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Re: Question

Dave Bauer ·
Tom, I am glad that Bob and I showed up when we did so we got to meet a special type of person you are. Thank you for all help and talks we have had. The ORR community will miss you. The best to you. Dave (aka Super Dave)
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Re: Question

Tom King ·
Oh, Gary, you're far too kind. It's true, I sold the NSX and its replacement EV is not suited to ORR. I'll miss all of you. Best wishes!
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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: NORC help please.

Robert Dietrich ·
You might try Nellis AFB in Las Vegas. Closer than Luke. Also, Loves Truck stop just north of Las Vegas on the way to Ely has a large, new covered vehicle storage area. Looking forward to meeting you, and best of luck. As a side issue, please check in to joining a team. It is great fun and you even save a couple of bucks. Bob
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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: Rollbar re-inforcement plate question

Sean OLeary ·
Carl, You make an excellent point. I am not able to clarify any more than I have as the new rules have not been posted. All installations are unique and I need to stay away from specifics until presented to me either in person or via e-mail. Roland, I don't understand the hostility. I am on here to represent the Tech team and answer any questions the racers may have to the best of my ability. By the way, 4" by 4" is 16 square inches.
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Re: 5 PT. Harness system required ?

gary foster ·
Randy correct me if I am wrong, but aren't you driving a late model Impala SS with stock seats and no roll bar. Speaking from experience until I installed the roll bar in mine the harnesses never worked right. Even with the rollbar I use a sternum strap across my chest and another one just behind the seat to insure that the belts stay on my shoulders. If you have do not have a rollbar the best way to install the harnesses is to cross them behind the seat and hook them up to the rear seat...
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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: GPS Mount in 3 Series BMW

Former Member ·
Thanks guys! The glove box seems like a pretty good idea. Tried the windshield, looks like that will work too, think I'd to figure out a screw in/down mount if I can, if not looks like the suction cup is the best idea. Thanks Again Mike
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Re: Newbie Cobra Guy With Some Questions

Russel Truex ·
I've done a few events in my Mustang, but I've learned a lot from others during my 7 years of ORR... get a full face helmet. You'll be happier if you have an "incident" and your face is still intact. I would not drive any Mustang (or any car for that matter) beyond 100 MPH without a full face helmet and a proper roll bar or full cage. If you me, just ask Carl & Ellen Young, Rick Doria, Richard Hille, etc. No one expects an accident, but it's best to be more than prepared for one. Tim has...
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Re: Oil / Trans Lube / Diff Lube ???

Peter Marshall ·
Bill, I imagined that I had made myself clear about the synthetic oil, but I must have been jet-lagged. What I meant to say was that yes, the synthetic does give more protection especially at the high heat involved with running in the desert. It does this better in direct proportion to the increase in price. I hope this is clearer. Conventional wisdom is that it is still better to seat the rings with dino oil for at least two oil changes. When beaking in aircraft engines for instance a...
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Re: Newbie Cobra Guy With Some Questions

Former Member ·
Rick: www.racequip.com will get you a free catalog with everything from custom Nomex suits to stop watches. I can speak from experience, as others have said do it right the first time and get the best equipment, or you will eventually have to replace the inexpensive low grade stuff with proper gear. See you at the rally.
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Re: Newbie Cobra Guy With Some Questions

tim jones ·
You can run a MA2000 if you wear a head sock with it. The MA (motocycle) helmets have the advantage of REAL cool color/graphic designs right out of the box from the factory. I have worn helmets for MANY years and have found the Arai or Shoei to fit the best. Try as many different brands on as you can, buy the one that fits your head best. Wear a neck brace, enjoy the Rally! Tim Jones #306 Mustang Cobra FiveHead Racing
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Re: Oil Pressure Question - Not NORC

Richard Hille ·
Sounds pretty darn normal to me. I would not expect the same pressure with no load. I'll have to check my Silver State car to be sure, its the only car I have with a mechanical oil pressure gauge. I'll get back to you. Richard Hille Car # 198 Unlimited SVT Cobra
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Re: testing...

Bill Springer ·
Keep working at it ,you'll get it . I've been dealing with car prep issues that seem as if they'll never get done . It's starting to look like I'll make it though . Just recieved my pre-race video today and watched it about 5 times . NOW I'm excited !! Best of luck to you . Bill
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Re: testing...

