Hello, i am new to the forum, i have never Autox and i will never be a professional. just looking for a affordable class where i might have a chance to not come in last and not look like an idiot. I believe i would fit into 1 of the CAM classes but just looking for some guidance as to feasibility as i do not want to end up in super serious competitive class with the mods i am about to make to my truck. Here is what i have going on.
1968 Dodge D100 standard cab long box - factory engine rebuilt (383) w/ RV cam, aluminum intake, headers, and just recently Throttle body fuel injection. The truck has solid leaf spring front axle and solid leaf spring rear axle and 4 wheel drum manual drum brakes with manual steering. I have moved the gas tank from in-cab to the rear of frame. I have also added a factory LSD and changed gear ratio.
Here is where it gets tricky. Since i can't (choose not to) afford a decent muscle car or decent Dodge Short box i have decided to do the following: Replace the frame long box frame with a short box frame and in the process replace the solid front axle with a MII IFS system in the front so i can add power steering and some decent front disc brakes so the truck will handle decent. I am also planning on running a ~450HP 440 engine and a overdrive auto transmission.
The truck is a hobby and i will use it primarily on the street. I would like be able to take it on the Power tour and run it at local/regional events. I pretty much just want to enjoy it. I would love to do autox at the beer league level so to speak.
Can somebody point me the right direction so I can at least know which set of rules i should be looking at during the build process or if the mods i am planning will make it a waste of time trying to fit into a autox class and which forum i should be hanging out in.. I do not have a lot of money and am not interested is building a race car. Sorry for being long winded.