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Old 05-07-2013, 11:11 AM
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Hi, Eric

I think we met at one of the autocrosses at Atlanta motor Speedway.
Thanks for posting the photos and info of the engine build, I am in process of building mine and they are helpful.

Would there be any way you would bring this to
Dragon Hill Climb

I think it would do great there!

They have special systems in order to get the licensing and safetygear in place, you might already know it.

Cheers
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Originally Posted by hrk View Post
Hi, Eric

I think we met at one of the autocrosses at Atlanta motor Speedway.
Thanks for posting the photos and info of the engine build, I am in process of building mine and they are helpful.

Would there be any way you would bring this to
Dragon Hill Climb

I think it would do great there!

They have special systems in order to get the licensing and safetygear in place, you might already know it.

Cheers
That requires at least a roll bar I think, and roll bars are heavy, cant be having one of those on an SSM car.
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Can I get more info and possibly a picture of this battery? Am I to assume this is not a lead acid battery?
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My guess is it was a lipo or lion....
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It weighs 3.5lbs, but it will crank your tow vehicle if you accidently leave your lights on.
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Originally Posted by vehicular View Post
It weighs 3.5lbs, but it will crank your tow vehicle if you leave your lights on.
The 12 cell will start a miata, it might need the jump pack if you're trying to cold start on e85 though, I'm still not 100% it isnt a tune/hydra issue though.
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Never having to fool with the jump box is worth the extra lb, IMO.
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Can't use a jump box if your car dies in line at a pro solo.
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I dont see why you'd need one. Car should already be hot.
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Ok. You take that chance. I'll choose not to throw away a pro session due to a dead battery.
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Not having to deal with a car that won't start because you accidentally stalled it pulling to the line is worth a few pounds in my opinion. Had it happen to me in Darby's old CSP. Its a rush of stress to an already stressful situation (i.e. about to rain at the Nationals).
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Originally Posted by Midtenn View Post
Not having to deal with a car that won't start because you accidentally stalled it pulling to the line is worth a few pounds in my opinion. Had it happen to me in Darby's old CSP. Its a rush of stress to an already stressful situation (i.e. about to rain at the Nationals).
I didn't know Darby had a CSP car, unless were talking about two different people.


Eric, you haven't posted your valve problems because your pussified power levels didn't like them!
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Originally Posted by flier129 View Post
I didn't know Darby had a CSP car, unless were talking about two different people.



Eric, you haven't posted your valve problems because your pussified power levels didn't like them!
different person

and do what?
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Thought you told me they were out of spec?
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Head is back on the car and it's running again.
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Vehicular got to ride in it at an event today...Old tires, no grip on the surface and wrong gears....and I still think he was impressed
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Originally Posted by TNTUBA View Post
Vehicular got to ride in it at an event today...Old tires, no grip on the surface and wrong gears....and I still think he was impressed
it's hard not to be impressed with that car. From a power or design perspective.
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She moves, that's for certain. Even on cycled out tires the grip is prodigious...
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Originally Posted by 90R View Post
it's hard not to be impressed with that car. From a power or design perspective.
Thanks man. It has been a ton of work up to this point. Then when I realize how much more work it is going to be from here on out, it's really discouraging sometimes. If I ever have kids, it's going to be really hard to explain to them that they can't go to College because "before you were born daddy spent all his money on a Miata he raced in a parking lot"

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She moves, that's for certain. Even on cycled out tires the grip is prodigious...
pro·di·gious

Adjective

Remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.
Unnatural or abnormal.

Synonyms
wonderful - stupendous - marvelous - enormous

As you described it "The grip is pretty punishing if you aren't used to it." The only thing I can say is "you really need to ride in it on concrete and with sticker tires." All day yesterday I was upset with the fact that the car had ZERO grip on either end and little to no forward bite. Racekeeper showed G loads in all directions were down close to 30% from the previous week at Peru.(fresh tires and concrete)
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