|05-05-2011 01:59 PM|
|05-05-2011 08:42 AM|
|05-05-2011 08:32 AM|
|swvalcon||All depends on how fast you want to go and do you want to win a lot of rounds or just go have fun. I built a 350 for a guy that had a 78-80 monte carlo. He was track champ in a street class the frist year out.Drag racing is 1/4 car 1/4 driver and 50% luck.Pick a car thats cheap and that you can find lots of hp parts at swap meets for.|
|05-05-2011 05:12 AM|
Hot rod as a daily driver?
Don't do it. You need two vehicles, a real fire breathing rod knocker for a hot rod and a utilitary daily driver that it good on gas, reliable and easy, cheap to repair with road reliability to the point where you can jump in it, turn the key and drive across the country. Preferably a smaller truck so you can drive parts to the machine shop, go to swap meets, ETC. leave the truck stock so it starts and drives good, after-all you need a way to get to work, possibly a third vehicle, a enduro (dual sport) bike. Fun, reliable well built, fantastic great fuel mileage, (chicks love em). The money you save in fuel will be enough to buy the parts for the hot rod.
|05-04-2011 08:01 PM|
keeps me employed tho.
i would suggest the Hyundai Genesis if you want something more reliable and priced fairly and goes around corners all in one package.
(trust me it hurts to say that and not mustang or camaro but Hyundai is a great car these days
|05-04-2011 06:12 PM|
Otherwise getan 80 s malibu wagon and build it to the hilt, keep the subie for parts fetchin like was said here ealier.
|05-04-2011 05:07 PM|
Lol I do remember the nic commander Cody ... Guys at work gave it to me years, decades ago.. Seemed spaceman fit too well with me to..
We had a job overseas and had some automated welding machines and heads on some really tight technical accessible areas.. In other words, if one went bad, a lot of pipes had to be cut and redone.. one chance only...timed programs for degree location.. We had laborers walking by and one of them stepped on a pendent while I started on a weld,, The only way to do this was with mirrors reflecting the arc from about two feet away.. Less than two inches of play between tubes , so seeing was really difficult.. The pendant that the laborer stepped on started the sequence, so I became committed to two welds simultaneously.. Clearances and access became doubly difficult all at once..
I grabbed both pendants , held one up, mirrored the status, did the same again...back and forth for about three minutes, sweat now pouring off my head as if I was a politician on the witness stand..(ok bad analogy).. Completed the welding, everyone on site was just like speechless...
Checked it out, did the NDE to clear.. all was good.. They went that was cool.. You are the commander.. And that's how I got the nic..
Company went on from barely making it to a decent sized corp before being bought out by the big boys..but I was always be the CommanderKewl.
I did always think the bullet helmet was kewl..
|05-04-2011 04:14 PM|
|05-03-2011 09:54 PM|
|techinspector1||Commanderkewl, your handle reminds me of the Saturday morning serials at the movies when I was a kid. One of my favorites was good-guy Commander Cody. He wore a bullet-shaped helmet and had a jet-pack strapped to his back. Fond memories.|
|05-03-2011 09:10 PM|
|Commanderkewl||Old ninety era mustang or camaro.and keep the subaru stock and stay easy on that one|
|05-03-2011 03:58 PM|
Another thing is racing can get real spendy real quick so something like someones used race car and get used to the rules and running is in order..
|05-03-2011 03:53 PM|
|Valkyrie5.7||Very good advice. I'd either start saving up for an older car that needs work to be fast and keep the DD, or use the money towards a used modern but fast car and just leave it alone and enjoy it. $15-20k could easily put you in nice late model GTO, or Cobra or Mach 1 to name a few.|
|05-03-2011 03:04 PM|
|05-03-2011 02:40 PM|
|techinspector1||I learned long ago not to hot rod my daily driver. When you build a dual-purpose car, it cannot be the best at either purpose.|
|05-03-2011 02:23 PM|
Good Drag Cars?
I am looking at getting into drag racing and am 16 years old. I currently drive a 2011 subaru legacy 2.5 that I could trade in for a new car which would give me about a 15-20 grand budget any ideas on cars? I would also like the car to have good handling.