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Old 02-06-2015, 04:08 AM
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Looks like I will be instructing for NASA this year at some point, I just got accepted as an Instructor in their HPDE program.

Should be fun to get with a new group and see what they have to offer. I will probably start with the 3/28 event at LRP.

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Old 02-06-2015, 05:03 AM
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^ NASA is a good group. Will you be going to their Mid-Ohio event too?

Like that you seem to be planning for a season of SOLO too
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looks like we're gonna be busy...
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:40 PM
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We are going to be very very busy Jake !!

I went to see the car tonight and they have one side done of the fender repair. It appears I will be running some different rims this year, may even have to remove the BBK on the rear.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:50 PM
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^ NASA is a good group. Will you be going to their Mid-Ohio event too?

Like that you seem to be planning for a season of SOLO too

I do need some practice laps on MO since the 2016 Runoffs will be held there but I am not sure where it will work into my 2015 season
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:35 PM
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More go-fast parts.

Big decision - which read diff should get the call to arms and be fitted with the OS Giken LSD ?
4.10 4.30 4.77

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Old 02-10-2015, 06:19 PM
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^^^
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It really is going to be track dependent but I know that swapping the gears all the time isn't a reality.
I'd probably go in the middle as you definitely had some good pull on me (stock 4:10) at Tremblant a couple years ago, but the 4:77 is going to keep you rowing the shifter isn't it? All STU legal right?
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by pgss2k View Post
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It really is going to be track dependent but I know that swapping the gears all the time isn't a reality.
I'd probably go in the middle as you definitely had some good pull on me (stock 4:10) at Tremblant a couple years ago, but the 4:77 is going to keep you rowing the shifter isn't it? All STU legal right?
Final gear changes are legal in STU so it is really up to me. The 4.77 gets my nodd for the best fit for a NA engine. I am used to shifting a lot since the SC engine with a light weight fly wheel tended to spin out to the rev limit rather quickly. I remember being in a higher gear in most area's of tremblant and pulling you out of every corner, in reality I should have run away and hide with the gearing advantage. But you out drove me so I was left to pester you from behind.

I will keep the 4.44 and the 4.30 nearby just in case I need them, takes only about an hour to swap them out and an added 30 mins to swap the LSD. I would not want to attempt it at the track but I will get practice laps at each and every track I plan to race this year with the exception of Summit Point and Nelson Ledges which are bot 500 miles away. The two that bother me the most are Pocono and Watkins with killer long straight-a-ways.

I hope the car is back from the body shop by next w/e so I can start bolting on parts of the drive train.
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:04 PM
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Last year while doing winter maintenance on the race car, Jake found several very worn out and seized up bushings.
He had to cut it out with a sawzall and it took the better part of an hour and multiple saw blades. Look at the RUST !.

You guys that run your cars on the street should changes these or at very least take them out and clean them up.

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He also found a broken motor mount which I had no idea had happened....

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It will save you from gettin a good view of the back end of Tommy Tow...
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Or worse yet...
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:34 AM
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I had to replace all my motor mounts last year and I don't even track that much!

A couple of them were destroyed.
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