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76  Results / Autocross / Re: 2015 Schedule on: March 11, 2015, 06:37:14 PM
I couldn't add my class either but they will probably ask at the event anyway.  So no worries there.  I am really excited for this year! I sold the Rod knocking Type S just in time...and picked up a FRS last week in Maryland. Now to get tires? DZ2s or the new DZ2 star specs....I am not sure. Beth, To answer your question I will be my trusty number 25...because everything between 32 and 39 is already spoken for!!

Mike D
77  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Track day pics and vid on: March 08, 2015, 07:01:34 AM
Glad you are okay! Looks scary...from that view.
78  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: Rod knocking RSX type S on: March 02, 2015, 05:46:51 PM
All,
     Thanks so much for all of the advice.....You all are great! During my quest for a used engine I found someone who made me an offer on the Type S that I couldn't refuse.  While losing money I didn't lose as much as it would have cost to purchase a used motor only...not including the install.  So the search continues....and this chapter is closed....Thanks again!

Mike
79  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: Rod knocking RSX type S on: February 25, 2015, 05:57:43 AM
Bill,
     Thanks for the info.  I certianly appreciate your guidance and advice.  Nowto find an engine I am comfortable with!
80  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: Rod knocking RSX type S on: February 23, 2015, 06:33:42 PM
Just an update on the car.  It seems like everyone "knows a guy" who can swap the engine.  But any reputable shop is quoting me 20 hours of labor...so that's nearly 2k without the rebuild or used engine. The going price for a used K20a2 seems to be 2.5k  So I am looking at spending 4.5k minimum on a car that's worth 7k.  This also makes me feel that I am underestimating the level of complexity here.  Some mechanics say that a rebuild is better...others that a replacement engine is the best way to go.  I am at a loss for what to do here.  I posted it on Craigslist  for sale for $ 4,700 and either way I am gonna lose 4.5k....what would you do???
81  General / Open Forum / Re: supercar autocross experience on: February 19, 2015, 05:06:39 PM
I signed up for one of these events last year.  The contract was approximately 13 pages long and some of the terms were outrageous.  Cant remember exactly....but there were large fees for spinning the tires or going above tiered RPM ranges.  I dont know if this is the same company....but I am pretty risk averse so I canceled my reservation. Just be sure you read any contract closely and be sure you are comfortable with the terms.
82  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: Classing Questions on: February 15, 2015, 07:34:57 PM
Yall have been so helpful thus far...I figured I would ask another question.  If I go look at an engine that has been removed from a car what steps can I take to mitigate buying another problem? Obviously take the oil filter off and pour oil on a white piece of cardboard (thanks again Bill).  Any other suggestions for checking a removed motor for obvious problems? I am either going to sell it or drop a new engine in it (or should I say try to), whichever is more economical. Thanks again
83  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: Classing Questions on: February 13, 2015, 06:15:18 PM
Thanks guys, Bill I pulled the oil filter and emptied it out on a white piece of cardboard.  Basically it looked like metallic root beer brown paint.  It didn't see actual metal filings like I had imagined....but I haven't gotten to the filter media yet.  However I think I have seen enough, it was almost iridescent it was so metallic.  So I think I have my answer.  Now I need to decide what to do....sell or invest.... And to think I sold my other 2 toys...and bought this car in August specifically for a dual duty daily driver and autocross, so I could run all season with you guys...foiled again...
84  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: Classing Questions on: February 12, 2015, 05:39:19 PM
Thanks James and Gene!  Ohh yeah extreme summer tires were a given (I was gonna stick with stock size so I could run GS if I wanted).  The CAI was for more of a sound thing, never seen real gains from one of those anyway.  That being said, I almost purchased the DZII's last night but wasn't sure to get the closeout ones or the updated ones.  I am really glad I didn't pull the trigger last night given the events of this morning.  I guess this is all irrelevant now as I believe I developed a rod bearing knock, at 8 am this morning on my way into Richmond, first a slight knock into a loud knock pretty quickly, variable with RPM not dependent on wheel rotation.  It was pretty loud as I got back to Doswell.  Had a good friend come over tonight and he agreed most likely a Rod/Crank bearing. Anyone have any suggestions for a shop that would rebuild an Acura engine?  I checked a few places today 4Kto 6K for a used 90,000 mile plus engine install.  I would attempt it myself....which I may just do.....but really looking for all and any suggestions.

Best,
Mike D
85  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Rod knocking RSX type S on: February 11, 2015, 06:17:51 PM
All,
     Can't wait to see you all out there again this year!  And yes I have yet another different car.....it is a 2002 Acura RSX Type S.

1) In stock form what class will I be, looking at the rules I am guessing GS (for the Type S).  
2) If I add a cold air intake what class will I be?  The way I read it I would be STF.  Here is my point of confusion.  The RSX in the STF category is NOT described as "RSX (Type S)" or "RSX (Non Type S)" or "RSX (all) like the others are GS/HS/DSP respectively.  Under the STF it just says "RSX" with no additional detail.  I have read other club's responses (they say STF too) I just wanted to get the final word from my club. I am probably missing something in my 340 pages of reading..so any help would be greatly appreciated as always!

Best,
Mike Dover
86  General / Open Forum / Re: Course Safety on: July 22, 2014, 04:08:40 PM
I know that no one on this thread is doubting that VMSC is safe in this post.  But I do want to give credit where credit is due.  I have been hanging around VMSC autocross for 2-3 years now and finally decided to run this year!  I am a novice, but I have witnessed this group of leaders make tough decisions about our safety on many occasions (first hand).  I get there EARLY and these folks are out there talking safety from A to Z.  For that I give Kudos!  Its always tuff to enforce safety but the leaders of VMSC are genuinely committed to us all having a safe and fun time.

Thanks for all you do to make these events happen,
Mike Dover
HS (hyper slow) 1990 Black CRX (sold today...who knows what I will show up in next time)
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