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06-05-2010, 10:58 AM
In central illinois....As i understand it in Street Stock you have to have a body manufacturer that matches the engine manufacturer...meaning chevy engine/chevy body..ford/ford...but what about the front suspension? does that have to originate from same manufacturer as the engine and body?
How about modifieds and Sportsman?..can you run a ford engine and chevy stub for example?
it's been awhile since i've been around this just curious what the current rules are?..Thanks!
06-10-2010, 08:09 PM
Points to ponder- all tracks has their own idiosyncrasies, and unless you were to be more specific there is no general way to answer your question.
Here is an opinion that no one has ever explored.
The basis for most stock cars is using a GM metric type frame - and since the last production year for the GM metric was about 1988, that puts that chassis in the time frame of being about 22 or more years old.
Another choice was the older style Camaro's and also the 1973 - 77 Monte Carlo's - if you can find one.
One thing that no one has been smart enough to figure out would be to use a brand new Pontiac GTO or Chevrolet with rear wheel drive.
I would bet that even the Pontiac GXP style chassis would be legal if you figured out a way to bypass the rules.
First you start out with a full chassis. You take away the aluminum frame for the engine and you homogenize that chassis to a couple of frame rails.
Now you have 2, 4 or even 6 piston brake calipers to choose from that are factory stock that could not be protested. Large diameter rotors, A rack and pinion steering, aluminum spindles, many light weight components.
You build a frame and then you hull out a body or you buy a 5 star body and apply that body to your dirt track car and go racing.
Did I mention that the Pontiac GXP and maybe even the GTO came with an all aluminum 327 - 380 CID Chevy engine. Convert the fuel injection over to carb and distributor less ignition and you would have a unbeatable combination.
06-12-2010, 12:26 AM
go macon racing .com the rules are in there for all class in IL.
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07-31-2010, 08:51 AM
in the sportsman you can use a camaro stub chassis and have the nose match. in your case dodge intrepid nose would be legal.The biggest challenge would prob be headers and p.s.,but you would solve that no prob. Good luck finding a suitable s.s., not many options chassis wise to fit your engine choice.with a modified, anything possible, just have to get it mounted in the chassis and off you go. alum heads ok in modifieds,fyi....
08-06-2010, 06:51 PM
Thanks for the reply big Al..So in Sportsman you can run any front suspension but engine and nose have to match?
I am going to assume macon is the only track that would be strict in s.s. with front suspension matching the engine brand correct? it looks like the other tracks in the area don't care right?..
08-12-2010, 06:39 AM
The other central illinois tracks that are UMP sanctioned should care. i think you would have problems with a different engine combo in a chevy frame. maybe not at first but if you start running up front the bitc$ing will start. there is a rule that says STOCK suspension. so that would be the way any track could make you illegal.
08-30-2010, 08:05 PM
i agree all the tracks should enforce the rules...but as always its selective...What i build will be legal...but unconventional....
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