Jalopy/Bomber Specs.

Fantasy Speedway ”Jalopy/Bomber” Division

This division is to be comprised of race cars closely resembling and patterned after those factory stock race cars competing in Maine from 1949 thru the mid to late 50’s.  Any well-built Maine jalopy race car developing 95 to 110 horsepower should be capable of racing competitively within this division.  Drivers and owners of Jalopy division race cars are expected to willingly, thoughtfully, and honestly adhere to, comply with, and support these rules and our concept of equal competition within a given racing division.  No race car operating in this division shall be permitted to exceed our accepted performance standard during racing events, period.
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ANY and ALL race cars presented to Fantasy Speedway as “Jalopy” class race cars, which in any way exceed or appear to exceed  the “norm” for genuine authentic jalopy race cars of the target era SHALL BE RESTRICTED in any fair and reasonable manner so as to equalize the competition within our Jalopy division, REGARDLESS of whether these race cars APPEAR to comply with the Jalopy Division rules, or not!.  Any race car powered by a permitted non-era engine which exceeds the capabilities of the true early era vintage engines will automatically be restricted to a level of equal competition.

ANY owner or driver unwilling to comply with such restrictions as Fantasy Speedway might deem appropriately applied to their race car, shall not be permitted to compete in this division.

THE VERY SUCCESS OF FANTASY SPEEDWAY AS A TRUE EARLY ERA RACING PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION DEPENDS UPON MAINTAINING THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR RACING PRESENTATIONS AND THE CARS WITH WHICH WE DO THOSE PRESENTATIONS, AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE FACT.  THE MOST ACCURATE REPRESENTATIONS OF MAINE’S EARLY ERA STOCK CARS MUST REMAIN COMPETITIVE AND THE STANDARD BY WHICH ALL ELSE IS MEASURED.

Bodies
1. American-made steel or fiberglass bodies through 1948 – coupes, coaches, pickup/panel trucks.  Fenders are optional.
2. Bodies must retain their stock configuration and be located in their normal position.
3. Bodies must be securely fastened to the frame or roll cage.
4. Rear window opening may be enlarged for visibility.
5. Body/Chassis may be “bobtailed” to the spring mount.
6. Rear wheels must center in rear wheel well, +/- 1 inch
7. Door panels should not be cut down to the point of endangering the driver.  “Turret” tops/open roofs must be covered
with sheet metal securely fastened, or plated over the driver’s position.
8. Body height to the rain gutter at driver’s door shall be a minimum of  58 inches, when on racing rubber.

Chassis
1. Car frames through 1948 are allowed, as well as any ½ or ¾ ton pickup frame with SOLID front axle and LEAF springs all around.
2. Frame shall be factory production, unaltered, and retain stock configuration.  Frames may be reasonably reinforced and/or repaired for safety and longevity.  Front and rear “clips” must retain their original stock configuration and positioning.  No tubular frames of any kind – short pieces of rectangular tubing may be used in frame repair, so long as the basic frame configuration is unchanged. Frame front clips & rear clips may be interchanged between makes to make up a complete frame, so long as such changes are approved by the Board.
3. Frame length/wheelbase may be adjusted as necessary to align rear wheels with wheel well of body.

Front Axle/Suspension
1. Front suspension on solid axle cars shall remain stock for year and make of  frame.  Coil spring/”A” frame front ends may be converted to a factory stock solid front axle suspension system.  (This modification is recommended).
2. Front leaf spring systems shall be either single transverse (as in early Ford) OR twin parallel springs (as in Chevy, Plymouth, etc.

