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    CA Central Coast
  • ChampCar Team Name
    No Ragrets
  • Car 1 Year Make Model
    1985 Toyota MR2 V6

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  1. I second that vote for more west coast races! I'd be down for any of those tracks to be added. It's been 2+ years since I've been at a champ event, but after doing AutoX and Test-and-Tune days over this last year I've been itching to get back to wheel to wheel racing with the MR2. Stinks having to fly east to go racing...
  2. I am looking to get back in! These last two years have been really busy, I was able to do an AutoX with the car last weekend but that was enough seat time for me. 45 sec runs go so quick... If I don't make it to Laguna Seca or it fills up this year then it'll probably be at Sonoma in Feb of 2020.
  3. Thought these questions sounded familiar, then I looked at the user name and it made sense! I was a little surprised that the front splitter more than doubled the drag, but looking a the last page it appears that it caused the separation in the rear window to move pretty far forward. That's probably a big part of the increased drag and keeping that flow attached could reduce the drag. Time for some VGs? Be good to verify where the separation actually is with some tufts. A few more questions: Are these time accurate simulations? There looks to be shedding vorticies
  4. You are correct! Finished the motor re-install Monday and was able to start it then. We should be good with the car and with drivers now too. Thank you @Jamie for the list of drivers contact info, couldn't have gotten them together without it. We'll see everyone Friday afternoon!
  5. Got your email, thanks for the good list of drivers. I'll start contacting them later this week to see who's interested. Keep your fingers crossed that we'll make it!
  6. I am part of the @LAMR2 MR2 team and am currently working on rebuilding the engine. We have the motor out and the top end off, probably going to leave the crank and the pistons alone, just working on the upper end. Last weekend we ported and polished the heads and just lapped the valves yesterday, should be ready to start putting it back together soon here. At the moment we only have me and another driver IF the car is ready by Sept 9th. I am out the next two weekends, but might be more inclined to work a little harder during the week if we can find another driver or two to meet
  7. How are the track and facilities doing from the recent rain storms? I have a friend that lives in the Bay Area near Sonoma and they said that the storms have caused damage to some of the public roads in the area but they didn't have any information about the track conditions, any news or issues?
  8. Reading through all of this now. I'm a west coast MR2 v6 mk1 swap team. Want to say, not all MR2 v6 swaps are not the same, there is a difference between a mk1 and a mk2, and using different engines: 3vzfe or a 1mzfe, we choose the simplistic route of a mk1 with a 3vzfe for simplicity and cost of our first swap. This made it cheaper and easier, but if all points were the same we would have tried to go the harder route that was a little faster around the track but harder to implement. @chisek Would it be too much to ask to have the model and engine included in this with
  9. This makes the most sense to me, keep it simple, if it bolts up and has the same gears, it is cheaper than an adapter or trying to get two things together that aren't suppose to go together. Aren't most junkyard transmissions within a few hundred dollars of each other? Ratios within XX.X% and bolts on: Small points, maybe ~10? Ratios change and bolts on: Medium points, maybe ~25? Adapter plate needed: Higher points, ~50-100?
  10. This is more than do-able by every team and does not impact your drive schedule.... Open the log book, if not to all teams, atleast top 5!
  11. +1 to everything said, there are so many details that these single rules have been (and missing) trying to capture. I'm not even sure where to start.... Whenever I ask why, and the answer raises more questions then answers.
  12. Just a reminder, these coefficients are based off of frontal area... If you are 0.40 vs a 0.34 but your frontal area is 30% less you still have less drag in total lbs force! It can make a big difference for little cars counting "bad" coefficients.
  13. If there is/was a SX400 that wasn't cheaty that ran with the pack, not blowing by people, and no-one had an issue with, then is the issue a lack of rules? Or do we just need a stricter enforcing the current rules? It seems to me that although the swaps rules may not be perfect, they have worked out alright the years before as long as the rest of the car isn't too cheaty. Or am I missing something?
  14. The final PWR is over 12, making the formula no longer work. (Cannot be over 178.3 hp) Changing the PWR to 10 makes this 250 + 122 = 372
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