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  • 03-12-2009, 17:26
    ThomasHarris
    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    Its up to him, but he has no cash...again, i no where bits are local, he just needs the money and room, which he hasnt got yet. I can get hold of bits that will give him a rolling chassis, wont be the pretiest thing, but it wont be bad either, it may not be in proper slingshot fashion, but if its built for the drag purpose, its a dragster. If a beam set up comes along when he has the cash and hes happy to get it, thats all good!...Thanks for the link btw
  • 03-12-2009, 09:08
    philhrc
    i've got a morris 8 front beam for sale in the ad's , don't know if it would be any use but no ones asked about it ,so if you want it cheap to get you started give me a shout

  • 03-12-2009, 09:02
    WB54
    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasHarris View Post
    just depends on his cash dont it, im giving him the cheapest route i know possible, due to knowing where bits and bobs are that could potentially give him a basic dragster. thanks for the reply mate..it will deffo be safe!
    heres a front end

    https://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=7286
  • 02-12-2009, 21:54
    vince-305
    As i have said before and im still trying to find out

    But locally to me in a block of garages that the local council are going tobe pulling down i have been told lives a sling shot with an essex and nos but thats all i know at present and once i clear some room ill be making some enquire's
  • 02-12-2009, 20:55
    ThomasHarris
    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    Your best bet is to pick up either a pop or model Y front axle complete. they do come up for sale reasonably cheap. Mount it suicide style and build the caster angle into the mount, then use the transverse set up complete, works really well. On the rearend, you could use the little sherpa set up, stock axles are easilly shortened without resplining.

    I know you want the old timey look, but I hope your planning more of a cage than the roll over bar in the pic, that offers little to no protection, you'll be surprised how quick it'll be, my slingshot was running 112mph with the V6, plenty quick in a small car.
    just depends on his cash dont it, im giving him the cheapest route i know possible, due to knowing where bits and bobs are that could potentially give him a basic dragster. thanks for the reply mate..it will deffo be safe!
  • 02-12-2009, 20:48
    WB54
    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasHarris View Post
    Hiya mate, hes a school lad still on a budget..if he gets cash and we build it, he wants it styled like this:



    We'l build a chassis based on a pop chassis(dimension wise). box section chasiss, a simple hoop etc...dont no about beam axle set ups though on the front as they can be pricey, just using parts that are locally available if this project is carried out. possibly a viva front clip up front? Not in proper slingshot style but a simple cheap budget way. This dragster will not go into competition, but rwyb's. If i felt what we built was dangerous, he wouldnt race it. When a build thread starts (when he clears his garage out and gets money) safety ideas will all be taken into consideration, as long as a very budget nostalgia style is kept. he likes the old stuff like me haha
    Your best bet is to pick up either a pop or model Y front axle complete. they do come up for sale reasonably cheap. Mount it suicide style and build the caster angle into the mount, then use the transverse set up complete, works really well. On the rearend, you could use the little sherpa set up, stock axles are easilly shortened without resplining.

    I know you want the old timey look, but I hope your planning more of a cage than the roll over bar in the pic, that offers little to no protection, you'll be surprised how quick it'll be, my slingshot was running 112mph with the V6, plenty quick in a small car.
  • 02-12-2009, 18:41
    philhrc
    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post

    The Wild Bunch caters for both types of vehicle. We run MSA events and RWYB events to cater for cars which want to run in national competition and those that don't or can't. The beauty of the Wild Bunch is that the points are structed so neither the MSA or RWYB cars have an advantage, you have an equal chance of winning a championship. People will generally build or aspire to build a chassis to SFI tag as it gives the car resale value and enables you to compete in MSA meetings in the future.
    that sounds like the perfect race series , makes it pretty even on a cash and spare time level ..

  • 02-12-2009, 17:17
    Martyn B
    Good luck with your build; when you start from scratch you'll find lots of things that aren't quite right and you will make changes and develop it, from event to event and season to season if you stick with it. Back in the day, there wasn't the bank of knowledge around then, people would use whatever they could easily lay there hands on, rather than as today ordering parts from a speed shop, but there were places you could go if you had the readies, such as dragster developments( Alan Herridge and John Harrison). As for V6, you have one, unless you can do a swop with someone, use it; yes its a heavy block but speed parts can be picked up on fleabay, or at breakers, and they can certainly be made to go- photo shows Tony Anderson who developed his over several years, eventually ran low tens, with street tyres(slicks not commonly available then), direct drive, blower from a breakers off a Commer diesel truck, here in '71.



    and heres Dicky Jarman with his V4, which he later dropped in a V6

  • 02-12-2009, 16:50
    ThomasHarris
    Quote Originally Posted by BRIT DIGGER View Post
    youll struggle to find one of them from a 60s car..................

    use a stock pop one?... there possibly cheaper and easier to find..

    Sid.
    haha i no that, but its a simple option aint it, as long as its sorta styled like a 60's car its all good.

    and if one comes along, will do ..theres a yard with a few classics here in birmingham we can hopefully scrounge some stuff off.
  • 02-12-2009, 16:37
    BRIT DIGGER
    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasHarris View Post
    Hiya mate, hes a school lad still on a budget..if he gets cash and we build it, he wants it styled like this:

    ........... "possibly a viva front clip up front?"
    youll struggle to find one of them from a 60s car..................

    use a stock pop one?... there possibly cheaper and easier to find..

    Sid.
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