port city race cars

port city race cars

Port City Race Cars

« » Who We Are Port City Racecars is a complete racecar facility, manufacturing championship winning chassis and quality race parts along with a fully stocked parts warehouse from the industry’s leading manufacturers. 2985 Mill Iron RoadMuskegon, Michigan 231.767.8586 info@portcityracecars.com
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Port City Race Cars

Who We Are Port City Racecars is a complete racecar facility, manufacturing championship winning chassis and quality race parts along with a fully stocked parts warehouse from the industry’s leading manufacturers. 2985 Mill Iron RoadMuskegon, Michigan 231.767.8586 info@portcityracecars.com
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Port City Race Cars

Adjustable MountsDick is aware of the importance of moment center location and design and on this new car, the upper control arms are slugged so that adjustments can be made. It took a lot of racers a long time to buy into the fact that MC design was critical to how the front end would work. Some never have. But in my conversations with Dick, it became apparent that he knows this subject well and incorporated MC location into the overall design parameters he knew he needed. The car builder, Port City Racing, is also on top of the MC revolution.
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Port City Race Cars

I had already heard talk about some racers going back to big spring super Late Model cars from coilovers when I heard about the car Dick Anderson designed. I admit to being curious as to why anyone would revert back to the big springs. So, I made a visit to Dick’s Wildwood, Fla., race shop to take a look at the car. What I discovered surprised me.
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Port City Race Cars

Rearend Design InnovationsAt the rear of the car, Dick has made some changes from the current designs. The rear supports for the fuel tank and bumper behind the rear end are removable. This facilitates quick and easy replacement at the track, if necessary. Now you can make the feature race if something should go wrong, like someone using you for brakes in practice or the heat race.
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Port City Race Cars

Aero ConsiderationsDick has always been aware of the advantages of aero design and when looking at the way this car and its body components are put together, he has broken a lot of ground. I won’t divulge too much here, but I came away with a whole new respect for how much he knows about how to utilize the air moving around his cars.
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Port City Race Cars

We want to thank Dick for allowing us to visit and write about this very innovative design. It isn’t every day we are able to find a car designer who is so open to discussing the details of his cars. After all, innovation is what racing is all about. Knowing his history of winning, longevity and status as a legend, it all seems to make sense. I think the more we listen to the more mature racers among us, the better off we all are.

Port City Race Cars

Published on Apr 19, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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