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  1. Thought I'd re-post our car that's for sale here, in case any Canadians only frequent the "Canada" section of the forums. 1995 Dodge Neon Road Racing car – Asking $5,500 CAD (~4,400 USD today). Located in Burnaby, B.C. Contact my user name @ gmail More pictures available here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fbQZS6rrPmRzVT9D2 Our team built this car for ChumpCar and Lucky Dog Racing League events, and used it from 2013-2017. Over that time, we’ve developed it into a great handling, easy to drive racecar. This is a cheap, well prepared way to go road racing or hill climbing – just add an Accusump and new belts! The cost of the engine and cage alone far exceed the asking price of the car. The Neon is competitive in LDRL’s “B” Class, where we’ve had two 4th place finishes (ORP 2017 and Ridge 2017). The only thing holding it back from competing for wins in the LDRL “B” class or overall wins in ChumpCar is fuel capacity – an upgrade to a 1996+ fuel tank (+1.5 Gal capacity) or a 15 Gal fuel cell would help to cure this problem. It also did a 2.12 on 200TW street tires at the Knox Mountain Hillclimb last May. The good: - Fresh Hawk Blue front pads on new rotors - Easy to drive, fast car with well sorted suspension - Car runs very cool – we ran a full data logger (not included in sale) and never saw water temps above 190* or Oil temps above 240* even on hot days - Heavy duty front ACR hubs (2mm thicker than standard) It should have an Accusump added (oil pan has no baffles and we are reusing the Accusump in our new build, but are including the filter adapter required to install it), and belts are expired, but otherwise it's ready to go racing! A few further details: Interior/Chassis Custom cage built by Shift Autosport - NASCAR door bars on driver side, tied into door sill - X-bars on passenger side - Tabbed to the chassis to the extent permitted under the ChumpCar cage rules Gutted doors, hood, and trunk lid Car weighs <2200 lbs Odyssey PC680 lightweight battery Comes with a kirkey aluminum seat 2.25L fire system w/ 3 nozzles (1 for the engine compartment, 1 for the driver, 1 for the surge tank) Engine/Drivetrain 2.4L Engine built by High Performance Engines (~75 hours/5 race weekends on it). It cost ~4500CAD to put this engine together - Built bottom end with SRT4 forged rods and custom machined 2.4L pistons to work with the forged rods (new at the beginning of 2015) - New bearings, ARP Head Studs, and MOPAR head gasket - Built top end with INDY stainless steel valves, Crower valve springs and Ti retainers, new Mopar lash adjusters, and new single groove valve keepers MOPAR DOHC Neon ECU New Clutchmasters Stage 1 clutch installed at the same time as the engine OBX Stainless Steel exhaust header with header wrap 1/2 Gallon surge tank with all AN hardware New radiator in August 2017 Suspension/Wheels/Brakes Ground Control coilovers and camber plates on all 4 corners, on Koni STR.T (Orange) shocks Stock rear sway bar/no front sway bar Fresh Hawk Blue brake pads and new Centric brake rotors NAPA reman front brake calipers w/metal pistons (factory phenolic pistons disintegrate under heavy track usage) 2.25” custom front brake ducts Heavy duty front Dodge ACR hubs (2mm thicker than standard) SKF Wheel bearings ARP wheel studs 3 sets of wheels and tires - 2 sets of 15” wheels with worn RE71Rs - 1 set of 16” wheels with near full depth Continental DW rain tires Other Misc Neon/Chrysler specific tools (Harmonic balancer puller, timing pulley removal tool, etc) OEM Chrysler service manual Tons of documentation including our estimate of hourly running costs and parts life estimates for several significant components Spare complete 2.4L engine Spare cylinder head Spare transmission Additional spares package also available for $1000CAD: 1 full set OEM ACR Koni “Black” adjustable shocks, rebuilt in 2013 (only 3 race weekends on them before they were banned by ChumpCar – rebuild was $900USD) 1 set of new Hawk Blue pads 1 set of front uprights with new SKF bearings, ACR hubs, and ARP studs 1 set of rear hubs 1 set of fresh NAPA reman front brake calipers w/metal pistons 1 set of fresh reman rear brake calipers 1 set of new rear rotors Misc used brake pads Used Clutchmasters stage 1 clutch (~60 hours run time – only replaced because we were changing the engine) 1 set (L and R) of drive axles Spare DOHC Neon ECU Spare Walbro 255LPH external fuel pump Coil pack and plug wires New outer tie rods New NAPA alternator 1 full set Koni STR.T Orange shocks – fronts blown
