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Everything posted by mcoppola

  1. The set on my car have only been installed one time and are on that same set of bearings. I was going to replace bearings before our next race. I'll keep in touch and let you know when the remaining new sets are in, and we can decide which pair you want. Should be another couple weeks
  2. I heard they couldn't get the cameras to work today. And then later heard that it worked on Facebook but not YouTube. They hope to have it fixed for tomorrow
  3. We just received the latest batch of 8 pairs of hubs. @MimeMachine bought the extra pair I ordered. However, during this build, 1 hub was damaged during splining and I ordered 1 more spare pair to make it easier on the machine shop to absorb their mistake. So, @Bluboo and @Wloch248, I will have 1 more pair of hubs coming in a few weeks. It is going to be a dual drilled pair in 4x108/4x100. The cost went up to $650/pair due to increased material and tariff fees. I'm replacing my 4x108 billet hubs with the dual drilled ones, So in a few weeks, I will have either 1 new pair for sale @$650, or I could sell a pair of used 4x108 hubs for about $500 that's been on my car for about 25 hours. @Bluboo and @Wloch248 - let me know your thoughts. Would you be interested in the new or used set I will have available soon, or can you wait for the next group buy minimum of 5 pairs to form up? What year/type of Focus are you running? Have you had hub issues on them yet?
  4. what parts of that petition did you guys like? The qualifying part, or the part that considers it a "winner take all" race?
  5. It was great getting the TireRack catalog in the mail today and finding the TireRack.com ChampCar Endurance Series shown on the Motorsports Sponsorships page inside the back cover. Well done @E. Tyler Pedersen and the rest of ChampCar's management!
  6. ^^^What's funny is I work with a Norwegian guy named Ole, an avid fisherman who wears a jacket that has an outline of our state with the word Fishigan on it. I'll have to share this one with him. 😂
  7. It seems to me that the last thing we need to happen at Indy is "the big one" at any time during the race. I hope there's a CTJ meeting emphasizing to everyone how important it will be to use their heads the first few laps, and not take any risks until cars start spreading out. Nobody is going to win a 10 hour race in the first half hour.
  8. Then what does this sig line mean? Looks like he professes to do exactly what you said is not his responsibility to enforce... Bill Strong Marketing Director Decal Inspection & Compliance (DIC) Officer ChampCar Endurance Series
  9. ^^Idk whether to put a like cuz I agree with your post, or a "sad" that the team didn't at least apologize. Isn't that a high profile/highly respected ? team owner too?
  10. I don't have a strong opinion about the subject, I just like how Math Works. It's cool! if I would've known in school how much I would be using it fabricating and building cars, I might've stayed awake more, or not skip the class so often
  11. ^^^Yep, that's what my math says too. Even with thick wall 1/8" wall tubing, 1 foot = .309 gallons. What's even more interesting is that the difference between using 2.25" filler tube vs. using 3" -> pretty much doubles the capacity.
  12. Great message regarding BCCR stability.
  13. Well, being on the TAC, I got one that was pretty nasty, but I'm not going to share it because I can get passionate at times too. I can understand where the sender was coming from, even though I feel it was misdirected coming to me, because I agreed with his side of the issue. I would've been just as angry if I was in his shoes. Plus I don't want to ruin the relationship we've built after discussing things following that exchange.
  14. That section of the BCCR seems to be written to somewhat emulate the system Nascar used to use before they did away with vent/catch cans. I don't know if I've ever seen a car with the type of system described, but there may be a few out there... If anyone would have the answer, it might be 1 of our Tech guys @Ray Franck who (I think) has a circle track & Nascar background. This rule is not worded very well, as you pointed out, how can a tube be a bulkhead? I think the tube has to pass through a bulkhead, as it says in the latter part of edit: As you said, the sealed container used as a catch can would have to have a vent on it to actually work correctly.
  15. Well now it's obvious why the bottom one is disallowed without points. It's a Turner part, and we all know that stuff makes your BMW's way too fast for the rest of the field to try to keep up with! JK, Sometimes you've got to find humor in things, this stuff is not life threatening....
  16. Some pretty agreeable statements that I've quoted. The last one sums it up. "This is interesting, and what should be points?" Good question! I'm sure this item will be highly debated back n forth by TAC & BoD members, just as it was last Fall when we first convened. I can't predict which way it will go, and am not saying which side of the argument I agree with - but last time around it went like this: Looking at @Wittenauer Racing 's comments, this was the thought process: 1. Re-drilling a strut tower = adds nothing material-wise, but merely modifies = 0 pts. 2. Weld up a hole and re-drill, same as #1 = 0 pts. 3. Replace a factory bushing that matches the OE geometry = 0 pts. (as stated in 4.3.2) 4. Bend a strut -> same as #1 = 0 pts. 5. Slot holes -> same as #1 = 0 pts. 6. Use offset bushings/lollipops -> you just altered the OE geometry in the same way that camber plates do, (which are 20 pts purchased, or 5 pts made) by purchasing or making a part that contradicts #3 above. Like I said, this will be interesting debating it again. As is obvious here on the forum, there are strong supporters of each camp. The same is true within the TAC and BoD. (I'm sure this post just added another page or 2 to this discussion!)
  17. I heard the CEO and BoD are of the "Just say No" crowd. Ya know, the rules stability thing that people keep harping about....
  18. Great observations! I'm glad to be in the group I'm in.
  19. @wvumtnbkr Rob, I've always understood your stance that free reliability items then allow points to be spent on go fast bits. I'll continue to support that type of thinking. During my days In Team Viper, my boss was passionate about keeping the vehicle true to it's raw roots form, despite a lot of people wanting to make it "better." His nickname became the "grailkeeper." You my friend, are one the of the grailkeepers of Champcar, and I'm glad when you come out and call BS, and voice your opinions. I don't feel that wholesale changes are needed, but as you said, reliability parts do need to count as points, and performance items in some cases need to have their points slightly adjusted to reflect their impact on performance potential. edit: P.S. in a nutshell --> I like your version of the truth, come back any time you feel the holy grail is being threatened.
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