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Old 04-11-2011, 05:48 PM   #221
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Had a blast talking with all the drivers this past weekend with the Rolex/Continental series rolled into town. Was awesome watching them run the course - shows me just how slow I am! Got an opportunity to try out Simcraft's sim that were letting some drivers test - wow! I want one...



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Turner's winning #94 GT car -




Thanks to RSR Motorsports for hooking me up with some take-offs. Can't beat below $20/tire! To my surprise, they were running 6ULs and the crew chief said they crack the hell out of them - guess that's what happens with nearly 900# rear spring rates - Yes, that's what he told me b/c it shocked me - I had to ask twice!


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Nice! I am dying to see the rolex series in person sometime. How much life is left in those takeoffs?
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:15 PM   #223
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maybe 2-3 weekends at my pace? we'll see!
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Not too bad! esp for 20 bucks!
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Your videos rock and the car sounds so good.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:14 PM   #226
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Your videos rock and the car sounds so good.
Esp. after getting rid the that nasty vibration I had. When the tranny was being swapped, I went at the contact points to the exhaust with a 5lb hammer and beat some clearance into it!
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:43 AM   #227
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Alright - thought I'd update the thread. I WISH I could say I had the 1.8 put together and putting down 400 at the rear, but I can't. Since starting the business, funds have dried up with start-up costs. BUT, I now have a new home for the beast!

I found a 2500sqft shop/office with fenced yard to do my work - both money making work - and money spending work. Less than 5min from my house. 2 offices, 1 with nice work bench, 2 bath, storage above offices, plenty of room for several single post lifts (use to repair the freezers), a 2 post lift or two. Some of my HPDE buddies are thinking about pitching in cost wise to have a place to work on their cars. Tire changer and balancer is definetly in the future. All this for $625mo on a 3yr lease.
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Sweet gig you got there and at a great price too.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:56 PM   #229
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Well, instructed at Road Atlanta this past weekend - had some fun. Tried out the DTC-60s and I'm sold - no more XP12s for me! China piece of **** taco cracked in half - 3 days using it on track too. Guess I got lucky with the 1st one. Anyway, Abe will be working me up a manifold that will drop in without having to re-config my turbo and DP. Worth it for the price since I'm a good 6mo from getting everything for the 1.8 to go in... which will require another ARTech manifold.

My student also let me drive his '06 911s - fast in the straights, tail happy in the corners - just not the same as a miata!

The manifold started to crack in the spring - I FAIL at welding, but with cheap **** like this who can? I got the manifold cherry before welding - but couldn't get good penetration. Guess that's what I get...






Had some fun with this old-school 911


On my last lap, I was posted my best of a 1:41.4 - with a cracked manifold only netting me 11psi
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I know I should be commenting on the cars performance, but OMG your paint is incredible!! I can not get over the depth of it. Absolutely amazing.

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:33 PM   #231
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Why thank ya, thank ya very muuucchh Still doesn't make it go any faster!
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Yeah, but it makes it look like it's flying.
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Yeah, but it makes it look like it's flying.
I guess you didn't like my latest super shitty video.

Gene, that's quite a serious crack. Looks like it's all the way around.
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Man - if it wasn't for the head flange, it'd be in 2 pieces! Probably should pin the image to the egay wall of shame...
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Sounds surprisingly well for a cracked manifold.
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I need an event where you can be my instructor at barber
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Ask no further bitch!

ReZoom Motorsports @ Barber Nov 5/6th, open miatas welcome with roll bar - and I'll be instructing too. Also several hundred cheaper than Chin too! If your wife doesn't come, you cna crash at my place - fyi. Saves some hotel money.

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Ask no further bitch!

ReZoom Motorsports @ Barber Nov 5/6th, open miatas welcome with roll bar - and I'll be instructing too. Also several hundred cheaper than Chin too! If your wife doesn't come, you cna crash at my place - fyi. Saves some hotel money.

http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.c...9BC58A622B9B54
Now I need two sets of side mounts for the buddy clubs. Help a brotha out!
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I wonder if it would've cracked with cuts through the head flange (a la greddy cuts)...? And yes, I don't think you're weld slowed down that crack. The good thing about your intermin 1.6 manifold is it will hold value for resale. You'll have a proven piece to throw up for sale when the time comes- and it's a drop-in replacement for the eBay mani-fail.
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Abe working his magic






And the rear sport kit came in from 949 - stock 94 rotor for comparison

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