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Old 04-19-05, 06:37 PM
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Any Sports Racing Cars on the forum?

Besides me, or formula car racers, would like to share!
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Old 04-20-05, 12:18 AM
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I've got a Crossle S2 in one shop, and Swift DB1 and DB3 (Or whatever the continental is) in another. None of them belong to me, but I get to work on them.
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Not yet, but I plan on taking a formula mazda, and building a scaled down LMP car out of it, just as soon as my FC/FD is done.
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Carl - you know they make body kits for the original FM, don't you? Actually not a bad looking SR for an afterthought.
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I've got a Crossle S2 in one shop, and Swift DB1 and DB3 (Or whatever the continental is) in another. None of them belong to me, but I get to work on them.
Hello Chris Taylor, My car is a crossle 42/47S!!!!!, SN004, What SN do you have, I hve the molds for the bodywork shown in the pic. Where are you!

the crossle was one of the best choices for the conversion due to having a tube frame chassis, Finished up a pretty big go through this last year. I added Koni shocks from a formula mazda and they work really great! Lets talk
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does this count?



no it's not wankel powered but damn is it fun to drive.
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Originally Posted by christaylor
Carl - you know they make body kits for the original FM, don't you? Actually not a bad looking SR for an afterthought.
You mean Formula bodywork? I want to do a DSR like LMP knockoff with modern FM running gear.
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(And if it doesn't work: http://www.starmazda.com/images/msr/maz4.jpg )

It's some new body work that plops on the original FM tub. I've seen pictures of them on track, but haven't seen one at any races around here. Of course, I could out run most D/CSR's around here on two bicycles welded together, so it probably wouldn't do much if one did show.

A sequential, Renesis-powered SR would be the ****, though. I'm assuming you've seen the DP1 ( http://www.dpcars.net/dp1/index.htm ) ? Pretty cool, even though it doesn't have a rotary.
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Wow that looks nice. Forget the Renesis power - I want one with peripheral port power.
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I'm there, as soon as I finish the RX7, and the MKIV Supra. Probably a year or so. Do you have a link to the manufacturer? It would be a good starting point from the looks of it. Why PP, when you can Turbo, and make SOOO much more power? 1/2BP, mid frame turbo, ~400rwhp, Scary fast
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It's from Star Mazda (www.starmazda.com), one of their attempts at a Formula/SR crossover car. When I say it's an FM with a body kit, I don't think I'm stretching it too much. If you're not into the engineering of an entire car (like me) it's a good platform to start with since you can/could get tubs for next to nothing with all the pro teams abondoning them for the new ProFM. I think when the new Pro car came out, FMs went down in sale price $10k across the board, which puts them right in the range of affordability, and that's for a ready-to-go roller. I'm sure you could find the various parts for much cheaper.

Only downside is the fact that the chassis is based on 60's Fords! But, they're rolling hell for a formula car. I've seen 'em go through tire barriers and just need some windex and tape.

If I can claim ownership to the Crossle (still need to look up ID on it...) it'll have a 12A and Atlantic wing on the back of it as fast as I can tack that stuff on there!
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Originally Posted by John Senini
Besides me, or formula car racers, would like to share!

Here's mine.....STOHR DSR.
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Originally Posted by christaylor
It's from Star Mazda (www.starmazda.com), one of their attempts at a Formula/SR crossover car. When I say it's an FM with a body kit, I don't think I'm stretching it too much. If you're not into the engineering of an entire car (like me) it's a good platform to start with since you can/could get tubs for next to nothing with all the pro teams abondoning them for the new ProFM. I think when the new Pro car came out, FMs went down in sale price $10k across the board, which puts them right in the range of affordability, and that's for a ready-to-go roller. I'm sure you could find the various parts for much cheaper.

Only downside is the fact that the chassis is based on 60's Fords! But, they're rolling hell for a formula car. I've seen 'em go through tire barriers and just need some windex and tape.

If I can claim ownership to the Crossle (still need to look up ID on it...) it'll have a 12A and Atlantic wing on the back of it as fast as I can tack that stuff on there!
The Mazda Sport Racer is not really competitive in CSR or DSR here in California.....It's an outdated chassis with fairly poor aerodynamics and way overweight.
Most competive sports racers are either based on the Stohr, Speads or Maloy chassis. In CSR, the hot ticket is to put bodywork over a Formula Atlantic chassis.

At SCCA regional events, we can often compete with the Formula Atlantics as far as lap times. At National events, the fastest sports racer drivers are very very close to the Atlantics. The class has progressed incredibly in the last couple years and as soon as the underbody tunnels are perfected, we'll likely be the fastest cars in SCCA.
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i see a theme with the colors of your cars foko.
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Crossle Mazda

Looking to contact John Sennini with the Crossle Mazda sports racer, anyone have contact details for him?? . He used to live in Scotsdale Arizona ??

Thanks in advance for your help

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I work with a friend that runs 2 swifts, a van diemen, lotus 23 and brumos 914/6 for clients. trying to get the 914 guy to get another swift in its place.

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