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401  Events / Other Events / Re: Movie and Garage Night? on: June 07, 2012, 12:15:59 PM
Good idea and good list!

Love the idea, but... inside the garage?  Shocked
Who has enough room in their garage for people to watch a movie? 

Just move the car(s) out of the way...they don't need to watch the movie!
402  General / Open Forum / Re: Potential sites nearby on: June 01, 2012, 07:21:27 AM
Chesterfield County Stalker Citizen GIS confirms that it's the "Public Safety Training Complex".

Owner Name: County of Chesterfield
Parcel Address: 13900 Allied Rd
Total Assessment: $1,668,300.00
Zip Code: 23836

If you zoom in far enough on the map, it shows the Training Complex label up at the North end of the property.

I've mentioned this to Danielle.
403  General / Open Forum / Re: Potential sites nearby on: May 31, 2012, 02:56:52 AM
That does look interesting.  It's a county training complex.  All I've ever heard is that we can't run on Chesterfield County property.
404  General / Open Forum / Re: both co-drivers one heat? on: May 30, 2012, 10:09:02 AM
Exactly.
405  General / Open Forum / Re: both co-drivers one heat? on: May 30, 2012, 08:03:05 AM
Co-drivers in the same heat is pretty standard. It will not be a problem. You will not be able to ride with your co-driver, but can coach as much as you want between runs.

David

Clarification - the rules state you cannot do ride alongs prior to or during your heat if you want season points for that race.  The ODs can grant an exception...or if you don't care about the points, feel free to do whatever you want.  We actively encourage new people to ride along with more experienced folks and often ask experienced people to ride with novices who are having problems with the course.
406  Results / Autocross / Total points after first 3 events on: May 07, 2012, 05:57:46 PM
The attached file has everybody's total points after the first 3 events.  This includes autocross points, attendance points for meetings and points for OD'ing or co-OD'ing events.  These will somehow be grouped together and manipulated into determining trophies for members at the end of the year.
407  General / Classifieds / Re: WTB - Cheap Daily Driver (Dependable, but Ugly) <$1500 on: May 07, 2012, 02:21:44 PM
I don't know of anyone getting rid of a car, but you can pick up mid 90s Mazda Proteges or For Escorts on Craigslist in your price range.  They're fairly indestructible and cheap/easy to fix if one of the few important parts does happen to need replacing.

My recommendation for whatever car you do look at is to bring a jack and a compression tester.  Jack up each front wheel by the control arm and try and move the tire in/out by holding it at the 12 and 6 positions and the 3 and 9 positions to check for play in the ball joints/tie rods/wheel bearings.  Check for oil leaks (wet oil spots...just dirty is fine), check the condition of whatever fluids you can get to (at least coolant and engine oil).  Compression test it too, if any of the cylinders are a little low it's usually okay...put a capful of motor oil into that cylinder and test again, if it increases, it's the rings...should be fine once warmed up (and you can use it as a negotiation point with the seller).  I usually take a wheel off each end and check the brakes and bushings too, just to understand the condition of the vehicle.
408  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: VMSC Autocross RIR May 6, 2010 photos on: May 06, 2012, 05:41:57 PM
VTEC just kicked in yo

That must have been that run where I blacked out...that's the same run that all those cones got knocked over by the finish Wink
409  Results / Autocross / 05/06/2012 Results on: May 06, 2012, 04:44:41 PM
Results for today's autocross are posted here on MyAutoEvents.  The class referenced as "XPro" or "Pax" is actually the street tire class...I'll get the name updated for the next event.

Our next autocross is on June 10th, registration is open here.
410  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: SOON on: May 01, 2012, 04:10:13 PM
Excellent.  I've always thought these are gorgeous cars.
411  General / Classifieds / WTB: cheap 15" 4x100 wheels on: April 30, 2012, 03:26:56 PM
I'm looking for some wheels for our Miata LeMons car.  It's 4x100, I prefer something 15x6.5" or 15x7" but 15x6" would be okay if the price is right.  Offsets can range from 30-45.  Trying to keep weight to 16lbs or less per wheel.

Looking to spend $200 or less for the set, will definitely not pay top dollar but I have cash available immediately...also, what cooler fate for your old crap than to wind up on a LeMons car.  Will trade for some 255/45/17 Hoosier A6s with 50% life left Cheesy

If you have any or know of something out there, let me know.  Thanks.
412  General / Classifieds / (2) 255/45/17 Hoosier A6s ~50% left on: April 30, 2012, 03:21:02 PM
My Dad has two used 255/45/17 A6s with ~50% life left in them.  They're probably 4 or 5 years old.  If someone wants them, let me know and they can have them for cheap/free depending on how much work I have to do to get them to you.  He's coming down to VA at the end of June and I can have him bring them down then.