  2. 1995 Dodge Neon Road Racing car – Asking $5,500 CAD (~4,400 USD today). Located in Burnaby, B.C. Contact my user name @ gmail More pictures available here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fbQZS6rrPmRzVT9D2 Our team built this car for ChumpCar and Lucky Dog Racing League events, and used it from 2013-2017. Over that time, we’ve developed it into a great handling, easy to drive racecar. This is a cheap, well prepared way to go road racing or hill climbing – just add an Accusump and new belts! The cost of the engine and cage alone far exceed the asking price of the car. The Neon is competitive in LDRL’s “B” Class, where we’ve had two 4th place finishes (ORP 2017 and Ridge 2017). The only thing holding it back from competing for wins in the LDRL “B” class or overall wins in ChumpCar is fuel capacity – an upgrade to a 1996+ fuel tank (+1.5 Gal capacity) or a 15 Gal fuel cell would help to cure this problem. It also did a 2.12 on 200TW street tires at the Knox Mountain Hillclimb last May. The good: - Fresh Hawk Blue front pads on new rotors - Easy to drive, fast car with well sorted suspension - Car runs very cool – we ran a full data logger (not included in sale) and never saw water temps above 190* or Oil temps above 240* even on hot days - Heavy duty front ACR hubs (2mm thicker than standard) It should have an Accusump added (oil pan has no baffles and we are reusing the Accusump in our new build, but are including the filter adapter required to install it), and belts are expired, but otherwise it's ready to go racing! A few further details: Interior/Chassis Custom cage built by Shift Autosport - NASCAR door bars on driver side, tied into door sill - X-bars on passenger side - Tabbed to the chassis to the extent permitted under the ChumpCar cage rules Gutted doors, hood, and trunk lid Car weighs <2200 lbs Odyssey PC680 lightweight battery Comes with a kirkey aluminum seat 2.25L fire system w/ 3 nozzles (1 for the engine compartment, 1 for the driver, 1 for the surge tank) Engine/Drivetrain 2.4L Engine built by High Performance Engines (~75 hours/5 race weekends on it). It cost ~4500CAD to put this engine together - Built bottom end with SRT4 forged rods and custom machined 2.4L pistons to work with the forged rods (new at the beginning of 2015) - New bearings, ARP Head Studs, and MOPAR head gasket - Built top end with INDY stainless steel valves, Crower valve springs and Ti retainers, new Mopar lash adjusters, and new single groove valve keepers MOPAR DOHC Neon ECU New Clutchmasters Stage 1 clutch installed at the same time as the engine OBX Stainless Steel exhaust header with header wrap 1/2 Gallon surge tank with all AN hardware New radiator in August 2017 Suspension/Wheels/Brakes Ground Control coilovers and camber plates on all 4 corners, on Koni STR.T (Orange) shocks Stock rear sway bar/no front sway bar Fresh Hawk Blue brake pads and new Centric brake rotors NAPA reman front brake calipers w/metal pistons (factory phenolic pistons disintegrate under heavy track usage) 2.25” custom front brake ducts Heavy duty front Dodge ACR hubs (2mm thicker than standard) SKF Wheel bearings ARP wheel studs 3 sets of wheels and tires - 2 sets of 15” wheels with worn RE71Rs - 1 set of 16” wheels with near full depth Continental DW rain tires Other Misc Neon/Chrysler specific tools (Harmonic balancer puller, timing pulley removal tool, etc) OEM Chrysler service manual Tons of documentation including our estimate of hourly running costs and parts life estimates for several significant components Spare complete 2.4L engine Spare cylinder head Spare transmission Additional spares package also available for $1000CAD: 1 full set OEM ACR Koni “Black” adjustable shocks, rebuilt in 2013 (only 3 race weekends on them before they were banned by ChumpCar – rebuild was $900USD) 1 set of new Hawk Blue pads 1 set of front uprights with new SKF bearings, ACR hubs, and ARP studs 1 set of rear hubs 1 set of fresh NAPA reman front brake calipers w/metal pistons 1 set of fresh reman rear brake calipers 1 set of new rear rotors Misc used brake pads Used Clutchmasters stage 1 clutch (~60 hours run time – only replaced because we were changing the engine) 1 set (L and R) of drive axles Spare DOHC Neon ECU Spare Walbro 255LPH external fuel pump Coil pack and plug wires New outer tie rods New NAPA alternator 1 full set Koni STR.T Orange shocks – fronts blown
  3. RArienzale

