2 part question about building a race car(s)
This is a 2 part question I have about building my first race car(s).
I think the first question I have is that I'll have a few cars I can
turn into race cars that are roller cars rite now. 2 are 87gt hatchback 5.0s,
and 1 is a 93 coupe 5.0. My first part of the question is should I pick
only one of the cars to make into a race car, or should I pick 2 of the
cars so that I have one backup? so that if i was working one one, the other
would be ready to race or if it would be twice the work and I should just
put twice the work and money into 1 car to make it better than 2 moderately built cars?
the second part of my question is this: i've been told in a few threads that I might
want to race a notchback/coupe because it is lighter than the hatchback. A few friends on here said they thought it didn't matter much between a hatchback and notchback for drag racing, its mainly your preference. And I've even heard from a notchback drag racer, that the rear end feels light when he's racing the notch back. So really, I've heard 3 different possible things about which would be better to race, or if it really is more of a preference, or would it be about more whats under the hood than the 200 or so lb difference between the hatchback and coupe.
1 more part, if I do choose to do 2 race cars. Should I pick the 2 87GTs so that I could know I was going to be racing an 87GT every time so if I have to sign up early for a race, I could put down 87GT. Or would it be just as easy to race one of the 87GTs and the 93 coupe as well. I think having 2 87GT drag cars sounds the simplest idea. Maybe doing the first one first, then when I get the first one about how I want it, do the second one maybe with some mods along the way?
I hope Im not overthinking this or being long winded, I just have been getting these rollers bought. Now its about time to choose if I'm going to race them or 'restore' them (for collection/street). The coupe is actually the most complete roller with a nice interior. The 2 87 GTs are more stripped down on the interior if that adds anything to the equation. So I look forward to hearing all ideas and advice.