A quick search online or in the back of National DRAGSTER will reveal many used race cars for sale. In other words, two cars may look identical, but one may have new springs, shocks, heim joints, a current chassis certification, and so on while the other car, though it may have fancy paint, is going to bite you if you buy it and have to spend thousands replacing the above items. Most racers keep a logbook charting the number of runs on the engine and when the last oil change was, but do they have a spec sheet on the engine, which will include part numbers, bearing size and clearances, ring type and end gap, and torque specifications? A spec sheet will be invaluable should you break a part like a cam, lifter, or rocker or when you need a rebuild.
Racing Technology with Evan J. Smith Should You Build Or Buy A Car? search online or in the back of National DRAGSTER will reveal many
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