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Re: Question

Tom King ·
Super Dave, you're too kind; it was my privilege to meet you and Bob, such classy World Champions! Dear Mr. Bales: The BMW M5 was a beautiful car. It was just a substitute for one year while the old NSX was having its engine repaired after an unintended rapid disassembly in Mexico in early 2015. The BMW found a new home in Pennsylvania a couple of years ago. It's now 20 years old with under 30K miles and still with that sweet V-8 and six-speed manual. Speaking of nice cars, you still have...
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Re: Question

William Bales ·
No, it also went to a new home. I have a 2000 M-coupe (known by non-BMW people as a Z3M) so I decided I didn’t need both. Sad to sell the M5, a real super car. I may not be back to the SSCC either. Wife was the navigator last time, she said it was fun (once) but declined my invitation to go again. The M-coupe is better on a short road race course than down the long highway. Enjoy your silent cruising.
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Re: Question

Tom King ·
Hi Julie and Wally, Neither the start nor the finish are exactly on mile markers anymore. Here are a couple of my measurements that might help: Start 0.000 County Line sign 9.402 LN-14 83.571 LN-10 87.590 LN-8 89.572 Finish 90.000 Blue has published some Rookie Notes that show slightly different mileages (see attached). Good luck!
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Re: NORC help please.

Bill Kelly ·
The phone number for Luke AFB Outdoor Recreation is 623-856-6267. They manage a lot for RVs. If their outdoor lot doesn't meet your requirement they will probably have some suggestions. Best of luck, Bill Kelly Be aware of the pros and cons of car covers in strong wind conditions.
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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: The real details

Former Member ·
I have driven my car at 140mph for a few minutes on a straight stretch; it felt like it was on rails. I would like to try it for a little bit longer period of time, which is why I entered this race. In my younger days I used to drive between Dodge City, KS and Springfield, CO at about 130 mph a couple times a month, but now the idea of spending the night in jail slows me down; my wife would not like it very much and it would be a bad example for my kids. If I can handle driving at 140, I...
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Re: The real details

roland roth ·
Bradley, You may wish to direct an email to Eric P. Provide details about your car and Eric can provide proper tire pressure and other informaton relating to high speed running! Eric is listed on the SSCC home page as 'tire consultant.' Have fun and be safe!
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Re: The real details

Former Member ·
Jerry, I read the rules several times before I signed up, but that does not mean that I necessarily understood all of them. I understand that first time drivers can sign up for a target speed of up to 130 mph. I went with 125 because I am not sure my car will be tech'ed for Grand Sport yet, but I want to be able to do some time near 140mph. It is my intent on having the car teched for GS by May, but one never knows. If you have any specific rule in mind that I may have misunderstood, please...
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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: Tech

Former Member ·
Shocks sound like a good idea. The ones I have are new, but stock. The problem is that the car is run on the street most of the time and it never fails a young person eggs me on at an intersection. I am using home made traction bars and I know that is not right for high speed driving. What I need is a torgue arm set up or maybe your idea of good shocks and take off the bars for the SSCC.
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Re: Tech

David Carpenter ·
Axle rap is normally only a significant problem at low speeds and drag racing light to light. You didn't mention what you are driving and HP, etc. Typically, unless your springs are worn out and weak, or if you have modified the HP, stock setup should be fine. Most ORR people don;t try to break the car at the start line w/tire smoke. But a couple have given a great show---only to win the Optima Battery trophy---and had to 'walk' back to the start line. (Leaving their ride on the side of the...
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Re: Tech

Former Member ·
OK you guy's I don't plan on showing off at the starting line but I do plan on using the car on the street more than at the SSCC. I really do have a traction problem and not enough fender to put the amount of tread on the ground needed, besides if I did have the the room for a lot of tread I would have more problem than I have now. The springs carry the car just fine and I don't have wheel hop but when you mash the throttle at about 15mph the front left corner of the car lifts hard and has...
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Re: Tech

tim jones ·
Chris, Tracys car has "Global West" Springs, bushings. Battery mounted in the trunk. Some REALLY nice wheels from K-Mart (kidding) and the tire size is 245/55 (I Think), 3:55 gears, Eaton Posi. When Tracy mashes the go pedal you better be ready for spine compression. No hop, no spin just a very hard launch ( the new motor is a Torque Monster). I suggest a call to Global West. Tim Jones #306 Mustang Cobra FiveHead Racing
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Re: Tech

