That would be rad, I just don’t know the condition of my car after the 500.
Your wrong about the red Archibald single seat 12 car weight I was 50 seconds behind him the first day at Bap and watched them put him on the scales he was just over 1550 min weight.Most people have not weighed their cars. Ive had well known class 5 guys tell me their cars weigh in at 2000 lbs when my cars light and its over 2,500 lbs. People guess and people believe. I think you're car being 2,300 lbs is light. The brady wisdom single seat 12 car was said to weigh 2500 lbs. I can see the red lothringer archibald races at 2,000 lbs. Shouldn't the single seat have a speed advantage as they're at a disadvantage not having a navigator? If they were the same speed why would you race a ss? Just a question.
Some one might have enough gear to run 100 mph on a really long lake bed but lets think about this how many times do you run flat out top gear for long enough to use that mph. I would rather have the gear stack in the midrange areaBenny, don’t worry to much about the end castings “any modifications allowed” rule. Honestly I’ve cut, welded, reshaped, rewelded and so on. The gains, if any, are incredibly small. It’s just fun to tinker around I think. With the 9:1 and Venturi restriction that’s were noticeable gains can be made.
The average car weight issue. That’s a tough one for me too. I know my car was put on the scales just before completing it and I want to say it was over 2300 lbs. (2 seater) I will scale my car again as soon as I can.
The “fudging” factor on real car weight is my concern.
The cc increase would be great, I do have a bit of concern over the spread as well. I’ve been told by more than 1 single seat it weighs in well under 2000 lbs and will run over 100mph.
I believe I have a decent, new 2 seat 12 car with a 5 speed and a fairly competitive engine package it it hit 93 rung out on a hard packed road while holding my breath. Yes there is a lot of factors in there I also worked with Folts and Weddle on my gear stack so it’s not in left field.
Just my opinion it sounds to me that the weight spread is around 400-500 lbs unless the single seat guys that I’ve spoken to are telling little white lies. Lol.
Really my 2 cents I would like to see a tad more of a spread to even out the acceleration factor more than the top speed.
Either way, more cc’s would be great!
I estimated 500. Wonder what the weight is on the 2 seater of Freemans? I know the old Chenoweth I raced with Martensen was 2460 with no driver and only 10 gallons of fuel. I am going to weigh my new car when I get back from Baja and will post.
The top car which was my old car has a new owner as of yesterday!