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Title: jr funny cars????

shortywarn - January 21, 2008 02:23 AM (GMT)
what happened or is the whole story on jr funny cars---what happened, where'd they go,,, why did nhra ban or get rid of them?????

i saw a couple and they were absolutely cool!!!

while gbc has nice cars---the jr funny cars seemed to look more in proportion,,,,more like the real thing-----and the bodies seemed pretty big--or long anyway------my memory could be wrong!!!!!

this site is awesome----and hopefully soon i'll be out there with you guys!!!!!

for now i'm here to talk and hopefully learn as much as i can!!!!!!! i look forward to talking and getting to know you all!!!!!
i can already see i will gain much knowledge!!!!!

i had a link saved to a company still offering jr funny car plans and bodies----yet now it doesn't work---go figure-----the company was named putnam race cars
anyone familiar or know what happened????

my idea was to ---of course maybe outdated now or never even possible----was to build a jr funny car---but tweak it a bit and beef up the tubing to run the quarter and high speeds

does anyone know where you can still buy jr funny car bodies?????

also any ideas,,,feedback,,,or info is greatly appreciated!!!!!!

i gotta say,,,ever since i found gbc's website,,,i've been hooked and plotting and planning-----now i found this site and others like me-----i'm so happy i came across this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!

no one can answer what happened to the jr funny cars--and i've asked many!!!!!

right now money is tight---i hate winter----but i hope by spring i can start something!!!!

also these jr drag bikes are so cool looking

p.s. i've also been dabbling into the mini--v8's and such and actual v8 RC cars---they're bad -ss!!!!!

well, thanks for a great site and everyone for any feedback---talk to you all soon!!!!!!!

johnny----n.j. etown---hometrack

shortywarn - January 21, 2008 02:40 AM (GMT)
also---in reading some threads---i guess a jr funny car body---and it's wheelbase would affect the top speed you can legally run----i venture to guess that's why the gbc cars are soooooo long???? i thought they looked a little weird----but i think i just answered myself as to why that is right??????

also here's a pic i found---didn't know where to post it or if anyone already saw it

this is a jr funny car, right???????

oddball - March 18, 2008 07:24 AM (GMT)
The size dosnt matter as far as nhra. I have a friend that is runing a micrp van body. The bigest problem is geting everything inside of it. I am haveing a car bilt by gbc but if you run acrost one of these bodies I would be interested in making a mold so we can reproduce them. That is a really nice looking car. That is unless you can find a manufractor that is still making them.

Handicappedracer - March 18, 2008 12:00 PM (GMT)
IHRA allows Junior Funny Cars, that's where the pics have been coming from.
Bodies are scarce. I don't know who actually makes them. Someone else chime in.

Mac - March 18, 2008 01:48 PM (GMT)
Well....I think we (MAC Racing & JrPro) were among the first to actually build and market complete junior funny cars & junior fuel altereds, and offered bodies for sale. We were the ones who worked with IHRA to approve both those types of juniors. We offered two styles, one @ 64" wheelbase & the other @ 92" wb. I still own the mold for the 64" body. The 92" body mold & the junior fuel altered molds have been destroyed.

I stopped building junior funny cars because I closed the shop in '96 and went racing. I have had a few of the bodies built for my own use since then and can still have the 64" body made.

A brand new updated design 74" wb Junior F/C body plug has been made and is ready to make the mold from, but fiberglass products have increased greatly in cost and it is not feasible for me to make the mold and just build bodies for my own use. The plug is in storage and the mold can quickly be made if funding is available.

As Handi pointed out, these type juniors are still legal for IHRA & independent tracks. Doug3170 & I are discussing the possibility of reopening our shop and building Jr F/C's, along with the motorcycle/snowmobile cars we are now interested in. Time will tell on that idea.

I have built a new snowmobile powered F/C for my personal use this season. I repurchased & used the very last 92" wb body known to be in existence. If I can talk Doug3170 into doing it for me, I will see l if some pics of this stuff can be posted in the near future.

Mac - March 19, 2008 01:33 PM (GMT)
Here is a pic of the new 92"wheelbase F/C I built. I used the last of those type junior bodies on this project. That mold was destroyed. I do still have the mold for a 64" wheelbase version of this body. If anyone from this site really needs a body, I will consider having one made for you. It won't be cheap , but I will sell it to an active member of this site at my cost. Contact me privately if you need one.

This F/C has been test run and will go to the the track early this year. I will SFI Certify the chassis in April, then run it as time permits. It is not high on our priority list. It has a 670cc Polaris Ultra engine & the F/C is very light (notice the long wheelie bar). We expect it to out run our dragsters.

Life is fun!

James Lee - March 19, 2008 06:34 PM (GMT)
Sun Coast still makes a 82" wb funny car.I have two of them now.

James Lee - March 19, 2008 07:10 PM (GMT)
Here is one more pic. I am 5'7"

doug3170 - March 21, 2008 10:34 PM (GMT)

Tigman - December 19, 2011 04:50 AM (GMT)
Denton Arc Race Cars should be your first look if you want a Jr Funny Car chassis.

UKracer - December 24, 2011 12:12 PM (GMT)
over here in the UK we are in motion to starting our very first jr funny car league in 2012 , our track has owned a swedish built jr funncy car for some years doing exhibition , and thanks to our local nitro funny car drivers good relationship with john force enabling him to purchase complete cars and the local chassis builders help , they have made an exact mold of the 2004 model john force mustang body for a jr funny car.

currently it is running my old craws racing 3.5 rhino jr motor and is in the nines , undertstanable that it is the first chassis they've built and with the body its a little heavey which is why the rhino isn't going sevens like it does in the dragsters but its a very nice little car!/photo.php?f...&type=3&theater!/photo.php?f...&type=1&theater

=' exciting stuff for us uk racing fans
theres also currently a gbc 2 stroke sled funny car lerking around here too , only ran once and broke so hopefully see it again in future

RaceAce - December 24, 2011 07:32 PM (GMT)
U K racer: Is there any idea of what size of a price tag is on the body in jel-coat ?
Please let me know ! RaceAce :D

UKracer - December 31, 2011 07:01 PM (GMT)
i asked about the body , it's 1,200 bare no tins no glass
and the body weighs around 50lbs.

its a nice lookin body which i saw it back in october at our european finals for the FIA classes. :D

ArcticBlastFC - March 7, 2012 08:20 PM (GMT)
The 2 stroke GBC car lurking around the UK was our old car. It has a 800CC triple Arctic Cat motor in it and ran 11.00 sec. flat @ 120mph in the 1/4 mile year after year. Had a great time with that car.

In regards to the bodies Mike Spitzer in Indiana has a mold for a mini funny car body. He can still make them and offers them in fiberglass or carbon fiber. Just wanted to let you know.


Deuce913 - May 31, 2012 04:13 AM (GMT)
I currently own a jr funny car fiberglass body with a chassis that is about 90% finished..

Body needs plastic windows and tins installed plus the other frame work and shaving/trim plus paint.

I currently have it up for sale but I would love to see what changes would need to be done to the chassis to run 1/4 mile passes with it.

I think it would be awesome to throw a turbo busa engine in it and run 8's.

Any idea how I would go about finding regulations??

Also any offer for the current state of chassis and body will not be overlooked, if interested send me a message

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