Eric Pettersen ·
Chris, If we knew exactly what the car was, we might be able to give you more specific answers
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Re: Tech

Paul Kraght ·
I sort of have the wheel-hop problem: 500 wheel HP in a front-wheel drive. At sea level, 1st is a joke, and I lose traction in 2nd at about 50 mph. But I have devised a way so I don't get that problem too often: at regular intervals, my motor blows up or my car falls off the car lift so it has to wait a long time in the shop before it runs again! In fact, it seems about the only time I really get to mash the gas is at 6000' elevation, where my torque is down enough that my wheel hop isn't...
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Re: Tech

Former Member ·
I can see tim knows what car I'm diving because of a phone call I made to him. Eric also seems willing to help. Thanks guy's! The car is a 69 camaro and I plan to enter the first time in the touring class. So have no fear I will be way behind ya. In the case that you might be running unlimited I promise to make it to the finish line so I can wait for ya and for Carl yes I have a worthless driveline. Now don't take me to serious all I want to do is improve the old bucket so if you can help...
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Re: Tech

David Carpenter ·
Chris, You shouldn't have any problems cking out avail. traction devices for a 69 Camaro. Ck out the local speed shops, etc. Don't know what city you're in---but I would 'post it' for our group. Never know who your neighbor might be. Also ck out Summitracing.com Touring class is a lot of fun too. Make sure you don't go over your tech speed, and don't run your average speed ten miles over your target speed. Both cause DQ, and are easy to blow when you've got lots of HP and top speed avail.
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Re: Roll Bar needed for Grand Sport Div. ?

Gary Patterson ·
Your car will need a roll bar to compete in the GS class. First timers can not average more than 125 without a waver from me. With that car it would be plenty fast for your first time out. See you in May
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Dennis Antenucci ·
Well let me put it this way Mike.... Tracy's new motor will probably push his '69 Z28 to 200 Mph...and I am sure my new Pantera motor will do 200mph...but not with me in the car! Which reminds me....Does Pappy need a car for this Spring? MD
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Re: insurance

Former Member ·
SSCC will have to address your question #2. I could write a book about the "damage" to your car question. Some hints; 1. make sure in advance of the event of your carriers' definitions, and policy relative to "rally", "race", "speed contest" and so on, 2. some insurance companies use this very web site as an "investigative" tool to determine whether they will or will not provide coverage, 3. virtually no insurance company will cover a car in a race, 4. every time anyone refers to this event...
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Re: insurance

brooks walls ·
I checked with my agent, who in turn checked with a state farm underwriter. The specific question was do you win anything, trophy, cash, or any prize for finishing faster, quicker, or ahead of another participant. If not, then the underwriters reply was its ok and the car is covered. the underwriters name was noted and the reply was put in my folder.
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Re: insurance

Former Member ·
I am attempting to go through my insurance agent to find coverage, but if insurance isn't otherwise available, it would seem that the participants in SSCC events could get together to pool their risk. I have about $22,000.00 at risk as far as my car goes. I can handle about $5,000.00 without crying too much and $22,000.00 won't kill me but it would bite. I would be happy to toss $100.00 to $200.00 or so per race into a kitty that would cover losses with respect to my car with say a $2,000.00...
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Re: insurance

Former Member ·
My car would be the least of my worries in an accident and I'll bet Carl feels the same.
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Eric Pettersen ·
Tim & Tracy, Do I understand correctly that the two of you will be on the same track at the same time a mere week and a half from now? This could be very interesting. Are you selling tickets? Are there any odds on whose car is faster around the track? Or whose car will go the distance? Will there be video?
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

tim jones ·
Eric,Eric,Eric... I think we all(including Fidel,Jr.)know the answer to that one! A 27 year difference in technology is hard to match. On the track I can kick his butt, off the track he is hard to beat! My late model Mustang is no match for the classic look of Fidel,Jr's car! Yes we will be on the track at the same time,me in front, Fidel Jr. bringing up the rear and protecting my flank (ha-ha-ha, could not resist the urge!), yes there will be Video. Hopefully there will be no footage of 3.5...
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

