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    Starting this thread for those who may be interested and something a bit different.

    Having raced on the oval for quite a few years and gave up a few years back after racing Lightning Rods , Mondeo Rods and stock cars decided I missed the hobby so have decided to build myself a car I have built oval racing cars in the past.

    The formula I'm going into is Stock Rods these are a stripped out de-skinned hatch back vehicle running 1400cc Race engines.

    For those who don't know what stock rods are it's these



    So for that I'll need a vehicle and my choice is a Vauxhall Corsa C it's got to be fully stripped and caged ECT the engine that's show in the pictures below will be removed as it's no good for me at all. I had a few hours on the car tonight and the pics below will show where I'm upto and where I started.

    My boy is also getting involved in the build and once he has grown a bit more I'll build him a Junior Rod it's basically the same cage ECT apart from they only run a 1000cc none tuned engine.

    I hope you enjoy this log it will take a while to build as there is a lot to do

    These pictures will give you and idea what the cage is going to be like and the last picture will hopefully be my end goal all be it sign writing/sponsors will be different but will look basically the same.


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    Cool project, it will be fun to follow.
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    You're speaking my language, Marty :) I love auto racing.

    Looks to be a fun project. What kind of time frame are you looking at to get it race-worthy? I'm not familiar with Stock Rods. Do they require the cars to remain naturally aspirated, or can you use forced induction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    You're speaking my language, Marty :) I love auto racing.

    Looks to be a fun project. What kind of time frame are you looking at to get it race-worthy? I'm not familiar with Stock Rods. Do they require the cars to remain naturally aspirated, or can you use forced induction?
    They run a 1400cc Naturally aspirated race engine no forced induction permitted.

    It's a UK oval racing formula so may not be the same if over the pond. I'm hoping to have it ready by March ish I'm in no rush as I want to build it well and properly :)

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    I have a small race track near me that makes for some family fun in the summer. Having said that, I really don't know much about racing, but it's fun to watch.

    http://devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    I have a small race track near me that makes for some family fun in the summer. Having said that, I really don't know much about racing, but it's fun to watch.

    http://devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com/
    Looks very similar to here in the UK except different formulas it is great fun but I've had enough just watching and time to get back out there again haha

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    Closest thing to me is a sprint car track

    http://www.sprintsource.com/profile/?rt=track&r=1605
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty.h View Post
    They run a 1400cc Naturally aspirated race engine no forced induction permitted.

    It's a UK oval racing formula so may not be the same if over the pond. I'm hoping to have it ready by March ish I'm in no rush as I want to build it well and properly :)
    I know from previous discussions with you that you're a fairly competent tuner. Are you building your own engine to spec for this build, or are you going to get a crate motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    I know from previous discussions with you that you're a fairly competent tuner. Are you building your own engine to spec for this build, or are you going to get a crate motor?
    It's been a while since I have raced and rules and specs change so I'll probably buy the first engine from a known builder of them engines so it will be within rules and then from then of if it needs any work I'll do it myself.

    I could easily build one but don't want to get spec wrong and end up running against the rules.

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    Got on with the stock rod today and it was put on a diet !!! Made good progress the de-skinning is only rough cut and will all be tidied up so nice and neat here is a few pictures showing how the day went also got the fuel tank removed and a lot of the inside work continues tomorrow.......


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