Now some early reports..... out of the bag Hawk, broke in brushes, geared 7-28 48 pitch in a retro Can-Am car..... was fast for 14 or so laps then the arm slung a wire and two poles cooked.
Another report..... Hawk set-up with a Pro-Slot Puppy Dog arm in the same car...runs fantastic.
I'm not sure why guys are bothering to run the Hawk in Retro cars.
As mentioned before, JK has no intention of submitting it for Retro use.
The recommended 4-1 or 4.5-1 ratio is for flexi cars with .760 or smaller tires.
With the hot wind, the added weight of a Retro car,and the large dia. .812 tires,
I'm not surprised it smoked.
The good news is, at $14.95,even after smoking the arm,
it's worth it for the set-up to put an American arm in.
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