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post #4111 of 4135 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 12:21 AM
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Dash lamp socket tests and 145 speedo mending.
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post #4112 of 4135 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 02:26 AM
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Test bench is moving along and pondering gauges.
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While you're doing the gauges, two things to consider.

1) Redo the needle paint. I've found that it's not as hard as it seems - scrape off the old, put on the new, and while wet wipe the sides off to avoid needing to precision mask it (or precision mask the sides and remove the tape, your call.) You can do something besides red if you do that; but red is the expected color. Testor makes some florescent colors; but I bought some from https://www.hipoparts.com/fluorescen...oration-paint/ .

2) Consider putting a high brightness LED under the center of the needle, to help light it up. I'm wiring to the gauge's 12V in so that they stay lit even with the instrument panel down, and that also makes the wiring a LOT easier.

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I also have three of its big brothers; two 6261's and a 6269.

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post #4120 of 4135 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 07:37 PM
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Never again a tow dolly. It works but a PITA. 95 SC is home safe. Has a few issues. Summer project. Will start a new thread.
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I was shopping today at the Japanese market buying groceries for dinner and came across this craziness (here in the Bay Area, there's not just an "asian" market -- you have chinese, filipino, japanese, and korean focused grocery stores). Now, I've seen stupidly priced fruit in Japan (like a $100 cantaloupe or the watermelon into a cube shape - that's a real thing) but I didn't think I'd see this silliness here in the US.

To save you folks doing math, that's nearly $2.50/ea per strawberry
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I was shopping today at the Japanese market buying groceries for dinner and came across this craziness (here in the Bay Area, there's not just an "asian" market -- you have Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Korean focused grocery stores). Now, I've seen stupidly priced fruit in Japan (like a $100 cantaloupe or the watermelon into a cube shape - that's a real thing) but I didn't think I'd see this silliness here in the US.

To save you folks doing math, that's nearly $2.50/ea per strawberry
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But they're from Japan! lol

Wow, just wow! That's craziness! Somebody must pay that or they wouldn't charge it. I bet they're California strawberries ... lightly dusted with Fukushima fallout which makes them Japanese.

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Letting my Wile E. breathe a bit better

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So what's the promised HP gain from that set up?

Wile E. ... lol ... I like that.
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So what's the promised HP gain from that set up?

Wile E. ... lol ... I like that.
15 to 20 hp Ron , depending on the tune .Much better throttle response already , man these are happy riving engines !!
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At Sears Point for our annual Lemons race. New theme is "Ceci n'est pas un citron" or "this is not a lemon".

Its my homage to Rene Magritte. We had a beautiful apple on our hood made of 'carbon fiber applique' but lost it on the rainy tow up to the track yesterday. The judge loved it so much he didn't even bounce on the hood to find the cheaty suspension bits.

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I'll publish a recap once we finish this weekend. Sat will be damp and noob filled (lots of more experienced teams went to run a true 24 weekend run by Lucky Dog racing series at buttonwillow). Sunday will be rainy and maybe slightly less noob filled after the carnage of Saturday. I hope i can bring my car home.
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At Sears Point for our annual Lemons race. New theme is "Ceci n'est pas un citron" or "this is not a lemon".

Its my homage to Rene Magritte. We had a beautiful apple on our hood made of 'carbon fiber applique' but lost it on the rainy tow up to the track yesterday. The judge loved it so much he didn't even bounce on the hood to find the cheaty suspension bits.

Thanks Dan, Rayo, Grog, Blown38, maddmartigan and all the regulars here who chipped in advice and parts.

I'll publish a recap once we finish this weekend. Sat will be damp and noob filled (lots of more experienced teams went to run a true 24 weekend run by Lucky Dog racing series at buttonwillow). Sunday will be rainy and maybe slightly less noob filled after the carnage of Saturday. I hope i can bring my car home.
I love it!!

Can I print a copy, and hang it up at work?

The wing really makes it pop!

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I love it!!

Can I print a copy, and hang it up at work?

The wing really makes it pop!

Sure. I'll post a recap email soon.
Sorry though, I just noticed thought that in addition to losing our beautiful "carbon fiber applique" green apple for the hood, we also lost the "G" in GROG under the sponsors section.

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At Sears Point for our annual Lemons race. New theme is "Ceci n'est pas un citron" or "this is not a lemon".

Its my homage to Rene Magritte. We had a beautiful apple on our hood made of 'carbon fiber applique' but lost it on the rainy tow up to the track yesterday. The judge loved it so much he didn't even bounce on the hood to find the cheaty suspension bits.

Thanks Dan, Rayo, Grog, Blown38, maddmartigan and all the regulars here who chipped in advice and parts.

I'll publish a recap once we finish this weekend. Sat will be damp and noob filled (lots of more experienced teams went to run a true 24 weekend run by Lucky Dog racing series at buttonwillow). Sunday will be rainy and maybe slightly less noob filled after the carnage of Saturday. I hope i can bring my car home.
I'm curious about something here.

Would having a filler material (empty headlight lenses somehow attached for example) for the empty spot of where the headlights in your car used to be, be more aerodynamic than having no headlights at all? And I posed the same question regarding the side windows and rear windshield.

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I'm curious about something here.

Would having a filler material (empty headlight lenses somehow attached for example) for the empty spot of where the headlights in your car used to be, be more aerodynamic than having no headlights at all? And I posed the same question regarding the side windows and rear windshield.
IMO, At sears point, we aren't going fast enough for aerodynamics to matter. In case you missed it, there's a giant pipe on the roof
What DOES matter is making sure that air is being forced through the radiator vs. spilling out at the path of least resistance. This is why we made a lower valence to keep the air from spilling downwards out or coroplast (after selling the stock valence here on TCCOA -- whoops) AND most recently installed a pool noodle to make sure that air didn't escape over the radiator support since our hood has been "skinned".

At best, we top 100 maybe 105MPH on the straights (when we started, I think this was more like 75MPH) unlike NASCAR (which runs a modified ver of this course without the carousel) which AVERAGES nearly that for the entire course. You can go faster on other courses but since we are talking about street cars here the corner speeds are still much more reasonable/recognizable in lemons vs with other forms of racing.

If you want to find me a wind tunnel or someone silly enough to want to model the airflow for this car in simulation, I'm happy to let them borrow it
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And I posed the same question regarding the side windows and rear windshield.
I can confirm that when you remove the rear window and quarter glass- your gas mileage really goes down hill.
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