Jane Barker ·
Thanks for the encouragement. Best of luck to you too.
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Re: GM G-Body Help

Greg Smith ·
(a)I would make sure that you have the cooling figured out for the Trans. The 200R4 does not live long in these conditions. Get the best trans cooler you can and make sure that your TC locks up in OD. If you have a four row radiator you should be fine for the motor. (b)The rear suspension is not the problem with these cars. You are not on a course that will exploit the rear power oversteer. Save your cash for other areas. The only thing I would do is get 135# springs in the rear and some...
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Re: GM G-Body Help

Ray Burrows ·
I will agree with every thing Greg is promoting, although I did things slightly different. Cool your fluids esp. the trans. Corvettes had a lock for OD. When you are at wide open throttle it will kick back into drive and the rpm go thru the roof. I used the polygraphite pieces all the way around, best thing that ever happened to the car, turned it from a DR Buick to a go Kart. Just keep the nose closer to the ground than the tail and at the speed your talking, you will be OK. Add the roll...
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Re: Practice Road - Location? Time?

Sean OLeary ·
Jerry, We will be teching cars on friday but it will be a skeleton crew. If you are planning to run you would be best served to tech on Thursday and get as many runs as you want on Friday. Sean O'Leary Tech Inspector
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Re: Attending my first rally

Richard Hille ·
You have a wonderful opportunity ahead of you. Since there are no spectators allowed in these events, the best way to see the race is to volunteer as a course worker. You will either work a flag station or a "gate" making sure that no one pulls out onto the highway during the rally. Bring a video camera and a digital still camera and you will make a lot of friends by offering drivers short video clips and stills. Richard Hille Unlimited Class 1998 SVT Mustang Cobra Life member car number 198
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

Former Member ·
I will attempt to contact each of you either before the event or Thursday-Saturday. We will set up logistics regarding the In-Car video shots. Your cooperation is apprciated... you guys are great! Again, we will provide a CD for those who provide useful footage. Additionally, and off the record, if you want to paste stickers on the dash to support your sponsor... feel free to do so as long as it doesn't distract the driver or navigator. If it is not "family" worthy, then we will not likely...
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

Former Member ·
A Studebaker?!?! I've never seen one in triple digits. With an in car cam, we would love to grab some time. We will be arriving LATE Wednesday and will set up a booth (somewhere quiet... if the press conference is to loud) with some type of screen (black or green)for Thursday. Worst case scenario, we will have to go to a room if the conference room has too much background noise. I'm not familiar with the layout of the hotel, but I'm sure Sam's Town has some quiet "sound stage" facilities. We...
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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: RULES: Helmet Question

Gary Patterson ·
Mr. Radcliffe is correct and his advise should be followed. Will we require it? No. Is it in your best interest - Yes!! Placement is not as important as being able to find it and read it. Nearly all EMT's that I know of will double check this and test anyway but its all a good heads up. Also, it goes without saying - never borrow a helmet that has another person's information printed on it.
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Re: First time jitters

Paul Kraght ·
Boyce, I wholeheartedly agree with Nat: if you are well prepared and have the situation under control, you will set your driver at ease. He'll probably be asking some questions like "what's over this hill?" If you give him accurate information when he needs it and tell him the turns at the right time, he'll concentrate on driving instead of second-guessing you, and you'll bring out his best driving. Going the other way, with him driving well, this will set you at ease and you will be able to...
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Re: First time jitters

Tom King ·
Hi Boyce, Last year was our first time. I experienced the same total preoccupation ahead of time that you describe. My navigator, Jerry (my cousin and an experienced special stage competitor from NY) and I were pretty cool until we had to go from the staging area to the start - then Jerry was so nervous he had trouble fastening his harness. And I'm sure my symptoms were just as bad. But as soon as we left the starting line we settled down and really enjoyed it. Our average speed was 130 and...
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Re: More Pictures

Jim McCombs ·
Would you please send the pictures of my car # 82 my e-mail is jmccombs@mccombs-wall.com Many thanks. Best regards, Jim McCombs #82
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Re: Need to contact Larry Duis