Certain limited modifications are permitted:
a. heating of springs
b. number of spring leaves may be changed
c. Ford transverse springs may have one shackle “locked” in position to prevent side sway
d. shackle length may be changed so long as it does not appreciably lower the ride height of the vehicle
e. caster/camber may be changed
f. wheels may be reinforced, or ¾ ton safety hubs utilized
g. up to two stock factory issue (OEM) shocks of any configuration (lever or “airplane” type) per wheel.   No racing shocks
allowed.
h. No jacking bolts or devices are allowed – lowering blocks are allowed
i   No torsion bar assemblies or coil overs are permitted

Rear Axle/Suspension
1. Any factory production rear axle may be used, so long as the factory stock original rear suspension is retained.  Approved  rear leaf spring systems may be substituted for rear coil spring systems – Buick, etc.
2. Certain limited modifications are permitted:
a. heating of springs
b. number of spring leaves may be changed
c. Ford transverse springs may have one shackle “locked” in position to prevent side sway, or a non-adjustable panhard bar (homemade, or similar to 42 – 48 Ford – no heim joints))
d. shackle length may be changed so long as it does not appreciably lower the ride height of the vehicle
e. wheels may be reinforced, or ¾ ton safety hubs utilized

3. Open drive shafts may be substituted for enclosed drivelines, and vice versa.
4. Up to two stock factory issue (OEM) shocks of any configuration (lever or “airplane” type), per wheel.   No racing shocks
5. No jacking bolts or devices are allowed – lowering blocks are allowed
6. No locked rear ends, or positraction systems

Engines

 The GENERAL STANDARD for the Jalopy division

SHALL BE 95 to 110 hp.

1.Engines in this class/division must remain factory stock
2. Engines shall remain in original stock factory location.    NO  SETBACKS OR OFFSETS
3. Carburetion shall remain factory stock – 1 single barrel for 6 cylinders, 1 two barrel for 8 cylinders
4. Camshafts shall remain factory stock
5. Homemade exhaust pipes are allowed
6. Ignition must remain stock
7. There shall be no overhead valve V-8’s, V-6’s, nor overhead cams
8. Allowable factory stock engines (except as noted)  * – Asterisk denotes automatic restriction as necessary

Ford – any flathead 6, or flathead V-8 up to 255 c.i.
– 221 cubic inch/21 stud flathead engines may use 2 two barrel carburetors
– 60 horse flathead engines may run without restriction
– any Lincoln flathead V-12
– any factory stock ohv in-line 6 cylinder up to 300 c.i. *

GM – any flathead  in-line 6 or 8 cyl.
-any chevrolet 6 cylinder in-line up to 1953  235c.i.
any Chevrolet  6 cylinder in-line 1954 or later 235 *
any Chevrolet 230, 250, 261, 292 *
– Chevrolet 216 or smaller may run dual carburetors or one dual
– GMC 228 or 248 c.i.
– Buick  in-line 8 cyl 248/263 c.i

Chrysler – any flathead  in-line 6 up to 230 c.i.
201 cu. in. and smaller may run 2 single barrel carburetors, or one dual
Any Mopar flathead in-line 251 to 265 c.i.*
Any factory stock ohv in-line engine up to 225 c.i. *

AMC – any flathead
– any factory stock ohv in-line engine up to 234 cu. In.
– 184 cu. in. and smaller may run 2 single barrel carburetors, or one dual

Independents/Other makes – may run engines equivalent to above.   As certain exceptions may apply, seek approval of the unusual from the Governing Board.

*  All engines exceeding our goal  of  95 to 110 horsepower WILL be restricted, as necessary, in any reasonable fashion that will assure equal and fair competition within this division !

Transmission/Clutch/Flywheel
1. Any factory stock  3 speed or pickup truck 4 speed is allowed
2. No lightweight flywheels or racing clutches allowed

Tires/Wheels
1. Stock steel wheels up to 8 inch width # are acceptable, and may be reinforced
2. Wheels may be reversed or “built-out” (offset) to edge of rim
3. Ford wide five wheel or safety hub may be adapted to any corner, in any secure manner
4. Maximum tire tread width is 8 inches #
5. Any circumference tire may be used – these will serve as a ‘poor man’s quick change’
6. No snow tires or aggressive treads, summer treads only
7. No racing tires of any kind – only standard DOT street tires

# Except as restricted for competitive equality.