Originally Posted by gary47
Your right Rick pan car class should be soild rear axle with a gear or ball diff and i no new cars will have dog bone rear ends but thyere plenty of rc250 delta super js i have one on shelf with shadow body to use.
I don't think Rick was referring to straight axle vs. dog bones in his comment. I believe when suspension cars like the Associated 500 where run with solid bars in place of the shocks was the point. (Rick-comment???)
You may know where there are "plenty" of those old cars, i don't, i'll bet they are very expensive and parts are either non-existant or very, very expensive. On top of that, they get more valuable all the time, probably not a good choice for most. (Matt Taylor and I, for two, would like any leads you can provide on old pan stuff.)
Our intent is and has been to allow the old "vintage" true pan cars with "solid/straight" rear axles to run with the "modern" pan cars with dog bones and adjustable rear toe, camber etc. but to have fewer restrictions on the Vintage cars, maybe a 5 pound minimum weight instead of 5.5 for example.
I don't believe it is practical to limit the class to obsolete cars with no availibility of parts. And I say this, planning to build and hopefully race a vintage MRP 180 (If i can find one ;-)).
Also, remember these rules are for the Toledo Club first and hopefully would be adopted by the MidWest Series if there is sufficient interest. Although I was involved with the MWS YEARS ago ;-), I have no idea how/who to approach to try to add the pans as a class. I think the Lon's will take care of that.