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  1. Still gotta try those pizookies one day..... But yeah, pie is always good, especially with ice cream.
  2. Glad to see you guys got back out there!
  3. Isn't it about time to start talking about dessert?
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    2019 Official Road America Spring Double 8-Hour Enduros

    yes, Champcar always uses the bend, not the kink. It's been heavily debated here on the forum which is safer, with folks arguing it both ways.
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    Teach me about leak down tests

    I see, your tester seems similar to the Harbor Freight one you linked. Mine is an old Mac Tools one that merely has 2 100psi gauges. I was thinking opposite when you and Rob said to zero it out. The way mine is read is 100 psi input gauge = 90 psi on the 2nd gauge if there is 10% leakdown . It also has a quick connect on the spark plug side, so I set it at 100 psi in, and read 100 psi on the 2nd gauge before connecting the spark plug hose.
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    Teach me about leak down tests

    That sounds more along the lines of what Rob described. Please explain further. Is air escaping through the spark plug hose until it's connected? What is the input pressure reading? After connecting, do you then crank up the input pressure?
  7. @Round3Racing Brad, we haven't met yet, but I look forward to... I've said before that I admired BMR's accomplishments in past pro series. From everything I've read that you've posted, you guys seem like down to earth, awesome people to be racing with, and your presence brings even more credibility to the series. Your attitude is refreshing, to see that teams that have experienced racing at higher levels can come here and enjoy themselves, and respect the series, its' rules and your fellow competitors. I wish you guys the best, and hope that your team continues to set an example of sportsmanship and mutual respect that I see being portrayed. The past few years have been refreshing to see some of my SCCA buddies and guys from the local track that never would have considered running Chu/a/mpcar before, now seeing the merits of this series.
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    Teach me about leak down tests

    I've never seen instructions like that Rob. Not saying your tester instructions are wrong, maybe there is a method I'm not aware of, but having worked as a mechanic for many years, the method I was taught and always used was to: 1) put the cylinder being tested at TDC (Make sure it's perfectly at TDC, or it will rotate the crank. We've also done this with someone sitting in the car in 4th gear and holding the brakes) 2) screw the tester into the spark plug hole 3) connect air hose to tester. 4) adjust regulator to a set value - usually 100 psi 5) read leakdown percentage on 2nd gauge. ex: If 100 psi is reading on the first gauge (input), and the gauge reads 85psi, you have 15% leakdown. Anyone I've ever seen or heard of using a leakdown tester has done it this way.
  9. I like the shock rower reinforcement tubes, but have you seen this rule: 3.2.10. Roll-cages MAY contain a maximum of 2 tubes inside the front engine or storage compartment and each tube MUST terminate prior to the centerline of the front axle.
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    ISO Competitive Champcar.

    @Maganflux If I were looking to buy a turn key competitive car, I would look seriously at the Bromance Maxima. For $5500, this car is a steal. You couldn't build anything with it's content for that kind of money. 255hp with LSD, and plenty of extras = no brainer decision to me... I can't believe this car hasn't sold already at this price.
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    Petition proposition- Flywheels?

    Bummer. I would hope to get a weigh loss benefit from going to single vs dual mass.
  12. Bump. I'm having 8 more pairs of hubs built. 7 are prepaid for, and I'll have 1 spare set available for anyone who needs them. Speak up before this failure happens to you and ruins a race weekend!
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    Petition proposition- Flywheels?

    How do you make a single mass flywheel as heavy as a dual mass flywheel?
  14. Yes there was something done about it. The 'rule' that only some folks knew about was revealed and then added to the 2019 BCCR.
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    Petition proposition- Flywheels?

    @Black Magic I thought you were the heavy clutch proponent in earlier debates with @mender about this topic?
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