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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: 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: 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: Mad Dawg's new ride

Mike Anderson ·
Fidel Jr., If that isn't your sister Mad Dawg is with then who is it? Okay never mind. ;-) And don't even pretend anyone is going to kick anyone's ass as I already heard you, Tim and the Dawg (the 3 Muscateers) are going out partying tonight. Can we expect any breaking race-news stories tomorrow? Maybe Rodney King was right! Maybe we can get along! ;-) Where is Eric hiding? Mike
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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: Car Intercom

Jeff Dugan ·
I have the Chatterbox 40. I has worked well in 3 races. I even have custom exhaust on my ZR-1 that is fairly loud. Jeff
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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: Tech

jhybinette (Guest) ·
Eh... Make that 3 shops. Lupfer Enterpises did mine and an extremely well done job. Please see http://www.hybinette.com/lotus...llCage/rollcage.html
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Re: Rollbar re-inforcement plate question

Sean OLeary ·
I think I need some clarification: Are there feet on the tubes that rest on the floor? If not the bar will not pass for any class that requires a bar or cage. Most rollbars have a 4" by 4" plate of 3/8th or thicker steel that they weld to the main hoop feet. The larger the surface area the better. Depending on the size of the plate I would try to make the bottom plate the same size as the top plate. Mine is roughly 4" by 4" on top and bottom. As a tech inspector I would consider a plate that...
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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: Calling TEAM INVADERS

earl campbell ·
Dennis...Dennis...Dennis. A million import cars? There were only a grand total of 2,000 94 rx7's made and about 6,000 in total of the 3rd generation. Of the 3 rotor version, there are about 12 in North America. I seem to recall that you didn't race last fall which sort of makes you a bench racer dosen't it? By the way, I thought you were coming down here for a visit...what happened? Look forward to seeing ya in a couple of months! earl
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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: Calling TEAM INVADERS

earl campbell ·
Glad to see you. I will be there with my 3 rotor... earl
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Re: stop watches

Former Member ·
Seriously, the only 3 things that make a stopwatch good in this situation is big enough buttons to hit accurately with racing gloves on, big enough display to read when driving at 140+mph, and a lap timer.
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Re: stop watches

Mark Ford ·
3 things..... big buttons so you can use it with gloves on. 100 lap memory to capture all mile markers and any other landmarks you want. Does not revert to whole seconds after 30 minutes as some Kmart type ones do.
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Re: stop watches

Former Member ·
I use Radio Shack LCD Sports Stopwatchs, catalog #63-5016, around 20 bucks. Install new batteries the nite before the race! I have only done 3 rallys, but the worst we have done is seven tenths of a second off. See you at the rally.
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Re: stop watches

Paul Kraght ·
I like the cheap yellow Radio Shak stopwatches because 1) there are only two buttons, so there's less ways to mess up; 2) the digits are big and easy to read; 3) it reads to 9:99:99.99; 4) I have calibrated three of them and found that the worst one of them loses 0.01 seconds in 40 minutes. Like Charlie, I start slow because both of my hands have stopwatches in them. Just so they know my car isn't broken, I engage the clutch, but gently, like I'm in a 25 zone. A few seconds later, when the...
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Re: stop watches

Paul Kraght ·
Carl, Yes, it does vary with the source -- in particular, with the voltage. Dimensional analysis shows that for a given wattage, the time for the filament to glow is proportional to the 2/3 power of the voltage. So the bulb takes about 4 times longer to glow using a 12V battery than 110V AC! Also, given a constant voltage, the time is proportional to the 2/3 power of the wattage -- so a 150W bulb takes more than 3 times as long to light as a 25W bulb. And, it's ok for Roland to pull your...
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Re: TIMING: How does it work for 2002???

Keith Lockliear ·
When the green light comes on, it triggers the start time in the computer. The idea of beam break at the start was disliked by competitors because they didn't know exactly when they broke the beam. With the light, all you have to do is have a good reaction time on the light...and it's a full christmas tree with 3 ambers first. Keith-
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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: Mustang Wing; Do I need it???

rory conaway ·
I had mine up to 165 and didn't notice any problem. I did order a Cobra R wing which took 6 months. The dealer promptly cracked it in half before painting it. I'm now on 3 months waiting for my new wind. However, my front is lowered 1.5" and the back 1" which makes some difference although I can't tell how much.
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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: Unlimited Competition in PT cruisers

