I think the trick set-up for a Cheetah is to power it with a 40,000 RPM motor, so that it performs like the original.
Squirely as posible, unreliable, unstable (ridiculously short wheel base)over-powered, and driven by a mediochre driver like me.
Ton's of fun, but it'll never win a race...just think they still make these things, and put big block chevy motors in some of them too!
American Over Statement.
Phase two THE PAINT, completed, now onto applying the decals. Big gaudi numbers, sponsors and driver names in the American style.
The car was campaigned by Gene Crow (mechanic) and Ralph Salyer (owner / driver). Hence the name "Cro.Sal." The only private sponsorship was that of "Salyer Plumbing".
The heat was unbearable in this little monster, (wheel base was less than that of a Lotus 25) so Ralph got tired of being roasted allive whilst racing, so he chopped off the roof, but that is a project in the future.
OK finally finished, a nasty little beast, I never knew they were so small. Here it is, Ralph Salyer's, Salyer Plumbing Special, Cro-Sal Cheetah coupe! Body via George, details by me, (because George is skimping on the details now-a-days) Decals by (Tom) "isthatlegal" on EBAY....Oh and chassis by the master Mr Richard Mack! Wheels ...I have no idea, picked them up off of EBAY years ago, perfect for the car and fit with set screws on a 3/16 axle.