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801  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: December 11, 2008, 02:43:39 PM
You guys wanna get together on Sunday then?  I am free...Tony, what time works for you?
802  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: December 07, 2008, 07:57:24 PM
yep going shopping today for the axle.. going to check at pepboys its where i bought it for only 50.00 last time. and yeah it was the same axle. that was broke 3 years ago.

its a 1987 jetta Mk II   GL.  with an 8valve motor. 1.8  with vin number 1vwga0165hv017466 

If that helps with the looking for parts. Oh and btw I allready have lowering springs for the car.
Also have a Garage .. messy but workable

Hey Tony, thanks for the info.  Maybe we should carry a spare set of axles with us if the one that broke was replaced a few years ago.  The only real thing that worries me about the Jetta is the cooling issue.  I was reading and it looks like we can mount a 2 row aluminum radiator from a diesel Jetta ($99 from Advance Auto) which should help immensely.  That and a new thermostat should be able to keep the thing cool.  If we all agree on the car, I think we should get together next weekend and make sure it has good compression before going any further.  Assuming it does we can replace the axle and start going through everything else.  I have a list of stuff to do that should keep us busy for a while Wink
803  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: December 06, 2008, 06:21:08 PM
Hey guys,

I think Tony's Jetta is probably still the way to go.  If you guys agree I can get an axle for it and we can meet up and replace it next weekend or Dec 22nd/23rd.  We could go over the rest of the car at the same time.

Tony, I am assuming it is still at your house with a broken CV?  Do you have a garage?  What year and model is the car?

804  Results / Autocross / Re: 11/30/2008 Results on: December 03, 2008, 05:49:02 PM
I've updated the results and put all the Novices in the Novice class.  I also double checked the time sheet and Catherine's runs are correct,the 94 is written as her first time...the last of the first runs.
805  Results / Autocross / Re: 11/30/2008 Results on: December 02, 2008, 08:06:50 AM
I'm pretty sure Catherine's first time was the 89.407 time listed as her second run. If you remember, she was a little late to grid, so I think that other time is someone else's. That would probably make the time listed as her sixth, her 5th and fastest run. Can someone check the cards for us?


I'll take a look at that later this week.  I will be out of town tonight.
806  Results / Autocross / 11/30/2008 Results on: November 30, 2008, 05:53:37 PM
I have posted the results from the 11/30/2008 autocross here on MyAutoEvents.

Thanks to all 20-ish people who came out Grin  For so few people, the event ran especially smoothly.  Thanks to John as well for bringing bags to put over the timers.  Since we are only counting everyone's first 5 runs, I DNF'd all runs after the 5th.  You can see this (along with your times, but not penalties) in the detailed results section at the end.

Post or PM any corrections you may have.
807  Results / Autocross / Re: 11/16/2008 Results on: November 30, 2008, 05:20:29 PM
Looking at the original registration and my paperwork, I think:

#11 Jamey Kidd  CS-N
#69 Damacia Johnson  AS-N
#80 Graham Attlesey  SP-N
#85 Michael Stewart  HS-N

Could you check this?


As much as I appreciate the 60.5 counting as my best run, I took a very unique line on that run that completely cut out the left-hand loop, opting instead for a lot of tire-smoke and reverse, followed by a half-hearted run down the 2nd half of the course.

You could say I was a little off course.

Updates made, check the MAE link for the latest.
808  Results / Autocross / Re: Sept. 14 Results on: November 30, 2008, 05:14:05 PM
Updated...finally,check MAE for the latest.
809  Events / Autocross / Re: Nov. 30th Autocross at VMP- Now Open on: November 24, 2008, 03:01:38 PM
I am OD.  I'll be designing the course beforehand and setting it up the morning of.  Anyone who wants to help is more than welcome.  I plan on being at VMP around 7...anyone know if we need to get someone to open the gates early or not?
810  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: November 24, 2008, 12:16:27 PM
That and i just had the front bearing replaced. .. ill be ording a new rad for it next week.
Hey Tony, check your messages, I should have sent you one.  Thanks.
811  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: November 23, 2008, 02:26:21 PM
Eh, we went and looked at the Sentra and sure enough, it wouldn't start.  Compression was even (for a 15 year old car), but the motor wasn't getting any fuel.  I think the fuel pump was dead, it didn't feel like it was pumping anything through the lines and you couldn't hear it turn on.  The car did run well on starting fluid though.  Besides that, the front bearings were shot.  Even if we got the car for free, I think Tony's Jetta would be the better way to go.  We know it runs and drives and can take its fair share of abuse Smiley
812  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: November 22, 2008, 10:46:59 PM
I probably can't come out to meet you guys, but if you want to swing by, the comp checker is all yours.  If I can find it...

Thanks, Adrian.  I'll probably just get another one since they are only like $20 and I'll need one sooner or later.
813  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: November 22, 2008, 07:20:44 PM
Maybe he also cut out the O2 sensor. Would that keep it from starting? I live in Short Pump. Anywhere between here and Charles City works for me. How about Buz and Ned's on the Boulevard? They open at noon on Sunday. <>

Buz and Ned's at noon sounds good to me.  He may have cut out the O2 sensor, but that shouldn't keep the car from starting.  It certainly wouldn't run well without one, but it should start.  We can take a look at it while we are there.
814  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: November 22, 2008, 04:20:10 PM
Hmm, well I talked to the guy with the Sentra just now.  Apparently, it ran great and he was able to drive it all around the yard...until he cut the cat out for scrap and now it doesn't want to start.  Personally, I think that we should take a look at it, compression test the motor and see if we can get it started (he said he didn't try very hard).  The worst that happens is we walk away...the best is that we get it for super cheap.  Anyways, let me know if anyone wants to go look at it let me know.  We could meet up somewhere around lunch time and head over there.
815  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: November 22, 2008, 05:50:03 AM
A little far, but this looks good:

I think we are leaning towards the Sentra or Tony's car right now.
816  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: November 19, 2008, 06:14:31 PM
I can work on just about anything...but I have never had to rebuild a carburetor before.  As much as that Benz would be pretty sweet, it is probably the hardest car to work on.  That goes for any European car.  The Sentra, Tony's Jetta, the Monte Carlo and the Firebird should all be pretty straightforward.

