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  1. These are the correct numbers, I sent the official dyno charts and explanation of the confusion of why people may have seen some higher numbers at first. I believe he was supposed to post them up here. For anyone wondering why the dyno is at some events, it is to keep everyone in check. If someone has grossly more power than they should based on what they listed at tech, we do our best to catch them for other racers sake. Also for the winners sake (like the Porsche) we prove that they are within the rules of a reasonable setup. MuleTown Dyno
    5 points
  2. Yes, in the back ground there is a Lefthander Mod, which we have since sold. It had been forever since it had been raced, I started going through it and cleaning it up, but then got realistic about where the heck we were going to actually race it. I hate to knock New Smyrna, but that's why we left in the first place - out of control rules and super low car count. You had guys showing up with SB2's in the Mod division, way out of our budget and not what the spirit of the class started as, coupled with 5-7 cars showing up makes for lame racing. So we ruled that out. Next closest asphalt track th
    3 points
  3. John Heinricy: holds the second most SCCA Runoffs championships. Legend. Don Knowles is also a very longtime racer and still racing in SCCA. And Bobby Carradine is Lewis Skolnick! E.F.R. is on the list. Bob Snodgrass (President of Brumos). Plus...Janet Guthrie! And then I found this!... This dude turns 73 tomorrow and is racing with you guys! He drives the #602 R3R Boxster named Rocket.
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  4. Poor RT, sort of deserves a better death.....like getting cut up into another road race car...... Imagine if there was an entry class to a endurance road race series targeting cars at this power to weight level...would be a cheap way to get out there.....
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  5. No. That's clear. My previous comment needed the green font. Going to learn to remove valves. And lapping all of them while I am in here seems like something someone smarter than me would do.
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  6. Jongbloed JRW500 wheels, available up to 15X10, light and reasonably priced. https://philstireservice.com/shop/jrw-series-500-15x10-miata/
    2 points
  7. The correct description for the pushrod engine debuted in the C8 corvette is placeholder, the future holds more cams, more valves, more power, and less displacement. There is an old adage in engineering that if you are developing a new chassis stick to a proven engine, and if you are developing a new engine stick to a proven chassis…
    2 points
  8. This isn’t about wise car selection or even good decisions, it’s what we have available!
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  9. You would need a 4 foot diameter steering wheel to make this car okay. lol
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  10. WOW!!! My dad (Buz McCall) tells the story of that team all the time. DILLIGAF Racing. He was racing with Jim Mueller (voice of the Cleveland Browns). Jeff Andretti was with them in that race, but didn't get credit for it. Look at some of the names on that list!! Some huge names from the racing world.
    2 points
  11. Wow, look at the names on those results!!! Awesome. Thanks for posting that.
    2 points
  12. I had to fight, even write a petition, to get the diffuser point value put into the rulebook. Why is there this resistance from management? If an item has been determined to have a certain point value, why not put it into the rulebook so that teams considering that modification know how much it will cost them?
    2 points
  13. I personally see Nelson as a bucket list track. It is a badge of honor that only Amateur racers wear. These magazine snippets show some big names racing there but when they raced at Nelson they were coming into OUR arena. I would like to believe that when they left they had a real good time. In the world of glamorous, clean, and private race tracks Nelson is in some ways a breath of fresh air or maybe more of a hazing ritual to be in our sport. Whatever it is, I love it.
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  14. Like they let us NEAR the top floor....Pfffft.
    1 point
  15. Look at this sweet piece of Americana!!! If anyone in the C FL area is looking for a car. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2410103459096793/
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  16. Crawfish!!!! The Neon has been outlawed at our local track enduros. 3 years ago they finished 1, 2, 3 and 5. Next race they started shotgun on the field an still finished 1 an 2. The next year.......outlawed.
    1 point
  17. Watkins Glen, Mosport, Calabogie and Gingerman confirmed...
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  18. Oh come on don't be so over dramatic, that is just the latest "200 TW" tire, I'm sure they'll last at least 2 races stints.
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  19. Arms race??? What makes you say that........
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  20. Is there a link to info for this event? I have a complete ‘99 neon R/T less a back window and soon to be throttle cable (for Champcar), that appears to be begging for this. I’ll put the cruise control on as I pass y’all on the back straight!
    1 point
  21. That manifold was the hot trick for Buick V6s at the time. I also had a 3.8 turbo and the bolt-on 4 bbl adapter for quite a few years. Might be worth something now!
    1 point
  22. They do say things are a bit "slower" in the South Mike! Maybe they are just more along the same overall speed and that speed is a bit "slow" compared to the upper midwest!
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  23. @pintodave it was great revisiting your build thread (which I followed the whole time you were building!) Some great quality work there, and good examples of a well thought out cage and seat mounting system. There's a couple other nice chassis in some of the photos that have my curiosity peaked...
