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Timothy G. Elliott

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About Timothy G. Elliott

  • Birthday 05/14/1962

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    Sheboygan, WI
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    Auto mechanics and Racing

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  1. The old Rabbit has a timing plug on the top of the transaxel, and the flywheel bolts to the pressure plate which is bolted to the crank VW did things their own way in the 70's-90's, the flywheel has the timing marks on it and is right through the hole. Very easy to see and stick a magnet on. Though it's not too likely to be in impound any time soon , it's probably too legal, I haven't been able to Mark Donahue it yet. Hehe
  2. I agree that reliable race cars make for a much more enjoyable time. Even if they are slower the seat time given is much more important than the finishing position. The only complaint I have is knowing what I'm driving doesn't give me much of a chance at being truly competitive in what I thought would be one of the slowest classes in Champ Car. That aside I know I have lots to improve on the car to have the best lap I can do at RA, though I have trouble believing I need to gain 25 seconds a lap, that's what it's looking like to be competitive in A right now. I don't believe a tire size or comp
  3. We run federal 185/55 R 14’s they are amazingly cheap and last and grip very well and are new redials available and cheap a set of 4 is $215.00!
  4. Have you considered this idea? 13's or 14's could be an A class thing. 15's or 16's could be B. 17's or 18's could be C, and any size larger could be D. Just another thought? I think this might help with parity and define classes better then the present system still leaving many choices for each team to decide what to run in there desired class.
  5. How about different sizes for the different classes? 13's or 14's could be an A class thing. 15's or 16's could be B. 17's or 18's could be C, and any size larger could be D. Just another thought? I think this might help with parity and define classes better then the present system still leaving many choices for each team to decide what to run in there desired class.
  6. Awesome questions, I'm a low budget team owner who is looking to have a fairly low cost race event to enter, I love the endurance side of Champcar and realize costs are going to be more in this series, as for tires here's my thought what about mandating only stock size wheels with any tire you can fit on them? Any body have any thoughts on that? I'm happy with the ones were running they are as good as the RE 71's I ran in the 90's wear well and grip well, and best of all a set of 4 cost less than $225 shipped to my house! I realized I have lots of aero to fix on the car that is part of my grow
  7. I removed the side view mirrors and added a full length Wink mirror, gives us almost a 180 degree view and no complaints from either of my rookie drivers, I personally love it, it's easy to tilt up or down to best suit the driver. I am adding the hatch back on it with a plexiglass window will see how that affects the view, but I suspect it will be fine. Nice not having speed brakes hanging off the side.
  8. Tread wear is either 240 or 260. In the 90's the Re71's were tread wear 30!
  9. I am running Federal RA595's, a set of 4 cost $215.00, the Rabbit stuck like it was on rails and the tire wear was minimal at ra, very similar to what the Re71's were in the 90's, having a small tire 185/55r14 keeps my costs down and we wouldn't have had to change tires either day Sat. We ran all day on the same set.
  10. I wired up a 2004 Grand Marquis 4.6 L computer to a 2004 Lincoln Towne car motor and transmission installed in a 1953 F100 pickup. Pat's was a problem for sure it's not removable in those computers, he had a late 70's tilt and teloscoping Cadilac column, I installed a pats receiver under the dash with a key wire ties to it, I programmed the key to the computer and all was well, the next spring the guy who owned it had a friend help him start it reversed polarity while jumping it and fried the computer. He got a couple of junk yard computers and one was for a 2004 police interceptor it doesn't
  11. Starting my 30th year too, SCCA member since 91, did over 40 races in my first 3 years in a Scirroco, at all the Mid div tracks. ITB, and also a 6 hour enduro at Black Hawk Farms, then from 94 through 98 in a SSC Plymouth NEON, probably another 40 plus races including Neon Challenge Races at RA in 95 and 96, after having the NEON totaled at BHF the wife bought me a 83F Raynard Formula Ford which I improved on over 2 seasons. 2000 was my last year racing untill last months Road America Champcar race, I've had novice, regional, national, and Pro SCCA licenses over the year's and per my late wife
  12. Yeah the punishment is why I chose the Rabbit, My Scirroco was pretty bullet proof an hugely swayed me to go with the Rabbit. Plus I have lots of spares. And thanks for the kind words, I too was impressed with my driver's both Mark and Kim did very well with the pressure, Marks best lap was within .5 of my best lap and consistent throughout his stints and Kim was within 2 seconds of our best, and also consistent. Both were very happy as I!
  13. Well I as a first time team captain with a newly built ChampCar and team, I had one of my best race weekends ever! The quality of the drivers on track was phenomenal! Especially being in a relatively slow Class and car with two newbie drivers, who all did exceptionally well. The Rabbit worked well though I know of much to improve on over the winter now! The fact we were never touched is amazing to me. I have had many laps racing at Road America, in an ITB Scirroco in 1991 to 1993, then in a Neon from 1994 to 1998 then a Formula Ford from 1998 to 2000, and from personal experience I rank all of
  14. By the way I recall the Titanic was thought to be unsinkable too!
  15. Thanks! Just stopped in there and registered found it on my own, but your link will help all others!
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