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Author Topic: I live in So Cal and i want to start racing mim stock, Anyone got one for sale?  (Read 10946 times)

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I have a local track in my backyard, and the supermotard is taking its tole on my body. I can't stand getting hurt. I have this in my blood and i need to do it. So if anyone knows of a car for sale i am intrested. Thanks
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are you wanting to circle track or derby, becouse  they are diffrent , anyways im in ill and i dont have anything for sell. also getting hurt kinda comes with this territory i have never gotten a good run and no stiff back or neck
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No, iam looking for a circle track car i want a pinto or mustang. And i  am not hurt from the cars i am hurt from riding this damn bike. I ride a little hard and i payed the price. I just like cars so much more. So if there is anyone out there that has a circle track car for sale. I would be intreted.
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No worrys  guys i went to the races tonight and the pintos are not looking to good for next year. There is a lot of front wheel guys kicking butt. I have decide and have put a deposit on a dwarf car tonight at the track. Sence it is the last race of the year i got one hell of a deal.  WHOOO these things make the hair stand up on my neck. Thank You guys
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a lot of power can be made out of the 2.0 and 2.3 and parts are around for them a whole lot more such as headers, cams...... any ways becouse the pintos arent doing to well how about you change that its all in gearing, driveing and m/t i wasnt trying to shoot the dream down id rather see anything old win a race its just so much nicer no matter what it is in a race, around here what was winning the compact class at the race track (i only went 2 or 3 times ) was dodge neons but they were up against ford probes(usually right behind), escorts, cavileirs, stuff that wasnt know for doing anything BUT slow driveing

the guy to ask about what to do to a dirt track race car i would think be "dirt track demon" on here i think that was his name
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where in so cal are you located???

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In moorpark Ca 20 min from Ventura. Its not that i don't think the 2.3 have power, its that its not to easy to come by a cheap mustang or pinto. 2 The track i want to run on limits you to what you can do to the frame big time ( as i read) . And i dont feel like pulling frames its not to easy to do in my garage. 3 They dont put the front wheel cars in there own class which i don't care what anyone says they kick the rear wheel cars butt. A honda civic won the pinto stocks last night up aganst atleast 5 or 6 pintos and mustangs. I talked to a few guys in the pits and they told me that all the pinto guys are pissed off. They don't think front wheel cars should be racing with them, but the track guys said to bad we do not have enough cars to split them in class. So what that ment is 2007 they will not change a damn thing. The dwarf cars are getting to be really populer and they are cheap and fast as hell. They cost not much more then what you will pay in building a pinto. There easy to work on, and they will do laps around a 2.3. Not dogging on the 2.3 remeber i do have one in my 1969 VW Bug. But man i want that thrill of the sprint car, but not the cost or the danger. And these dwarf cars are exactlly that. I app. you guys trying to talk me out of it and i agree with you the mini stocks are fun, but not fast enough for me.
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i wasnt trying to talk you out of it
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No i don't think that. I just don't want you guys thinking i dont like pintos, I love them. I just dont think it will work for me.
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In moorpark Ca 20 min from Ventura. Its not that i don't think the 2.3 have power, its that its not to easy to come by a cheap mustang or pinto. 2 The track i want to run on limits you to what you can do to the frame big time ( as i read) . And i dont feel like pulling frames its not to easy to do in my garage. 3 They dont put the front wheel cars in there own class which i don't care what anyone says they kick the rear wheel cars butt. A honda civic won the pinto stocks last night up aganst atleast 5 or 6 pintos and mustangs. I talked to a few guys in the pits and they told me that all the pinto guys are pissed off. They don't think front wheel cars should be racing with them, but the track guys said to bad we do not have enough cars to split them in class. So what that ment is 2007 they will not change a damn thing. The dwarf cars are getting to be really populer and they are cheap and fast as hell. They cost not much more then what you will pay in building a pinto. There easy to work on, and they will do laps around a 2.3. Not dogging on the 2.3 remeber i do have one in my 1969 VW Bug. But man i want that thrill of the sprint car, but not the cost or the danger. And these dwarf cars are exactlly that. I app. you guys trying to talk me out of it and i agree with you the mini stocks are fun, but not fast enough for me.

  This is something I have noticed also.  I live in Fillmore and drive through Moorpark everyday to go to work.  I go out to Ventura raceway a lot and have noticed the FWD just dominating.  I got to watch a FWD Grand Am earlier this year just walk away from everyone.  I don't see why a Pinto should not still be in the running but guys just seem to have problems getting the to go around the track fast.  Just in case though if you need a 2.3 I have a nearly complete one I will give you.  I will even deliver it.

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I was the first one to run a Saturn at my local track. The car was perfect for the 3/8" mile low bank paved track, and YES, it was 100% to the rule book (the ONLY one in my division). It was the first front drive car I ever ran on a circle track, and I did not think I would like it as much as I did. It is great, someone gets into you in the turn and you just gas and go. The set-up was a little bit of a challenge at first, but I got it figured out quickly. They always made me start in the back (normally 30th or more), and in 20 laps I would always finish in the top 5 with a few wins (if they let me finish) . Soon, a bunch of other Saturns took to the track. Before the Saturn and another car, I ran a Pinto there few years in the same division, but did not do that well (playing by the rules).  The sad part was that there are always a few babies you run with that hate to see someone else doing well, and will wreck you for it. I barely had the time to get to the track, but having to fix the car between races was a hassle. I don't regret doing it though, I had a blast and I might return to it one day.

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Hey Jake what year is the motor? Does it run? And yes i agree these fwd cars just kick butt. And the pinto guys dont even get a chance to hit them to take them out. Cause they cant spin them out. I just dont see the fun in pulling frames and playing with guys who are dicks. But these damn dwarf cars are just so damn cool. I sat in one in the pits on Sat and the hair stood up on my neck. The feeling is so cool, its like being in a beefed up go-kart that is fast as hell and are safe. I won't skimp on safety equipment, they really don't let you get away with crappy stuff. The rules in the CaliforniaDwar kCarAssocation . CDCA. are pretty strict. But yes if they would change the damn rules i would run one maybe. But it would take a lot to change my mind i think. Dude if i can go out and run the 2007 season and place in atleast the main it pays for my entry fee, and if i place in atleast the top 5  it pays for my rip offs, gas and entry fee then iam in. And my boss said he will sponsor my car so that pays for even more goodies. Iam stoked!!!!!
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Motor is a 74.  It ran fine.  When I bought the car it had sat for a long time and the owner was running straight water in the cooling system.  I flush the system a number of times and got the motor running really well.  But there must have been crud in the engine that would not come out.  Anything under 45 no problems but anything over it would just keep running warmer and warmer.  I just got tired of playing around with it and pulled it for a turbo motor.  It does not have a pan, oil pump, carb.  I have all the accesories including the factory AC setup.

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Hey Tude,
 What track do you run???
Do you run Belleville or Tri-City???
I grew up, 3 miles from Tri-city...
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Hey Jake, thanks for the offer but it just sounds like something that will just sit around my garage. I was looking for a little newer and no problems. But again thank you for the  offer.
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Hey Tude,
 What track do you run???
Do you run Belleville or Tri-City???
I grew up, 3 miles from Tri-city...
 From Pintony

i dont race i just demo

and my local track is jacksonville
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A legend car is different than a dieing breed Dwarf cars too!

Try Irwindale speedway or the new track going in at Bakersfield.

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Are you still interested in racing a pinto in mini stock? Are you planning on building a fresh car or buying one that has seen many owners and modifications.
I have two, new to me, pintos, a 71 trunk car and a 72 hatch back. both are in good shape bodies only have minor ding or dents.