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    Post New color scheme/Body for this season

    Have to show off the new color scheme and body change for this year. I wasn't too sure about my color choices for my car as I've ran the same color for all 14 years I've raced. After the car was finished I was VERY happy with the results. Let me know what Ya think.

    The roof was changed from the standard fiberglass to a custom made carbon fiber roof, it has a great prism effect in the sunlight and looks awesome with the black and red scheme. Light too







    These were taken this spring the first night out and it was raining so we had to hurry takin the pics. HAve a lot of cool ones on the track and in the pits with my Dad now thanks to oneo of my crew.
    It's, sadly, a little less perfect now that I've raced her a few times but, it's a racer.
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    Sweet

    But what is it?!
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    It's called a Outlaw LAte Model. It's a class of car in local Oval racing here in the states. They're the lightest and fastest of the fendered type cars. On a track like Bristol where NASCAR runs my car would be quite a bit faster. They weigh 2500 lbs. compared to 3400 for a Winston Cup car and have similar horsepower and a lot more torque since we can run any size engine we want as long as it has one carb and steel block. This car has an all Moly chassis and aluminum and carbon fiber body. The rear end is a quick change type that's magnesium with aluminum tubes. The hubs are all magnesium and the brakes are 4 piston type with lightweight, vented, directional rotors. The trans is a 2 speed built specificaly for this type of car and has mainly reverse, a tiny built clutch to get you rolling in rev. and the very short low gear. High gear is direct drive and uses no clutch. The trans weighs 32 lbs. The cockpit is similar to most other racers.
    The engine is a 358 c.i. 9:1 comp. ratio, Chevy V8. Totally aftermarket engine, from heads to block to- everything. No stock Chevy parts. Built by Gaerte engines and has 18 degree Weldtech heads, Bowtie (much stronger than stock) steel block,
    Carillo rods, lightweight pistons, and the crankshafts a lightweight, knife-edged 4340, weighs about 37 lbs. Uses a Braswell Carb that flows about 1300 cfm and runs on VP Red fuel (115 octane). Ignition is an MSD system.
    Puts out 698 HP at 7200 rpm and about 580 ft/lbs. of torque.
    I have 2 other engines that are the same except one is a 430 ci/ 13:1 comp. and the other is a 410 ci/ 13:1 comp. They put out 730 and 710 hp each with the 430 putting out about 650 ft./lbs. of torque The 430 is a beast! You get a 200 lb. weight break for running a 9:1 engine that's why I use it instead of the other 2.

    The whole car weighs 2011 lbs. complete, full of all fluids and before adding weight to reach the minimum weight of 2500 lbs with a 9:1 engine, high compression engines have to weigh 2700.

    Probably more than you wanted to know but this type of car is only run at tracks around Northern Indiana (where I'm from) and some in Ohio and quite a few tracks in Michigan. They used to run all over the country. I was sure you guys hadn't ever heard of them so I thought I'd let you in what a lot of the local racers over here run. Actualy most of them run in a couple of the other classes below that are quite a bit less expensive and much more like stock cars.

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    Man that looks sweet, The rivets on the front of the shell so make me want you to put a dumper truck front on that car and drive through the rest of that pack tho

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    Rocket, that is gorgeous. Shotgun anyone?

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    that car looks evil!! reall nice...

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    Originally posted by RocketmanX

    Puts out 698 HP at 7200 rpm and about 580 ft/lbs. of torque.
    Rocket - you da man... that car looks really really nice, plus it's got a V8 in it. Good choice on the colours dude

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    And THAT is the reason I wanted this man to get involved in our discussions!

    May I congratulate you RocketmanX for possibly the most aggressive looking animal I have ever seen

    Although we have a no swearing law on this Forum.....that is one evil looking, mean bastard of a mother.

    And the engine specs leave me amazed.......these things create all that power and torque for hundreds of laps

    The engine to weight penalty ot break is interesting:

    Quote by Manx

    You get a 200 lb. weight break for running a 9:1 engine that's why I use it instead of the other 2.


    And for the not quite sure what he's talking about.....

    9:1 is the COMPRESSION RATIO.....ie the air and fuel mixture is COMPRESSED to 1/9th its size before the spark plug fires....

    the 11:1 and 13:1 compression ratio engines create more torque and power (although at higher cost for reliability) and therefore the rules make you carry more weight toslow ya down...thats right I think

    What stunner......awesome tool....and before anyone thinks what it would be like to drive......I have NO IDEA AT ALL.....but one day.....one day

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    Stilgetting my head around all those engine specs......

    a carb that runs 1300 cubic feet per minute and fuel with an octane rating of 115

    Monster.....awesome.

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    Me's all jealous now
    That is one very very sweet motor - and the cars not bad either
    Very Very Nice.
    Dont suppose you fancy selling your Bow Tie? After I blow the Rover V8 (Buick 215 to you) on mine im going for a SBC bored to BBC - hence keeping weight down, but power up.
    Damn nice car - need to get mine finished !!

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    Originally posted by Eazieb
    Me's all jealous now

    Damn nice car - need to get mine finished !!
    Wondered when that would get to ya mate

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    Very nice...what body style was it on before?, that one looks Corvette-ish...

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    Mmmm imagine that piling down the M4, you wouldnt get any outside lane dawdlers in that beasty boy, theyd see you in the mirror and crap themselves and crash as they tried to get out the way!

    heheh nice RocketmanX - very very mmm nice

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    ...theyd see you in the mirror....
    Not before they'd heard you coming!

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    mmm thats a BEAST

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    Make the trip to Indiana Zak and I'll let you give it a go

    Hard to explain what it's like to drive but it has brkaing approaching that of an F1 car, to heavy to be as good but I brake as I enter the turn at about 120 mph and slow down to around 80 in about 30 feet We average 100 mph a lap on a 3/8 th mile oval track. Pull about 2.3 g's through the corner and it accelerates from 80 to 120 mph in about 150 feet. VERY hard on the neck.

    I love Lemans type prototypes and F1 cars, I steal all I can from them
    The body is not really anything in particular, just designed to be as aerodynamic as possible and still stay within the rules. If you look down on top of the car the front and rear windshields and roof form a teardrop shape. Most guys that race these aren't as in depth with their bodies 'cause they are kinda tough to fabricate around an offset tube chassis (the roll cage and main frame rails and anything else that can be are set as far left as possible to keep the weight on the left side where you want it oval racing).
    The nose is a piece made for this kind of racing, it's flexible plastic and is modeled after a late 80's Camaro although modified heavily. The rules demand a late model type nose like this so as to "somewhat" resemble a late model stock car, shich is where this class originated from but has evolved into this.

    I'll take post some pics from under the skin to show you guys what it's like underneath, you'l' get a better idea what this thing is then. Plus, I think Zak and some others might get a kick out of all the lightening I did to a lot of the parts. It's sometimes called "swiss-cheesing" the car, or in other words, drilling and lightening the parts where appropriate to save weight. I spent about 2 months assembling the chassis itself while making sure all parts were as strong and loight as possible. The most effort I've ever put into a car. It payed off though, it's by far the best handling car I've ever had.
    Last edited by RocketmanX; 15-08-2003 at 03:41 PM.

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