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sfreitas20
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« on: March 31, 2011, 10:14:31 PM »

I commend the NBOD of QMA for doing what is right.

http://quartermidgets.org/Article_View_Page.asp?ID=1678
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 12:35:31 AM »

OMG!!!  Can we all take a breath now?
No really, WHO CARES?
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 08:16:11 AM »

Ummm...I do!  I know many others that wanted to race both organizations this year too so I know I am not alone.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 08:27:55 AM »

I wouldnt break out the champagne just yet. I'll bet you will still need 2 motors.
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 09:43:38 AM »

Jeff, can you explain the new differences?
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 10:32:50 AM »

We will see when the Tech Manuals are posted, but from the conversation I had with Tom last night, he indicated the specs were going to be the same for the engine as they are for USAC. 

We didn't get into discussing the restrictor or what they are going to do there, but that doesn't really bother me if that is different.  Changing carbs and settings for each of the organizations isn't too big of a deal in my opinion as long as we can run the same engine.

He did say they weren't going to allow any milling/decking on the block, but from my understanding the new blocks are coming from Briggs pretty close to the current USAC spec so this shouldn't be a problem.  If you are going to run both, you should speak to your builder about your engine and see if your block falls within the QMA specs.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 10:58:36 AM »

Like Scott said we'll see when the specs are released. Dont know why decking the block is such a sin since every major sanctioning body allows it, ie WKA, also make writing the rules easier. No pop up, no angle mill, done.....None of this "well the surface appears to be non stock". 

Being or attempting to be "box stock" only cost you money.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 01:25:10 PM »

That is good for those who are going to run both sanctioning bodies.  Makes a LOT of sense.  Now if they will just reverse their decision to get rid of the Honda platform...they may be able to keep pace a little better with USAC.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011, 02:54:48 PM »

I don't really think removing Honda's was the right decision on their part, but I don't think USAC is exactly hitting a home run regarding Honda engines right now either.  Something has to give and I think that will happen very soon (after this season I hope).  I get all the reasons why the Thai engines aren't allowed.  However being told to try to find a used engine out there and then send it to your builder to have it gone through and hope it is still usable isn't really a good solution for a family with a kid that is growing up and needing to move up (Yes, I have been told those exact words regarding trying to move my son into 160).  Since the engines aren't consistent, just let us pay our engine builders to make them consistent or get rid of them too.

Maybe we need clone engines in Quarter Midgets!
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2011, 07:02:07 PM »

Give me a call, I have several really good Japan 160's for sale.  980-622-0461 
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