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  1. If there’s just one reason I want to run a Lemons event, it’s the ridiculous swaps. I think they are awesome!
  2. This will be our first year running 200TW tires. Prior to that we ran the 205/15 Dunlop DZ102, 460TW. They hold up fine and treadwear is good, I think. We could probably get 3 race weekends and an autocross or two out of two sets before they turned into slicks. Definite lack of grip all the way around compared to the fast cars. Have run a 2:01 at COTA and a 3:12 at Road America. 1900lb Civic and we haven’t done anything as far as fine tuning camber settings or tire temps. Starting to see small chunking on one set of fronts on the outside edge. I’ll take some pictures tonight. I think tires in the 300-400 TW range would be fine for little cars. I don’t know how they would behave on bigger stuff.
  3. I still think the L82 is the way to go if you’re going to stick with a big hunk of cast iron. But I’m biased after spending a considerable amount of time trying to figure out how to make one work when a swap wasn’t feasible.
  4. How dare you be low-budget and cost effective! This is Champcar, not Cheapcar.
  5. When did manufacturers start quoting "total volume of tank" as a specification rather than fuel capacity? I need to find this for my car...
  6. As I recall, the vent line part of the rule was intended to apply to the external rubber hoses that attach to the metal/plastic vent tube that is part of the tank. But Champcar refused to re-write the rule to clarify that. Also, the "stock tank must not be altered in any way from OEM specifications". Capacity is a known, quantifiable specification is it not?
  7. The same answer to a lot of threads, email tech@champcar.org. Rulebook section 4.2.2.
  8. I believe same happened with the Scirocco; weight only matches first year Euro base model. Don’t know that it ever got fixed
  9. Well the L98 is a 65-93 point swap with aluminum heads. Iron head LT1 is 149. Lowest power aluminum head LT1 is 309. And an L98 is definitely a low revving stump puller like Black Magic was kind of talking about. That's all I was getting at. If'n it was me and keeping an SBC of some form, I think I'd just run a stock L82, slap some headers on it, and whatever oiling upgrades in needs to live above 5K rpm. Could even add aluminum heads for less than an LT1 swap.
  10. Are ABS components mentioned in the 2x rule? It’s calipers and rotors. Not “braking system”.
  11. I was comparing to a stock all iron SBC at approx 575lbs. Pretty much any swap other than a Mopar would save you a decent chunk of weight.
  12. If we’re going to bastardize a Corvette, might as well go all in. 1UZ swap is a 123 points and saves you about 200 pounds. Drop it in and just start collecting trophies.
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