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Old 01-30-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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Awesome weekend. Thanks to John Roberts for picking a cheap fun hotel. Had a great battle in TTE with Chris all weekend.
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Yes, good weekend, OH MY GOD MY LIVER!!! There were a few "HST moments" this weekend created by a mix of methane huffing, extreme booze ingestion, Jake with a gun, a 5-year old with a pension for assault, and late-night creating wrenching/posing.

Chris helped me a lot with data this weekend and it will definitely make me faster, after watching my video last night I realized that I've been wasting time and money by not shooting video and recording data every single session, every time. I could have easily dropped 2 seconds from my best lap, which would give me a respectable time.

BTW, this weekend my Omori water temp gauge quit working, my Greddy oil temp gauge quit, and on the way home my stock oil pressure gauge quit. I thought I was supposed to break things like transmissions and turbonators?
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Once I figured out what height the spec suspension liked more, it was a pretty good day Sunday. Next race I may actually have an alignment with at least some neg camber and not adjust my toe the night before with a crappy tape measure. All in all, it was a good test day.

I will see you guys at Cresson.
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I had a blast right up until the point my trans ceased to function as intended and turned into an overpriced coffee grinder. The trans was the last thing I expected to break this weekend...so of course it's only natural that it went down like that. So, the question is....back with a 5 speed, swap to a 6 speed...or V8 swap?
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6-speed, 3.63. Cheap, easy, reliable, comfy.
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3.63s aren't exactly easy to come by these days are they?
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No, but totally worth it. If you don't drive it on the highway you will like the 3.90 too.
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They have become a lot harder recently. I would be perfectly fine with a 3.9 and 6-speed. I will keep an eye out for both locally.
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Seriously guys, how many people did we shoot this weekend? I was so drunk when driving around and looking for random victims that I can't remember.

I think the real high-light of my weekend was JZ's air matress whistling and him awakening to blow it up in shifts. This was after we argued about who's farts sounded cooler.
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They are easy to get, they just have become way more expensive. I think mazdaspeed still sells them new, prices just went up like $200 in the past few years.
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Great weekend with awesome weather and a really good turnout - finally got to match a lot of faces to names.

/pours some liquor on the parts that failed over the weekend.

Great battle with Jake in TTE over the weekend - I got him on Saturday but he got me by .045 on Sunday. Held off rharris by a tenth on Sunday in TXMC.

Felt like an excellent first weekend on a new to me track and all the changes over the winter required zero attention.

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