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Old 12-08-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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Default So we are going to 24 hours of LeMons again!

Hi, Team Captain:

Good news--I think. Your team has officially been ACCEPTED for LeMons Southern Discomfort at Carolina Motorsports Park on 5-7 February 2010.

So here we go again time to build endurance race car to run all weekend for $500 or less.



The 24 Hours of LeMons


Got some Q's...car is up and running and I have almost 2 months to make it "better" so far we have built a 2.5" exhaust with a 3" collector. Can't wait to feel the Powher! So anyone ever use a RX-7 AFM? Worth it? My reading says yes above 6K rpm, well thats where this little 1.6l will live for two days. Also we are addressing the suspension, its a mess...stock 20 year old miata stiff. Any ideas? Cheep!


Last years team.



Our race car on track last spring.

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You guys going with the same theme? Congrats on getting back in. We have to submit our application by saturday and have to decide if we are staying with top gun or a new theme we have. We also might have a Toyota Camry, which will be awesome! I love racing the Miata, but racing the Camry will be a riot.
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awesome! congrats--- in for updates.
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My APR crew wants to build a car we just don't have any time right now to get r dun. Was the large gunning tower required as a penalty?
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You guys going with the same theme? Congrats on getting back in. We have to submit our application by saturday and have to decide if we are staying with top gun or a new theme we have. We also might have a Toyota Camry, which will be awesome! I love racing the Miata, but racing the Camry will be a riot.
New theme same car. As you know the LeMons "rulers" hate E-30 BMW and Matas so we have done the worst thing we could think of doing. Don't want to give it away yet so here is one pic of the build so far. Like?


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Old 12-08-2009, 12:58 AM   #6
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My APR crew wants to build a car we just don't have any time right now to get r dun. Was the large gunning tower required as a penalty?
Nope we built a SR-71 Blackbird for the last race.

https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t30829/
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:26 AM   #7
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Damn you! I have been thinking about doing that for a while now, but just never got around to it.
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LOL really? Seemed so stupid we did it. Got welder will travel...
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:53 AM   #9
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haha, I love the e30 graft. Can't wait to see this thing done.
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Nice... I plan to attend the event as I live <1 hour from Kershaw. Best of luck with the build man!
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:12 PM   #11
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As discussed earlier, get rid of the heavy steel wheels. That should increase accelleration and possibly help some on the handling.
Have a friend locally running the RX-7 AFM on a 1990 for auto-x. Claims there is a noticeable difference above 5500 RPMs.
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:31 PM   #12
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Went to "Driftwater" to test the latest in LeMons suspension technology to day and had a great time! 2 mile road coarse with a lot of great turns and inclines. Also brought some other cars to play with.

Over all the car ran great!

Like my last track rental, it snowed.
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On track
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Team - Brokeneck

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looks about right?
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Other toys we brought



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Rofl.

Fantastic!
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T-24 hours till we leave for LeMons! Cant wait. So much to do today, but the car is ready!


Wish us luck and I'll be updating from the track.

Suspension is tuned, check it out.
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So we are going for a nice conservative 8000KG/CM up front eh?


Freaking Awesome.
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We are here, its pouring and 35*. We have NOT had the same problem we did last year...the keg is staying cold.

Racing starting at 10am.
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haha awesome theme. Good luck!
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Car in the garage on Thursday
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On the way to BS inspections in the great weather.
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Judges examining out car....and they loved it, no laps!

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Good deal....great idea.

Be hard for the judges to not get a kick out of that.
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That's awesome. This is the first LeMons south that we'll be missing (we drove the Hong Norr Obamanation CRX the last 3 events).

Though, with the way the weather looks, I can't say I'll miss it too much as we'd inevitably be swapping an engine sometime Saturday in the mud if past experience has any thing to say about it, hehe.

Best of luck to you guys!
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