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by twistedwankel
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: 7/27 Season Finale @ Lakeland
Replies: 53
Views: 8861

7/27 Season Finale @ Lakeland

Geesus Eva, Doug and Matt. You all seriously kicked butt.

I am so proud of you. :thumbwink:

The Mayor
by twistedwankel
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cooling fan "fireside" chat...
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Cooling fan "fireside" chat...

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-16749/reviews/ Matt I looked into this today while you are racing. Summit Racing sells those Spal fans so I read a few reviews. They can pull a lot of continuous amps which will melt wires and controllers. I found two guys had the same issue. "Short in the base...
by twistedwankel
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cooling fan "fireside" chat...
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Cooling fan "fireside" chat...

Would be a simple matter to hot wire each fan to see if the motors are still good. Not quite sure why that is a 30amp relay? Lot of juice for small motors and lights. Wonder if a PO messed with something for a stereo amp? I found a 60A fused connection coming off my + lead for a removed stereo once....
by twistedwankel
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cooling fan "fireside" chat...
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Cooling fan "fireside" chat...

So I have struggled with these fans since the harness started melting at the relay. Now the fans won't run unless I put a jumper wire between the power and the fan wire. So either the relay I bought a few weeks back is bad, or I'm wiring it wrong. There must be an internal short in the relay to get...
by twistedwankel
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Open Autocross - July 27 - Lakeland
Replies: 40
Views: 6771

FAST Open Autocross - July 27 - Lakeland

Looks like rain is on the menu. Wonder how the site does with a lot of it. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: pray to the rain gods :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: Unlike Tiger's Baseball. Autocross is rain or shine. Man up. Drive a RWD high HP c...
by twistedwankel
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Prepping The Miata For Battle
Replies: 88
Views: 17825

Prepping The Miata For Battle

Are your stock engine mounts filled with oil like mine are? Mine leaked out. Had to replace. You might want to put a solid limiter from engine to fender like I used to do on my old Fords with stock mounts.
by twistedwankel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: 2020 Rule Change Ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 4757

2020 Rule Change Ideas

In the Millennial spirit. Anyone who wants a "participant t shirt" can buy one for $20. Actually winners are "free" assuming they sign up for one? S1 will only have one person sign up for a 3rd place t shirt and ACTUALLY show up at the picnic this year? A T shirt isn't worth a set of adjustable shoc...
by twistedwankel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: 2020 Rule Change Ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 4757

2020 Rule Change Ideas

I'm not sure what we could do to help R1 along. Have them bring co-drivers more often? Detune Elliot's car again like when he had an electrical issue? Nah, he has always been one of my benchmarks for times. It's an entertaining class that doesn't hit a lot of cones. Too bad more people don't have a...
by twistedwankel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Prepping The Miata For Battle
Replies: 88
Views: 17825

Prepping The Miata For Battle

SlowMiataDrew wrote:... I plan to drive the car to work on Monday
He's obviously from the School of Jamie S :salute:
by twistedwankel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Prepping The Miata For Battle
Replies: 88
Views: 17825

Prepping The Miata For Battle

Geezus Andrew. I was so proud of myself learning to set up a TracFone Android that cost $42 delivered yesterday. Mostly because my old camera died with 1/2 the capability and I wanted to get a couple things that only work with a Smart phone (aka small laptop). Any 2 year old could have done it for m...
by twistedwankel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Painting a Miata
Replies: 62
Views: 11051

Painting a Miata

Loren wrote:The paint had sealed the lid on so well that I ended up destroying the can in the process of getting the lid off!
Must be what they use on all Rx bottles with child proof caps?
by twistedwankel
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: here we go again....need a project name though..
Replies: 181
Views: 46274

here we go again....need a project name though..

Damn. It took me longer to rebuild my stupid seats and I gained 40 lbs. How much do you weigh now? Is one of those gages a scale?
by twistedwankel
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Open Autocross - July 27 - Lakeland
Replies: 40
Views: 6771

FAST Open Autocross - July 27 - Lakeland

aw614 wrote:Loren got the map ready before Daniels begging :rolling:
If you use a 3D printer it makes this a braille cone map for those who cannot see the cones and hit them all the time.
by twistedwankel
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tune 'n' 'charge 'n' tune
Replies: 182
Views: 44860

Tune 'n' 'charge 'n' tune

I'm going to go crawl under a rock now. Don't feel bad I spent an hour spraying weeds with killer only to learn a couple days later I forgot to put the concentrate in 2 months ago. So basically I watered only the weeds. They are dead now tho' probably a surprise to them? Hopefully your car stays al...
by twistedwankel
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Secrets of the Mirage
Replies: 433
Views: 105940

Secrets of the Mirage

It's not about HP it's about HP/torque. The "other" 3 cyl with a turbo is putting out a shit ton more HP/torque with NO trick suspension or big rims. Somehow we lost the "power doesn't matter" blog? :buck: The Mirage is a "mirage". DOH. :bulb:
by twistedwankel
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: June 15 @ Dunnellon - Killer Course!
Replies: 19
Views: 3820

June 15 @ Dunnellon - Killer Course!

EVO with some tires It poured in Spring HIll and Brooksville today twice after 3pm. No tread you say I said "a Miata with no tread and an EVO with 'some' tires" Why are the outsides worn out? That is mysterious with your alleged insane negative camber going on? Maybe you love toe in? Dude you have ...
by twistedwankel
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: June 15 @ Dunnellon - Killer Course!
Replies: 19
Views: 3820

June 15 @ Dunnellon - Killer Course!

What else is there to say? It was a perfect day of autocross! :wise: ANY day of autocross is better than ANY other day. :wise: Kind of like fishing, or smoking (your tires) ,or sitting thru an opera, or a Brahms's symphony or pushing a lawn mower very slowly with a bad back, or getting a white circ...
by twistedwankel
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Dunnellon Autocross - June 15
Replies: 29
Views: 5201

FAST Dunnellon Autocross - June 15

I sold the temp seats for the Vette and pinched a nerve taking them out and putting the old refurbished ones back. Shit. Race while you can chipmunks. :wise: Cars sitting on trickle charger life support now. Just like Rob. R+D organic failure.
by twistedwankel
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: FAST Dunnellon Autocross - June 15
Replies: 29
Views: 5201

FAST Dunnellon Autocross - June 15

Water run off So funny!!!!!!! You have all wheel drive you’ll be fine. You missed his comment a while back about having massive negative camber so runs on the inside of the tires like skis. All the time not just on race day!! A Miata or Mirage (the other M word) on MS 195 tires can beat him in the ...
by twistedwankel
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: here we go again....need a project name though..
Replies: 181
Views: 46274

here we go again....need a project name though..

Not to worry. I'll drive it for you. I can also shift gears....ever so slowly. I can even finish it for you but it would suck really bad like "Road Kill" people. Better you should finish it and drive the shit out of it. :wise:

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