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mcoppola

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  1. Close up pictures please
  2. Wow, they didn't have any hydromats with this type of attachment a few years back. Awesome product!
  3. This is a real gas powered blender blaster. By the Bavarian Mustache Werks “Blender Blaster” himself. @NigelStu @Zauskycop
  4. In the past, Champcar/ChampCar provided the radio frequencies. I thought I recall that when the series communications sponsorship changed about 2-3 years back, the new system does not provide the same ease of access. Is that true @Bill Strong
  5. You are correct. It was at 56:50 that the driver did the burnout. 53:00 is the time one poster flagged as the prelude to the burnout, showing the drivers’ prior actions/attitude.
  6. Paulie's video was spot on. Setting up my new Yi4k camera to live stream was simple following his instructions. I did have an issue with connectivity using my iPhone as the streaming hotspot. I was able to connect he camera to my home network first time, every time, so that made it easier to isolate the issue. I purchased a Verizon 8800L Jetpack to use as a hotspot in the car. The Yi connects to the 8800 easily each time. Having "practiced" a few times while checking connectivity, it now takes me (not an electronics genius) just a few minutes to set up and live stream successfully. Now that the car's all back together, it will be nice to be able to get out and use this!!
  7. An hour and a half - even more incredible! Golden age indeed. I wish I had taken pictures of more of the stuff I did years ago. I do have a pretty good album of crazy OEM intake manifold prototypes from the early 90’s. Cool stuff to see! Nice work!
  8. @mender If those are made of metal, like it looks like they are - that is an awesome display of hammer-forming!!! What did you use as a pattern to hammer over? Or sandbag + form combination?.?. English wheel? Brings back memories of hammer-forming a lot of intake manifold plenums and runners back in the day... Rapid prototyping put a lot of us fabricators out of business.
  9. Hmmm, do I get into this discussion again? 3rd or 4th time topic on these forums IIRC in the past few years.... Hint: 6 pole switch meets the rule as Huggy described.
  10. We ran Mid Ohio in 2016, and quickly found out why my SCCA buddies love it. My son Danny did a great job there too, and is looking forward to going back. (After the shift linkage broke, he set FTD for the weekend running the whole track in 3rd gear only.) Yes, the Midwest schedule is awesome - spacing and all...!! thanks @E. Tyler Pedersen and others who worked on this.
  11. Did I miss a big announcement for us Mid-Northern teams? Thank You ChampCar! @Andrew D Johnson @NigelStu @55mini @JDChristianson @enginerd @Kentite @Hi_Im_Will @IPF Racing @Wittenauer Racing
  12. They used to be, before a former CC racer coerced a former CC official into reducing them to 2.5.
  13. @Pauliefrom what I understand, the Yi4k camera is discontinued and no longer has manufacturer support. True? Is the Yi4k camera still a good option for live streaming? The price has doubled for a used unit vs the OG price. TIA
  14. @NigelStu Schautspeed Motorsports
  15. Because someone said it’s so, it’s true, correct? the same management structure that has told us they artificially set low VPI’s for American Iron to encourage their use is against American cars. that's what some folks would like you to believe.
  16. Care to share with the rest of us what this is all about?
  17. Nice win Rodger! and Merry Christmas to you and the entire ChampCar family too.
  18. When I was in Team Viper / SRT group, a surprise assignment was to meet at a local mall just after lunch one day. About a half dozen of us were told to buy tickets to the original 'The Fast and the Furious' movie. Afterward, we walked out thinking "Man that's a whole different world they were living in..." We were then told that our next assignment was to build a Neon for production that would fit in with that crowd. Fun times.
  19. To be fair, the incoming swap motor's hp is based on the configuration it was in from the donor vehicle. Any change in manifolds, exhaust or intake, can render that hp rating invalid, and thus violates the intent of the swap calculator.
  20. Thanks, understood. Once again, there was more to our revisions/recommendations than just FW/clutches (posted above^^) some background info regarding brake rules - Brake rules in this series have always been somewhat generous. The previous management felt they wanted you to be able to stop your car above anything else, once again keeping safety in mind. Our modern rules set evolved from there. 2 times rules had flaws that prevented old low dollar cars from having the same choices as modern vehicles. Many petitions pointed this out.
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