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Old 08-08-2007, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bjuice

i personally DO NOT recomment this car for any un-experieneced driver ( not saying you are)..and i personally will not ever own another one...

good luck to you....my advise to you is stick with a door car...( my opinion only)..
i will try to find some pics of this car and post them..i had them on here a few years back..

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Old 08-08-2007, 11:06 AM
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I just started running my roadster. Got it for a steal, $3500.00 as a roller, just had to put new 4 link brackets on the rear. I did rewire it though and looking at the add you posted I would say that car would need it also but just my opinion and not the best look at it. Hope it works out for you I know that I really like the one I have. Getting it on and off of an open trailer has been an a little bit of a hassle though. I have to jack up the front of the trailer quite a bit but that's all. Here is my racing junk, not top of the line but I like it. This was a couple of weeks before I finished it. Runs 10.0's with a mild 383.




Here are before and after wiring shots, so you can see why I rewired.






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Old 08-08-2007, 11:16 AM
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Nice job there Curtis,great looking car also
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:00 PM
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Thanks!
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:14 PM
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Hey Curtis, what does it weight and what gear do you have in it? Just wanna see if I can estimate what this one will do with my 355.

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Old 08-08-2007, 01:35 PM
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We haven't weighed it yet but the guy I got it from said it weighed about 2000 with his driver in it. It has 4.88 geared 12 bolt. I really think it might have weighed less and that they were guessing. I am going to try and weigh it this weekend we are going to a race they are running in conjunction with a heads up race and the scales will be open. I'll let you know what I find out.

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Old 08-08-2007, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by mcracecars
Brian, the guys up here that have roadsters really seem to like them. It seems if it has a long wheelbase and well built it should not be too much of a handful. Very easy to go fast in one of those, but then you can get carried away with hp and then they get scary. Remember those fuel alterds? Those things would swing around and bite you in the butt with no warning at all....
If you want to run low9s or 8s for cheap, and have the car fit in your garage, they are the way to go... :lol:
But like you, im a doorslammer kind of guy.....
You are exactly right with the overkill on the HP..That is what happened with my altered....NOT FUN to drive at all...

Sam our friend from the UK was itching to get into my altered..and i would have let him if he ever made it to the states..lol

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Old 08-09-2007, 09:52 AM
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I nearly bought a roadster before I got the altered, I still prefer altereds, not that I am that experienced with them, sure are fun tho..
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:00 AM
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Hey tanman did you see this car? It's in Texas also.

http://www.racingjunk.com/post/94404...l-Moving-.html

http://www.racingjunk.com/post/94394...-Roadster.html

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Old 08-09-2007, 11:19 AM
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No, I hadn't seen it. Sent him a message. Looks like outside of the ladder bar vs. 4-link, it might be a better deal. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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