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Re: New Guy questions

Post by Rob » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:05 pm

If you want a longer wheelbase (2850mm VS 2690mm) go to the LS400 rather than the SC400/Soarer. They have a lower CD (0.27 LS vs 0.32 SC) but more frontal area however the CDA equates to the same for both cars. Had I known that I may not have opted for the Soarer but one came up at the right price and I grabbed it. There is more info in my somewhat stale build diary RE the Soarer.

A longer wheelbase offers more stability at speed on the salt.

Build a shape that pleases you or you will never be happy with it. You may want to work out what class that vehicle will slot into first then check the existing records if that is your main aim.

Forget anything you already know about racing, this is a completely different deal and weight is your friend, corner weights matter and your engine needs to sustain/withstand max rpm for something like 2 minutes if you are really hauling the mail.

Go to local meetings, go to scrutineering days and go to at least one event because there's lots to learn/see.

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Re: New Guy questions

Post by Lynchy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:44 am

As above, fill it with lead, down low and not in the cabin if you can help it. Don't look for aero downforce at the sake of drag - use lead instead.

Also, just get it running and make improvements year on year.

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Re: New Guy questions

Post by Stayt`ie » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:22 am

Also, just get it running and make improvements year on year.[/quote]


ive noticed that most folks try an second guess everything in the shed, then, when thay finally get on the salt, things go backwards, :roll:

as Paul says, keep it simple, first, get the thing on the salt, it will "evolve" from there,, 8)
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Re: New Guy questions

Post by BIG GAZ » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:26 am

I am not sayin' nothin'
GAZ

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Re: New Guy questions

Post by Lynchy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:38 am

No need Gaz, Staytie said it all....

try to second guess everything - end up going backwards

He was close, you ended up with a 360 :D

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Re: New Guy questions

Post by Stayt`ie » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:49 pm

:lol: :lol: , sorry fellas, wasent thinking of youse in that comment, however, now you mention it, :lol: ,,
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Re: New Guy questions

Post by momec3 » Sun May 04, 2014 5:38 pm

True Staytie,

Another common thing I have done myself and often seen is running a pretty decent speed with a basic combination then throwing everything in the shed at it and going slower.
Think its directly related to overthinking..

Agreed, get it on the track, suck it and see.
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Re: New Guy questions

Post by PAULWOLF350 » Mon May 05, 2014 5:01 pm

Thanks guys, I have taken at least some of your advice, and found a soarer pretty cheap so this is what I am starting with
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Not sure of the exact course it is going to take yet, need to do a lot more research, and get out and mix with you guys a bit.
First job is to get it home and drive it around a bit, I guess it will happen from there

Thanks again
Paul

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