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Old 03-19-2014, 07:09 PM
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Modlite build

I currently run dirt modifieds but my son (crew chief) is now 17 and has one more year before he heads off for the air force. With the tremendous amount of maintenance on these cars I decided to switch over to mod-lites starting the 2015 season. I recently started on the chassis. There are a few chassis builders out there but I am incorporating some of the things that I have learned from the modifieds into this.I am no where as good as grant and I am not a machinist.
This car is the first of three we will build this year. It will have a quick change rear end with a ZX10 motor. The rules have changed this year where we can run a open motor. I will keep the details of the motor in my hat..lol
I am waiting on more DOM to show up hopefully Friday so I will start all the brackets tonight and run them on the plasma table this weekend.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:17 PM
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Well call me stupid... hehe.. I've never done Race Car Fabrication, the term "Modlite" I've never heard of .. looks similar to a rail buggy..

Reguardless of the fact .. I am a fabber and always learn techniques that can be used in other projects all the same, so I will follow..

All the best success with your Modlite .. Not to mention all the best wishes to your Son entering the Air Force...

Cheer'z and thanx for posting.......

Dog.............
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:28 PM
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Here is an example of a modlite. They look alot like the modifieds I run now, just scaled down. The 35 is my car now
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:53 AM
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Like an apple and a orange, one has a stem and one does not....

very kewl .. r'z
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:23 AM
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Looking good! Where do you race? They run these at my local track (Deerfield Speedway in Ohio). I have taken a look at them in the pits there...looks like they have pretty much everything that's on a full size mod, just smaller.

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:25 PM
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I run in houston at several different tracks. I know of Deerfield. Y'all get usmts there,that is the rules we fall under in our mods. The mod life's are a growing class here. The cost of fuel is out the roof. 112 vp late model is 14$ a gallon, so lots of people are switching over. Everything about the mod lites is race car. Only real difference between our mods and the lites are we run 4 link birdcages. These things are quick.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:10 PM
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Haven't got to work on the car much this weekend. I did get a few things done but unfortunatly I am very unhappy with the lower right side bar. I will remove it and move the bend farther back tomorrow. Its hard not installing the left side bars but I know that if I do welding it out and installing the steering, pedals and seat brackets will be a biatch. I did get the brackets for the rear end bars ran on the plasma table. Saturday I had to work on my teammates car since he decided to roll it. Well more like piroutte.We started the sheet metal as you can see by the obnoxious orange chassis.I am open to suggestions or criticism as the build goes on.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:48 PM
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What's the opinion on chassis flex with these little guys? I know for some dirt stuff guys are deliberately building the cars soft so they flex. I don't know that much about these cars to have an opinion either way.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:59 PM
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I'd be interested to see what they use to mate the motor to the drive axle...
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:26 PM
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Graham the old way of thinking is, we wanted to carry the front left to get as much right rear bite. Now we will run a tie down shock on the right front and aim about 50lbs of right rear. That helps keep the car hooked. A lot has gone into air pressure. You know with a car on scales adding just a half a pound of air changes the cross weight significantly.
As far as the mating, the cars run the stock gear box with a yoked adapter on the outboard shaft. I will take a couple of pics when I get home.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:58 AM
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Have you made any more progress on your Mod-Lite chassis?
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:54 PM
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I have not had a chance to get anything on the mod lite done. I actually bought a pavement set up mod lite 2 weeks ago and I have been getting it transfered over to dirt. Waiting on springs which should have been here last Friday. Then ride heights and scaling will be done. I will be back on the chassis in a couple of weeks after this work traveling subsides.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:14 AM
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Hey mate love your build lots of time and effort is shown! was just wondering where you got your measurements for square tubing base frame, need some measurements of one for school project any help would be very appreciated!
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:34 AM
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Hey mate got your message really need those measurements ASAP thanks!
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:32 PM
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Sorry man I completely forgot. I wrote it on my hand. I will get it posted tonight.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:08 PM
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I don't believe in red race cars so we made a change over the weeks that we had off.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:00 PM
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All good mate just need the base frame and main hoop angle if you can
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:10 AM
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All good mate just need the base frame and main hoop angle if you can
Here is the base line for the frame.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:31 AM
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Thanks mate! Muchly appreciated :)
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:34 AM
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Thanks mate! Muchly appreciated :)
Make sure you post build pics
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