Former Member ·
Jon, There was no guessing goin' on in our car baby! We had that stuff down to a science....um...yea thats the ticket! I wasnt lying when I told everyone I have been ready to do this race since I was 15years old. I told Craig before the race that I didnt come down to go for a ride and I wasnt going to let him down. My face is still sore from smiling so much while I was down there. It was honestly one of the best times of my entire life! Cant wait to see you all next year!
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Re: Almost perfect

Russel Truex ·
As was stated earlier, it's best to have a good coat of wax on before applying and new paint should be allowed to cure sufficiently. I'll let you in on my secret I began using after I peeled a large section of paint off my door about 5 years ago. Don't peel all the paper off the back of the large numbers. Instead, peel back the paper from one edge at a time and cut off only a one inch strip all the way around the edge, leaving the bulk of the backing in the center. The result is a decal with...
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Re: Mustang Wing; Do I need it???

Richard Hille ·
Darn it, the changed the bolt pattern on the newer Stangs!! ;-) I'm glad it all worked out for you Brad. I was just repeating information I'd read elsewhere and took to heart for myself. My car, with the "drag race" style rear deck spoiler, worked very well up to 174.9 mph (GPS speed) even in those nasty winds. See you all in September, Richard Hille SVT Cobra #198
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Re: Air ambulance service

Gary Patterson ·
Looks like a few clarifications are needed. 1st - This past event and in future events this insurance is available at SSCC events for the same fee and insurance rates as is available to anyone. I can easily fax these forms to anyone wanting them or they are available from registration. 2nd - While the Air Ambulance out of Elko will pick you up anywhere on course it will not station itself anywhere on course do to its coverage area. I had lengthy discussions with them about this and would...
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Re: An Open Invitation from MKM to the Silver State Classic Challenge, Inc., Board

Tom Dern ·
I have to say it will be a hardship for me,but I am going to do a race with you no matter what I like the sport,and will do my best to contribute to it see you in July Tom
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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: Unlimiteds running first

Dave Golder ·
Larry, Glad you are okay and able to post. I will answer these to the best of my ability. 1. The wind this time was no doubt worse than normal... but that being said, The wind has been a problem almost every event. I do not mean in relative to "How Fast we can go" but from a safety standpoint of being blown around or off the road. The wind is ALWAYS worse the later in the day it gets. To say it is a headwind and we run slower would be fine. But the road is not straight and what may start as...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Eric Pettersen ·
Larry, 1. I think it's certainly fair to say that the wind picks up later in the morning. The last couple of events have been exceptionally windy. I don't think it's accurate to say the wind at the last event is representative of all the events 2 & 3. Yes, some of the guys are using NASCAR tires. Even for the ones that aren't, the increase in road surface temperature is not an issue. When the first of the events was run in Texas, I was very concerned about this and discussed it at length...
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Re: Mustang Wing; Do I need it???

Eric Pettersen ·
Peter, All I can do is to get you in the ballpark. What alignment settings work for each individual depends on numerous different variables. The only way you're going to determine what works best for your car is through careful monitoring of your tire temperatures , lap times, a little trial & error, and your own seat-of-the-pants.
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Re: Response to Charlie Friend & our participants

dondavis ·
I think we should be a little more careful with the nitpicking I've seen in this message string and more & more lately on this entire message board. We could very well kill the "golden (not Golder) goose" - SSCC is not perfect, but I've raced at one time or the other with most of them (many organizations not even in business anymore) , and SSCC is by far the best (quality & safety) .. :-) I'm gald I'm a racer and not working my butt off, only to have different groups picking at me...
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

rory conaway ·
I just spend a 1/2 hour typing in a post and I mistyped my password. I lost the entire post and I'm not retyping it again. Please fix that, it's highly annoying. Summary, the unlimiteds have the highest DNF as a percentage of the class than anyone else except the 180's. Because of that and Eric's argument that we would lose many racers, I support the current format. If the conditions are good for an unlimited run, then play it safe. Dave, even though you spent thousands of dollars and didn't...
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Re: Rock the PONY

todd carpenter ·
tim, another weekend, another wad of thousand dollar bills pissed away. oh well....i think my car may very well be female........it seems to have a major problem about once a month. maybe i should change my license plate from "SLEEPER" to "ONTHERAG". OH WELL.....we make our own fun wherever we go, just like you guys at fivehead racing. mucho thank you's for the bountiful blender service.....always a treat. also, many thanks to fivehead's mr. castro for his work on my car over the weekend.
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Re: Rock the PONY

