GARY C wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:50 pm
Thats why my thought was to build according to a race with class rules like a lower level dirt track class and then have an open class with minimal rules.
That was my first thought, when discussing this.
Problem is, go to any lower level dirt track race, and see how many engine platforms are running competitively in it. Most of them are 90-100% SB Chevies. If you're lucky, you'll see 2 SB Fords, and maybe a SB Chrysler.
This competition is open to multiple engine platforms, with multiple CID's, and that's where the rules get tricky.
IMO, these engines are supposed to represent a high-end, street/strip engine, a paying customer would come in and order.
Be it a SB Chevy, for his 68 Camaro, an LS7 for his Corvette, a SB ford for her Mustang, or a 6.1L Hemi for a late model Dodge, Etc.
I think the way to make this even is to not have too many rules, and to focus on restrictions that these engine builders would have to deal with in real life, to make the customer happy. Like having to build an engine to run on the fuel, that's locally available, or like having to make sure it fits under the hood.