Baby Grand News
New for 2010 - Upgraded Suspension Parts
Baby Grands has developed some exciting new parts to help you find those
tenths you are looking for. First, there is a new left front spindle
with an ackerman adjustment. Correctly adjusted ackerman will reduce
friction in the corners and reduce your lap times. We also have new
super lightweight aluminum wheel spacers. Wheel spacers are rotating,
unsprung weight. Any reduction here will be the best place to save
weight. If you still have steel wheel spacers, consider these new
aluminum spacers to help you get to the front of the pack. Go to the
"New Parts" link on the left for more info. Also, check out the photo
Welcome New Dealer - Evolution Racing
Calgary Canada has been a hotbed of Baby Grand racing for years and now
Evolution Racing Products will help to continue and grow that area.
Owner Grant Edwards has set up to offer full driver development from
minicups all the way to late model stock cars - with Baby Grands right in
the middle. His newly completed shop earned coverage in Canada's
popular "Inside Track" magazine. Click
here to read the article. For more information, or to order cars
and parts, call Grant at 403-503-0992
Baby Grand Based Racing Simulators
Baby Grands has teamed up with Fastrac Motor Sports to
develop and market racing simulators. These Baby Grand based cars
provide a real racing environment with no fuel or crash expenses!
Simulators are already installed and running in Bloomington, IL with more
locations to come online soon. For more information, contact Jack
Spence at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
740-743-3883. The photo below shows the Illinois installation.
||Click on the photo for a larger version.
A Baby Grand for 2?
Check out the new Baby Grand 2 seater.
Rear End Quick Fill Available Now
A quick change rear end is great but it is hard to get the
oil back in the rear end at the track. Now this kit makes it easy.
Simply mount the tank just below your decklid and connect the end to the
side port of the rear end. To refill the rear end, dump the oil that
came out back into the tank which is easy to reach. These kits are in
stock and ready for immediate shipment for only $99.95 -
Click here for a photo of
the kit, and click here to
see a kit installed on a Baby Grand racecar.
Major Brake Upgrades Now Available
Would you like better performance from your brake system?
Now there are two upgrades for brakes that can help. First, Baby
Grands has produced a custom fit stainless steel braided brake line system
to replace the old rubber lines. This provides better feel and faster
response from your brakes, while also improving the looks dramatically.
Click here to learn about the new
brake line system. In addition, Baby Grands has also manufactured a
new custom rotor which corrects the mismatch between the rotor and pads that
has existed for years. Click here for more info on the new rotor
New Swaybars Available
The new swaybar kit has been a hit with racers all around
North America and has improved the handling and safety of Baby Grand cars.
Up until now, the kit only came with one swaybar - a straight 7/8" solid
bar. Several racers have asked for more choices to help them tailor
their setups to different tracks and Baby Grands has listened. There
are now two additional bars available.
Click here for more.
Baby Grands in the Wind Tunnel
Nextel Cup teams are always working on their cars in the
wind tunnel. Now Baby Grands has teamed up with the Langley Full Scale
Tunnel in Langley, VA to test our cars in the wind. The first project
is to use an old body style to set a baseline, test modifications, and
eventually to compare numbers with the new body style. We even have
some cool photos of the process. Click
here to see the team working on the setup, and
click here to see the car in front of
the huge fans of the wind tunnel.
New Positive Shift Linkage Assembly
The latest project from the Baby Grands R&D department
completely upgrades the shifting mechanism in Baby Grand cars for better,
faster, shifting. Click here
for more info.
New High Performance Air Filter Available
If you are looking to change or upgrade your air filter
system, you will want to consider this new assembly from Baby Grands.
Click here for more.
New Water Cooled Engines Available Now
Testing is complete and the new water cooled cylinder
package has proven to be a success. Baby Grands has the required
radiators and water pumps in stock now for immediate delivery. Also,
billet cylinders with sleeves already installed, as well as complete engines
are available. Click here for
New Swaybars Available Now
New swaybars are are available now to east coast racers, and
will be available to west coast racers immediately after the West Grand
National race in September. This big 43 piece kit includes everything
you need to upgrade the handling on your Baby Grand racecar. The cost
is $425 which
includes everything you need except a 3/8" drill bit to install the new
system on your car. Click
here for a photo of the complete kit.
Click here for the
Front Clip Crossmember now Available
The "U" shaped crossmember at the front of the front clip on
Baby Grand cars often gets bent backwards in a crash and many racers have
figured they need to replace the whole front clip to fix the problem.
Now Baby Grands has built a supply of just the "U" shaped member so racers
with access to a welder etc. can simply cut out the bent section, and weld
in a new section built in the factory jig for a correct fit. The cost
for this crossmember is $99.95 and they are easily shipped anywhere.
Pictures will be coming soon.
New Bumpers for New Body Style
When the new body style for Baby Grands was introduced, an
inexpensive conversion kit allowed racers to continue to use their old
bumpers. Now as many racers are using the new body style, and needing
replacement bumpers, Baby Grands has built totally new bumpers designed from
the beginning to fit the new body style. The price is unchanged from
the old style, so you simply need to specify you want the new style bumper
when you order. Both front and rear bumpers are available now.
New Upgrades Section for Baby Grands
Baby Grands has been hard at work on many R&D projects and
some of the products from this effort are starting to be released.
There is a new link to the left titled "Upgrades"
which will be a page where all the upgrades are listed so new and old racers
can always see what the latest products are.
Click here to check out the new stuff!
