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Everything posted by Eman911

  1. My 2 cents. Bring out the ban hammer. EC started as a 2 race "free trial" , now its morphing into bring your supercar to a track day. This series was started as a budget series and should remain as such. Well, now that I look at it, that ship sailed a while ago. BTW I'm not real fond of multiple car rent a ride teams either. Bring back the backyard engineering! Bring back Tubby!
  2. Let's see if I can remember all this. Planted zucchini prior to inundation Removed flash flood water from the garage Rescued numerous worms from a slow death by dehydration Modified RR caliper for remote bleeder Rebuilt RR caliper and installed same Installed RR rotor and halfshaft Installed RF UCA bushing Repaired rear spring lower seats Replaced both front rotors Inspected front bearings Rebuilt both front calipers and installed same Watched in rain at Indy Provided supervision while my wife repaired the rear seat upholstery for my Milano Prepared for another round of flash flooding Other than that, not much going on around here.
  3. 28 of the cars running today turned sub 3 min laps. Wow.
  4. Ladies and Gentlemen- I offer to you for sale a somewhat Chumpy 2005 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 4x4 with the renowned 6.0l Powerstroke diesel. the Truck has 193,000 miles on it and was lightly rolled this winter. It has been lightened in the rocker and lower door areas using an all natural, eco friendly process called oxidation. Despite these issues the truck drives and pulls very nicely and is in good to excellent mechanical condition. Everything works. I'm asking $7500 for the general public but willing to sell at a discount to a Chump. I can be reached via PM or at the phone number shown in the photos below.
  5. Racer is right. Absolutely right. 2.2. VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY – DEFINITION OF AN EXCEPTION CLASS (“EC”) CAR 2.2.1. The Exception Class or “EC” car class is open to “ChampCar compatible” cars that wish to race with ChampCar but exceed the 1,000 point limit, or any Team not wishing to compete for the overall win. 2.2.2. ChampCar reserves the right to deny entry to any EC car if ChampCar determines the car to be excessively superior in power, braking, top speed or other factors that ChampCar feels would be unsafe or disruptive to any event. Notice the words "ChampCar compatible". That thing is not even close. This is just another reason (including the rules lawyering, rules instability, outright cheating, ridiculous speed creep, abandon the grassroots philosophy, and money is no object) why I am gravitating to Midwest Council events. Troll away if you must, but I've just about had enough.
  6. Do you ever see an Xfinity car racing in the Monster Energy series? Or an Indy car with F1?
  7. That's why I've become a lurker. Damn, I F'ed that up too.
  8. My point is that he is using a non OE ignition system (20 pts) and non OE coils (10 pts), even if the ignitor, amplifier or ignition control module (take your pick) is part of the coils or ECU. At least that is the way it has been applied in the past.
  9. You forgot the " Ignition coil(s), aftermarket: 10pts"
  10. When you can't debate the issues, press on with the ad hominem attack. Obviously you are a liberal democrat.
  11. What's not debatable is the fact that you are so self absorbed as to believe no others' opinions have merit. In recent years many agencies have spent a considerable amount of time and effort studying the effects of emergency vehicle lighting in an effort to understand why brightly lit firetrucks, ambulances and squad cars continue to be struck at accident scenes. Most of these studies indicate that more and brighter flashing lights are not the answer. So as far as "not debatable", I do not think those words mean what you think they do.
  12. Yes it is. Who the F are you to determine what we can and cannot debate here?
  13. I would go along with a mandate for this IFI could trigger it from in my car.
  14. Devil's advocate again, if a driver is inattentive to yellow flag, it stands to reason he will probably be inattentive to a blinking light, or worse might possibly take his eyes off of the cars and track ahead to look at the blinky light. Again I salute your efforts but I feel ChumpCar should put more focus on properly trained drivers.
  15. For those of you who believe that I am anti safety, let me assure you nothing could be further from the truth. Safety has been my profession for the last 17 years. The point I am trying to make is that we are at the point of diminishing returns. For example would you be willing to pay the salary of a crossing guard at every controlled intersection you cross while walking to work? After all people get run over crossing the street all the time. Another thing to consider is removing the driver from his responsibilities by applying technology. Have you ever encountered that guy who has no clue what way to go when his GPS enabled cellphone dies? I still carry paper maps and use them quite a bit. How about younger folks who have never driven a car without ABS and traction control? How well will they be able to really know how to drive at the limit when the limit is determined by a computer? The law of unintended consequences then rears its ugly head when the ABS fails and the driver has never practiced an emergency stop without them. To carry my argument to the absurd, why not mandate self driving cars, after all they are safer right?
  16. And now our fire suppression system will have to be SFI rated, recertified every 2 years, and replaced every 6. And I hear that we are also going to be required to purchase rain lights. Add that to belts and window nets with an expiration date. New helmet requirements are just around the corner. And I'm sure someone else will come along with a shiny new device that we will just HAVE to have to save the children. I appreciate your had work at developing your product and I'm proud ChumpCar gets to be the proving ground, however I race in a budget racing series because I can't afford to race anywhere else.
  17. Not interested. Got enough new mandates that require an annual commitment of funds and planned obsolescence. This is BUDGET racing.
  18. You people disgust me. You have absolutely no regard for the visually challenged. We should mandate echo location emitters and curb feelers.
  19. Too many lights and lights that are too bright are also a problem. We were in pit stall 44, approx. 100' from pit in. There were several occasions when a car with an LED light bar was in the black flag station and the workers at pit were completely invisible due to the glare. I spend a fair amount of time studying and working at highway emergencies and all of the studies indicate that workers were struck by traffic because drivers could not see them because they were blinded by the warning lights. I would like to see the lights toned down a bit and a DOT type reflector tape rather than those god awful bright flashing rain lights.
  20. I just heard from a reliable source that everything is free in 2020. Except Miata hardtops.
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