know that in woodworking, shops and groups have workshops and instructional classes to get people into the hobby, I wonder how many people that follow racing would like to know more or get into it but just aren't in contact with anyone in the know. Have any tracks tried getting people involved like that? Would it just be a waste?


Todd

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by tricknology » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:19 am

Great,, I have helped old guys who knew much less and they learned it all. Buy the book. NOw!!!



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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by tricknology » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:39 am

Also you need to join a race team and help them work on their car over the winter,,,what town do you live in??



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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Sawmill » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:46 am

[quote name='tricknology' date='22 October 2012 - 10:39 AM' timestamp='1350916785' post='232783']

Also you need to join a race team and help them work on their car over the winter,,,what town do you live in??

[/quote]



Sylvania, OH (well, close enough)



BTW...old guy? heck, I'm barely growed up!
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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by tricknology » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:25 pm

lots of teams are with in a hours drive of your house.



these guys/gals are cool racing at winchester in a Dodge Neon on the 1/2 mile with 31 degrees banking at 103 mph! and CHEAP!!!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epr8GfS_lwo



http://vctsracing.com/
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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by tricknology » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:27 pm

[quote name='Sawmill' date='23 October 2012 - 01:46 AM' timestamp='1350917180' post='232784']

Sylvania, OH (well, close enough)



BTW...old guy? heck, I'm barely growed up!

[/quote]



If your over 18, you are and old guy according to NASCAR team owners. ps I am about 60, and still build and drive stock cars.



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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Sawmill » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:33 pm

[quote name='tricknology' date='22 October 2012 - 12:27 PM' timestamp='1350923255' post='232786']

If your over 18, you are and old guy according to NASCAR team owners. ps I am about 60, and still build and drive stock cars.

[/quote]

I'd have started sooner, but I was born below my means! I blame my younger siblings


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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Sawmill » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:22 pm

[quote name='Sawmill' date='22 October 2012 - 12:33 PM' timestamp='1350923620' post='232787']

I'd have started sooner, but I was born below my means! I blame my younger siblings

[/quote]

OK..books have shipped...when do i get to go fast?!


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