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by Blue_Heron
Mon May 13, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Painting a Miata
Replies: 62
Views: 5945

Painting a Miata

Loren wrote: Image

Note to self: don't MIG weld in flip flops and shorts. More than a few minutes of practice welds and you are likely to have a sun burn on your exposed parts and slag burns between your toes. Ask me how I know...
by Blue_Heron
Sun May 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: May 4 FAST Open @ Dunnellon
Replies: 34
Views: 3543

May 4 FAST Open @ Dunnellon

Funny, we were commenting on the noise your car was making when you pulled up for your very first run yesterday. Glad it didn't leave you stranded! I knew it was on its way out, but Rotrex does not support rebuilding their superchargers, so no OEM parts are available. I decided to run it until the ...
by Blue_Heron
Sun May 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: May 4 FAST Open @ Dunnellon
Replies: 34
Views: 3543

May 4 FAST Open @ Dunnellon

I had a great time at another well run FAST event. Unfortunately, my supercharger did not. Based on the noises it was making, it had been infested by angry birds. Well, somewhere south of Williston, the birds left, and they took the boost with them. I stopped in Williston and removed the belt to lim...
by Blue_Heron
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: Dunnellon Autocross - April 20
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

Dunnellon Autocross - April 20

Is there a map forthcoming?
by Blue_Heron
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Autocross, Casual Meets, etc.
Topic: Paint Prep Tech Session - Loren's Groj - Sat, April 13
Replies: 17
Views: 1710

Paint Prep Tech Session - Loren's Groj - Sat, April 13

Please post pictures of the project. I may decide to paint my Miata at some point, and it would help to see how much you are disassembling and how you're doing your masking.
Dave
by Blue_Heron
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: Feb 23 Dunnellon
Replies: 23
Views: 2900

Feb 23 Dunnellon

I really enjoyed this course, and the weather was near perfect, depending whether you thought the stiff breeze was a plus or a minus. I learned some about tire pressure, mostly that I didn't have enough early on. I was very pleased to take the second place sticker in MA, and would like to thank thos...
by Blue_Heron
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: EnduroDuel 2018 - Done
Replies: 25
Views: 3453

EnduroDuel 2018 - Done

It was a fun, yet grueling event. I would do it again in a heartbeat. The seat time was awesome. It will be interesting to see how you tweak the format based on what you learned today. I think it has great potential. I won't be sharing my car on the next one though. Between me and Tyler, we had both...
by Blue_Heron
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST EnduroDuel 2018 - Dec 29
Replies: 30
Views: 4150

FAST EnduroDuel 2018 - Dec 29

But, over the past 3 days, I'm averaging one cancel or class change every 12 hours. So, I'm not posting anything at all because until everyone has arrived tomorrow morning, I don't know for sure who's going to be present, what they're going to be driving, and what the classes will be. Speaking of w...
by Blue_Heron
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST EnduroDuel 2018 - Dec 29
Replies: 30
Views: 4150

FAST EnduroDuel 2018 - Dec 29

Loren,
I don't suppose you would consider posting the pairings for the preliminary rounds? Would be nice to know who we're up against so we can initiate the psychological warfare.
Dave
by Blue_Heron
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Open Autocross - Nov 17 - Brooksville
Replies: 51
Views: 7742

FAST Open Autocross - Nov 17 - Brooksville

Loren wrote:As of today, this event is half-full.

...we've bumped our registration limits to 60 drivers and 20 guests!


That will be full of awesomeness as long as we don't have to reduce the number of runs to accommodate the extra drivers.
by Blue_Heron
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Open Autocross - Nov 17 - Brooksville
Replies: 51
Views: 7742

FAST Open Autocross - Nov 17 - Brooksville

For those who thought they missed their chance at the morning session, Phillip Russel and I are switching to the afternoon. Grab one of our spots if you want it.
Dave
by Blue_Heron
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: Oct 20th means FALL is in the air - for some.
Replies: 52
Views: 7506

Oct 20th means FALL is in the air - for some.

I loved the course. It was set up much better than the last time we ran it. I know I could have picked up some time if I had set up better for the crossover and carried more speed through it. Wasn't looking far enough ahead. I'm glad to be back in my M2 Miata even though I don't stand a chance at th...
by Blue_Heron
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Autocross - Oct 6 - Dunnellon
Replies: 32
Views: 4781

FAST Autocross - Oct 6 - Dunnellon

BigBlue wrote:Until PAX is a little more friendly to my blue bomber, I'll just play where I am. (Drew, is that your glove on the floor? I don't want you to trip.)

Racing... because golf only requires one ball.


Poor Ron, Pax is being mean. You could always take up golf...
by Blue_Heron
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Massive Evo That Couldn't
Replies: 169
Views: 28549

The Massive Evo That Couldn't

CaptainSquirts wrote:
Blue_Heron wrote:
CaptainSquirts wrote:Welp drained the tranny oil and some fat metal stuck on drain plug.
That sux.
:snicker: , why yes it does.
The only thing that would suck worse is if you had to pay someone else to do your wrenching. Mad skills are good to have.
by Blue_Heron
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Massive Evo That Couldn't
Replies: 169
Views: 28549

The Massive Evo That Couldn't

CaptainSquirts wrote:Welp drained the tranny oil and some fat metal stuck on drain plug.
That sux.
by Blue_Heron
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Autocross - Oct 6 - Dunnellon
Replies: 32
Views: 4781

FAST Autocross - Oct 6 - Dunnellon

Loren wrote:I expected more in the PAX class. Y'all afraid of Ben, or what?
Yeah, I was surprised to see Ron and Drew were skeered of Ben. Ron says golf only takes one ball. I guess PAX takes three. :lol:
by Blue_Heron
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: FALL came two days late for some Sept 23 racers
Replies: 105
Views: 16070

FALL came two days late for some Sept 23 racers

Native wrote:Forgot to post this to add to Ron's collection:



20180923_065557.jpg
Hmmmm. Afraid to ask...
by Blue_Heron
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: FALL came two days late for some Sept 23 racers
Replies: 105
Views: 16070

FALL came two days late for some Sept 23 racers

Almost felt bad that I’d possibly get an easy 1st in MO this season, thanks Ron and Dan for setting the new bar. Yeah, I was hoping for an easy third place today. If not for Ron and Dan, I still would have been DFL, but at least I'd have a sticker. I guess I'll go slinking back to M2, where at leas...
by Blue_Heron
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: FALL came two days late for some Sept 23 racers
Replies: 105
Views: 16070

FALL came two days late for some Sept 23 racers

Lava Speed 05 wrote:So glad my car is still fast, but apparently I'm not... 4th place and outside of the trophies.
You pretty much signed up for that, didn't you? I mean, the alternative is "OMG, Mark Hackett beat me in my own car! How could that have happened?" You've seen him drive, right? :o
by Blue_Heron
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Moving to M2
Replies: 87
Views: 14135

Moving to M2

Thanks for sticking around, Jason! We're glad you find us worthy of your time. And thanks for running a great organization. FAST is the only club I have raced with so I have no basis for comparison but outside of installing air conditioning at our sites I'm not sure how it could be better. :dunno: ...

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