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Re: Happy Holidays to our ORR familia!

Dave Bauer ·
Mountain Dew and what?? Eggnog?? I will be in Yellowstone for Christmas -? what-ever temperature it is. Have I lost my mind? Maybe but from Tucson temp to that who knows. I wish all of you out there a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! See you in May
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Re: The real details

Peter Marshall ·
Brad, Thats pretty fast for a first timer. You need to be comfortable driving a bit faster than 125 for a part of the course to be able to average 125 for the full distance. Read my notes on "Winning at the Silver State" by clicking on the link on the title page to explain how and why. Your class will probably run between 09:00 and 10:00 AM. Nothing is ever for sure in these events. Sh_t happens, as they say! Look forward to gridding around 06:45 near the start area. Things to do?.... Adjust...
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Re: New format

Former Member ·
Gary, I hope patience is rewarded in this case. One thing that really would help, though (just in case there are more of us of the "patience my a**, I'm going to kill something" personality type out here), is if the topics did *not* stay highlighted after you read them. I, for one, certainly am not going to keep track of whether there were 7 or 8 responses to something yesterday, and so there might be something new today. There are just too many subtopics to work through to do that. So, if...
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Re: Occams Razor

Ray Burrows ·
This board seems like a newspaper now. I would like to suggest that we keep the comic pages in this general section, for those of us who need the entertainment. While I can see Racers Tips becoming a real Dear Abby section. And so it goes.
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Re: ONE LAST WORD

Keith Lockliear ·
Hey Jim, over the past several months I have been involved with helping SSCC administer their web page as Phil Henry's health was deteriorating. When they made the decision to move the pages to a new server, I suggested a place and we moved it. I have a lot of control of the server where it's hosted now and one thing I can say is that the info posted to this board is backed up all the time. I can't say the computer is failsafe, but as much as it could be. I agree that when the board was...
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Re: Thanks Keith!

Guest ·
Keith, Wow!I know the feeling of getting beat up on e-mail. Last yearI made a politically incorrect comment on our e-mail at work and incurred the wrath of several big bosses for three days. Don't take any of this stuff too serious. You're doing a great job. Some of us don't have a life and we can spend countless hours in meaningless pursuits..heh I wonder who our next whipping boy will be? Batter up!
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

TRACY CASTRO ·
Hey Mike, I don't know what you drive but I think guys like us,OLD DAWG and FIDEL JR., are well within the limits of keeping up with the guys who go to the dealerships to buy there "RACE CARS", sorry Tim. Let us not forget that we are pushing 30+ year old American steel down the highway way faster than they were intended to go. I just got off the phone with my uncle Fidel, so if you see a couple of ICBM's coming your way,DUCK. You must have read my mind, I just renewed my contract with...
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

tim jones ·
Hi Luara! All I can sy is "Try us, you'll like us!" Do not judge the book by cover. We really are nice guys, really! Tim Jones #306 Mustang Cobra FiveHead Racing
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Re: Car Intercom

Peter Marshall ·
Bob and Dorothy, Deb bought Me (us) an OMP unit in Vancouver for Xmas last year. (I know, I'm very lucky) She found it at our local Open Track store. OMP make driving suits and all kinds of racing stuff (pricey too). The intercom unit is designed for rallying and is reasonable at 150.00 canadian. We have used it for two races now and wouldn't be without it. It runs off a 9volt battery and we are still using the original batt. There are two speakers for each helmet and one mike that lives...
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Re: Car Intercom

Mark Ford ·
FWIW we use a Terraphone Professional. It wires into the car's electrical system and is similar to teh OMP mentioned above. It has a nice additional feature that lets you plug it into your incar video so yuo get a clean audio track on your race tape. Cost was under $150 US
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Re: Transmission help...

Jane Barker ·
Bill, Thanks for your suggestion. I have been able to get most of my questions answered by other Honda enthusiasts. However, I am having a difficult time finding out the gear ratios on the various transmissions I'm considering. No one seems to know the numbers, and I have not been able to find the information on line� very frustrating. Just in case any of you out there have the answer� I'm looking at the 90-91 CRX Si, the 91 Civic Si, and maybe the 88-89 Integra. My questions is:- what are...
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Re: Transmission help...

Jane Barker ·
Whoops, meant to ask:- what are the gear ratios on the US transmissions vs the used transmissions brought over from Japan?
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Re: Transmission help...

