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51  General / Technical Help / Re: drag radials for autocross? on: June 08, 2013, 01:52:26 PM
When my dad first started autocrossing his supercharged Mustang, he just had a pair of drag radials.  They did much better than street tires.  If you're buying tires for autocross, I wouldn't buy drag radials, but if you already have some go ahead and throw them on.  If you only have two, put them on the front.
52  General / Classifieds / Re: WTB: NA miata coilover sleeves and collars for konis on: June 08, 2013, 05:41:37 AM
I have a variety of sleeves and collars (not Miata-specific).  Can bring them to the autocross tomorrow.  I also have a few springs, what rates are you looking for?  I think I have a lot of Eibach springs between 250 and 350lbs and some really stiff (600lb?) eBay springs.
53  Pictures and Media / General Pictures and Media / Re: FSR PCA DE media from 05/17/2013 on: May 23, 2013, 05:39:17 PM
I combined the videos from Justin and Robert, using Justin's best lap from his video.

I started both videos at start/finish and you can see how Robert makes up a good amount of time on the straight after Oak Tree. The times shown at the end of the video are my best estimate going frame by frame at start/finish.

I hope you enjoy: http://youtu.be/WOj-lQjteB0?hd=1

Thanks for doing that with the videos, it was pretty cool.  I guess one advantage of FWD and no torque is that I can get on the gas earlier upon corner exit.
54  Pictures and Media / General Pictures and Media / Re: FSR PCA DE media from 05/17/2013 on: May 21, 2013, 10:45:48 PM
Hey Justin, what does each beep mean when you sometimes shift?

It's a shift indicator.  I think I've got it set so there's one beep at 7800, a second one at 8000, many beeps at 8200rpm.
55  Pictures and Media / General Pictures and Media / Re: FSR PCA DE media from 05/17/2013 on: May 21, 2013, 05:41:11 PM
Haha!  He actually looked me up and emailed it to me, was pretty cool.

And see, Beth...video proof that I left you plenty of room before moving track right to let him pass me.

My fastest laps start at 7:30 of this video.  There are two before the session was black flagged for a broken down car.

Thanks, Gunny for letting me borrow your camera!
56  Pictures and Media / General Pictures and Media / FSR PCA DE media from 05/17/2013 on: May 21, 2013, 04:12:01 PM
I like this video that somebody else made Smiley
57  Events / Other Events / Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR on: May 14, 2013, 06:05:41 PM
Don't wait for me for dinner, I'll probably eat on the way down.
58  Events / Other Events / Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR on: May 14, 2013, 06:52:12 AM
We've pulled Paul's 3 car trailer down Calvary Rd without issue.  I also think that way is shorter.
59  Events / Other Events / Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR on: May 13, 2013, 07:13:43 PM
Well, my car is back running again after breaking an axle Friday.  Thankfully, an Advance Auto by my house had a set of RSX axles (only $125!) that I could use after swapping the inner CV joints.  Fingers crossed that nothing breaks this weekend, though I did buy a much much more expensive set of axles to bring along in case they do.

Still planning on getting down there ~6:30 on Thursday if I can get out of work at a reasonable time.  I'll look for you guys, though I may decide to sleep somewhere else if that light is too bright.  Good thing my hotel room has wheels!
60  Events / Other Events / Re: Drag Strip this Friday (05/10/2013)? on: May 10, 2013, 08:56:29 PM
Well, that was fun.  I ended up breaking my other axle on my first launch.  Must find some replacements quickly.
61  Events / Other Events / Drag Strip this Friday (05/10/2013)? on: May 09, 2013, 06:54:07 PM
So, Paul's car is running well enough as of last night and my Civic is back together (now with rear brakes, maybe!) so we figured it'd be good to get them down to the drag strip.  He can tune his before Sunday and I can make sure my car still runs and the brakes still work before next weekend.  Weather looks less than optimal (hot and humid with a slight chance of showers), but that just means no crowds.  Details here.

I'm going to try and get there by 6 when they start running.  Anybody else in?
62  Events / Other Events / Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR on: May 09, 2013, 06:50:33 PM
I'm planning on getting there around 6:30 on Thursday.  Save me a spot if you can, one big enough for the wagon and trailer Smiley
63  General / Open Forum / Re: What makes a car fun? on: May 08, 2013, 11:20:38 AM
Not sure about the list, but I think the answer to the question is "massive oversteer."
64  General / Open Forum / Re: Winter projects? on: April 29, 2013, 11:08:53 AM
Well, it's not really winter anymore, but I managed to clean out the garage after getting Gunny's car running.  Loaded the wagon with scrap metal and took it to the recycler.



Since Paul's car is in the garage, had to put the Civic outside.  The wagon is like a mother protecting her children.



Now I just need to get the Civic ready for the HPDE.  New fluids, make the rear brakes work, new inner wheel well shield to keep my tires from throwing road debris directly onto the air filter.  Maybe next weekend...
65  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Autocross #2 at MEP April 14, 2013 on: April 15, 2013, 06:09:38 AM
heres one of mine in the aerio. having fuel slosh issues with the much stickier toyos on the first dry race day. Any quick solutions to fix this? ran around half a tank of gas for this event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ABct9X2S7w

My Civic will lose fuel mid-corner if < 1/2 tank.  I usually just run a full tank.
66  General / Open Forum / Re: Winter projects? on: April 09, 2013, 10:02:13 AM
Spray paint?  Duct tape?  No need to overthink numbers on buckets.
67  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Next unit for Justin's Garage on: April 04, 2013, 08:59:55 AM
Maybe that would be the evolution of the LeMons Miata if I didn't have so many other projects right now.
68  Events / Other Events / Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR on: April 02, 2013, 12:05:44 PM
I think you got in because my Dad dropped out.  He pulled the heads off his motor and found a piece of a piston missing.  So...eight?  I didn't count.
69  Events / Other Events / Re: First Settlers' PCA Driver Education event at VIR on: March 29, 2013, 05:59:20 PM
My standard spares list is:

- front pads and rotors
- extra oil and filter, brake and trans fluid
- distilled water/antifreeze
- accessory belt

Plus lots of tools, jack, stands and boards to put under stands.
70  General / Technical Help / Re: Fender Roll on: March 26, 2013, 06:02:42 PM
Could just add more negative camber.  If you don't already have a better than stock alignment, I'd go this route.
71  General / Technical Help / Re: Fender Roll on: March 26, 2013, 04:35:00 PM
What kind of car?  I've rolled mine with a baseball bat and a 3lb sledge...as people have stated, just depends how you want it to look.
72  Results / Autocross / Re: 03/24/2013 Results on: March 26, 2013, 04:31:40 PM
I have a question about how novice and street tire times are reported. In the sections Summary Results and Detailed Results why are their best times PAXed when other classes show raw times?

Street Tire and Novice are index classes.  That means all Novices are printed in the results together and all Street Tire folks (who are running in a class that allows r-comps) are shown together.  The only way to make that a comparable list is to do it based on PAX.  This doesn't affect points, essentially it just ensures the Novices or Street Tire folks are all printed in the same location.
73  Results / Autocross / Re: 03/24/2013 Results on: March 25, 2013, 12:58:29 PM
we can swap your names in the results sheet where we track points, but may not regenerate the HTML files for this one change if you're okay using your imagination to make the updates in your mind Smiley
74  Results / Autocross / Re: 03/24/2013 Results on: March 25, 2013, 09:33:40 AM
wow, that was a nice surprise.

Yeah, good job.  You sure you want to get the Merkur running?
75  Results / Autocross / 03/24/2013 Results on: March 24, 2013, 12:52:23 PM
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