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07-01-2002, 11:08 AM
What LMP body do you recommend for a Turbo chassis Group 11 motor running on the following tracks (1) Blue King punch bowl (2) Hillclimb 135ft (3) Flat short roadcourse?

Under what conditions would one of the open cockpit LMP bodies be preferable to the closed cockpit LMP bodies?

Thank you.

Paul Ciccarello
07-02-2002, 09:44 AM
That's a tough question. The only thing I can tell you is the two most popular bodies are the Parma #1045 Mercedes and the JK lola Judd. I think that you will find the all the bodies are pretty simular.


07-06-2002, 12:33 PM
I have had great results with a 1044 Mercedes on an aluminum pan T-Flex. I run narrowed big hub treated tires and a little lead at the front of the pans with a little side weight added. The pan is not taped and clacks around pretty well to keep it from tilting.

It takes a little nerve to drive it fast as it is not as forgiving as a steel pan T-flex or one of Paul's Flexicars but it broke the GT-1 record on Buena Parks King by over 2 tenths and runs under the Uncle Kal's Hillclimb track record.

I have not tried the Porsche yet.

Greg Gilbert :cool:

phil enot
07-06-2002, 03:05 PM
Hi Greg

When you mention "big hubs" do you mean full width euro style hubs or do you mean .500 dia. as opposed to .400 dia. hubs?

07-06-2002, 04:12 PM
The tires on the car now are Alpha drilled big hub treated Piranas.
The hubs are the large diameter, .500" I think but are not full or Euro hub tires. I think the Alpha part # is ALD6118T.
Narrowed to the hub like wing car tires.

I believe Parma has a similar "treated" tire, as does Kelly and J.K.

Greg :cool:

07-06-2002, 06:09 PM
When you say "treated tires" what are they treated with?

07-06-2002, 08:51 PM

I am not sure bit it makes the "fish" rubber denser and about 20% firmer reducing bite and making lightweight cars less "tippy".

I do know it makes the "donuts" shrink.

Perhaps Mr. Ciccarello can shed some light on the subject.


Paul Ciccarello
07-08-2002, 05:37 AM
It is a chemical that shrinks the rubber before it is mounted. Like Greg says it makes the rubber harder.


07-10-2002, 10:28 PM

Every thought of taking the old Kudzu body and making it into a LMP body?

Paul Ciccarello
07-14-2002, 07:21 PM
We have not thought of it but we will keep it in mind.


07-14-2002, 09:03 PM
Maybe update the K-8 while you are at it.

What a great looking WSC body!


07-17-2002, 05:46 AM
A steel T-flex with a 1044 Mercedes won the warm up race for GT-1 at Uncle Kal's Saturday night.
Looks like it works on road courses too.