Former Member ·
Jane, I can vouch for Jackson Racing as well...I bought one of Oscar Jackson's '85 CRX Si screamers--turbocharged, intercooled motor making 190 HP on 1850 pounds of car, full Koni suspension, the works. An unbelievable street rocket! I bought it from David (?) Weerasuria, whom SSCC old-timers might remember as an Unlimited racer back in the Big Red days; in fact, his Corvette can be seen in the Big Red video. Well, he took me on a test drive in this Honda and we got picked on by a Porsche...
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Re: 4L60E downshifting at very high speds ?

gary foster ·
I believe the 4L60e TC is programed in the Impala SS to lock at 100mph. In September of 2000 we had 6 Impalas run and three of us lost our transmissions. I have since installed a separate computer for my transmission. I can lock my trans at any speed and unlock it at any %of thottle. When I run the Silverstate I lock it at 50MPH and unlock it at 75% throttle. Check out compushift on the internet.
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

Jane Barker ·
That makes four of us with Jerry Koons. Shall we try for TEAM INVADERS in May? I'm sure we could round up some other folks. Earl, do you want to be team captian or shall I have a go?
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

kricket bard ·
Hi Jane!! John and I usually do not run the May race and after marrying off his oldest daughter this past Nov we may have to skip this Sept.. We will have to wait and see how things go.. If we can be, we will be... if not carry on without us!!!! Kricket
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

kricket bard ·
Dawg.. in response to the "rice" commets.... you want to see an import (honda) at a track then come on up to willow springs with us and watch a honda keep right on up with those "big cars" (vetts, impala's, vipers, porche) john can hang with the best of them and they do not get away from him....not to mention the elite membership he has... kricket
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

Jane Barker ·
Bunny, I've registered "Team Invaders" twice now through the website. I'm wondering when we will show up on the Team Challenge page? Felton, you are signed up with Team Invaders, along with Jerry Koons, Larry Hall and myself. Pete is still trying to decide whether to go sideways in the dirt that weekend or straight ahead on the paved road! BTW, Team Invaders is open to ALL NON-American vehicles, so if you're interested in joining us please write to me at "dancer@musician.org" Dawg, what are...
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Re: Help a rookie out

William Brandt ·
Keith, I can see it now, the first ? you are going to get is, "How fast do you want to go"? With the answer to that you will get a multitude of suggestions. Keeping in mind that most of us are prejudous(sp?), you know like, Ford products suck, GM are OK, Mopar's so,so, foreign don't even count, but now, STUDEBAKERS, they RULE. Oh I better list those other classics ie. the hot AMC's, and even Pantera's, if you can keep the latter from burning-up. Have fun. Man, I'm in trouble now.
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Re: ESPN Coverage?..Other?

lyle larson ·
Yes that is true about the K&N Viper/suburban storie, However we (Jerry Mall & Myself) did not take in the fact that the speedometer had not been recalibrated for the very big tires. Our plan was to leave it on cruise controll for the entire race, well we did, as we keep passing cars Jerry said " I think we are going faster than we think we sure are passing a lot of cars" I said na thats ok thats just the Rookies, Well we went through the narrows on cruise, we used up the entire...
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Re: TEAM INVADERS

Jane Barker ·
The other teams are based on car make/model. Team Invaders is a bit of a hybrid... Mark would you care to comment on Jerry's question and clarify the situation for us? Is Team Invaders open only to non American cars, or can we include American cars - as long as the driver is not American? Jerry, Mark was the original team captain, so he should have the answer for you.
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Re: Help a rookie out

David Carpenter ·
As you can see---joining this group may also require some shots! See your Dr., or your favorite bartender---both apply here! Don't have to build car to start-most race what they drove. Look at the list of previous races/cars/speeds. Come give it a try. If you have a valid 'racing license' they may let you run higher speeds at first, but most are not allowed to run over 130 first time. Come do it easy at first. That'll hook you, and give you insight as to which of us you want to set your next...
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Re: Oil / Trans Lube / Diff Lube ???

Peter Marshall ·
Bill, I would put about 7000 to 10000 miles on your vehicle to get the optimum ring break-in completed. Then go to synthetics. Realize that it is a commitment to switch over as you will never switch back to dino oil, nor should you. There is a substantial cost involved as synthetics are at least twice to three times the price. That said, the protection factor is about the same when running hard and fast in the desert or on the track. During break-in, you want to keep the cylinder pressure...
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Re: Oil / Trans Lube / Diff Lube ???

