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F-440 RACING CART DOSE ABOUT 130 MPH 2-CILENDER / 2-STOKE 2 SETS OF TIRES AND RIMS ONE FOR WET ASPHALT ONE FOR DRY ASPHALT TACHOMETER ,SPEEDOMETER,FRONT& REAR DISC BRAKES ,RACING HARNESS, DUAL RADIATORS, ELECTRIC START ,BELT DRIVEN , COULD USE A PAINT JOB, GRATE FOR STARTERS MUCH MORE PARTS WILL TRADE FOR CAR , TRUCK , BACKHOE , ECT CALL ME AT 314 660 0562 What is a Formula 440/Formula 500
They are an entry level class of cars - purpose built for racing, with rules in place with an attempt to keep costs low. The rules are such that they do not allow the use of shock absorbers, springs aerodynamic devices such as wings or anything but stock engines - the areas in which a lot of expense can occur. They are powered by stock 2-cycle liquid cooled snowmobile engines, use snowmobile clutches for transmissions and have a final drive that is either belt or chain drive. The difference in the 2 classes is the engine being used. The Formula 440 is based on a 440cc snowmobile engine, while the Formula 500 is based on a 500cc engine.
The chassis is built with the drivers safety in mind - with roll hoops front and back and diagonal supports between them, the cockpit in the cars are built to keep the driver safe. The front and rear have independent suspensions - with rubber bump stops used as shock absorbers. The cars carry on-board fire extinguishers and require the use of a 6-point safety harness and arm restraints for the driver. There are different chassis to chose from and some competitors have even chosen to build one of their own design. The weight requirements for the cars vary between 750 and 800 pounds - including the driver. With top speeds nearing 130 mph, these less expensive racers pack a lot of punch for the money.
Just a bit about the car that you see in the photos on this page. Hellifino Motorsports car is a 1991 Phantom, MKI. The car was built in Random Lake, Wisconsin by DMD Motorsports. One of the first Phantoms built, the car has stood up well to the pressures of racing.
Enclosed in the side pods (the lower sections of the body between the wheels) are the radiators. battery and the on-board fire extinguisher. The fuel cell is in the cockpit serving as a seat back for the driver. In front of the driver is the dash and instruments. The car is equipped with digital readouts for engine rpm, water temperature and exhaust temperatures - the three most needed bits of information to tell how the engine is performing. On the dash is a series of switches used for main power, the electric fuel pump, rain light and also a button used to start the car. To the right side of the dash is a button to set off the fire extinguisher - with nozzles for the extinguisher in the cockpit and one behind in the engine compartment