Post here, shoot me a PM or email (president at vmsc dot org) to claim.
413  Events / Autocross / Re: 2012 AutoX OD's (Officers of the Day) - Volunteers needed on: April 19, 2012, 02:55:21 PM
How many co OD's can we have per event ?

3
414  General / Open Forum / Carmax warranty program? on: April 17, 2012, 05:20:26 AM
One of my co-workers just bought an '09 3 series from Carmax w/28k on it.  He's looking at getting either their extended warranty program, or BMWs.  The Carmax one is cheaper and appears to be pretty comprehensive, but I've never heard any feedback as to whether it's actually any good when you need to use it.

He's got until tomorrow to accept/decline the Carmax warranty.  Does anyone here have any experience with it or have you heard feedback on it?
415  Results / Autocross / Re: 4/7/2012 RESULTS on: April 14, 2012, 04:33:18 AM
Here are the raw times, I don't have the computer so I can't compile the full report.
416  Events / Other Events / Re: I had an idea on: April 13, 2012, 10:39:02 AM
I have scales, just not a whole lot of time.  I could block off a day if a few people wanted their cars corner weighted at the same time.
417  Results / Autocross / Re: 03/25/2012 Results on: April 03, 2012, 05:57:54 PM
I've updated the results.  Thanks.
418  Events / Autocross / Re: so what is my car class? on: April 03, 2012, 08:06:44 AM
We've thought about giving a mutilated cone to the person who hit the most cones.  Unfortunately, that is pretty labor intensive to figure out.
419  Results / Autocross / Re: 03/25/2012 Results on: March 30, 2012, 03:14:38 AM
I'll correct these few things some time in the next couple of days.
420  Results / Autocross / 03/25/2012 Results on: March 25, 2012, 02:06:39 PM
Results for the 03/25 event have been posted here on MyAutoEvents.  Thanks to all who came out.

As a reminder, our next event is on SATURDAY April 7th.  Register here on MAE.
421  Events / Autocross / Re: Updated 2012 Autocross Schedule on: March 16, 2012, 02:06:43 PM
Actually, thanks Danielle!  I'm just the messenger.
422  Events / Autocross / Re: meadow event park on: March 16, 2012, 05:47:58 AM
Thanks, Gunny.

Updated schedule has been posted here.
423  Events / Autocross / Updated 2012 Autocross Schedule on: March 16, 2012, 05:42:49 AM
We had to modify our schedule a bit to work around the SVFA bankruptcy and loss of MEP.  Our new schedule is:

3/24 - Practice Autocross @ RIR
3/25 - Autocross @ RIR
4/7 - Autocross @ RIR
5/6 - Autocross @ RIR
6/10 - Autocross @ RIR
7/28 - Novice School @ RIR
7/29 - Autocross @ RIR
8/25 - Practice Autocross @ RIR
8/26 - Autocross @ RIR
9/16 - Autocross @ VMP
10/13 - Practice Autocross @ RIR
10/14 - Autocross @ RIR
11/11 - Autocross @VMP
424  General / Classifieds / WANTED: Miata hood, fenders, other parts on: March 14, 2012, 07:24:00 AM
So, we're going to turn the Miata I bought into a LeMons car, at least for this year.  That means we need a hood and fenders.  They don't need to be pretty or straight or solid.  The cheaper the better!  It's an NA Miata, but other generation parts may fit, I'll take whatever I can get if the price is right.

We're also looking for:
- 15" wheels, for cheap!  I can get some 4x100 wheels at a junkyard for < $100 so that's about my price range.
- Tires w/190+ treadwear, ideally 205/50/15, but anything around there would work.  Will pay top dollar for some Direzza Star Specs (200 treadwear).
- master cylinder
- racing seat
- tach
- water temp and oil pressure gauges, not the kind that use a tube full of oil routed to the gauge in the cockpit
- battery & alternator kill switch
- any spare parts that are required to race a car and you want to get rid of (non-warped brake rotors, alternators, wheel bearings, tie rods, ball joints, engines, transmissions, rear ends)
- suspension pieces that you want to part with for very little money (since this counts towards our $500 budget)

Please let me know if you have anything or know anyone who does.
425  General / Technical Help / Re: Battery Relocation Question on: March 13, 2012, 01:57:04 PM
Full disclosure...I haven't actually read the rules, but I think we'd be comfortable as long as it was tied down securely.  If you haven't already, you may want to look into what downsides putting the battery in the trunk may have.  I know the Miata ones are vented to somewhere and battery boxes exist for a reason.
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