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Rory McNeil
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Posts: 1210
From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-13-2002 01:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Racing at Mission for the final race of the season, several cars from Alberta showed up for the race as their season is done. A couple of nice looking 5.0 Mustang race cars showed up. Both running Manual G Force trans (pretty $$$) One car pops a slick, a buddy checks out the car with the tires off, only to find NO REAR BRAKES!!!! The car has a mega buck Mark Williams modular aluminum housing, with aluminum case with a "drop out" chunk which uses 12 bolt gears (less drag), scalloped axles, the works! except for No Rear Brakes! Naturally Tech was notified (would you want this guy crashing into YOUR car?), & he was given the boot. Joe "crew chief" gets into the tech guys face about how the car has 13" front brakes, & Quote: "Stops on a Dime!!" with 15x3" rims & skinny front runners, yeah , RIIIIGHT! The Tech guy asks,WHY would you build a car this way, the response:Less rotating weight! I mean, the car has big money in the trans & rearend, how much wieght would a pair of Mark Willians carbon fiber brakes add? The car supposedly runs low 10`[email protected], so it`s not like he`s trying to set a record in Comp.!(Shakes head in disbelief)

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capri man
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From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-13-2002 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
genuine pure 100% idiot, huh rory??? he must have a death wish.

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mike r
racing is real
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81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 10-13-2002 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been there and done that Rory.
Like the guy that I reported at the FWC in Joliet with the cords showing on his slicks.

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Fastymz
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Registered: Apr 2001

posted 10-13-2002 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good for you Rory these guys have to get off the track.I dont know alot about real race cars,but why no rear brakes.I just dont get it,and as you say there are plenty of light weight brakes parts out there.

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capri man
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From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-13-2002 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i saw a crapmaro once where the guy had took a torch to the rear leaf springs. he noched them to get tire clearance!!!

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
1.54 60 ft.
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Boss302
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From: Coleman, Wisconsin
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 10-13-2002 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My car doesn't have any rear brakes either. But my dad also drives EXTREMELY careful, more so around town and people.

They will be getting fixed this winter.

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ragtopjr
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From: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 10-13-2002 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you mind if I ask the name of the owner of the car?

That is just retarded

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TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 10-14-2002 02:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
they fixed it for today, scared up some wrecking yard drums and plumbed rear lines. Car did run 10.30 with a pretty ordinary looking 5.0 EFI engine.

I still can't imagine having NO brakes out back, even a pair of go-cart discs would satisfy the rules.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-15-2002 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They sure don't have a good grasp of physics!

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