Former Member ·
oh hunny there's somethings u need to learn about racing. never rub it in on someone who really knows what they're doing. i'm 17 and even i know that. second when ur little mustang goes 177 then maybe i'll let u talk trash, but i highly doubt it. in ur best interests in mind, i'd really keep that mouth shut or ur foot is going to end up in it. ta-ta
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Re: Added Navigator - what about insurance?

roland roth ·
Boyce, Todd,Dave Golder and Carl have all provided suggestions for your posting process.Todd probably said it best!Wallpaper! Ruffian
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Re: Added Navigator - what about insurance?

todd carpenter ·
bill, what happened? here we are stirring up some good s**t and suddenly carl has turned this into a drinking contest? i'm not sure how that happened exactly, but i guess it's on! let the games begin! i'm not sure, however, which side i'll be drinking on. back in the day when i "rally'd" in my watercooled porsche 928 s4, they [the porschephiles] wouldn't let us play in their reindeer games. no blue shirt for me! not sure why.......but one time i heard carl mumble something about H2O not...
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Re: Good Luck Ellen!!

todd carpenter ·
ellen, best wishes on your latest round of repairs. keep your chin up young lady! get well soon as i know carl needs to be beaten once in a while, and i'm sure that's done most efficiently with both arms. hope to see you guys make it out to ely. todd
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Re: RADAR MAGIC !!!!!!

todd carpenter ·
i will have no further comment on this issue, as it has been brought to my attention that it has become detrimental to this race organization. perhaps it would have been best to let the original post remain censored, rather than reposting it as i did. [but it was all in the name of fun]
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Re: Silver State Fun

Former Member ·
Blender Man is the King!!! He got it done when I couldn't, and deserves to be the 170 Champion! Now, the challenge is on for next year: Your monster motor against my new ride for 2003. Bring it on! It was a tragic end to a GREAT run -- the little m & m machine was cruising along at a smooth 183 mph average until our little "two step," and it was a ride just like in your granny's station wagon! The chassis was dialed in perfectly, and we were 20 mph over our previous personal best average...
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Re: 1982 911sc Targa

Former Member ·
Ask Carl is right..... He rebuilt mine and it runs great. Starts every morning. Price for rebuild is good too. Expensive but good.After sitting for a while the older Porsches sometimes do give off some smoke just how much I can not give you an accurate answer that but Carl can. He is the Best and a great guy too. Hey Carl, do I get a commision off this one?
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Re: New web page: Sept 22, 2002

William Brandt ·
Jay and Jan, Great job on winning the class and overall accuracy. Boy, I sure wish my cooling problem would not have developed (again).As you know my original strategy went out the window when I saw you were going to be in front of me, and became a simple strategy of just keeping you in my sites. Oh well, all the best made plans of mice and men go out the window when.........See you next year. Bill
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Re: Harness Bar

brian wiedmeyer ·
These guys speak of wisdom and much knowledge. I ran the Sept. 2002 event in my 01 GT and I am ready for a rollbar so I can tech faster. I teched at 140 without a harness bar, roll bar, and without tearing up my car at all. If I would have flew off the road, I wouldn't be writing now. If you want to know how I set mine up still, email me and I'll clue you in. Expect the worst but hope for the best if ever in an incident and make a wise decision when choosing your safety stuff. Brian...
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Re: "Juice" anyone?

Eric Pettersen ·
You might check with Carl Young, but I think you'll find him in agreement when I suggest you should be asking "who will do the best job of installing tires?" and not "who's the cheapest?"
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Re: "Juice" anyone?

Keith Lockliear ·
Call Jay @ discount tire on Sunset. 435-1533. I believe Wednesday is his day off, but you can try him anyway. He's the ONLY guy in town that I let touch my rims/tires...he knows what the SS is about. He will also give the best deals on new tires of anyone I have talked to in town. Keith-
 
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