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  1. Sadly, I checked and we already got rid of both of our shift lockout systems. They went with one of the cars. Bummer. If someone was genuinely interested, I would check with Danny McKeever's Fast Lane Driving School and see if they have one laying around the shop. I think that they have a few of the cars remaining. They also had one car that they had used for a movie scene, where they flipped it multiple times. That car was destroyed, but I am sure that the shift lockout system was okay. Maybe someone could work a deal to get it. In 2013, I had tracked down the co
  2. For sure, the shifter mounting bushings help. There are also some upgraded bushings for the shift links on the transmission. Do those too. I'm now wondering if shimming the right side mounts a little on the shifter assembly might help too. Besides the sloppy system, it is also a bad angle issue with the shifter. If you're mid-turn while shifting, it is beyond easy to go from 3rd to 2nd on an upshift. Toyota knew it, as they built an angle into the shifter arm. Besides turns, it is also easy to do in a straight line. Coming to the green at Daytona, leading the field...3rd to 2nd. It co
  3. Not sarcastic. It is a good idea which we had not considered, based on perceived cost. But if it cuts travel time in half and one or both of the drivers can crew that weekend, it would work great.
  4. The great thing about this series is that there are big haulers parked next to open trailers. You know what? We treat the open trailer guy with the same respect that we treat the guy with a big hauler. I spent time pulling my own trailer with my daily driver pickup truck and turning wrenches on my own car. No crew...just me. I still drive the same pickup truck every day, but my wrenching skills sucked. We'll be at Barber in a couple weeks and at 9 events next year. If you're at one of them, stop by our paddock and introduce yourself. I hope you'll walk away seeing that we're
  5. I believe that you can, but it gets a little tricky. It's a good idea, though! One issue is finding truck drivers. We struggle to find one for almost every event. And they are expensive! A good driver gets paid really well. But I like the idea and I have two guys in mind. If it can cut the travel time in half, it is worth it...if one or both guys can actually help at the track and maybe eliminate a crew guy. Thanks for the idea!
  6. Hot seat? I don't know what that means. The DOT has electronic devices on all commercial trucks now. So, they are electronically tracking trucks. If you go over the hours, you automatically get fined.
  7. We're looking at 5 days to get there and 5 days to get home, as we need to take the southern route in winter. With the big rig, we're DOT limited to 11 hours of driving per day. It makes for about 10 hours of actual travel time per day. Brutal. Pretty tough to justify, when it is not winner-take-all. And 2 of our cars might not even qualify on points. It is pretty close, but we're currently on the outside looking in.. Not sure if we're going to make this one. How about making everyone that has met the 2-race minimum and makes the trip to Sonoma eligible to race fo
  8. So, will Sonoma be run under the 2019 BCCR? New rules for 2020 don't apply?
  9. I just did the swap calculator and it came out to 464 points.
  10. That's a good question. Winner Take All at Sonoma would make it more interesting and could possibly bolster attendance.
  11. My pleasure. A few more notes: You may read online about swapping to a JDM ECU to bump it from 180 hp to 190 hp. It works, BUT the JDM ecu is speed limited to 118 mph. I found that out the hard way. So, you need to trick the speed signal which is easy to do. Momo made a Podium wheel in 15X7 for the Celica and it was only like $129 each. Very good wheel and pretty lightweight. You might check to see if they still have them. I am afraid that if they add it to the VPI, you're probably looking at a 500+ point car. You can get that car under 2000 lbs with very
  12. @Vitamin-E Racing We ran 15X7 wheels and I would highly recommend sticking with 15" wheels. The 17" were just too much for that car. Also, make sure that you use OEM boots for the CV joints. And pack them with Redline CV-2 grease or another high temp CV grease. I sent an email to Luke with a couple other tips. If you're going to run stock ride height or similar, you should be okay. When you get those cars too low, you'll start eating CV joints and blowing boots. At that point, you need to start customizing the CV joint. The car is a lot of fun to race. Get in tou
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