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  1. Huggy

    Reground Camshafts

    Thank you Mike. Everything you said in the last paragraph is helpful, but the final solution is to put it into the BCCR if that is the interpretation that is decided upon.
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    Reground Camshafts

    If this is true, perhaps you should post the full content of the email instead of leaving us in the dark? Also, if Mike wishes to make this the case law, I suggest a Red-Flag video, or even better, an interim addendum to the BCCR with a note to the camshaft line indicating in black and white that reground camshafts are 50 points. As of now, we are flip-flopping around on things. Weight reduction = free Weight reduction of camshaft = not free Modification of OEM part of body = free Modification of OEM part of engine = sometimes free - Port and Polish of Cylinder head = free - Regrind camshaft = not free - deck cylinder head = free - valve "job" = free
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    Brake upgrades (E30)

    The car that won is a E30 running stock brakes. What pads and fluid and rotors are you running? To directly answer your question, yes wilwood is called out for a 5 point swap since they are a series sponsor.
  4. Huggy

    Reground Camshafts

    How do we know your new fresh cam isnt "re-Freshed"?
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    Reground Camshafts

    @mender What are the OE specs on a M20B25 camshaft?
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    Reground Camshafts

    FYI I have not and do not plan on writing a petition on this topic, as I do not believe in restricting the use of reground cams. Also, Are we only talking about lift, or are we also talking about duration? What about timing?
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    Reground Camshafts

    Mike, I respectfully disagree. I was under the impression that having someones emailed answer as justification was a direction the series was attempting to go away from. Specifically, wasn't this the justification for forming the TAC? In this case, what Mike replied to Nate does not match what the BCCR states. I chose this series because it is a builders series. The BCCR specifically does not contain one of those catch all rules like "if it doesnt say you can, you cant". I definitely DO NOT want that to become a thing. Champcar is Champcar because its a builders series, and builders have creativity to do things. I am not one to push this "short rule book" thing either. I think its nonsense. If you want a rule to be followed, you need to believe in it and write the rule in a detailed enough manner to make its intent apparent. You will see this in some of the petitions I wrote. Conversely, if you want Tech to have some leeway, IE the fender rule, dont put in concrete values that make it so specific that teams will then want clarification. That rule is both too specific and not specific enough in one go, if that makes sense. In this case, we have established that materials can be removed and OE parts can be modified without having to claim points. If a reground cam is 50 points, you might as well just go out and buy a new racing cam - it will have better specs anyways. Also, as stated above, I don't believe this rule is enforceable. How do we check the cam specs on a 5.0 mustang in impound? How do we check specs on my car even? I have been looking for stock camshaft dimensions for a M20B25 for about 30 minutes, and have not found any yet.
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    Reground Camshafts

    You make the "base circle" smaller, then adjust the eccentric to keep the same valve lash. The "base circle" is the circular part of that doesnt touch the rocker arm. The lift, or "egg" part, is then farther away, so more lift
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    Reground Camshafts

