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    Just out of interest, what class are you planning on running the car in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
    Just out of interest, what class are you planning on running the car in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
    Just out of interest, what class are you planning on running the car in?

    Steve
    I actually have no idea. lol, you'd think i'd have figured that out before I bought a car, but as you get to know me you'll find I do things in random order.

    Based on Hakeem's input I've been thinking about the NASA PT class. Seems like the easiest way to get into racing without major modifications to the car to fit into some other class. Plus Hakeem and gofaster will be racing in PT so it'd be nice to be at the track at the same time.

    I may do some VARA events for fun and to meet some fellow vintage drivers. But my car won't qualify for points due to existing mods (rear disc brakes, slicks, etc.)

    I could turn it in to a GT Lite car, but I'd never be near the front without a tube frame.

    If you have any ideas I'm open to them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VelvetHammer View Post
    Plus Hakeem and gofaster will be racing in PT so it'd be nice to be at the track at the same time.
    Only if we can convince Danny to get in there. He keeps talking about how much more expensive it is and threatening to buy a Miata.



    Don't forget about G Production as well, those guys live over on prodracing.com/prodcar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
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    newb here, sorry... SRF?

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    if the car has never been shakedown. I guarantee you will have mechanical issues 1st time out. look at Hakeem, he has done shakedown for 3 years now, still shaking down
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    if the car has never been shakedown. I guarantee you will have mechanical issues 1st time out. look at Hakeem, he has done shakedown for 3 years now, still shaking down
    If I had used an engine out of a John Deere, like your cars, I probably would have gotten a lot more quality track time

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    newb here, sorry... SRF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Don't forget about G Production as well, those guys live over on prodracing.com/prodcar
    Except G production is no more...everyone had to move to F and H. I have no idea how big the CalClub fields are in those classes...or even GTL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
    Except G production is no more...everyone had to move to F and H. I have no idea how big the CalClub fields are in those classes...or even GTL.

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    Oh when did that happen? This year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    if the car has never been shakedown. I guarantee you will have mechanical issues 1st time out. look at Hakeem, he has done shakedown for 3 years now, still shaking down
    Haha poor Hakeem, but he's made good progress lately!

    Yeah, Troy didn't touch any of the previous owner's suspension setup.
    And it's currently set up for slicks. So if I go to the Hankook Z214 I'll have to start from scratch.

    Troy will dyno the car in the next few days so hopefully if there are any problems they will happen then. I'm expecting about 180 HP, should be a nice little 1.6L.

    Known things:
    •New engine and head
    •New ignition system
    •New fuel system system (old fuel cell, but it checked out fine)
    •Freshly welded diff (4.38:1) *I'll get an LSD when I can afford one
    •New Exhaust system
    •New U-joints and driveshaft

    Unknown things:
    •Wheel bearings (they feel fine on rack)
    •Full spherical bearing suspension. (they feel fine on rack)
    •Need to flush brakes (they feel fine on street lap)
    •Charge Penkes (rebuild?)
    •Junkyard gear box (Z-car 5-speed)

    Troy's fairly convinced it's a runner and won't have any major issues but you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
    Except G production is no more...everyone had to move to F and H. I have no idea how big the CalClub fields are in those classes...or even GTL.

    Steve
    Guess I have some homework to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Oh when did that happen? This year?
    Yes, starting in 2008. That said, this car sounds pretty doggone potent! But most of what I know about the "production" classes can be fit on the head of a pin.

    I never understood the whole reason for hiding behind a windshield when racing...

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
    I never understood the whole reason for hiding behind a windshield when racing...
    When your car can break 85mph, it becomes necessary

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    When your car breaks at 85mph, it becomes necessary
    I think you had a speeling mistake there

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
    I think you had a speeling mistake there

    Steve
    Guess I set myself up for that one.

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    Default yet another question

    I just bought a set of 13x7 Revolutions (it has 2 sets of 13x6 Pannys).
    Should I stick with with Hoosier slicks or go with Hankook Z214s?

    I'm looking for a budget tire that has long life/ high performance
    Hankook seems to be the one at $147 (225/45R13)
    No need to shave ($$)

    I've been told there's no point in paying for "heat cycling".
    The guy at AIM says, "It's a myth..."

    I only have one set of the 13x7 so that makes it hard to properly heat cycle the tire, i.e. let it sit overnight.

    Should I stick with the 13x6s? That way I have 2 sets...

    I'm starting to unravel
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
    I think you had a speeling mistake there

    Steve
    lol, quality!

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    ^^^ I'm surprised Hankook even makes tires for 13" wheels. I like the Z214 C51, which is what I usually race on in my Miata. Never tried Hoosiers.
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    I'd suggest going with the toyo or nitto rcomps to start, given the funding situation. They'll last a lot longer than either the slicks or the hankooks (they'll take about eleventy billion heat cycles).

    Your first set of tires, you'll most likely be sorting out the car and getting used to being on the track.


    The hankooks will heat cycle out before you cord them, the nittos or toyos won't.

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