Gary Patterson ·
Ya, that was really cool. Even with the help of all my buds I still haven't found a way to control the weather. I think the 3 of you made a wise choice.
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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

Larry Duis (Guest) ·
Wow, another hot topic. I haven't yet formed an opinion as I wanted to hear all the reasoning and make an informed choice. The only issues that I understood and made sense to me in addition to Eric's post, is the tire safety issue of which I've recently become a true believer. It seems that changing running order for cooler air to enhance the unlim numbers or save the equipment is not a safety reason. Those who play at the weenie speeds like the cool air for the same reasons. The rest of...
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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: Unlimiteds running first

Brian Leary ·
Wow. Lots to read and think about. Just a thought. Starting at 8:00am, why not keep the starting order thru 125 then run the fast cars. After they go, run the 120 thru 95 cars. Assuming nobody in the first group has a problem. This would accomplish a few things. 1. A good chunk of the cars would have already run so if the event needed to be stopped or (God forbid) canceled not everyone would be out. 2. It would still be pretty early in the day so wind and heat would not play as big a part.
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Re: Unlimiteds running first

Scott Schulte ·
I normally do not post on message boards so here it goes. This will be the 9th year that I have run this race. For the first 7 with my father and for the last 2 solo. I was signed up for NORC, but had to scratch because my truck was not ready, but I showed up any way just to check out the race and meet some new and old friends. I do not have an opinion or care to develop one on the pro's or con's of UNL's first. I do have a few quick statements and items for thought. 1) Myself like I think...
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Re: trailer tires/attn:Frank and Bob/warning

todd carpenter ·
tim, why are you still jacking around with 14 inch tires? with all the other trick stuff you have on that trailer why not go plus 3 and run matching 17" stang wheels with low profile tires? anything less is just not trying hard enough to spend more money! :-) todd
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Re: Harness Bar

JAMES WEEKS ·
Marcus, Listen to the words of experience! Richard says it all! And, trust me, he KNOWS OF WHAT HE SPEAKS! Besides, in a year or so you will want to tech. higher and you will be hunting for a roll bar anyway. Get it now, be safe and forget about getting another later. I went one race near 10 years ago before I had a roll bar. It was only 3 years later and I was unlimited with a cage. Good luck, Weeksie
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Re: Speeding Tutorial

Former Member ·
I won't comment on any of the advice except the last little bit of legal advice that recommends: "Answer the question "Do you know how fast you were going ?" with "Truly, I don't - my mind must've been wandering". "But I must have been going over the speed limit, or you wouldn't have stopped me." Note that you were not speeding deliberately - no "late for work" excuses ! I do not think the above is very good advice. I don't believe either making a false statement or a confession is ever a...
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Re: High Speed Tires

todd carpenter ·
how to be boyce: step 1: unzip fly. step 2: pull it out. step 3: step on it. step 4: repeat over and over c'mon boycey boy......think before you type. todd
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Re: Utah & Colorado in February

Jane Barker ·
Actually I've been planning this trip for about 3 years and this year it all just fell into place. The motivation for the trip is the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steambot Springs. Don't forget I'm into rallying - and not just on paved roads! I'm also an amateur photographer (just returned from a photo shoot at Mono Lake). Yes it was cold at sunrise and sunset - I was bundled up like the Michelin man! The idea of photographing Zion and Arches with snow really appeals. Carl and Ellen...
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Re: HARNESS INSTALLATION

Dennis Antenucci ·
MD, NOTICE TO ALL ROOKIES WHO ARE NOT IRISH AND DO NOT READ OR WRITE SEAN O'GRADY SPEAK. . . 1. DRINK 3 GUINESS FIRST 2. READ THE TECH RULES SECOND 3. ASK SPECIFIC QUESTIONS MAD DAWG, also a friend of Sean O'Grady
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Re: Found Navigator

roland roth ·
Hey sounds like a plan. I can see the head lines; Ruf-Mustang-Mutt finish 1-2-3. Well OTOH,the mutt is not a sure thing to finish! Cheers, R
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Re: Found Navigator

Blue Offutt ·
Earl, Navigating? The 3 rotor relegated to moral support again for it's piston-less brethren? Blue 93 RX7, R-1 #TBD
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Re: SOS - Need help from engine experts out there

Jane Barker ·
Hey you So Cal boyz should try something else after your Donuts this Saturday... how about a "spirited" drive in the countryside... Check out the FREE 4 hour navigational (map based) rally happening Saturady afternoon, March 15th. The start location is at the TA Truck Stop, 24265 E. Guasti Rd, Ontario, CA 91761 909 - 390 - 2525 (Rallye Mobile 310 350 1360) Registration opens/ Instructions given out: 12:00 PM Novice Orientation: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1st car out of START: 4:01 PM 1st car to...
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Re: Dragster Facts.........

