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  1. It looks like GBU started the Road America races with 5 penalty laps after a re-tech on Friday. They must have added ~30 points of parts since the Sunday Indy race, because we were told in no uncertain terms that the car was legal and accurately valued there.
    2 points
  2. I think this is terrible news. It just means that any shock that is easily rebuildable by a novice end user is 25 points. There are plenty of specialty tools and methods to regas a rebuilt damper without adding a Schrader valve. Anyone that wants the ability to end user rebuild their shocks without adding a Schrader valve let me know. Looks like I could make some $ selling gas charging stations or gas needle conversion setups. Instead I would have hoped you would just drill and tap your shock body for a $3 Schrader valve..... BTW, gas charge does not change
    2 points
  3. 10 pts non stock suspension component and the heim/rod end/spherical bearing is included
    1 point
  4. So do I need to go out and buy an alternator off of a RZR with a dinner plate sized pulley on it or not? I think there are some serious oversights in the BCCR that need to be addressed ASAP. It's car building season. I'll take 5lb's off the nose of the Miata any chance I can get, but anyone who wants to be competitive will do the same, and then we are back at square 1, except everyone else has spent $1000 that could have gone to tires, brake pads, fuel or entry fees. I run a stock radiator, and it's fine for me, but I don't think 30 points is appropriate either. I'd love to put an aluminu
    1 point
  5. I meant that it was good news from a position of stopping bigger $$ shocks from being used. I do agree with you in the fact that it will hurt guys from rebuilding themselves. But I take this ruling as it not only being a Schrader valve. A needle valve or similar won’t be any different. I think this rule (and the open caliper rule) is a mistake. There are many ways they could have controlled the costs, and gotten rid of the 2x rule. They chose not to.
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  6. lololol...I guess TAC's calculator only figured that the '94-'95 Cobra needed to be raised. Not any other Mustangs. And of course the only SN95 Mustang to ever be on the podium in the series. Ever. That's a pretty transparent statement and message heard loud and clear, BOD and TAC.
    1 point
  7. We are a team with 2 new builds and an existing build for 2021. We love Champcar for the great racing and tracks. That being said I am somewhat irked about how many free points are being handed out each year. I don’t want to have to go buy a new radiator, new alternator, new willwood big brake kits, etc. if these are free in terms of points, the best/fastest teams will typically (not always) take advantage and use them. This means I’m forced to do it as well if I want to be competitive and isn’t that what we all want. If reliability mods become free, I’ll have to buy an oil cooler, e
    1 point
  8. "4.4.2. There is NO SUCH THING as a free part, every part of a vehicle has a value." So aluminum coolant surge tanks have value but racing alternators don't? It's inconsistencies like this are frustrating. When I built my car, I went with an aluminum surge tank because the factory plastic one would not longer work due to the roll cage coming through the firewall and going to the strut towers. I picked it because it was a simple shape and simple to mount. There seems to be more of a mechanical advantage to a race alternator than an aluminum coolant surge tank. I know the B
    1 point
  9. See, that's what annoys the rest of us. "You" get your buddies on the inside to approve something for yourself, and keep it secret so nobody else can take advantage of it. If that's the rule, put it in the book so everyone knows about it. The tech desk (and open log books) is finally exposing these secret backroom handshake deals that have "always been there"... for those that knew about them (i.e. those that asked for them)
    1 point
  10. Friday was Dyno Day! Still needs a lot of work in the not idle or WOT range, but at least we were able to get some good baseline timing numbers and AFRs dialed in for WOT. Removed the secondary manifold runners butterflies and actuation shafts, went to a simpler intake tube (no more MAFS!), and a REAL K&N air filter (how's that for cost creep?!). Final tally was +11 hp and +4 torque. The really incredible part is torque at 2500 rpm is 144, and max at 4600 rpm is 154. Pretty damn flat! Also drives completely differently now, feels much much faster and sportier.
    1 point
  11. THE BOOK NEEDS TO BE SHORT BECAUSE SHORT IS THE SAME AS SIMPLE!
    1 point
  12. You did great work with the tech desk. Tech / management created the monster by saying “yes” so many times.
    1 point
  13. The radiator rule is a bit weird to me. Why is it 30 points? It’s more than a diff swap ? 6 times what fancy hubs for a Miata are that cost like a gillion bucks each. Why are we still worried about running dirt cheap radiators? The perceptions of low cost left the house long ago. It just seems out of synch, maybe out dated?
    1 point
  14. Quick update, picked up a 91+ front nose. Looking around for wheels locally as 2 of our C5 Z wheels are bent. Thinking 18x9.5 or 10.5s all around depending on what the front brake clearance looks like.
    1 point
  15. they made 5,258 1995 cobras, i guess i missed the section in the BCCR that says the cutoff is somewhere between 5500 to 6000 so that its no longer 'special edition'
    1 point
  16. Doh, we already had our 235hp VQ35 swap planned out, thanks a lot!
    0 points
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