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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: 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: Mad Dawg's new ride

Mike Anderson ·
Subject: Silver State Race Veterans Party. The next day. I was in San Francisco this last week on business. I met several people that I enjoy visiting every year. Saturday the weather was incredible. The weather was warm, the sky was blue and the sun was out. It looked and felt like an early Spring. I went by El Mongo (Mad Dawg's) new place near Oakland around 11AM. I wasn't sure if he'd be up after Friday night. His pretty Brazilian lady friend met me in the driveway. She led me to the pool...
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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: 4L60E downshifting at very high speds ?

randy johnson ·
Hi Gary.. Did you find any common cause when the tranny's were rebuilt ?? I found an aftermarket Pump Slide Spring Kit that keeps critical pump volume and line pressure up at high RPM's. Preventing 3-4 clutch failure !! Sonnax High Performance 1-800-843-2600 or www.powerglide.com Part# 77722-01K
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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

Former Member ·
Here is his reply: Thank you for the information. I think I am headed in right direction. Regarding tires, from the TireRack listing, Goodyear Ultra Plus is not offered in 255x45x16, but in 255x45x17 the max load rating is 1387# which is below the factory 215x65x15 tire rated at 1510#. From my understanding of the rules this will not pass tech, that is why I was staying with 255x50x16 on the rear and I am limited to 245x50x16 on front. Regarding wheels I have a set of GNX look alike wheels...
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Re: An Open Invitation from MKM to the Silver State Classic Challenge, Inc., Board

SSCC Board ·
Thank you for the kind invitation to participate in the upcoming Pony Express. Due to scheduling conflicts with the La Carrera International being held in Ensenada, our racing board members will be unable to attend. We wish you a safe and successful race. SSCC Board.
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Re: Utah & Colorado in February

William Brandt ·
Carl, "Cool,Crisp, Rocky Mountain Air" part of the ingredients for that good old Coors beer. And then, what do I have here in Missouri? Well let's see, Missippi River to brew Budweiser, Missouri River to raise that indangered species, Sturgeon. Sitting on one of the largest faults on the North American Continent. Tornado's in the Spring, drought in the Summer. Riverboats if you are inclined to gamble. Branson for some fine entertainment, and some beautiful lakes. Wow, I have myself confused...
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Re: History lesson for MD

Jane Barker ·
Kent, I don't think we have met. You obviously have strong opinions on this topic. Were you there or are you just quoting from American history books? Please don't take offense because none is intended. This thread has piqued my curiosity and my history lessons were a while ago, so I phoned home and asked a few questions from someone who grew up in southern England during the Second World War. Part of what Mother told me was from memory, part was backed up by referring to the six volume set...
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Re: Team Detroit Muscle Now Forming

Steve Green ·
Bill, You may need a bigger gas tank! My Malibu gets about 20 mpg at normal highway speeds (love that T56). At the NORC last spring it got 3.6 mpg averaging 135 mph pushing that nasty headwind. The gas gage moved more than the tach did. See you in May.
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Re: La Carrera Internacional de Ensenada

Tom King ·
Many thanks to Steve, Charlie, Dean, Rick, Will, James and all the other racers who went out of their way to make us feel welcome as rookies. For those who have not gone to La Carrera, it's memorable and the road is great. Muchas gracias Steve y Eduardo!
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Re: THE FINAL NUMBERS ARE IN!!!!!

Steve Green ·
Tracy, You should have no problems hitting 165 mph with those numbers. My '67 Malibu did it this spring with only 377 RWHP, and still had throttle to spare. :headbang: See you soon!
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Re: MAD DAWG WITHDRAWAL AFTER ORR SEASON - ENGINE REBUILD TIME

William Brandt ·
Well Dennis, I sure can't help you on the engine temp problem, as I have fought that for 5 years now and still can't drive the old Stude faster than 115 without it reaching 240 degrees. As far as the after ORR blues, I just went out and bought a new Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel, 6 speed, 305hp, 550# of torque to help my frustration. It actually smokes the tires starting in 2nd gear. :burnout: Also decided to drop a modified 454 in my 64 Chev. Hope to have that running by next weekend. That should...
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Re: MAD DAWG WITHDRAWAL AFTER ORR SEASON - ENGINE REBUILD TIME

Michael Baldridge ·
MD I'd like to first say it was a pleasure meeting you at the Silver State Classic. I've always enjoyed Panteras since I got my ass kicked by one in High School while running a modified 69 SS Camaro. As for your overheating problems, try an air cooled flat-6. Mine only gained 10 degrees during the race! (had to throw that in :headbang: Seriously though there are a couple of things that come to mind. First: try running a little richer. This should come natural for your engine at the starting...
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Re: MAD DAWG WITHDRAWAL AFTER ORR SEASON - ENGINE REBUILD TIME