Replacement Fenders and Quarter Panels
Baby Grands now has replacement fenders and quarter panels
for the new style bodies. These are in addition to the replacement
noses and tails which have been available for some time. Now, if you
have a new body and get into a wreck, you can easily replace the sections
that were damaged with new pieces that rivet into place. Look for
Prototype Water Cooled Cylinder Ready
Despite advances in oil cooling products, Baby Grands has
been working with the best minds in motorcycle engines to develop a water
cooled cylinder replacement for our existing engines. We hope that
this new technology will allow Baby Grands to run 100 lap races, with
engines that are more reliable than ever. The first prototype is ready
for testing, and we decided to post some photos for everyone to see here.
Click here for a top
view showing the water passageways around the steel sleeves.
Click here for a front
view showing the smooth, compact, CNC'ed surface.
Click here for an end
view showing the water port holes.
New Body Installation Help
For racers who are installing their new body conversion kits on their own
- help is now available. These installation instructions detail how to
install a new body conversion kit using part numbers from the parts list.
Click here to
download the basic instructions and
click here for parts list one and click here
for parts list two.
New Baby Grand Body Kits Available
The new Baby Grand Bodies have been a big hit! When you order one,
you'll get a full conversion kit to allow installation of a new body on your
old chassis. To see all the "stuff" that comes in the kit,
click here for most of the small parts
and click here for the rear decklid and
other small parts. For general info, click
Replacement Noses & Tails for 2005
The new 2005 Baby Grand bodies are a big hit with racers and now there is
one more reason to get one. Replacement noses and tails are now
available. If you do crash either end of a complete body, for only
$159 you can get a replacement that easily rivets into place and looks
great. Click here for a
photo of the replacement nose and
click here for a photo of the replacement tail.
New Improved Headers Now Available
Schoenfeld Headers has partnered with Baby Grands to produce a new header
system. The new headers have the following improvements:
1. Ceramic coated inside and out for cooler temps
and longer service life.
2. Thicker gauge steel for better rust resistance
and higher strength.
3. Tabs factory installed so all parts can be
4. New flange system for better sealing at the
5. Larger 2 1/4" diameter outlet for better sound
and easy matching to "off the shelf" mufflers and pipes.
The complete system is priced at $595.00 and is available for immediate
order and delivery. Click
here to see a photo or click on the "New Parts"
link to the left to place an order. For some helpful installation
tips, click here.
Quick Change Gear Chart Now Available
Thanks to Rodney Brown of Tennessee, Baby Grands is now able to provide
all our racers with a handy gear ratio chart. This easy to use chart
shows the final drive ratio in gears 3, 4, and 5 so you can see if using a
different transmission gear will give you the final drive you are looking
for. Click here or on the new "Downloads"
link to the left to download the chart. There are two different charts
- one for 3.78 rearends and one for 4.11 rearends.
New Adjustable A-Arms in Stock Now
Baby Grands has new adjustable upper A-Arms made specially for Baby Grand
racecars. These allow you to quickly make changes when moving from
track to track. Another benefit is they have a modular design which
allows you to only replace parts of the A-Arm after a crash instead of the
whole unit. This could save you big money over a few years of racing.
The A-Arms are listed on the parts page under "New Parts".
Click here for a photo.
New Headlight/Taillight Decals for Baby
Baby Grands now has new headlight and taillight decal kits specially
designed to fit the Baby Grand manufactured Monte Carlo and Thunderbird
bodies. These all new kits are $59.95 for a complete set and are
listed in the Baby Grand section of the "New Parts" page.
Click here to visit that page and see photos now.
Improved Products for Baby Grands
New aluminum spoilers have been designed which fit the old Thunderbird
and Monte Carlo bodies. These new spoilers are welded at the
same angle as the old plastic style and will upgrade the look of your Baby
Grand. The spoilers are $72.50 each. Click on the "New
Parts" link for ordering information. For pictures, click the
following links: spoiler top,
Baby Grands - Now Accepting Credit Cards
If you need parts quick, you can now use your Visa or Mastercard to
purchase parts from Baby Grands. Check out the "New Parts" link to the
left for more info or click here.
ESAB Upgrades Baby Grands
One of the most important parts of a racecar manufacturing business is
the welding equipment. The best equipment produces the best quality
products, and new ESAB equipment will ensure new Baby Grand stockcars and
parts will be first class. Not only does ESAB have great welding
equipment, they also feature awesome new "auto darkening" welding helmets
which eliminate raising and lowering the helmet to check your work.
Check out the brochures on the new ESAB welding equipment and helmets by
clicking on the links below:
Caddytig 150 Welder
Eye Tech 5-13 Auto Darkening Helmet
Stock Car Racing Magazine
The May 2004 issue of Stock Car Racing Magazine (With Joe Gibbs on the
cover) features Baby Grand racecars along with other motorcycle powered
racecars. It is a good feature with a great shot of the cars as well.
There isn't an "electronic" version of the story we can link to, so check it
out at your nearest bookstore, newsstand, etc.
Carl Edwards Returns
Carl Edwards was the 2002 Baby Grand Champion before moving up to the
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2003. He won Rookie of the Year in
Trucks along with winning 3 races his first year. Now in 2005, he has already
moved up to the Nextel Cup Series. Even with all his NASCAR success however, Carl
still loves Baby Grands. He came to the 2004 Speedweeks Special race and
talked about Baby Grand racing in a short interview we have posted on this
Click here to watch the interview on a dial-up modem. If you have
a high speed Internet connection, Click
here for a better resolution version of the interview.