Rich Schmidt's Recent Activity

  1. Rich Schmidt replied to the thread Finally a kid's toy you could feel good about.

    I had the 4 cylinder OHC Pinto engine version. Fewer moving parts. Cool kits though. I wonder if anyone still makes them.

    Nov 18, 2017
  2. Rich Schmidt replied to the thread John Cerchio's WarPath Buick Funny Car -May, 2016.

    He is from my hometown.I have a pic or two of one of his other cars floating around. Great guy. He used to run his funny car out of a 1...

    Nov 18, 2017
  3. Rich Schmidt replied to the thread The beginning of the end for Pro Stock....

    I don't think that there will be a new engine design. I think they will just let racers mix and match between engine and body brands. So...

    Nov 18, 2017
  4. Rich Schmidt replied to the thread How to destroy your rear axle in epic fashion.

    Factory Ford 9 inches are fairly weak. Even the factory nodular cases were only good for about 450hp with a stick if the car dead...

    Nov 18, 2017
  5. Rich Schmidt replied to the thread Bob Lutz is senile.

    I can see why kids wouldn't want to drive in Jersey. I think they can't drive after dark or have more than one person in the car with...

    Nov 18, 2017
  6. Rich Schmidt replied to the thread Bob Lutz is senile.

    As Lutz was getting at,the idea is that the average life expectancy of a car is 16 years. If they make self driving cars mandatory it...

    Nov 18, 2017
  7. Rich Schmidt replied to the thread So terribly sad....

    The problem with Juniors can be attributed to the parents as well. They are the ones trying to one up each other and have their kids...

    Nov 18, 2017
  8. Rich Schmidt replied to the thread Tesla's Sub 2-second 0-60 Roadster.

    Back when I was a kid I figured out how fast electric motors could make a car go. I built electric RC cars that would outrun the gas car...

    Nov 18, 2017
  9. Rich Schmidt replied to the thread Proper Setup for Relocating the Battery to the Trunk.

    I don't know if SCCA is like NHRA but at NHRA tech they required me to have the battery bolted to the framerail with 3/8" bolts. They...

    Nov 18, 2017