    1 point
  24. I got to run the last stint in the dark, and brakes that only worked after right hand turns! The transition from south to north I would crest the hill, let off, shift early, and slam the wheel as hard as I could lat to get scrub speed because I didn't have brakes. 2 hours of that was nerve wracking! Pulled the wheel off after the race and the passenger rear pad was a backing plate welded to the piston, with nothing left on the drivers side. Also, that race, every single car that lead the race broke at some point, I believe with you all being the 1st ones with the rear brake hose. I rea
    1 point
  25. Some of mine from the camaro on pg. 11 of the build thread (holy poop the photobucket links work!). Because of the deep "tub", I could not tie the front of it into the door bar like I wanted, BUT the door bar is tied into the sill, which I then did the front seat mount bar similar to what @mcoppola showed above, but my welds are def. not as pretty!
    1 point
  26. I am very aware of LEC. Ran SCCA Nationals many times at Nelson where we had to bring our lawn mower to mow out our space in the field and bring plywood for flooring. I just don't think it's very safe for flaggers to be at track side with no protection. A tragedy waiting to happen from where I sit. And as you know it's up to the flag crew to man the stations not ChampCar. Actually driving around the track it not only looked unsafe but I wondered how fast these flaggers could run to get out of the way of a speeding car in the grass that is out of control. Perhaps if they c
    1 point
  27. In 1985, this bad boy beat Freddy Baker's Turbo 944 1012 to 1007 laps. And man, were they sand bagging. I think they were shifting that thing at 3500 RPM. Probably had 400hp Of course there was probably no full course yellows, back then there had to be blood on the track before they went FCY.
    1 point
  28. That was the only time I have ever had the opportunity to run the full course. Even got to run it with lights on the car at dusk! One of my favorite events of all time!
    1 point
  29. Still looking forward to all these Texas events..
    1 point
  30. Looking @ my steed, stripping will be easy, this POS was never really equipped, tossing the backseat will practically make this thing empty with minimal effort.
    1 point
  31. The Saleen Porsche was a 191 hp as expected. I will loaded the full reports later today. Including info on the data spike
    1 point
  32. The Saleen Porsche was a 191 hp as expected. I will loaded the full reports later today. Including info on the data spike. Thanks for not getting out of your lane and trolling. Remember if you see something say something - but keep it to asking tech. Raising hell on the forum after the event is like yelling fire in a theater just for the fun of it. Not cool
    1 point
  33. The Saleen Porsche was a 191 hp as expected. I will loaded the full reports later today. Including info on the data spike. The Saleen Porsche was a 191 hp as expected. I will loaded the full reports later today. Including info on the data spike
    1 point
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  35. Although, the preferred way (safety-wise) is to tie it to the cage. Our seat shifted considerably when we had a minor accident into the tires and it was bolted to the floor with plates. My fear was that a significant rollover could possibly have caused the driver to come out of the belts if it was violent enough. Current chassis has 1" square tube seat frame welded to the lower main hoop x-bar and driver sill bar with a single inboard post/leg welded to the floor to support the 4th corner. Belts are also tied to the seat frame (not the floor).
    1 point
  36. We used the eye bolts. Easier to remove the harness for adjustments, etc.
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  37. Ftfy. Just an fyi, fuel usage is not an indicator of overall horsepower. To be clear, I don't think they were making 280ish hp. However, you can definitely have a faster stint if you use all your hp when passing and conserve the rest of the lap.
    1 point
  38. We just got a larger steering wheel. Problem solved!
    1 point
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  40. Nope, not a rule, just another of those things that you have to read the forum to know. Maybe it's another one of those fudge factors. Sure glad that a new team can get all the info they need to join the series by reading the rules. Not like the bad old days when you had to show up at a few races and talk to the right people before building a car.
    1 point
  41. I've seen the pictures. I also looked my car over very thoroughly after my crash. The upper part of the firewall moved back 14", and stopped at the dash bar. The lower barely moved at all keeping the footwell area intact. I doubt I'll ever willing get into a race car without an integrated dash bar. My anti intrusion bars, and dash bar are likely the reason I walked away from my crash.
    1 point
  42. Thats kinda malicious don't you think? We should keep in mind we are still "amatuer" racers. There is no one in the stands looking to hand out driving offers. There are no sponsors paying the bills. Rick hendrick isn't looking for his next master fabricator in the paddock. Therefore, we need to find and maintain the balance between Safe and Affordable. There are all sorts of awesome safety widgets that are just out of our price range, and while they would be awesome to have, we can't afford to mandate them. Where the lines get blurry is with some of the FIA/SFI
    1 point
  43. Maybe in 9 months we try it for six months then put it in the rules , oh wait that's what we are doing .
    1 point
  44. We are making the LED boards. It was mentioned in this thread and it's on the website too. @erich with your self-stated credentials and if you are running in this series, you could help. Let me know if you're interested via PM or email Flagtronics. Oooh, yes. Send me your address. We'll send you.... something . Flagstands are infrequently in your direct line of sight & in your immediate peripheral vision. Placed properly, the FT200 allows drivers to see status in their peripheral vision or with a rapid glance. This helps dr
    1 point
  45. Real advice for new teams! Dont go through tech with what you think is a 500 pt car anymore. Wiggle room is needed for "interpretation"
    1 point
  46. I for one, have no objection to being an F1 support race
    1 point
  47. Bill Strong giving economics lessons... we're doomed before we even got started.
    1 point
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