Michael Baldridge ·
Hi William, I looked at your set-up in the parking lot of the Hotel Neveda before the race. I believe you cut the heater core lines and ran plumbing from the back of the heads. I built a V6 Vega (many, many years ago) using a V6 from an old Buick special and had similar cross-block heating problems. It turned out that it was developing a steam pocket in the water jacket in the back of the engine due to poor flow. The flow wasn't caused by rust or junk, there was just less resistance to flow...
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Re: I NEED A TRAILER SUPPLIER

tim jones ·
Dog, I really like my tilt bed.With a low car it is way easy to load. If I were to get a new one I would get a taller tool box (better rock protection) and 15" wheels. Other than that it is perfect. It tows quite nice at 75-85 MPH. Only drawback is it is not cheap. But then again neither is your car! Jim-Glo Trailers, Arizona. 520-384-4564. I had them del. it to the LA Roadsters swap meet and picked it up there.
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Re: I NEED A TRAILER SUPPLIER

tim jones ·
Dog, I really like my tilt bed.With a low car it is way easy to load. If I were to get a new one I would get a taller tool box (better rock protection) and 15" wheels. Other than that it is perfect. It tows quite nice at 75-85 MPH. Only drawback is it is not cheap. But then again neither is your car! Jim-Glo Trailers, Arizona. 520-384-4564. I had them del. it to the LA Roadsters swap meet and picked it up there.
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Re: I NEED A TRAILER SUPPLIER

tim jones ·
Dog, I really like my tilt bed.With a low car it is way easy to load. If I were to get a new one I would get a taller tool box (better rock protection) and 15" wheels. Other than that it is perfect. It tows quite nice at 75-85 MPH. Only drawback is it is not cheap. But then again neither is your car! Jim-Glo Trailers, Arizona. 520-384-4564. I had them del. it to the LA Roadsters swap meet and picked it up there.
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Re: 350z crash vid

Bill Springer ·
Well until you can view it yourself, this will have to do La-te-da here we are going 200 mph, boy this is fun ... and easy too ! Speed record get ready for your new home in Japan, those big American V8's have got nothing on me... WHAP... THUD.. uhhh what was that ? .. WHAPWHAPWHAPCRUNCH .. eww shit, err ... oh gawd ....MAMA ! Oh gawd it's moving around, got to slow down ( 1st downshift ) Oh shit it's all over the place got to slow down more ( 2ND downshift ) HELP ME MAMA !( 3rd downshift 2...
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Re: JESUS IS AN OPEN ROAD RACER???

Dennis Antenucci ·
Jimmy Mack, THIS is work! Well maybe pain between our layoff period and ORR season. Who's gonna be Team Captain for Vegas Vettes this Spring? bIG HUG & KISS MD
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Re: JESUS IS AN OPEN ROAD RACER???

Dennis Antenucci ·
Hi Pal, Glad you are coming back as the Team Vegas Vettes team captain! I can't ever remember when you were asleep at the wheel except during a run Looking forward to seeing ya again this Spring! Thanks! MD
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Re: Track day

Dave Golder ·
Damn Carl...We will be in Daytona for bike week that week. Ryan wanted me to instruct at California Speedway for a NASA event also. Would have been a blast to put some blue marks on the back of that new Silver Porsche.
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Re: A ride home from BBORR

Jane Barker ·
Bill, If you have not done so already, you may want to post on the BBORR message board. I'm going out there with the caravan from So Cal. I'm flying down to LA though, not driving! Jane
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Re: International Series!

Tom King ·
Already a correction: Ed Everett tells me the official name of his event is: 'Tom, Drop the "La" it is "Ensenada International Road Race" Thanks Ed' So there you have it right from the horse's mouth (Mr. Ed). It's the Ensenada International Road Race! Still going to be big fun even without the "la."
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Re: International Series!

Tom King ·
NEWS FROM THE ORGANIZER (Ed Everett) Ensenada International Road Race "Junio 17, 18, 19 2004 Carretera Libre San Miguel A La Mision, Ensenada Baja California. Esta Carrera se llevara a cabo en la carretera libre en el tramo de San Miguel a La Mision, en 3 vueltas completas (6) etapas cronometradas." Translation: June 17, 18 and 19. Three complete runs north and south (6 timed stages) on The Free Road from San Miguel to La Mision (about 17 miles each way, about 105 miles total). Further info...
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Re: ENSENADA ROAD RACE RESULTS - ASHLEE, DEAN, CHARLIE, VCKIE & DAWG REPORT