TRACY CASTRO ·
Hey Jones,bringing up the rear and protecting your flank my ass!!! Just kidding. We both know your car is faster by about 40K dollars!!! OOOPPPSSS Sorry couldn't help myself. As far as you DAWG, even if I had a sister you think I would let her go out with someone like you!!! HAHAHA It sure seams like you FORD guys(TIM&DAWG&ERIC)are getting out of hand. I think it's time the CHEVY BOYZ teach you guys what driving a real car is all about.Had a stressful day at work, can ya tell. All BS...
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Dennis Antenucci ·
Hey, can't we all get along here. No Mustang Sally I am with Laura here. Foul language and crude remarks have no place on the message board and neither does Fidel. You Go Girl! Mad Dawg in your corner! P.S. To be serious here which is probably a big mistake I need to get car in again for 4-wheel alignment and I lost my alignment specs in last move....anyone seen know-it-all Eric lately besides on the side of a milk carton...I need the SPECS for camber and caster for my Pantera...come in...
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Re: Mad Dawg's new ride

Eric Pettersen ·
Mad Dawg, A quick seach on the internet turned this up. Not sure if this guy really knows waht he's talking about though ;-) --------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 21:22:40 +0000 From: Dennis Antenucci {itbewild@gte.net} Subject: Suspension/Alignment Settings To: Multiple recipients of list {detomaso@realbig.com} Mike Anderson who is planning to go faster at the Silver Open Road asked me about what alignment settings I used road racing and was it any different...
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Re: Car Intercom

tim jones ·
I use a system I bought from Sierra BMW in Reno. Sorry, do not remember the brand. MUCH smaller than a "Chatterbox" unit, has noise cancel feature. The unit is about 2"*3" and .75" thick, runs off a 9volt battery. Velcro in place. Works VERY GOOD (when the car runs)Give them a call. I was VERY happy with their service. Tim Jones #306 Mustang Cobra FiveHead Racing
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Re: Car Intercom

Paul Kraght ·
The important features are: 1) loud and clear enough for your ride and speed; 2) full duplex so you can converse in the normal way; 3) earpieces for both ears -- it's amazing how in a noisy environment it is so much harder to understand conversation when it is in only one ear! I have the Chatterbox -- I forget if it's the 40 or 50. It is full duplex and has earpieces on both ears. I found it's volume sufficient for riding with Ted Zaleski in his ZR-1 in the 150 class. He has the factory...
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Re: big red

Former Member ·
From reading this article....it doesn`t state that Big Red had to retire from this event because of any modifications. It does state that it was having certain problems that needed to be addressed with the Drive Train. Mostly the Motor.. Anyway... Here are some Links from Tony Huntimers Site. I hope Tony doesn`t mind. Nice Site too. www.racehome.com These Big Red pictures are very large and load slowly Gottlieb's Big Red from June 94 Car Craft page 1-added 7/27/01 Gottlieb's Big Red from...
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Re: big red

Former Member ·
Crap...Links are not active.. If interested..go here www.racehome.com Select the 'Pictures' Link Scroll down until you see this listing I have below... These Big Red pictures are very large and load slowly Gottlieb's Big Red from June 94 Car Craft page 1-added 7/27/01 Gottlieb's Big Red from June 94 Car Craft page 2-added 7/27/01 Gottlieb's Big Red from June 94 Car Craft page 3-added 7/27/01 Gottlieb's Big Red from June 94 Car Craft page 4-added 7/27/01
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Re: A/C for race/street car

Paul Kraght ·
I understand his car had at least two separate systems to keep people cool: 1) A/C; 2) a cooler with Coors. I am not sure whether he operated either of these while racing... -- Paul
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Re: Vette Roll Cage needed

Eric Pettersen ·
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A few years ago I did some business with a shop called "Three R" automotive near you. I think they are in Englewood. They do a lot of race car preperation and I remember them telling me about some Corvettes they were working on. If you feel like making a drive out this way, our neighbors at McGee Motorsports have done some roll cages for C5 Vettes. Their # is 707-996-1112. Talk to Scott Rubin.
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Re: Rollbar re-inforcement plate question

Bill Springer ·
alright you guys ,you sound like you're suffering from cabin fever . Sean if you say that the plates need be 4" x 4" then that's what I'll put inside and outside my car as the feet that come welded to the hoop that rests on the floor are probably no more than 3" X 3" . Better to be safe than sorry and I'm not coming 1500 mi. to hear .... gee those plates are an inch too small. Thanks very much for the responses and look forward to meeting you all in September . I've been trying to make it to...
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Re: Transmission help...