Peter Marshall ·
Bill, I would put about 7000 to 10000 miles on your vehicle to get the optimum ring break-in completed. Then go to synthetics. Realize that it is a commitment to switch over as you will never switch back to dino oil, nor should you. There is a substantial cost involved as synthetics are at least twice to three times the price. That said, the protection factor is up about the same amount when running hard and fast in the desert or on the track. During break-in, you want to keep the cylinder...
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Re: Newbie Cobra Guy With Some Questions

Rick Welsh ·
Hi Tim, I tried emailing you but it came back as undeliverable, dammit. As a matter of fact, I AM considering a roll cage, but there is the cost factor and I wouldn't want to mess up the interior should I ever get a date. So any guidance would be appreciated. On the roll cage that is. As for full face helmets, point taken. Any recommendations, then? Just so you know, we've entered the 95 mph class because we believe that would give us the greatest margin for error. However, after I pass the...
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Re: anyone traveling to ely from vegas saturday a.m.?

earl campbell ·
Dave...here I thought all these little jabs between us had stopped. Perhaps we can settle this like real men (pick me up at the airport and we will go directly to our establishment with Eric). I am still a bit gunshy about gambling...besides, I figure you will spend as much at little darlings as as I spent playing war!!!
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Re: stop watches

Peter Marshall ·
HMMMMMM, Assuming that they are sending us out on the minute then, if we have our own clock synchronized with GPS/UTC which I believe is what they are using, we could hit our stopwatch buttons when our synchronized clock reads on the minute instead of trying to outguess the xmas tree lights. Food for thought... Cheers, Pete
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

D B Tanner ·
Thanks for bringing up the subject Peter - I'm sorta curious too as my naviguesser clocked us in .004 early when we were actually .036 late. When does the clock actually start and how is it signalled to the driver? Should we base our times on GPS/UTC and strive for an arrival time as opposed to stopwatch time? Stuff like this could drive ya crazy . Curious speeders want to know 8-) '99 Boxster (#154 this year)
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

roland roth ·
Keith, Thanks for the information.One question may not be answered; Does the time start when the green light 'comes on' or does the time start when power is applied to the light? i think there is a .2 second delay between power applied and light observed.True? I don't see this as a big deal if everyone understands how the system really works. Can you help us with this? Thanks Roland
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Re: Anybody's Crew Going To The Finish Early ?

roland roth ·
Look us up in Ely we may be able to help! Question:How do you go 180 miles in two hours at legal speeds? R
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

Former Member ·
Roland, if you are right about the eye and ear perception times, why don't we have a loud horn, like a Klaxon, instead of a light bulb to start the timer ?? Paul, could you please let us know the time difference of the sound vs the light getting to the navigator ? Pappy
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

Tom King ·
Gary: Would the organizers consider giving us our actual start time (time of day) and actual finish time when they publish the results? That way we could determine where we screwed up (i.e., did we start our watches/computers at the wrong time at the start or did we have an error at the finish). I think the Christmas tree is fine but it would be nice to get calibrated for future events by getting this kind of feedback. Thanks! Tom King Life Member 111
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

Tom King ·
Gary, Thanks! I certainly did not mean I expected the times at the banquet! A month or two later would be just fine when you send out all the detailed results. We really appreciate all the outstanding work you and your team do for us, and this is another example of your going the extra mile (or extra 0.02 secs) for us. The only problem is that now I can't make any jokes about organizers who won't even give you the time of day...;-) See you next week! Tom King Life Member 111
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

larry hall ·
Greg, I can boast the youngest navigator ever to run the race, my daughter Autumn-Nicole. We have taken 1st place in the 105, 110 classes. The win in the 105 was also the "Most accurate" timing of that whole event. We also took a 2nd most accurate once, but that is not an officially recognized award. My son John and I have several Trophys as well, from this event and a 1st place from the Big Bend event in Texas; that was in the 120mph division. Best of all though was Sept. 2001 when my 83...
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Re: Almost perfect

Connie Grey ·
Know the feeling! We lost paint off side molding on vette first event. Steve told us to use soapy water to put on and soak in windex to take off. Have not had a problem since.
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Re: Special Thanks To:

rory conaway ·
Bill, UPS surcharged us on shipping the shoes. Something about hazardous material handling charge. BTW, what happened to your car. I didn't hear what the problem was.
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Re: Almost perfect

Blue Offutt ·
Joe, I won't be able to make Sandhills in August, but don't worry, Deana and I will eventually get there. Heck, the promise of you doing a table dance for us will make it worth while! We'll have a stack of dollar bills ready... Blue
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Re: Interviews in Southern California