Charlie Friend ·
Hi all, We just got home today. After Ensenada we went to the Pony. My THIRD DNF in a row at the La Carrera was caused by my brand new electronic distributor. Been running an old points distributor forever and I thought it was time to step up to a more modern distributor. Well the hillclimb went pretty well. I tied for second place with two others. Then during the event itself the engine started losing power. After the second leg I parked it. The problem turned out to be the fact that I was...
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Re: ENSENADA ROAD RACE RESULTS - ASHLEE, DEAN, CHARLIE, VCKIE & DAWG REPORT

Dennis Antenucci ·
Charlie & Guys, Great report. . .I'm writing a story about the La Carrera and need photo's. If you have any digital photos of either last year or this year's participants and their cars please send them to me at <teampantera@yahoo.com>. I'll make sure you get photo credit. Thanks MD
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Re: aerodynamics

ALPHONSO LIVINGSTON ·
Bill Bryant & Bill Welter Thank both of you for the valuable information. The probalem that I have now is that I am stuck with a car that does not have good cd or frontal area numbers. I have spent a large sum of money on a new engine, but with the design of the body the car might see 190mph. The other problem is the diff. mount bar; Nissian left me hanging and stopped making the bar for the manual 280-Z. That bar - which is made of spring-metal is minimal at best in-order to support the...
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Re: metal fabricator needed - please help

tim jones ·
Al, call a spring shop. Try "More Drop" in OakTown. Should be easy for them.
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Re: HELMETS

Steve Mott ·
Hey Blue, I'm looking forward to September too, and to meeting Tim and seeing his heavily modified car. I know that he has done a lot of the mods that I still want to do, so maybe he has some advice about what pitfalls I can avoid. We plan to run 125mph this time, but I want to tech Grand Sport (since I installed that roll bar). If Helen doesn't mind 125 we'll make some more mods and jump up to 130mph or 135mph in the spring. Thanks again. See you next month!
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Re: Communications

Norm Johnson ·
Just thought I would mention that in the May issue of Hot Rod Magazine, there's a nice article about the up-coming Z2Z event in May. And the Spring issue of Viper magazine has an interesting article on how they dominated the September event...And I'm sure there will be more coming..will try and keep you informed...Norm J
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Re: Thanks and request for help

Steve Mott ·
Hi again, Paul, Let me first congratulate you for choosing safety as your first priority. Use that goal to guide your choices. With regard to car choices again, I agree with both Dale and John. C4 Vettes or 4th gen. Z28s will be good choices even if stock. Though I have to say that my 350Z handles and brakes better than both of those choices. If you had a Z previously, you know how much fun they can be. The new 350Z is MUCH more aerodynamically stable than any previous Z. My car is rock...
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Re: NORC - Big Red ? Option Car ?

Steve Mott ·
Not sure about who is coming this spring, but we are trying to put together a local effort (CA, NV and AZ) for the fall race. A twin turbo 350Z with 800+whp. We already have the car, the engine, and a driver (me). We need to obtain a lower gear ratio rear end, fuel cell, plus tires and a new long nose front end. The plan is to test at Bonneville in August first, then, if all goes well, run the Silver State in September.
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Re: Chihuahua Express - New International Event

Dennis Antenucci ·
Sounds like fun. I miss the old Ensenada Road Race with the La Bufadora Hill Climb....For those of us allot closer to Ensenada then we are to Chihuahua Mexico and Texas has anyone heard if the La Carrera may be back in 2007? :burnout:
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Re: SoCal Photo/Video (excuse to hangout) trip

Paul Palomaki ·
Steve, No problem at all! Are you kidding? A veteran racer..stock-appearing or not..you're in! Bring your gear. As I had mentioned..weather is the unpredictable thin here. I knew this would be "iffy" this time of year. Since we got a serious rainstorm..all bets may be off for El Mirage. I am told that if the lakebed gets considerable rain, then they often close it til spring. This is to preserve the surface for SCTA events. I will be kinda surprised if they don't close it. I am told to check...
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Re: New Hotel Complex Coming to Ely

Paul Palomaki ·
Charlie, It has been scientifically proven that due to the rough surface texture of a shark's skin that it cuts through the water faster. Also..many Mercedes have a belly pan covering the entire bottom of the car stamped of dimpled sheet metal for aero. Hmm..what finish is on a fighter jet?? You'd think they all know something.. Dawg, They'd have to put a heavy duty spring in your bobble head I think! I can see the Dawg action series: 1)Blazing Dawg: with realistic cracking noise and a...
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Re: WHO IS READY TO DO THE SILVER STATE?

Dennis Antenucci ·
Everything about the event and the community is great. If it wasn't it wouldn't be sold out by October-November every year. What Tommy-boy didn't tell you was the course speed record average for 2-3 years is like 133 to 145 mph....Lots of smack by the Viper and Vette boyz this year but when it was time to run it was a Ford Taurus 4-door family sedan that averaged 145 mph....Ford Power! Beat that bow tie boyz! :champagne: It's an equally a long drive from the left coast but the road trip...
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Re: WHO IS READY TO DO THE SILVER STATE?