As far as the Firebird, I get a little leery about cars for sale with "new" engines.  I don't like finding/troubleshooting other people's install errors, but we've got time and it is cheap.  I lean towards 4 cylinder cars since they are more simple (less to go wrong) and should get 3-4x the gas mileage, but my bias is not very strong.  I'll be at the meeting tomorrow so we can discuss further at that time.
817  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: November 19, 2008, 05:18:19 AM
Here are a few links to cars I found on Craigslist.  Hondas are tempting, but I hear that they have a hard time finishing the races without blowing up, so I would put them at the bottom of the list.  I still really like that Celica, hopefully we hear back from him.  Second to that, I think Tony's VW makes the most sense.

Monte Carlo circle track car:
94 Civic:
92 Volvo 240:
Postal Jeep (had to put this on here):
88 Caddy Sedan DeVille:
94 Sentra:
77 Lincoln Continental:
84 Mercedes 190E, stick!:
818  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: November 18, 2008, 09:54:33 AM
Depending on how many actually can make it we may want two cars. What I'd like to do, if everyone thinks it is reasonable, is have everyone split the cost of the car and entry, and pay their $100 entry. This will probably be around $300 based in a 5 person team.

I am assuming that in your $300/person quote you are adding $100 padding in, however if you read the LeMons website, the entry fee is "$500 per car + $100 per driver + $75 for non-drivers".  Unless they are including the cost of the car in the entry fee, which I highly doubt...this actually becomes $300/person just for a $500 car plus the entry fee (assuming 5 people).  Tires, safety equipment, etc will be added on top.  I would actually estimate this to cost $400-$500 per person.  The more people we get, the more we can spread around the cost of the car and the fixed part of the entry fee.

That Celica looks good...anything with a cage already in it will be great since they cost a bunch of money new.  Scott, are you coming to the membership meeting on Thursday?  We could have a mini-meeting with whoever shows up that is interested before/after the club meeting.
819  Results / Autocross / Re: 11/16/2008 Results on: November 17, 2008, 11:25:18 AM
Graham was in a MazdaSpeed Miata. BSP would be the appropriate SP class.

Ah, I didn't know that.  One less change to make!  Thanks, Scott.
820  Results / Autocross / Re: 11/16/2008 Results on: November 17, 2008, 11:11:00 AM
Looking at the original registration and my paperwork, I think:

#11 Jamey Kidd  CS-N
#69 Damacia Johnson  AS-N
#80 Graham Attlesey  SP-N
#85 Michael Stewart  HS-N

Could you check this?


Thanks Genie.  I actually took Graham Attlesey out of Novice because I am pretty sure he has done more than the maximum number of autocrosses with us to still be considered a Novice.  He ran with us quite a bit last year if I remember correctly.  I will stick him in CSP...BSP is definitely not correct (edit...see posts below, apparently BSP is correct).

I saw Michael Stewart's car in the morning and talked with him, it was "stock...except for the suspension", so I stuck him in STS.  Looking at David's pictures justifies this.  I will go back and change the other two drivers after a little while to give other people time to raise issues.  I don't want to re-do the results 5 times Smiley  Thanks again!
821  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: 24 Hours of Lemons 2009 on: November 17, 2008, 06:46:57 AM
April should work for me.  September is too far away to know for sure.  Are you going to be at the club meeting this Thursday?  We could have a mini-meeting of people who are interested before/after the regular meeting is done.

A couple key notes off the top of my head:

1) Where are we keeping the car?
2) Things we need that club members seem to have: seat, belts, wheels, labor, misc pit equipment
3) Things we need to buy: car, cage, tires, some people will need to buy safety gear
822  Results / Autocross / Re: 11/16/2008 Results on: November 17, 2008, 05:16:20 AM
Thanks for the quick results. Matt was in Novice GS.


Gah, more people to switch to novice!  I actually went back to update the September event last night as well and I switched Schollman to novice.  While I was putting the HTML file together I realized that the Novice class wasn't used for novices that event, some other class was.  So now I have to go back and update that again.
823  Results / Autocross / 11/16/2008 Results on: November 16, 2008, 06:43:19 PM
Results for the 11/16/2008 event are posted here on MyAutoEvents.  Please post or PM me any corrections you may find.
824  General / Technical Help / Re: Classing Question on: November 14, 2008, 06:17:06 PM
It looks like he would belong in E-Mod or X-Prepared.  I am just going by what I found other Cobra replicas running on the internet.  I don't think it will matter which class he puts himself in, the PAX is very close in both of them and he is likely to be the only car in either one.
825  Results / Autocross / Re: 10/26/2008 - Celtic Flour Run (BRR-VMSC Challenge) Results on: November 03, 2008, 06:19:41 PM
Don't forget to change the previous event results too. i need the points to hopefully stay ahead of Wagner for the year. Wink

Hey Scott.  I just got done with these this evening.  Check out the September results post for the update.
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