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perf-list Digest Thu, 29 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 091

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Re: Truck Pulling
ADMIN: List problems

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From: "wish" ford-trucks.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 12:17:36 GMT
Subject: Re: Truck Pulling

>Is this a Super Stock or Modified ?
>I am building a '66 4x4 for pulling.
>It started off as a Street Stock,but the local
>officials ruled that safety measures such as scatter shield
>and shaft loops are not "stock"...so I guess I build a "street legal"
>Super Stock :-)
>

That sucks that safety equipment means you can't run in your class ... I can
understand things like roll cages kicking you into a different class 'cause
they actually add structure to the vehicle, but scatter shields especially are
just no-brainers for safety ...

Though it is comforting to know that other forms of motorsports have the same
problems with classifications that the SCCA does ...

>Another topic I'd like is tire type.
>Most local tracks (N.IL ) are sticky clay when wet ,
>hard as concrete when dry.
>

Where at in IL ? I'm from the Rock Island area originally, I know exactly what
you mean by sticky clay and concrete.

Here's a dumb question, are you allowed to run any tire you want ? If its really
hard as concrete, why not go with a DOT legal RACE tire ... not much tread,
but when its that hard, you can heat the tire up and get a ton of grip ON the
dirt instead of IN the dirt ... granted I don't know that you could find them
in a full size tire for your truck, but I would think you could get some pretty
good sized ones ... then the only issue is weight, and your tire dealer or website
should be able to tell you about the weight limits and such. I imagine if they're
not letting you into the stock class 'cause of safety equipment they'll probably
laugh at you for running a sticky on the dry then tell you to go home if it
works.

Good luck!

Just my $.02
wish



96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 12:22:18 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: List problems

Some of the list subscribers may have missed some list
mail yesterday and today. Our dedicated hosting company
made changes to our sendmail config 3 days ago without
realizing I had customized it. In the process of trying
to get everything working correctly, I broke this list
queue.

Everything should work normally now.

Ken Payne
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