Mike Duffy from MDRC has been busy working on Marty Chance’s Mustang quite a bit here lately. If you get a chance to look this car over closely at one of the races here in the midwest, by all means do so. I shot this picture of the rims on the car during the Throwdown in T-Town at Tulsa October 16th. Look closely and you’ll see tabs for mounting wheel discs to help cut Aerodynamic Wind Drag on the car.
The previous NMCA Xtreme Street car is also sporting a brand new nose, with a deep belly pan on it, all to help buck the wind better. The changes must be working as Duffy went 5.12 with it while I was there Saturday watching, and he says there’s a lot more in it. That’s pretty darn good for a F1 … Read More »
One of the things I really wanted to fix on the car is a problem that occurred far too often, and cost me several rounds of racing. It’s those little cheap carb microswitches for nitrous activation, which seem to act up at the worst possible time. I’ve fought those things far too much with issues like vibration, loose connections, or intermittent contacts. So while we’ve got the car all apart I made a new mount to use a Omron D4C1620 Limit Switch – this is the same switch most chassis builders sell for clutch cars as a clutch switch. Very heavy duty, potted and sealed cable, nice heavy duty roller arm – in other words about as bullet proof as you can get. You can buy these from places like Bickle, but you’ll find them a lot cheaper if you … Read More »