Jane Barker ·
Eric, I've already spoken to Dan in Hayward. He gave me some information, but did not know the ratios. Brian, had not thought of Jackson Racing - except for superchargers - I'll check it out. Spoke to Rebello Racing this morning and everything should be going in within the next two to three weeks!! It's going to be a totally "new to me" car... By the way Bill G, my car is not your typical rice burner! Very much a sleeper...
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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 ?

randy johnson ·
Thx Bill for the post..So this is a mod that you would consider for this car running this type of event ??
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Re: 4L60E downshifting at very high speds ?

Keith Lockliear ·
Might want to give Steve Cole over at TTS a call. He's got a computer program for your car that should fix that, and gives more power to boot. 310-669-8101.
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Re: FYI: 2002 Rules are up

Gary Patterson ·
This rule was not well explained I guess. What we are looking for are high back seats like most all cars have now. Most pre-mid 60's cars came with seats that only had backs going up to your shoulders. A 65 Mustang is a good example of a bucket seat car without seats high enough to support your head. The addition of head rests would solve this problem. Most everyone will not be effected by this rule but we did need to add it to address the safety issues with the older cars with stock seats.
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

Mark Ford ·
Sorry, Mark no can be there :-( We have the Targa again in October and we only just got our entry in for that in time! Now we have to prep the car AND we have a full season of track time before then too :-) www.targa.co.nz and for those who want to see how we do it in New Zealand here is racer and support vehicle www.geocities.com/racer_968/968andturbo3.jpg THE REST OF YOU GUYS/GIRLS HAVE NO EXCUSE
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

Dennis Antenucci ·
Jane - Team Invaders, Kiwi Mark? - he's never there anyway, except in spirit! There are a zillion import cars in this country taking over America...forget that most of them don't show up in Ely! ;-0 But Jane, YOU are what is RIGHT about America...okay, so we'll forget for the moment that you are from England <grin> Mad Dawg & EnglishwoMaN
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Re: Calling TEAM INVADERS

Jane Barker ·
Mark, I kind of guessed, but we'll miss you. Have FUN doing the Targa again. Dawg, While doing the research for my car mods I've hooked up with a bunch of import car people. Even found a group exclusively for (modified) Honda Wagons! I'm trying to get some of them to come out in May. ;~)) Jerry, Driving a non American car and/or being from overseas. I drive a Honda and I'm from England. What do you drive?
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Re: Dutch motoring magazine looking for a ride

Russel Truex ·
Dave, Since my car may not be done in time for the May event (due to a heavy travel schedule for work)... I *MAY* be willing to provide my body as "human ballast". I know the road fairly well as I have completed 8 events and pre-run the course the same number of times (of course all my treks down 318 have been at a max of 160 MPH). I'll keep mulling over the idea in my head and we'll see how my car progresses. Let me know if you'd be interested. Regards, Russ Russel Truex '89 Mustang, SSCC...
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Re: What ???

Eric Pettersen ·
Yes Kent, you are missing the latest trend in SUV tire & wheel packages. Had you attended the SEMA show you would have seen lots of these. I thought CEC's Ford Lightning with 23" rims that was lowered looked great. The Toyota 4-Runner with 26" rims, stock ride height, and 9" disc brakes that were visible through the wheels looked pretty silly
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Re: Dutch motoring magazine looking for a ride

jerry koons ·
Ton, You could rent a car in Vegas. It's been known to have happened. Enter the 95MPH class.
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Re: Dutch motoring magazine looking for a ride

William Brandt ·
Hey Russel, you are bringing that car to the NE race, arn't you? I heard the State of NE misses you.
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Re: Name on Helmet

Former Member ·
Mark, Interestingly, blood type is required on your suit, and YOUR CAR, for the La Carrera in Mexico. Tends to make one drive a borrowed car very carefully. Carl
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Re: Name on Helmet

tim jones ·
OWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! If my "Check Engine" Light was not on I would drive to Vegas and tap dance on the hood of your car!< > Actually my car is running GREAT now!!!! So hopefully I will make it off the Starting Line in May. Tim Jones #306 Mustang Cobra FiveHead Racing
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Re: Looking Glass Corvette Race Team

Nat Hodgson ·
Carl, I was just reading Car & Driver for April. You can get a Lingenfelter Supercharged Corvette with 490 hp for $58,216 with a 36K/36M waranty. You can't beat that. Besides you be coming back from the Dark Side.
 
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