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karman1970 last won the day on March 21 2018

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  1. karman1970

    Statistically Speaking, Fuel Capacity

    Didn’t a Lexus win both days at AMP last year? And they win at Daytona regularly. And another just won Sonoma yesterday I believe.
  2. Yeah. We usually flat tow with a now 10 year old Chevy. Car typically doubles as storage and toolbox holder while traveling. We had similar thoughts at Road America when the Acura HPD rig rolled up. That was before we found out we were 40-some seconds off pace. (Probably a good thing the motor let go, because one of the fast cars probably would have ended up collecting us)
  3. karman1970

    Statistically Speaking, Fuel Capacity

    If an evil pony car had the ability to chose between turning really fast laps and stopping a lot, or remaining relatively stock and increasing the fuel capacity to where they could run longer, you are against that? I just fail to understand the doom and gloom; maybe I'm missing something obvious.
  4. karman1970

    Statistically Speaking, Fuel Capacity

    If a vehicle is already a front-runner, has points left over and you are worried about adding fuel, then adjust the VPI up. That's what it's for. Make it like anything else, unless your car is an absolute turd, you generally start with enough points you have to chose between some combination of suspension, aero, drivetrain, and reliabilty. Adding fuel as a variable shouldn't throw a wrench in things as long as artificially low VPIs are addressed. I think your last two points have been mentioned as possibilities in prior fuel threads and seem like reasonable ideas.
  5. karman1970

    Statistically Speaking, Fuel Capacity

    You also might want to look at podiums or winners as a percentage of each weight:fuel bucket you are looking at.
  6. karman1970

    Statistically Speaking, Fuel Capacity

    Maybe separate by region? West of the Mississippi I think there is a lot less reliance on FCY for strategy and pit stop planning simply because they happen much less often - in my limited experience.
  7. karman1970

    Petition proposition- Flywheels?

    Sounds just like an aircooled VW.
  8. Rod bearing 2 hours into first race CV joint exploded last race. Also wore out brakes (could have been really bad in the wrong corner) and had exhaust break twice, long fixes but neither race-ending.
  9. karman1970

    Petition proposition- Flywheels?

    So I probably shouldn't go this route on my $500 clunker, then?
  10. Someone mentioned it has extra supports and bracing added to the back end now that it has been cut off. Could that be the extra 10 points? Bars/tubes beyond the "maximum value-free rollcage" used to get some sort of points hit back in the day.
  11. karman1970

    What happened to your ChampCar today? - 2019

    Wow! That is impressive! We were only 3 or 4 most years, but 1?! We sold our first car to a guy who was going to drop a Buick V6 in it - I’m not sure if he is still alive or not, lol. Tell you one thing, though, I wish we had ChampCar tech inspection and rules enforcement instead of the SAE...
  12. karman1970

    What happened to your ChampCar today? - 2019

    Nice! Was it just a Senior Design project at your school? We built 4 plus a couple of test mules in my 5+ years. I attribute Baja to my extended stay plus rather poor grades. But man was it fun!
  13. karman1970

    What happened to your ChampCar today? - 2019

    Is that a Mini Baja car on your shelf?
  14. Yeah, because booooooost 😁
  15. karman1970

    2 1987 Chrysler Conquest · TSI

    Yeah, Gen 2 is the way to go if you wanna build an F-body.
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