Former Member ·
Originally posted by Dennis Antenucci If you liked La bufadora you would LOVE Chihuahua...... THREE DAYS OF RACING on EXCELLENT roads! You really should try it! March 25-29, 2009
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Re: WHO IS READY TO DO THE SILVER STATE?

Dennis Antenucci ·
Thanks Steve....Its still a long way to haul from Northern California. If you write a article put me on your cc list. Would love to read the details of the run. I'm still trying to get over the no-more Ensenada La Carera ORR and the La Bufadora Hill climb where the fastest cars in each division won period.
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Re: Fun at Spring Mountain Raceway

Steve Mott ·
I envy you, John. Spring Mountain has to be one of my most favorite tracks that I have ever driven on (Sebring and Infineon/Sear Point are pretty cool too). It is a BLAST to drive! It rewards PATIENCE to get around all those 180 degree turns, very late (and I mean VERY late) apexes, and not coming on the throttle too early. Your video though doesn't do the course justice as far as the REAL impact of the elevation changes - or the "big drop" (if you know where I mean). When you get it right,...
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Re: Fun at Spring Mountain Raceway

John Neese ·
Yeah, I've driven several tracks now including Infineon, Thunder Hill, Laguna Seca and even Reno Fernley. But Spring Mountain is my favorite. Laguna Seca doesn't have long enough straights to build much speed, so the small cars have a big advantage, however the cork screw is pretty exciting. See you next week and good luck! John Neese Car 411 :cheers:
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Re: NORC Report from Tail End Tom

Tim Dey ·
Smart man Tom, never refuse a spouses offer to help in the car. We will miss you in SS but you will be back in the spring, hopefully with the Navigator. Cheryl will welcome another female on the starting grid.
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Re: Heat Exchangers?

Dennis Antenucci ·
Hey Irish! Great! Well we're talking about something smaller then a bread box (aka Fluidyne Heat Exchanger) but just looking for capability to R&R the unit and clean it without having to do the sonic test with others. PS Where are we on the top secret naviguesser project progress? Let me know off line when you are going to be back on the left coast again. Starting a new project in LA Sept 1st. Best regards,
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Re: YOUR WINTER PLANS & PROJECTS

George Kroeger ·
I have fianlly finished removing salt from every place one could inagine salt being (Truck,Trailer,and Race Car) The tires are mounted and every thing is ready for the spring. I had a great time a Bonneville and it is something that every racer should do. There were a few BBORR cars at bonneville. After years of pressure from several people I am going to go to Texas in the spring before the NORR, however I cant wait until my next run on 318. My Winter plans include a 1973 mustrang that I...
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Re: YOUR WINTER PLANS & PROJECTS

Dennis Antenucci ·
AJ, If your pantera is not ready by Spring you should consider naviquessing for Steve. Let me add to what AJ wrote on the TPR web site. Peter-the-German is one of those great American success stories. If you haven't read about him or his White Horse Ranch you should. A good friend to orr.
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Re: SSCC Preparations?

JAMES WEEKS ·
Hi Ray, LOL LOL The newer Corvettes are very good and about all you have to do is change the oil and some don't even do that! But, it is best to put them in the air and look and "wiggle" everything to be sure. Take a long look at the rear axle nut and etc. A REAL smart guy might go into the valve spring area but unless one is a master mechanic, more risk of a problem is created by meddling there than leaving them alone. It took me a weekend to do the valves on the Camaro but that is another...
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Re: SSCC Preparations?

Steve Donegan ·
Tim, if that is your silver 928 in the parking lot of the La Quinta I was the guy behind you at check-in :-) Tom, glad you made it safely with no snow :-) I saw Ken's Z outside the hotel and then Ken himself when Melanie and I were checking in. Hopefully I'll see you all at the Postal Palace for tonights drinks and munchies...
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Re: Update

George Kroeger ·
Stan glad you and steve are doing well. Hope to see you back in the spring. What we do is a very challanging form of motorsports and at the higher speeds things can go bad fast. I took a good look at the car at the truck stop and @#$%#^. The safety equipment did its job. I would conclude that after that much damage it would be hard to locate the cause. I have no issues crossing over the rumple strips at 190 in the sweepers. However, after my slow run in the spring when I had a 165 tech speed...
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Re: The Great Dessert Challenge

Tom King ·
OK, it's time to kid Steve Donegan. I can only do this because we're friends. Who knows, I might even buy him a dessert at the banquet...assuming he makes it on time. Here's the problem: On August 20, 29 days before the race, Donegan reported that there were 25 days left: * posted August 20, 2011 09:48 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25 days and counting! -------------------- Steve Donegan Life Member CA License: SSCC 86 Car #86 Then, six...
 
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