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by Jamie
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: Don't call it a comeback!
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Don't call it a comeback!

The leadership team needs to communicate with the rest of the members and let them know what's going on. Good news, bad news, obstacles, strategy, even "nothing significant to report".... Dead silence gives a different meaning to "FAST isn't going anywhere."
by Jamie
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Massive Evo That Couldn't
Replies: 187
Views: 58444

The Massive Evo That Couldn't

CaptainSquirts wrote:Finally washed and sealed it after a month of not. Something something about gas vapor not being able to escape when the paint is coated.
Have to let the solvents in the paint evaporate before you wax or seal it -- if you trap them under a layer of wax, the paint never fully cures.
by Jamie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects
Replies: 62
Views: 14810

Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects

Over the last month, I've removed the entire drivetrain from the parts Suburban...the engine came out last weekend. Turning it over by hand yielded no ugly noises, and it pumped the oil I squirted into the spark plug ports right back out onto the floor, so it seems to be sealing OK; a leakdown test ...
by Jamie
Fri May 29, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects
Replies: 62
Views: 14810

Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects

aw614 wrote:Forum posts seem to mention those with ABS having the rear brakes wear faster than the fronts.
Now that you mention it, most of my later Hondas behaved like that.
by Jamie
Sat May 23, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects
Replies: 62
Views: 14810

Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects

How do you like the QuickJack?
by Jamie
Sat May 16, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Car Set Up
Topic: School me on Race Tires
Replies: 21
Views: 7439

School me on Race Tires

IMHO the SCCA could really help out competitors in the race tire class by allowing traction enhancing chemicals. They don't allow traction enhancing chems, but there are rule-legal chems to preserve or restore used rubber. I don't remember the name of the chemical that was widely used in Stock and ...
by Jamie
Fri May 15, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects
Replies: 62
Views: 14810

Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects

blacksheep-1 wrote:...bought one I didn't have to build...
Dang, there's a sea change. But will look forward to seeing you back.
by Jamie
Sun May 10, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects
Replies: 62
Views: 14810

Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects

Boo...off to M3 with you!
by Jamie
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects
Replies: 62
Views: 14810

Self Isolation in the Garage - Post Your Car Projects

Having finished building the back patio I've talked about for the last year, Milo and I installed a trailer hitch on the Suburban...more involved than it sounds, because in comparison to the same vintage pickups, the frame on the '60-'66 'Burbs is almost a foot longer and drops down 2-3 inches to ac...
by Jamie
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Car Set Up
Topic: School me on Race Tires
Replies: 21
Views: 7439

School me on Race Tires

mymomswagon wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:19 pm
I think car would be street modified....
SCCA recently created a set of rules that's essentially SM on street tires: https://www.scca.com/articles/2013398-n ... ompetition. Makes it even easier to keep tires as is, and see where you want to go from there.
by Jamie
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Car Set Up
Topic: School me on Race Tires
Replies: 21
Views: 7439

School me on Race Tires

It depends on how competitive you're trying to be. Frankly, the current crop of 200tw tires is pretty good. And the variety in R-compound tires has diminished...BFG is out of the game, Kumho and Hankook only make them in one or two sizes, so you're left with Hoosier (at $200/tire) and Toyo. Frankly,...
by Jamie
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: 2020 Schedule Teaser
Replies: 20
Views: 8020

2020 Schedule Teaser

Latest schedule changes...did Marion County come back with a definite "no", or are they still just being silent?
by Jamie
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Autocross, Casual Meets, etc.
Topic: FAST Monday - Jan 20 - Craft Street
Replies: 12
Views: 3776

FAST Monday - Jan 20 - Craft Street

Carracer wrote:
Loren wrote:Temp is gonna be in the 50's with a breeze. Unless you've got Canadian blood, dress warmly.
I feel personally attacked.
Dressed like you normally are in these temperatures, how can you feel anything at all? Brrr….
by Jamie
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: 12/28 @ Lakeland - The autocross at the end of the decade.
Replies: 17
Views: 6117

12/28 @ Lakeland - The autocross at the end of the decade.

Really interesting course...had some serious challenges both in positioning the car and dealing with the pavement. I wouldn't mind seeing that again in another year.

Meanwhile...so close!
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by Jamie
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Major Miata Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 3293

Major Miata Maintenance

I did notice my rear brakes are getting a bit thin...ordered new bits last night. Hoping to put everything else off until 300k, which will probably arrive mid-summer, when least convenient.
by Jamie
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Major Miata Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 3293

Major Miata Maintenance

I found it amusing that I was rapidly alternating between 4 different products to complete that work. Pipe compound on the pipe threads, anti-seize on some of the more rust-prone bolts (water pump), RTV sealant on the gasketed surfaces, and blue Loctite on the critical bolts. Better be sure you did...
by Jamie
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Classic - SUNDAY, Dec 1 - Venice
Replies: 14
Views: 4829

FAST Classic - SUNDAY, Dec 1 - Venice

I was gonna post it Saturday night, but way too much going on. I guess I could do it now. Or, I could make you wait. Back in my day, we didn't haaaave course maps. The event chairman threw a course together on-the-fly on event day... and we liked it! :wise: Don't anyone laugh...I remember events (n...
by Jamie
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Open Autocross - Nov 16 - Lakeland
Replies: 13
Views: 4676

FAST Open Autocross - Nov 16 - Lakeland

Evil MS3 wrote:I just looked at my tires. That yeah day at the FIRM did quite the number on them. I'm not expecting much.
No excuses...I'm giving you a bye this month. Make the most of it!
by Jamie
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Not-A-Project Miata Project
Replies: 88
Views: 25870

The Not-A-Project Miata Project

It's not a complex part -- it either works or it doesn't. Pop a decent-brand OE replacement in there -- there's a good chance it's the same as "factory" anyhow -- and run with it. If it proves unreliable, you can still go down the custom route...unless you're looking to turn this into a project....
by Jamie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: Oct 12 Classic - Venice
Replies: 28
Views: 8521

Oct 12 Classic - Venice

AScoda wrote:
CaptainSquirts wrote:Left was the fastest
If you think right was quicker
You came in second
Also good!
Even if factually incorrect. :rolling:
M2 results say:
Right path changes blue to red
By point oh eight six
:read:

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