What would you like to know?Who is the person to ask about what is legal or not for drivetrain for a sprint and how is the best way to get ahold of them?
I have tried e-mail to a couple different people on the contact page of the QSAC web site but have not got a response.
That will be legal. You must use a solid axle, no independent suspension but I'm sure you read that in the rules. This will work great for dirt. The early WCM sprinters had the final drive belt inside the chassis. Some were belt and some were chain along with a few with a skellenger quick change.:wave:I got the rules Mike just curious about something.
Basically is it legal to put a cross shaft behind the motor and connect it to the clutch shaft with a gear to gear mesh and then have a belt from the rear axle to the cross shaft for a drive system?
What I'm after is a center belt drive instead of left side. They use this set up in Australia and I have been thinking looking at it.
Jeff , I understand the question , and the scale appearing look you're trying to achieve . In last years rules changes for sprint cars ,pavement or dirt , the width was widdened out to 14 inches from 12 1/2 inches . I think scale would be 15 inches square . With the now present rules the side boards demensions are 18in.long by 7in. high , the cord ( center section ) 16 in. long and an overall width of 14 inches . Did anybody try that large of a wing on dirt ? , because of all the races I attended on pavement nobody used a wider wing than 12 1/2 although they could . You have a valid question and oppinion and what I would suggest is submit a rules change suggestion . Keep in mind what your group does or allows at local club races can be different than what is allowed at QSAC national events .It seams to me that what draws people to 1/4 scale building/racing is the awsome level or "realism" that simply cannot be obtained in the smaller scale cars.
With that being said....................what are everyones thoughts about another "addendum" in the QSAC rules to allow the dirt racers to at least build their sprint car wings to the dirt car specs?
I know 1/4 scales on dirt are not as popular as asphalt (in the US) but still yet, why make the cars running on dirt build wings to asphalt specs? I think the dirt cars need the extra surface and the builders of dirt cars want to make their cars just as "scale" as the asphalt guys do.
Is that possible? Just a simple addendum on wings if running on dirt?
What do you guys think?
Might be something for you to think about Willy...help keep your car straight going down the back stretch with only 4 laps to go....tough way to lose a race..LOLLOL tim don't mention that much weight sadler and davis might get an idea of a few hundred pounds for sprint
JeffRandy and Bob, thanks for the replies.
My understanding (and it could be wrong LOL) is the 14"x16" top wing and the 8"x6" front wing dimensions came from pavement car rules which makes sense because most cars are ran on pavement and I can also understand that most pavement guys run less wing then allowed as they have the traction but the dirt guys would probably all run the full size dirt wing centers of 15"x15" top and 9"x6" front and close to full size sideboards as they need all the traction they can get.
This is besides the fact we want to build our cars "scale" and it would be great if the rules would allow that.
Like you said Randy, we can always allow it at our local track but all our local racers are QSAC members and will probably go to a QSAC event like the one this year at Timberline.
I am certainly not going to try and make a big deal out of this at all but it would be awsome if QSAC would allow the dirt guys the option to build our wings to dirt specs. :thumbsup: