Thanks, I run a predator class right now but I want to move up to a clone.
most predator rules I've seen are "out of box" then they give you the few things that can be done to it after it leaves the box. But thats one of the problems is one track is one way and another track is another way.^ There you go....Blueprinted to the extent of the rules,
With some Predator rules packages that I've seen, that open a LOT of doors wide open.
$650 Predator engines (governor still in tact) are already here.
Poor rules making and enforcing are entirely to blame.
The racers (and builders) are simply getting the most out of their engine within the rules given.
This is why it is so important to have a solid set of rules in place from the very beginning of the class, and that newer imports MUST conform to the current rules, not the other way around.
?Thanks and God bless,
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And thats the way the Predator is suppose to be, the tracks making the rules for the weekly racers, if you want to travel to different tracks make the changes to your engine or buy another and fix it for another track.most predator rules I've seen are "out of box" then they give you the few things that can be done to it after it leaves the box. But thats one of the problems is one track is one way and another track is another way.
Both of the motors you mentioned (flathead and clone) went on to become very popular. The only problem with the clone is a lack of a centralized rule set, and honestly, with the predator, the rules are all over the place from track to track, let alone state to state.That's the way it started with the flat head and the clone. Ya know how that worked, Sadly, I see the predator going the same way.