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  1. 70Lawn_Dart

    70Lawn_Dart Build what you want, not what others like

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    Been searching for info for my 70 Dart and this site kept popping up so here is am a member now lol. My 70 Dart build has big goals because of my big mouth, started the triple threat build ( street strip and auto x ) due to a bet i made 2 of my friends that i will beat them overall at Super Summit this year...one drives an EVO X, other 90s BMW 3 series. Will have plenty of motor to beat both but traction while cornering is the main concern while maintaining torsion bars and leaf springs. Anyways, here's how i picked up my roller, wish me luck, gunna start a build thread to show what progress i made since these pics: 20181029_161044.jpg 20181029_161056.jpg 20181029_161115.jpg IMG_20181030_090458.jpg
     
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    • 66340SEDAN

      66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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      Welcome to FABO!
       
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      Woody'sScamp FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Welcome, and good luck with the build, I'll be watching from up around Rochester, NY.
       
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      Car Nut Mopar Master

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      Welcome, the truck behind your dart looks likes 66340sedan’s 85 W350
       
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      • TheGrateRonzini

        TheGrateRonzini FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Welcome from Hamburg, not too far from you
         
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          4spdragtop FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          Welcome aboard, some well versed auto-cross guys on here.
           
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          memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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          I thought that was your truck @FISHYPETE
           
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          memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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          Welcome aboard this great site, looking forward to your updates, love me some ramchargers :thumbsup:
           
        • halifaxhops

          halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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          Welcome!
          Plenty of answers here some members run them. @Mattax prob has some tips.
           
        • 70Lawn_Dart

          70Lawn_Dart Build what you want, not what others like

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          The brown truck my 89 W250, black truck is my buddies 78 W150
           
        • 70Lawn_Dart

          70Lawn_Dart Build what you want, not what others like

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          Actuall thats a power wagon with a cap in the background haha
           
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          • Mattax

            Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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            Moi? laugh2-gif.gif
            Would be best to know more about the event before I start blabbering about anything. There's always rules that define the game.
             
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            • halifaxhops

              halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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              Auto X read the first post then babble away!
               
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              memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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              I have had this hood I built 16 years ago on two Trucks and one Ramcharger.. Yep I love me some Ramchargers....haha !


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              • 70Lawn_Dart

                70Lawn_Dart Build what you want, not what others like

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                My friends went to the event the last 2 years, Summit Motorsports Park . Its a free event that Summit has at summit motorsports park. Im using it mainly as motivation to get the car done but bragging rights are also cool
                 
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                Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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                It sounds like fun but there's nothing I see there that even gives a hint to the parameters of the game.
                Need to know things like what tires are allowed, can body panels be modified and so forth.
                Also need to know the game itself. For example Goodguys are very low speed, short tight courses made of walls of cones. One I saw looked like a go cart track. Others are bigger. An event with full stop boxes and even reversing would be more like an old school gymkana. Different again are autocrosses based on SCCA rules which will be mostly in 2nd (sometimes 3rd gear briefly) and scored only on the best run.

                It really all starts with the tires. If running in a class where 25" x 13" - 16" Goodyear slicks are allowed, then that's a world of difference than a class that requires DOT tires on stock rims with a 1" allowance or something like that. That's the sort of rules SCCA has for different classes. It also depends on who your running against. When I was in NNJ region, a bunch of us ran in C Prepared and none of us had anything like 25" slicks - so that rule allowance didn't matter to us. All of us had relatively nice sheet metal and weren't going to cut up our fenders, or spend the money and time to trailer to events.

                If there are no rules, then post up what build parameters you've got in mind.
                 
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