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jmabarone

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  1. I had to search when I saw "tegris" but then it hit me...I work for a defense contractor and we use tegris as backs for MOLLE pockets.
  2. Even with a halo seat and HANS, the center net helps to keep the helmet contained within the wings of the seat. I've seen a video of an incident where the driver's helmet went forward and was wedged under the halo after an impact. The car had quality belts that were installed correctly and he was wearing a HANS, but it still happened.
  3. While I don't support their position on it, I say good for them for having a position and standing by it. I wasn't going to buy any of their stuff before, but I definitely won't now.
  4. There was a team that we used to work with in Conti that would "lose" a rear bumper from at least one car a race. Turns out the car is enough faster to justify buying a new bumper cover for every race weekend.
  5. This is relevant to my interests.
  6. What size wheels are the other 2 RX7s running? I know you love 15" wheels, so I'm leaning towards the air not being able to get out thru the vanes efficiently.
  7. Not to suggest that we should pump everyone out at every race, but I used to handle fuel operations for a Conti team. In the 4 seasons I worked on the cars, we changed out 2 or 3 lift pumps out of service cycle (which was a season, IIRC) and even that was a preventative measure because the amperage for those pumps was reading low. Our procedure was pump out to dry at the end of each day. You only need to hear the pumps run dry and spit a little bit to get you into the ballpark. Try to start the car and if it doesn't crank, bam, that's a close enough capacity test.
  8. I would hazard a guess that it will cover approximately 3 linear feet.
  9. Hey guys, I got a good deal over the weekend on some roll bar padding and I figured I would share the love. JEGS brand padding with SFI rating for $14 per 3' section. This is for 1.5"-2" bars and is only the red or blue, but this is cheaper than I've seen aside from scratch and dent stuff. Blue: https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/70062/10002/-1 Red: https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/70061/10002/-1
  10. I noticed that when I watched the video of Kenny Brack thrashing a GT40 there a few years ago.
  11. I didn't see that the flaggers were standing in the bundle of tires, so they have at least improved that aspect of their safety.
  12. If you can get it for cheap, the shell is the only thing really of value to the e30 crowd. Small fuel tank, unlikely to have a LSD, and a bad final drive ratio.
  13. In my karting days, I was 50/50 on grenading engines with and without oil. Fun fact: they definitely feel more powerful without any oil in them.
  14. Finished the roll cage on Friday night. It actually looks like we knew what we were doing.
  15. I made a plan to go work on it tomorrow. We will see how it goes. Speed's race car story (the much more light hearted of the 2 tales) is a constant reminder of why I love where I live. In the winter time (when the trees are bare and my wife allows it), I will shoot clay pigeons off my back porch. I do smoky burnouts up my driveway every day that it rains. I could leave the RX7 or some rusting hulk in the yard and nobody would bat an eye. That said, if I were the victim of a home invasion, I would have at best a 10 minute wait for any sort of police response. The bad guy would have an even longer wait for the ambulance to show up...
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