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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rookieoftheyear, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. rookieoftheyear
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 49

    rookieoftheyear
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    from UK

    i need some help building a bike engined legends race car
    http://www.littleracecars.com/

    Based on the early 1930-1940 nascar's they are scaled down version built for all kinds of racing. i plan to build one for hillclimbs/sprints in the uk the measurements are basically as follows.... the height should be 46'' and the wheelbase 73'' width must not exceed 60'' and it should role freely through a opening 60'' wide by 48'' high ... wheel are 13x7 overall length is 106'' (i think) including nerf bars. the shock should measure no more than 10''

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    here this basic chassis layout
    and i was just wondering if
    anyone could help me with
    measurements, plans and
    designs for these types of
    racers. they should include
    a roll cage. i need tips on the
    design of the suspension, roll
    cage, metal type/guages and
    body work. cheers will.


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  2. rookieoftheyear
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 49

    rookieoftheyear
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    from UK

  3. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418

    DrJ
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    I saw them race at the local oval track.
    They race in their own mostly "one design" class.
    Is there a racing class for them in the UK or are you going to be frustrated by just making solo "exhibition runs"?
    Check your local racing clubs to see if they are being run and then scour the pits if you can for tuning ideas.
     
  4. Roadsters.com
    Joined: Apr 9, 2002
    Posts: 1,783

    Roadsters.com
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    In 1992 and 1993, I lived directly across the highway from Charlotte Motor Speedway. Based on the time I've spent around Legends cars, I think they're a poor substitute for a race car.

    If I was in your position, I might aspire to own and race a Formula Ford, a shifter kart, or an old Morgan.

    Dave Mann
    (602) 233-8400 weekdays
    http://www.roadsters.com/
     

  5. Also look for web sites under Dwarf Cars. These were the originals. 600 Racing started their own deal in the early 90's and eventually made their own fiberglass bodies.
     
  6. flynj1
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 583

    flynj1
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    from C.B. IOWA

    If you need info on dwarf cars I have build a bunch of them. They were the 5/8 scale cars that started in Airizona. The Legends were a copy of them. If you want a legends car you have to buy a legends. A dwarf has a steel or alum. body and no fenders
     
  7. flynj1
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 583

    flynj1
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    from C.B. IOWA

    These are dwarf cars
     

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  8. True Legends cars are designed to be a little fragile,
    to discourage rough driving.This can make them expensive to maintain.

    The original Dwarf cars allowed engine mods,and required metal bodies.
    The Legends cars came with 'Glas bodies,and allowed no mods.The rules
    are pretty tight to equalize the cars.

    You might find the dimensions you are looking for on their site:
    http://www.600racing.com/ Check the rules section.

    Since you are not restricted by their rules,you can make a "better" car,
    and use their body if you want.
     

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