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Old 05-13-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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i know there is no cheap way in the sport. but can someone point me in the right direction on what the cheapest car to build
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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Probably something really slow. That turbo PT Cruiser blasted the index a year or so ago. I think it went something like -1.8 under the index. It must have gotten a bunch of HP since I haven't heard of it since.
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Its a lot cheaper to buy then build a competitive stocker
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5.0 Mustang 87 to 89 with automatic. Real fast for the money.
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5.0 Mustang 87 to 89 with automatic. Real fast for the money.
Very true
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #7
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i know there is no cheap way in the sport. but can someone point me in the right direction on what the cheapest car to build
Need more info... Speed costs money

What are your parameters? 4 cyl? inline 6 ?, V6 ? V8?....... V10?


Some people will race a 16 second car if they think they can win with it...while some others have to have a 10 second car, whether they go rounds with it or not..
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Need more info... Speed costs money

What are your parameters? 4 cyl? inline 6 ?, V6 ? V8?....... V10?


Some people will race a 16 second car if they think they can win with it...while some others have to have a 10 second car, whether they go rounds with it or not..

i have a 1962 nova wagon that im thinking of using. i may do the 194 inline six, it will be slow but in turn should be fun.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:26 PM   #9
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Probably one of the worst cars for V/SA...2 speed, small cam ,small carb.
If you 're in love with the car, you should make it a 64 and put a 283 in it for J,K,L.
There are plenty of guys on here that can help you with that one..
You're not going to slap together a cheap 283 and be competitive in those classes though...
You still haven't defined "cheap" from your perspective...
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:15 AM   #10
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Some people will race a 16 second car if they think they can win with it...while some others have to have a 10 second car, whether they go rounds with it or not..
Mark, you don't know any people like that do you?
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