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  1. The website's 2020 swap calculator seems to have 2019 data. The latest VPI .CSV v1906 file has some changes on it. https://champcar.org/mainweb/downloads/VPI_Weights_1906.csv I hope you're adding the 2nd gen Mazda 3 that I requested. Safe travels.
  2. I agree with your sentiment, but I suspect that there is likely not enough revenue passing hands to allow a chance of successful implementation without a mandate.
  3. "Honey, I put the car up for sale like you said. I don't know why no one bought it yet."
  4. For what it's worth, one of my quick pour jugs leaks at the seam. I called Hunsaker to try to take them up on their lifetime warranty. The guy I spoke to was kind of a dick. I could really feel that he just wanted me off the phone. He ended up pretty much blowing me off. I wish they had a competitor so I could buy a replacement elsewhere.
  5. The first and only time I brought out Hunsaker dump cans with the metal tips, one of the pit marshals had me duct tape the end of the spout to reduce the odds of any metal to metal contact. I changed to the quick pour jugs after that, with standard rubber hoses.
  6. Poking around at the calculator, I noticed inconsistencies. I think this may have just been an oversight in this case. I requested a correction to published curb weight less 10%, per the BCCR. 4.5.2.1. “weight” is the advertised vehicle curb weight minus 10%.
  7. I don't know how I missed that. Thank you.
  8. And here is the foreign market 1.3L car, 2094 lbs... https://www.automobile-catalog.com/car/1992/1643915/mazda_familia_4door_1300_clair.html As the rules are written for US/Canadian cars and US/Canadian engines only, it seems I should be judged by that standard.
  9. Not in the US. Other markets got a 1.3L bare bones version with rear drum brakes, and it was lighter. I assumed the lighter weight was due to confusion from a foreign market car. This is the US market car: https://www.automobile-catalog.com/car/1992/1646135/mazda_protege_lx.html
  10. I'd like to see the 2nd gen Mazda 3 (2010-2012) added to the VPI table. Currently only the 1st Gen cars are listed, which ended in 2009. It is a 2.5l 4-cylinder rated at 167 hp, 2960 lbs curb weight, and 15.9 gallons fuel capacity, and is available with a manual trans. Is there a process to request valuation? Thanks
  11. 1991-1994 Protégé. 1.8L DOHC 125HP The swap calculator claims base weight at 2089. Edmunds claims 2480. Automobile-catalog claims 2487. 90% of that would be 2232 and 2238, respectively. Is there a process to request review, or is this a petition?
  12. I have no affiliation, other than a just guy who sold some other guys some parts. Everything seemed fine last year. That's not the case always -- some of you guys can't keep your mouths shut when you call and ask me questions and tell me all about the cheaty stuff you put in your motors when asking pre-purchase and tuning help questions. I've never shared any info specific to any person, car, or team, but I know for damn sure. I gotta be real. when we got hit by a car a couple years back for the second time (same car hit us twice in 2 consecutive races), it was really hard to keep my mouth shut, but I did...
  13. RE: 944 drama I tuned a certain 944 last year before the Daytona event last year. The motor was healthy, but gave no indication of "cheaty" IMO. It made what it was supposed to make. I don't know if they have the same motor or not now, but a year ago, I would say everything seemed above board. I can post dyno plots if Richard and the guys want, if there's anything they'll do to help. The car was super clean, well executed, driven well, and they do a great job with logistics and pit stops. I never got the cheaty vibe, and I'd call them one of our biggest rivals in terms of competition, considering they're both fast and fairly local to us.
  14. Hong Norrth Tr0nsAm #8 lost a fuel line fitting less than 2 hours in, which dropped us from a sizable lead in A class to something like 122nd overall. We got it fixed and ran well for the rest of the day, but losing an hour+ took us out of any contention. Top speed logged by GPS was 143MPH! That was with a 350z pulling us around after it dried up in the evening. We have a lot of laps shown in the mid to upper 130s. The car came back clean, or at least without any new dents, and we were able to claw back up to 57. All team members had a really great time, despite that we finished so far back, and despite the last minute rule change on valuations that could have really bit us in the ass. @ttuttlelandscape I'm sorry that you guys had to pack up and call it a day early, but thank you for the ice and sandwiches. It made a big difference in our day, even if we came in 57th. We weren't as well prepared as we usually are, as we were scrambling with tech issues on Friday. Thank you ChampCar staff for putting on a great event.
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