Latest in car race meeting and following car perspective.
Not sure if anyones interested but here is an in car and the following car in cars.
I find it interesting to watch the car suspension behaviour and the rear wheel drive versus front wheel drive lines and differences...
Thoughts, comments and suggestions welcome.
The 2nd in car video at about 6 mins is when he catches up and we dice for a few laps. He had someone on his rear the whole time too.
A couple of issues held me back... but overall the new disco potato turbo, microsquirt ecu and replacement low K 6 speed exceeded all expectations
-couldn't rev past 7k, ecu shuts down for a few seconds (this and a fluffed gear change is how he caught me in the first place), we think the new 36 tooth wheel crank angle system might need filtering on the ecu cutout issue....
- running waste gate 10psi boost on new motor and ECU install about 200hp at the wheels. I do flick the 15 psi controller on for the last straight which is dyno'd at 250hp at the wheels.
Neck brace will be forthcoming, everytime I get set to buy one I have had no working car to use it with and an engine replacement required....
Food for thought, when faced with that decision i simply chose to not spend the time on track until I had the money to do it properly. There is always a way to rationalize car, event registration, consumable and go fast parts over safety equipment. Which is totally fine until you or some one you know gets hurt or killed.
I mention this because that is what is happening in southern california right now. Spending on safety equipment is up after a recent death in a car much more prepared for the inevitable then yours.
The fact that your car has a new fresh engine isn't going to matter to your loved ones when the parts get read off in your will. I say this out of respect and not judgement... I've enjoyed your presence on the forums and if being a dick to you about this keeps you alive, well then I'm your huckleberry.
They're from down under. They have bigger ***** than us, and less care about life
Strange things happen when your toilet water swirls in the opposite direction and your currency is a Dollarydoo.
Yes I know the difference between NZ and AUS... but for this exercise let's just say you people. Let's face it, Americans are going to be "you people" soon when Trump wins the election and we all have to flee to canada cause dumb.
I appreciate the concern over my safety, I really do. Needless to say some aspects are under consideration.
One of the interesting things about the international nature of forums is that expectations and environment are so different between countries and show up with quite different perspectives....However, I think its been covered off now so can we leave the safety aspect aside now?
One of the things I feel could do with some work is my gear change speed. Does this look slow to you guys, am I being to mechanically sympathetic or is it just the nature of the 6 speed we use?
When I first saw that vid, I thought your hand movements were a bit casual, from the time your hand left the wheel to returning. So I would say if you can speed it up, especially reduce the time of the change itself, that would be good. But, safety first, if that means missing a gear, it is not worth it for a bent engine.
I have a long, angled 'short' shifter from Miataroadster for my 6speed, and I find that helps. YMMV.
I think I am subscribed to your channel. Watched both these videos the other day. That CRX was moving out in the first video. I wish we had racing that was accessible like this in America. I think people here are overly cautious at times and I am sure most tracks require as much safety as they do for insurance purposes. I honestly believe that if you are willing to trust your own life with it who am I to say you are wrong. Look forward to more of your videos.