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« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2012, 07:35:19 PM »

"How about a session between Weihnachten (Christmess) and Neujahr.(newyear)"


I should have known.
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« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2012, 08:38:24 PM »

i made an extension antenna mount for the Home box, but the antenna holder end was too light for the antenna. need to look at a better design and we can have the Home box inside on a shelf

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« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2012, 08:01:48 AM »

Good idea. When we plan a fix up date we can fabricate something.
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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2012, 05:55:06 PM »

Chump car.  Have procured an '86 olds cutlass.  So far we have:
-Stripped interior and wiring
-removed ALL glass (including windshield)
-pulled drivetrain and gas tank
-put in new floor as the old was rusted beyond belief

Goes in for a roll cage next week and hopefully will have our refreshed engine in and time to wire it all up and get it running by the first race at VIR in march.

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« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2012, 09:51:41 AM »

- refurbish used trailer I bought (paint, wiring, lights) finishing touches on trailer
- put a suspension in Danielle's Miata
- fix the axle in the Civic
- replace cracked exhaust manifold in Caprice...with a set of headers Smiley
- swap 1.8L from parts Miata into LeMons car
- rebuild ~45yr old lawn tractor hydraulic system

Well, I went to replace the axle in the Civic after the company I bought it from 4+ years ago sent me a replacement shaft for free!  In taking everything apart, I noticed that both of my lower ball joint boots had holes melted in them...so that's what the brake heat shields are for.  Also realized that the shaft they sent me is 1/2" shorter than the old one.  I test-fit the new axle and it looks like it will work. 

I got some new-to-me heat shields from the junkyard and some new ball joint boots (interestingly, the same part # is used for the tie rod boots on my Caprice).  I ordered some Red Line CV-2 grease online, so I need to wait for that to get here before I button everything back up.  Hopefully it'll be driving again shortly.

No heat shields, melted boot:



Broken axle:


Axle comparison, the new one is shorter:


Test fit at full compression and full lock.  It looks like it will work to me:
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« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2012, 09:55:42 AM »

Chump car.  Have procured an '86 olds cutlass.  So far we have:
-Stripped interior and wiring
-removed ALL glass (including windshield)
-pulled drivetrain and gas tank
-put in new floor as the old was rusted beyond belief

Goes in for a roll cage next week and hopefully will have our refreshed engine in and time to wire it all up and get it running by the first race at VIR in march.

You gonna do any of the LeMons races as well?  We're planning on CMP in the spring and fall plus Summit Point in June.
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« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2012, 04:06:10 PM »

here is the fold down table
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« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2012, 04:13:22 PM »

Here is a view of the storage area.
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« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2012, 04:27:12 PM »

Looks awesome!!
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« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2012, 06:46:15 PM »

You haven't found an air gauge laying around in there have you ?
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« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2012, 08:25:15 PM »

You haven't found an air gauge laying around in there have you ?

Or 3 Corvette lift pucks

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« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2012, 06:48:52 AM »

Hello Bud, looks good. Please PM me if you need some help after christmass.

Happy Holidays


Here is a view of the storage area.
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« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2012, 07:06:53 AM »

You haven't found an air gauge laying around in there have you ?

Or 3 Corvette lift pucks

Gunny

I think most of my lift pucks are laying somewhere on the side of the highway.....
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« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2012, 08:26:05 AM »

I do recall seeing a gauge, hat, 3 chairs and a water bottle. The matchbox car I found is a fixture on the PA system now.
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« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2012, 11:33:38 AM »

Looks great, Bud. Thanks.
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« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2012, 01:23:20 PM »

PA mounted now. No more packing and unpacking or unpacking and packing.
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« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2012, 06:34:58 PM »

Just got done rebuilding a donated laptop (Dell Latitude 630 that is in pretty good shape), this one is newer and will probably be used for timing and scoring. I'll be testing it tomorrow and then get Ricardo trained on setup.
I also spend 20 bucks and got a nice cordless mouse for it.
I wanted to build a web server so the club could do real time scoring but we are not licensed for it. I'll bring it up in a meeting in the near future.

Looking forward to this up coming season!

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« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2012, 05:45:24 PM »


Current status:

  • New steering wheel (got a cheap hub adapter that mostly works, wheel has shipped)    done!    oops, needs some rework    Really done now!    Smiley
  • New Quaife rack & pinion (came this week)  Done! 
  • Coilovers (waited all summer for them, they finally arrived!)  Done! 
  • New seats (just starting to look into this)  Driver's side done!

  • Li'l bit of body work (grind off that rust; look for some help welding repairs)
  • Cool paint job & wing (okay that's more of a fantasy than a plan)

  • Recharge battery that went dead while doing all of the above....  (oops)  Done!

The coilovers still need adjustment.  Despite the careful measuring we did before installation
their heights are all over the map.  But it's very nearly driveable again now!

I also added a couple of new stickers.  Grin
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« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2012, 03:23:42 PM »

Starting line Control Stoplight prototype finished and functioning

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« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2013, 11:15:28 AM »

Looks great, John.

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« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2013, 02:44:27 PM »

Looks like a real traffic light.

Let me know the dimensions for the mounting places and I make the stand.

Cheers
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« Reply #46 on: January 01, 2013, 07:49:29 PM »

 Really cool looking, can't wait to sit in front of it and see it turn green !
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« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2013, 02:45:21 PM »

What's next? A Christmas tree?
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« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2013, 05:36:25 PM »

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Borla Stingers (scheduled for Jan 2nd), They sound so good!
Paint brake calipers (going to paint them black)
Change all fluids
Detail the car (fix paint! I messed up a small area of paint using the wrong cleaner!) Done! Paint looks great! Thanks to John for the tips.

House
Paint all the bathrooms. (Dont think its going to happen)
Rake leaves (I have a crap load, and I already raked once) Done. Prolly have one more round to go!

Me
Just joined a gym (lose 10lbs)  Working on it, slow going though! Easier to gain 10 than to loose 10 in my book.

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« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2013, 06:34:05 PM »

What is the equation for time lost = 10 lbs. lost?
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