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Dick Steinkamp
10-28-2015, 08:53 AM
Javier sent me this link. Mostly Studes flat out in this year's race...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0B0L6IJ8eQ

Chris Pile
10-28-2015, 10:50 AM
That last race reminds me of how much that race has changed since the days Mickey Thompson ran it, trying to miss cattle and farmers who knew nothing of the race. Great stuff!

6hk71400
10-28-2015, 11:43 AM
They sure don't sound like any Studebaker V8 that I have owned! My Overdrive equipped 55 was busy at 4,800 rpm in direct drive but quieter in overdrive at 3,600 rpm. Again this was 1969 on the uninhabited area north of Bell Road in Phoenix when I wanted to see what the car would do. I am glad of the statue of limitations is past!
Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

Chris Pile
10-28-2015, 12:55 PM
They sure don't sound like any Studebaker V8 that I have owned!

Most of them sounded like Bowtie bellybuttons to me, but one was definitely a big block Blue Oval.

Colgate Studebaker
10-28-2015, 01:58 PM
Almost all of them sounded like quick change rear ends also. It's been over 35 years since my racing involvement, so the sounds I recognize might be something else, but that whine as they go by reminds me of those rears. Thanks for these posts Dick, I really enjoy watching them. Bill

johnod
10-28-2015, 09:33 PM
Thanks for posting Dick.
Why so many Studes I wonder?

Mark L
10-28-2015, 10:04 PM
Because they're the cars that win

tempestan
10-28-2015, 10:07 PM
Dick:

Again, thanks for posting.... tempestan

johnod
10-29-2015, 07:39 AM
Somewhat related.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/05/19/legend-studebaker-lives-on-in-this-modern-tribute-car/

StudeNorm
10-29-2015, 09:19 AM
At least one of those cars sounded like it has forced induction (supercharger) under the hood. That was a pretty awesome ride-along!

mr moto
10-29-2015, 12:24 PM
Without being familiar with those individual cars, I can tell you that the rules dictate no forced induction (single four barrel only) and a maximum of 305 cubic inches. The engines in the Studes are typically small block Chevies which are allowed under the rules because of the engines used in the '65-'66 Canadian made cars. Some have been run using stock engines (don't know about this year) but that's in the Turismo Producione class not in the Turismo Mayor class that wins all the races. I don't think quick change rear ends are allowed and they all use 5 speed trannys and 4 wheel disc brakes. The chassis/running gear will typically be worked over by current or former NASCAR builders.

Dick Steinkamp
10-29-2015, 02:37 PM
Here's the rule book...

http://www.lacarrerapanamericana.com.mx/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Reglamento_Carrera_Panamericana_2015-ingles1.pdf

See page 121 section 16.2

305 CID is correct for 6 cylinder cars. The limit for V8s is 366 CID

A single 600 CFM carb for V8s

Top speed is limited to 145 through a combination of RPM limit, tire size, and gearing.

PekkaP
10-29-2015, 03:00 PM
Thanks Dick for the post. Always inspiring.

Here some results for the first days. Studebakers do dominate as usual.

http://www.lacarrerapanamericana.com.mx/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/RESULTADOS-ACUMULADO-LCP-2015-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-CON-PENA-FINALES-1.pdf


Need to keep this race on my bucket list!


Pekka

Noxnabaker
10-29-2015, 03:16 PM
Amazed me that when the Amazon turned over nobody came to help, usually they show pictures of a lot of people helping the crashed cars.
But this wasn't a US-made car.

StudeNorm
10-30-2015, 09:27 AM
So no blowers or stock motors... And the chassis's are all modern front clips and rears coils? That would make some sort of awesome daily driver! LOL...

Dick Steinkamp
10-30-2015, 10:34 AM
So no blowers or stock motors... And the chassis's are all modern front clips and rears coils? That would make some sort of awesome daily driver! LOL...

No stock motors in the top classes, but stock motors in the production classes. John Gregory ran a Stude V8 in his 53 quite successfully for several years...

http://stevemckelvie.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/p1010125a.jpg?w=640&h=480

From what I've seen, the chassis are all custom built for the top classes....no "clips".

Pat Dilling
10-30-2015, 01:02 PM
Here are pictures of a Panamerica racers that was at the IM in Glendale in 2010.

colt45sa
03-24-2017, 05:31 PM
Javier sent me this link. Mostly Studes flat out in this year's race...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0B0L6IJ8eQ You just crushed a bunch of 'purists'~!

t walgamuth
03-24-2017, 08:00 PM
That race venue looks very dangerous!