Dennis Antenucci ·
News at 6! GOOD TIMES!!! A bunch of us rebels showed up for Greg's interviews in Irvine Saturday...too much fun....Security and Irvine PD chased us around the building a couple times then my homies in the CHP sponsored Camaro started doing burnouts in the parking lot and the real cops went away.... now I can live with out food, air and water but I gots to have that finished DVD soon Greg!!! Don't make us look for yous! So get to gettin on the editing of the 27 hours of film you and your crew...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Former Member ·
I'm with Tom, running the unlimiteds first is probably safer for them, and not a hardship for the lower (in my case 110)speeds. At most, it would delay my start from around 10am to 11:30 am, I can live with that. Look on the bright side, we can all stand near the start line and watch them start. Something most of us don't get a chance to do. Mike Knapp Car #226
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Richard Hille ·
As a "limited" Unlimited driver with a prior average speed of 174+ mph, let me respond. I currently enjoy sleeping in on "rally day", getting a relaxing start. The winds this year were truly amazing. I would have happily given up my leisurely morning to have run in a more reasonable condition. It is my feeling that, overall, the best situation would have the Unlimiteds starting first. Regarding my decision to start this years NORC despite the winds. The Mustang SVT Cobra I was driving was a...
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Re: Interviews in Southern California

Dennis Antenucci ·
You are very welcome Greg....burning the shelby tapes? HAHAHA Everyone is anxiously awaiting your next sacrafice! Speaking of sacraficial lambs (Baaaah) some have suggested Todd "The Devil" Carpenter is evil, even a devil in disquise......granted he may be big and he may also even be a big devil......but he is "OUR" devil and we will continue to support him and defend his right to free speech because this is America....and until that time we can fit him in a 'tutu' and balarina slippers...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Eric Pettersen ·
Tom, Carl's tire failure had nothing to do with the temperature of the road and everything to do with running through debris left in the road from the car ahead of him. A few things to consider about the Unlimiteds starting first: 1. It's not about the possibility of delaying the event if there is an incident, it's about the possibility of the event being cancelled as it was 10 years ago. In this scenario no one gets a refund as NDOT, LifeFlight, the insurance co, et al, are not going to...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

William Brandt ·
Eric, I think you have brought out some very good points to consider, thus I go back to my previous post. Tony, you are correct about the NDOT probably not wanting to close the Hwy two days in a row; but, nothing ventured nothing gained. I think it would be worth a try to see if NDOT would consider such a proposal in the interest of safety for all concerned. They could even shorten the time of hwy closure for each day as the event would certainly be run in much less time. Again, maybe the...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Dave Golder ·
Eric, You do have some valid points about a prior event being canceled. That was one event out of almost 100 Open Road Races run since the inception. That being said....look at the one event that was canceled and that event started many hours late, was run durung the days where the events were very unorganized and we did not have lifeflight on hand. Sure when lifeflight has to leave more decsions need to be made. If you remember at the Gold Rush last year lifeflight, nor sweep planes were...
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Re: I'm out.

tim jones ·
Todd, Dogs dad said it all, "Quiting is not an option". I never saw you as a quiter. Like Tracy and I say, "you either like us or not. It really does not matter". Some people like our brand of humor, some do not, oh-well! Do we set out to piss people off, no-way. When we do, I feel bad. Do we try to have fun you bet! Do people think you try to be disruptive just to be a pain, I do not think so. Do you have an opinion, yes, that is your right. Do we have to listen to it, no! That is our...
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Re: I'm out.

Former Member ·
Todd, Man you cant bail out on us! To be honest you are 1/2 the reason I really started taking a serious interest in dong this race. I followed you for the last couple of years through different races. I even have quite a few meg's of your car making runs on my office computer. When I saw your F-body running in the unlimited class I told myself "why cant mine do it?". Next May there will be at least 4 NW fbodys running. Us "Camero" (yeah I know how its really spelled) guys got to stick...
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Re: Unlimited navigators gone gay!

Eric Pettersen ·
Holy S**t Todd! Where did that come from? You know you really should stop internalizing your angst and tell us how you really feel!
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Re: Response to Charlie Friend & our participants

Larry garuti ·
Hey Guys, lighten up. Sure there may be a few logistic problems with the tale seating and costs factors etc., but the board does an excellent job of giving us the opportunity to have fun. That's what this is all about. If it wasn't a fun time, put on by a professional organization my wife & I wouldn't haul 6k miles round trip to do it. Each race things get better and I'm sure Sept. will be safer and more enjoyable. Larry G. #119
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Re: computer troubles.

JAMES WEEKS ·
Gary, We really don't care if you respond, we only want you to do as we ask and never mind the chatter. So, just do it and leave us alone, we know where we can find you if we REALLY need you to respond. Grin, smile Have a nice day!!!!!!!!!!!! PS, That laptop can run really neat tuning and time/distance programs, IF you can find a vehicle that can keep up with ours. Ho, ho ho!!!
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Re: Maximum EGT ??

roland roth ·
Or tell us a more about your car.We would be glad to help!
 
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