Paul Kraght ·
Well, at 19000 rpm, it's spinning 317 times per second. Incidentally, 317 cycles/sec is E above middle C. Being a 4-cycle engine, there will be 1 spark every 2 revs, but with 10 cylinders, this is 5 sparks/rev, or 1585 sparks/sec. (1585 cycles/sec is A-flat, 2 2/3 octaves above middle C.) The engine-control computer has 631 microseconds to handle each spark and all that goes with it. -- Paul
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Re: Dragster Facts.........

Bill Welter ·
Formula 1 engines are V-10s and V-12s !! They do turn 19,000 RPM, and the valves don't have standard valve springs - they use pneumatic chambers and seals - yup airsprings! I believe that the engines are limited to 3 liters (?), and so the bore and stroke for a V-12 is probably around 2.75 x 2.5. That means that the valves (4-valve head) are probably 1" or less in diameter. With a 2.5" stroke, it's no wonder they turn those kind of revs. Still amazing what they can do with a...
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Re: TEAM MUSTANG?

rory conaway ·
Thanks Tim. I hadn't heard that about the keyway but I will pass it on to the shop rebuilding the engine. I'm hoping they are done by the end of the week and I'm guessing about 3 weeks for me to pop it in. Can I ask you another question though? Did you use the stock engine mounts or is there another manufacturer with stronger mounts? Just got a ride in Rob Beabien's new Fiero though. Rob raced last year when I was the navigator. He put a 3.1 liter s/c engine in there and is planning on...
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Re: Dragster Facts.........

Mark Ford ·
Bill, the rules actually mandate the engine must be a 3-litre (183 cubic inches) V10 four-stroke with reciprocating pistons. Supercharging and turbocharging are forbidden. But if we use your 2.5" stroke, that means each piston travels 132 feet per second.... I wonder how many G's it's subjected to in stopping and starting each stroke?!!? Guess this all just goes to show that in each specialised aspect of racing the achievements of engineers are outstanding at the top levels.
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Re: WTB Harness Bar for C5 Corvette

Sean OLeary ·
Bruce, My suggestion to you and anyone who may be looking at a harness bar is to read the current rulebook: Page 12 Section 3 Subset E This rule simply states that if you are using a bar as a harness bar i.e. a bar to which you are directly attaching your harnesses then you must show that the bar is designed with this intent. If you are unsure then contact the bar manufacturer. I hope this alleviates a lot of the confusion. If some confusion persists then post here or e-mail me directly.
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Re: big wheel challenge friday night

todd carpenter ·
ouch. dave did set the record for most traps violated with 5 of 8. i guess the other 3 must have been in scary spots.
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Re: big wheel challenge friday night

Dave Golder ·
That five of eight is not true. It was 3 and they all were within about 5 mph of my tech. None of it it the straights...I was busy driving so I missed the GPS here and there. But I was smokin in the vette. Damn near caught ya big guy. And I was only in the 150 class....bwah ha ha. No really Big Todd had a good run.
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Re: SSCC

roland roth ·
How about a big hand for ROGER GREENE and Team Porsche? 3-peat there too! R
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Re: SSCC

Gary Patterson ·
DB Tanner and team Porsche did an OUTSTANDING job!!! If you total the time off variance for the last 3 events combined DB was only off .123 ..... Now that's an accomplishment!!! If you look at the top 6 finishers in the 150mph class they are all within a second of perfect. It doesn't get much better than that. Team Porsche has clearly established themselves as the team to beat.....So go get em guys. For race suggestions e-mail me at garyp@shelbyamerican.com and we'll take a look at what you...
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Re: 2003 NORC Final Results Posted

Keith Lockliear ·
Hi Bill. For the results to be able to be computed by the awards banquet, we rely completely on the computer timing system and spreadsheet macro to build the times. Unless something is dramatically wrong, which is caught quickly by eye, it won't be caught in the preliminary results (which is what we have at the banquet). As is the case with just about every race, we take the next day or two to double and triple check the results against the hand timing/scoring sheets and the multiple backups...
 
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