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  • BARC new cars and a new chassis

    My proxy results have been very poor so I decided to abandon my chassis builds for a new approach. I purchased a CG pod and built an Aluminum plate chassis to go with it. Testing has been positive. I built another Ferrari 350 Can Am as this car will be run off against my other 350 and Lotus 23 to see which one gets entered in the 2021 event. Currently it is running a 25 K cobra motor

    Shell is a homecast resin effort made a little bit wider to make full use of the 62mm Width rule for the Can Am proxy.

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  • #2
    Second car is a Lotus 23 done up in a BARC fantasy scheme influenced by Follmers 23C 65 Porsche powered Lotus. For the Can Am series a 289 Ford power plant was used to try and give the car a chance going against other Big Block American motors. These Lotus 23s had all kinds of motors used in racing from small 2 Litres Porsche motors up to Ferrari powerplants. I thought the suggestion that a Ford V8 would be shoe horned in was not totally out of line.

    Aluminum plate chassis, with a brass pod powered by an FF50 motor which is a Mabachi 10130 That I buy in bulk off of ebay. Car turns laps that are 2/10 slower then the SC 130 25 K motors.

    Car is my own home cast off a wood block carving. I was going to" Thunderslot" it and increase the width by 15 % to allow a 130 sidewinder, but held off on this one. Although the idea hasn't left me yet.

    Trying a new BARC oval logo to stick in with the vintage sponsorship decals which can be seen on the Ferrari 350 as well.

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    • #3
      Interesting developments for sure. I like the new logo oval, pretty cool!

      The Ferrari looks very low....I am curious to hear your handling impressions. My track is too short to really have a good grasp on how a big motor drives...I really have to run it up at Smithtown to know if it's going to be driveable or not. That's always an interesting part of proxy racing.....
      Come Race at The Trace!
      Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN


      • #4
        That is my problem as well. I have no large tracks within 400 km of me. When I do get to Edmonton and run a car on that big track, then it really becomes clear what you have built. With Covid 19 and me living in a relatively Covid free part of the world, I have no desire to visit a larger center right now. So no big club track to test on. It was on that track that that it became obvious that the FF 50 motors just do not have the grunt to compete with the big dogs. They run good but their lack of overall power does not show up on most home tracks, and on a big club track they are outclassed by the higher end 130 type motors.

        The last two Ferrari's I built with pods, are my best cars to date They are both running 25 K motors and are 62 mm wide sidewall to sidewall. This combined with the low profile makes them pretty stable. I have a new tire truer as well, so the combination is producing better cars.

        I am going to be laying up a new GT3 car and I it will probably mirror the chassis I built for these Ferrari's, but will get zero test time on a big club track. I just have to hope the marginal gains made on my home track will lead to a better car on the Proxy tracks.