    2017 BCCR Rule Change 1.0.2

    Thanks, that's what I thought but wanted to clarify.
  4. RArienzale

    2017 BCCR Rule Change 1.0.2

    Does the new X bar requirement apply to both driver and passenger side, or driver side only? We have Nascar style bars on the driver side but a simple X (3 tubes) the the passneger side that would not pass under this clarification.
  5. We would travel to Area27 from Vancouver, but not Castrol (too many good tracks that are closer in the south). August long weekend would be a good time to go racing, having the Monday to recover is always nice. Also anything out west over the May long weekend is a bad idea because it conflicts with the Knox Mountain Hillclimb. I know a number of Chump racers who do Knox.
  6. RArienzale

    Canton or Moroso accumalator

    We run an Accusump (Canton) in our 2.4L neon, with a manual valve. Just have to eliminate the dummy factor and remember to open it before you hit the track! I would say the service from Canton has been excellent. We dropped a valve in one of our engines that left shrapnel literally everywhere. We were concerned that some might have made its way into the accusump so we sent it to Canton for a stripdown and rebuild. Cost was very reasonable ($60) and they shipped it out 6 days after they received it. Based on that alone I'd say the canton is worth it. No experience with Moroso though.
  7. Well, Area 27 is really a thing now. Very exciting. I hope we get to race there this season!
  8. Curious if anyone from ChumpCar has contacted the group that is building the Area 27 racetrack near Oliver, BC regarding the possibility of a race there once it's complete in the summer of 2016? BC and Alberta have a number of ChumpCar teams that usually have to travel south to get to races, but it would be awesome to have a race in our back yard! http://www.area27.ca/track/
  9. It's actually an EVO3 logger (mounted where the centre console used to be) attached to an external display. It's great in that we have large, foolproof warning and shift lights, as well as backlighting for night races. The AIM analysis software is pretty poor from a driver development perspective, but it's nice to be able to check max values on the sensors to make sure nobody has overreved the engine, water and oil temps remained under control, etc.
  10. Here's the video from onboard the other car: https://youtu.be/YJ_WE-MP6HM Sorry to hear that's the end for that car, it's never a good way to end a race weekend. Like I said when we chatted at the track, as soon as I realized the driver didn't see me I tried to get out of it, but at that point it was too late.
  11. RArienzale

    ORP Report

    What a great race! While it was disappointing our car (Wu Chan Clan #28 Neon) had to retire after hour 10 with a substantial front crank seal leak, our pace was encouraging. I had a few good battles out on track with a number of different cars, but want to apologize to the my little pony team for the contact at T2 about 7 hrs into the race. I thought the door was open for a pass but I clearly misjudged it.
  12. I'm looking to rent a seat for the Las Vegas West Region Chumpionship. Unfortunately we dropped a valve in our engine at the Ridge, and won't have it back together in time. I've done 3 races so far (Ridge 2013, Pacific Raceways 2014, Ridge 2014) and have a clean record (no off tracks or contact). I'm able to do consistent, reasonably quick lap times and am more than happy to help with pit stops (refueling or otherwise), repairs, etc. Please let me know if anyone has a seat they are interested in filling, and what the ask is. You can see a few samples of my driving on my YouTube channel and can contact me via email at my user name *at* gmail dot com. Thanks! Richard
  13. RArienzale

    Ridge Videos

    Great multi-lap battle with the BMW of Blazing Mapleleaf Wunderkinder during Sunday's 9 hour race. Lost him a few times in traffic then caught back up. He had a lot more power which made the car hard to pass. I was side by side at the exit of 6 at one point, but we had a yellow heading down the hill into 7, so I let him go instead of risking a penalty. Also had him entering 10-11, but saw a white flag and let him go for the same reason (didn't realize passing was ok under white flag). I finally got him for good...about 3 laps before the car blew up >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlMqCwWscU8&feature=youtu.be
  14. RArienzale

    Dated driver's suits?

    Do shoes have to be up to the latest standard? I have a set of older FIA rated shoes that I bought in 2004 have worn only sparingly, and they are in great shape still. The rules as I read them seem to indicate that shoes/gloves need to be SFI or FIA approved but no mention is made of dates for these.
  15. RArienzale

    FIA ISO6940 Standard gloves/shoes

    Thanks, appreciate the replies.
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