Rich, I have built and raced this same exact body ('67 Chevy, look at earlier posts and pix) in our H&R Hard Body class and copied your brass pans, which have been added to all of my cars- they work great! I soldered mine directly to the sides of the H&R chassis. I enjoy racing this car, even with it's long length and heavy weight. It may not compete with the smaller and better handling "race car" bodies, but it does well when racing against other street cars. I added decals to make mine look more like a Vintage Nascar, hoping that some more racers will decorate their street cars into Nascars.
Try out the Stage 2 tuning on your next ride and let us all know how it performs with the new configuration. For the set up, see the link http://slotblog.net/...e-improvements/