    Ah, the email I got from Tech makes sense now. I believe you misread my post. I apologize for any confusion and apologize to Jay for not making this more clear in that post and likely putting him on the spot. I have edited that post (Page 12 of the Road Atlanta thread) to clarify. This is what it originally said: (quote is from Lethal Cliff) Not disagreeing with you, but as of now reground oe cams are legal. Jay verified that they were oe cams. and this is what I said in the edit: Tech did not comment, condone, or address the reground cam topic at Atlanta Impound. The above comment regarding reground cams is my opinion, and does not necessarily represent the opinion or interpretation of champcar, tech, the BOD, or TAC. What happened in Atlanta is that the cam gears were removed on the Miata. When I asked, I was told it was so Tech (jay) could verify the authenticity of the installed camshafts. I am not sure exactly what he was looking for or found. Per this picture, there doesnt appear to be any markings on the camshaft snout under the timing gears. See above - Tech told me nothing regarding the reground camshaft question, and I did not ask anything relating to the reground camshaft question. I asked why the cam gears were removed. I have done a few miata timing belts (both 1.6 and 1.8) and do not recall any markings on the cam snout. You can see above what I was told, but I am still not 100% sure what he was looking at. Huggins stated that Tech stated that PartsBadger's cams were legal at Road Atlanta. The context of that post was whether or not the parts badger cams were OE cams or not OE cams. Per tech's comments at impound at atlanta, they were OE cams. Lethal Cliff was responding to Jer, who was discussing checking the specs of the cams in PartsBadger ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Separately, as a new statement, unrelated to the above, and purely my interpretations of the rules and of my opinion There are no rules saying that camshafts must conform to OE lift, duration, timing, etc. There are no rules saying that you must use hand tools to make modifications (this went away starting with the 2018 rules IIRC) It has been established that porting and polishing is legal for no points (as material removal) Regrinding a camshaft, as a general rule, consists of material removal. Thus, it is my opinion, that regardless of what Mike Chisek says, that under the current rules regrinding a camshaft is a legal modification in this "builders" series. *note* I hold a very high opinion of Mike, and think he is taking this series to great places, but that does not mean I can't disagree with him. For clarification, to my knowledge, I do not have any reground camshafts in my cars. I say "to my knowledge" since I personally have not measured the lift or duration of any of my camshafts. I look at them and see there isn't a wear mark from the rocker or from the lifter and move on with my life. I would be interested if any of you know the stock lift and duration specs for your model, and have actually measured them to confirm? I dunno if this is even possible for some models to do while the cam is in the engine (specifically OHV engines, but also for some OHC engines). I hope that clears this up, Regards Huggy
  10. Huggy

    Petitions Due by 2/28/19

    Not quite. I think I wrote 1 petition asking for free poop (skid plate/sumpguard or whatever you want to call it). Some BCCR clarification/correction ones Some VPI adjustment ones, mostly for obscure or lesser raced options ) IIRC Im up to 29 so far, I have a list of more but I don't think they are all gonna get done. Been struggling to get the car ready for VIR, BMW software is silly complex.
  11. Dang, coulda saved you a bunch of money programming your DME. Good luck with the prep and the first race, its a fun platform to race.
  12. As James said, 146 is on megasquirt - so I get a significant portion of data from the megasquirt CAN output (timing, injection, TPS, stock engine coolant temp sensor, IAT, voltages, etc). I have analog sensors for coolant temp (redundant), oil pressure, oil temp, brake pressure, and coolant pressure. 246 is OBD2, so I get can data from the bmw ecu protocol. I am working on getting more data by developing my own can protocol - things like factory oil temperature, timing data, etc can be transmitted over CAN and logged, but not through the standard OBD2 language. 246 has the same compliment of analog sensors. I only have one Podium Connect device, and I have been less than impressed with the software (although, to be fair, Brent @ autosports labs has great customer service, is working on software improvements, and the hardware has been solid), so when James is willing to share his open-source telemetry I will be the first adopter on the other car. If you are still on the e30/e36 stock ecu, you will need to get data through an analog input (the MXL2 has 8), and if you want more data you can use something like this analog-CAN device made by Race Capture (I havent tried this one yet) https://www.autosportlabs.com/product/analogx-4-channel-analog-to-can-interface/
  13. Both Green and Red drivers were in "Fuel Save" mode - The data traces are synced. The red driver did not let off nearly as much or as quickly in that mode. The vertical bars are (IIRC) 100 feet of race track The Green driver entry speed is lower due to the longer off-throttle period, which explains some (not all) of the lighter and later brake application. The green driver also has three throttle blips to execute 2 downshifts, which offsets some fuel savings - not sure whats going on there. The blue driver does not heel toe in this trace. We have been working on it, but he has historically used the clutch to speed up the engine. Also, I haven't gone back and synced this with video, but the blue driver has an unusual re-application of heavy brake pressure at what I think is "turn in" for 10. The brake pressure release on throttle blip is not done on purpose. From the posted trace I can tell that all 4 of my drivers are leaving braking on the table. I think we are all still a bit subconsciously brake-shy after 2 years ago running out of brake pads at RA and VIR.
  14. AIM I have an MXL2 and James has a MXG dash
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