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Old 05-02-2013, 02:04 PM   #721
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is that the baffle after LS?
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:05 PM   #722
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BTW Joe I seriously think you should build the first electric CF.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:31 AM   #723
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Same **** at Lime Rock. The local church has been trying to close it since day 1 (in all fairness they were there first). No racing on sunday & strict sound limits almost every day. My miata BARELY passes and I don't even consider it that loud.
hard to hate if they were there first. but I really have a hard time with people that move next to an existing track and then protest tack activities. just move already
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:08 AM   #724
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Default 10 good laps

We got 10 good laps at Laguna Seca before something electrical blowed up. gotbluemilk.com caught some of the action.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:26 AM   #725
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Default You know who cares about light weight parts?

You know who cares even more about making light parts than car racers? Bicycle racers.

They're looking to shed every gram of weight possible. So...if you look at this catch bottle from that perspective--and not the "what can I use from the sports locker" perspective, it looks pretty good.

The swirl pot was leaking a bit over time, and we were using a crappy Checker/Shucks/Kragen/O'Reilly catch bottle solution. With zip ties. It looked like crap. And leaked.

I drilled a hole for the hose into the place where the pop top would normally be located on the drink bottle, and then inserted a stainless sleeve inside the hose to keep its shape. A worm gear clamp prevents the hose from coming detached from the bottle top.

FYI--either the stock heat shield is going on the exhaust, or the bottle mount is getting moved, or the aluminum bottle is getting used. Or all three.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:31 AM   #726
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You sure you're not going to find that plastic bottle down the track on your following lap?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:59 AM   #727
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You should have went with an Arundel Mandible cage. I run two of those on my S5, and no it's not an audi.

Looking sexy as hell on the track!
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:09 AM   #728
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You sure you're not going to find that plastic bottle down the track on your following lap?
Only unless it's a melted pile of goo.

The bottle is really snug, and a single zip tie at top would lock it in place. I think it's getting moved to the front face of the shock tower, which will be much cooler.
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Why not just go with an aluminum drinking bottle?
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #730
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Why not just go with an aluminum drinking bottle?
Wrong color! Ok, I've got one ready and waiting, but tested with the plastic one that was available first.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:27 PM   #731
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Default Better?

Better? I was the lucky winner of this aluminum water bottle at Miatas at Mazda Raceway. It's being put to good use.
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Better? I was the lucky winner of this aluminum water bottle at Miatas at Mazda Raceway. It's being put to good use.
Definitely better.


Now do something about the exhaust manifold.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:12 AM   #733
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Glad I'm not the only one who was disgusted by the ugly stock header on such a beautiful machine
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:37 PM   #734
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Glad I'm not the only one who was disgusted by the ugly stock header on such a beautiful machine
Working on it...

Until then, check out the design contest we won!

Creaform Put Us to the Test Engineering Contest

Bauer Limited Production Wins Design Challenge! | Bauer Ltd

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Soooooo I can't find the catfish assembly on grabcad...can you give us a link?
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #737
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Soooooo I can't find the catfish assembly on grabcad...can you give us a link?
Oops...Brad probably took care of it.

Search for "CREAFORM contest" - GrabCAD news

Sure would be nice to replace that rusty header with an Absurdflow T3 low mount...
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:01 PM   #738
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Is it just me or does the new Astin Martin Speedster concept look incredibly similar the Catfish from certain angles?

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Aston Martin CC100 Speedster is a 180-mph centennial celebration

Looks like you hit the nail on the head with the design Cord.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:05 PM   #739
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Is it just me or does the new Astin Martin Speedster concept look incredibly similar the Catfish from certain angles?
Saw those photos this morning and honestly thought the same thing.
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Damn that's crazy.
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