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Ron_e

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  1. There is a comma between axles and 911 parts meaning two separate events. The axles was me, I was at an event and both Mike Chisek and Mike Morrison were standing beside a podium car, I said those five lug axles with Moser labels are not claimed. I picked that item as it was the easiest indisputable non-claimed part. Mike M said OK where is your protest form? I looked at both Mikes then walked away. The inspection hole will be on the engine side of my flywheel which may be painted - with paint mixed with grinding filings. Carry on with your 2 point non-OE cast iron headers, mi
  2. Kaka, what kaka is that Ray? Pretty sure it was you that said your "bore scope will see all" above.
  3. So ChampCar will kick a team off the podium based on what they see with a borescope when looking at a flywheel? Are you able to see whether it is steel, aluminum, *cast iron*, or lighter than stock? A team will not get kicked off the podium for non-claimed axles, 911 parts, can't remember if the wrong engine made the podium, a complete custom non-OE body, yet they will get kicked off with what you can see with a borescope? On another note I will bet anyone that they can't get our starter off a hot engine within 30 minutes.
  4. That is awesome, so if a part is changing yearly you should never install it? Here are a couple of examples: Power steering cooler at 0, 5, 10, 20, 10' tubing free, 10' tubing not free, 10' tubing free, repurposed free, 0. So if after 4-6 hours the fluid is smoked you shouldn't install a cooler, instead change fluid every race and risk seizing the pump which will burn off the belt and stop circulating engine coolant? Seems to be zero for 1-2 years now so it is seemingly safe to install one, maybe wait till next year. Flywheel at 15, 0, 10, SFI recommended and 0, not
  5. You forgot Phil used to call them 15 points before they became free the first time. Also at one point they were simply not allowed but only if you were asking for a Mustang while they were free for others at the same time.
  6. Alrighty then, I can add "I don't know these cars well" to "It wasn't me", "I didn't have anything to do with it" and the incredibly inane "It has been proven competitive so it deserves laps". This isn't directed at you but whoever is pretending to be the authority on the Fox chassis should pull their head out of their nether region as this is the third increase in a third distinct year on a Fox chassis car. Surly someone could figure out what the number should be in one single year instead of jumping on the chassis whenever it manages to lead by half a lap or heaven forbid actually make it
  7. That is an awesome attitude, did you want to answer my questions? While I am not a current member I do still have one race credit so I will be a member at least one more time.
  8. I will take this election process to understand the series a little better. As I understand it the TAC makes VPI recommendations to the board and the board votes on those recommendations. A recent bewildering example is the Cobra being raised by 50 points despite it being mostly on par with other podium cars: Did you recommend for or against this? What was your reasoning? When there is a significant VPI adjustment do you think the reasoning should be made public? Note: I have not been a ChampCar member for a couple of years so your reply will not affect my vote
  9. I will take this election process to understand the series a little better. As I understand it the TAC makes VPI recommendations to the board and the board votes on those recommendations. A recent bewildering example is the Cobra being raised by 50 points despite it being mostly on par with other podium cars: Did you vote for or against this? What was your reasoning? When there is a significant VPI adjustment do you think the reasoning should be made public? Note: I have not been a ChampCar member for a couple of years so your reply will not affect my vote as I
  10. If big tank cars are being increased there is one big tank car that has been proven competitive for many years and many races - the E30 is definitely a big tank car relative to its stock engine size. This will be really entertaining.
  11. Mike, thank you for efforts and series guidance over the years.
  12. Now I understand the Cobra being raised 50 and the hints of raises coming for other V8 cars. I think Mike was the only holdout for keeping the V8 cars where they were, should be some big increases coming now, but only if they have been proven competitive because we can't be having them on the podium - ha.
  13. Lap times are immaterial to VPI. In the same race with GBU the Cobra with a best of 2:46.7 wins, CRX finishes second with a best of 2:47.1, both turning the same number of laps. Cobra base VPI is 300, CRX base VPI is 150. Cobra is getting bumped up by 50 points, the CRX not so much. One may wonder how a VPI increase happens.
  14. I guess it is a fine line between being fair and sending a message. Option 1. We are being fair so all podium cars are moved up by a percentage of their distance to 500 or minimum 10 points because in general they are putting laps on the rest of the field. Option 2. We just do not want Fox cars on the podium so we keep doing something about it. Back in the old days Fox cars used to be 10-15% or more of the field, still are in other series at the same tracks, now only a couple of teams are brave enough to bring them. Shocking (or intentional) that the astute TAC
  15. 50 points, well it is deserved when you win every race by five laps because that is what has been happening isn't it? What are those words again - it has been proven competitive so it deserves points. Who wants to have a race when you can win before the race.
  16. Don't stress about it, we have four drivers on my team, all within 0.5 seconds best lap at any track. Three heel-and-toe, I don't. I am the only one that gets out of the car with tire marbles melted onto the heel of my right foot because it rarely moves for two hours. Right foot is throttle only, left is either brake or clutch. Brake for turn, turn in, as soon as your foot is off the brake stab the clutch to shift and release right away and blip the throttle as needed, do not bleed out the clutch as you are thinking as it will likely overheat. Roll on the throttle as soon as yo
  17. Agree, if the intent is chain store cost it should say "OE-spec replacement at chain store cost", not "OE cost". If the intent is OE cost then it should remain "OE cost".
  18. Interesting to see old cars being phased out via radiators of all things. Can't get OE pricing for old cars "Radiator greater than OE cost: 30" so you use O'Reilly which means you can only use budget stuff versus the newer cars that use dealer prices to replace their radiators? Penske's for everybody. Heads are still confusing. 100 points for heads, 50 for valvetrain, is the valve train included or not included with the 100 point heads? Page 31, what is a cas? Does a rain light count as a brake light? No more than four brake lights are permitt
  19. Pretty much the only words are wah, wah, wah... for those who have never heard of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
  20. Like I said, this will be interesting as Tyler seems to think he can still kick my a$$ if I was at 600 points or given a 10 lap lead: E. Tyler Pedersen Posted September 27, 2019 Ron, Kids for Life Racing had Sebring 2018 in hand by laps, but they broke so it's been proven it's a competitive car. I don't think there is a conspiracy theory going on as you realize. I feel the TAC, Mike and Tech have done a great job analyzing the values and items to make sure everything is in line with lap times and t
  21. Well this should provide some entertainment for my lunch hours over the next month. Let me get this straight, a complete cheater car with its own secret rule book exposed the cracks in the rule book for the commoner teams? So if an E30 showed up with a turbo and tech approves it as a hair dryer for driver comfort then said car lays waste to the field that would result in all BMW's getting hit with a 100+ point increase? If points increases are coming this would be a great time to treat everybody fairly and hit some other obvious ones as well, not just the TBird for leading Tyler
  22. FYI a lot of teams are probably like mine and @mender's where only the captain is on the forum so one stated opinion = four opinions. Therefore 400 * 4 ~ 1,600 added to the forum over the past month.
  23. Just curious, is this all about an old board member teaching the current board a lesson about lowering points too much? Current board silence is deafening.
  24. Here it is in a car a handful or two of seconds faster than a top Champcar: And the other way at a ChampCar pace:
  25. Turbo Miata did win over the cheater Mustang, Sonoma is not fuel friendly but it is Griggs' home track. Fast laps and a fast win.
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