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    What do you think about a professional class that is supposedly the newest most modern up to date category?????

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    The best body in the aero department is gonna get the nod----GM thinks they know what the public wants, NHRA knows what's fast!!!!!
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    would love to see mustang VS camero VS challenger in pro stock ..
    iv`e used up all my sick days at work .. can i call in dead ?

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    Anyone aware of a date where changes have to be made by??.

    I did post a article from Engine Builder that there is a rental business of Pro Stock engines.I would think they would be reluctant to disrupt that.Lots of money flowing around because of that.
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    I don't have a rule book handy but I think they can use a body for 5 years? Or was it 3 ??
    What really annoys me now is the funny cars that supposedly are Mustangs, Camaros etc. and have NO resemblance (sic) to the real car.
    Other than the stickers on the nose... 8-(

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    Oh, I don't know......................obsolete brand, carburetors instead of injection, engines based on 50 year old designs,...................the list could be longer....
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    i enjoyed super stock much better. once they stopped using oem sheet metal i lost interest. if the wheels don't get air i aint interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shine View Post
    i enjoyed super stock much better. once they stopped using oem sheet metal i lost interest. if the wheels don't get air i aint interested.
    Super Stock was and still is a great class!!!!! It's where a lot of us old gear bangers started out, I'd love to be able to run it again, just the old time and money deal!!!! Maybe I could plan on "retiring" back to a B Super Stocker????

    The class records and indexes are so wild now, would take some really first rate equipment to be competitive-----but it sure would be fun!!!!
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    like the comp classes---4 cylinder trucks????

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    whats scary is these guys running the 10.5 class. with the turbo's spooling up on the big end they are more like airplanes . 10.5 tire and running 4's in the 1/8 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Parmenter View Post
    Oh, I don't know......................obsolete brand, carburetors instead of injection, engines based on 50 year old designs,...................the list could be longer....

    Bob-it's not 50 yr old tech.The block/head tech is just as update as you can get:

    Pro Stock Engine Technology: Engine Builder
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1gary View Post
    Bob-it's not 50 yr old tech.The block/head tech is just as update as you can get:

    Pro Stock Engine Technology: Engine Builder
    50 year old DESIGNS is what Bob said---and I agree wholeheartedly. Regardless of how highly refined the engine is, it has a single camshaft, pushrods, carbs, and a distributor. If it were up to date, we'd probably see 3 or 4 valve heads, double overhead cams, variable valve timing, electronic fuel injection, traction control, all wheel drive, and a myriad of other updated technologies...and IMO would then more closely resemble a pro STOCK car then what we have now!!!! Also, as Hoss mentioned, we'd be watching Camaro's, Mustang's, Challenger's, and Corvette's because that is what is currently available with a V-8 off the showroom!!!! Maybe what we see as today's Pro Stock cars would be more accurately titled Nostalgia Pro Stock Facsimiles??????
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    Guys-the article about these engines might not shadow production advances.But the current Pro stock engines are a far cry from the days of stick a cam in there and see what she'll do shucks.I don't ignore the results of all the yrs of R & D that has gotten us to today.And much of that we don't know because it isn't a shared tech.

    I do think to appreciate the impact of that,do read the three page article.

    BTW:I do understand you guys point.
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    Hummmmmm--Varible cam timing----I remember doing that in 1968!!!!!!!

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