Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
9/10/21 7:39 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

It rubs multiple places at rest while cycling the steering. No way it will clear and be functional. Dammit. 

Also, i have a bad fitting causing a good size leak. Had to order another. Unfortunately it is the single hardest fitting to get to. Dammit...

At least i still have one more weekend before tbe event, right?

Would 225s work or is it the wheel hitting?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/10/21 8:05 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Its due to the offset of the wheel. It would clear with more backspace. 

Loweguy5 (Forum Supporter)
Loweguy5 (Forum Supporter) Reader
9/11/21 7:14 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I have been focused on things outside of GRM for a couple of months and it took some reading for me to catch up.  Sorry to hear about the Neon but im sure you'll have it on its feet soon.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/11/21 8:30 a.m.

In reply to Loweguy5 (Forum Supporter) :

God willing! Sourced an engine yesterday. 

But forst is finishing the half finished repairs and projects. And crawlspace repair. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/14/21 6:27 p.m.

munchkin and I did the "test drive the race car for snow cones" thing tonight. 

Good times!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/1/21 7:03 a.m.

All loaded up for another hpde day at rockingham. Doing flagman as well as oval pace laps this time. Hopefully I get more seat time on the volunteer run group this event (rained out Last time)

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/2/21 9:37 a.m.

first session down. New cooling system mods worked phenomenally. Still a little warm, but managed with a balf lap cooldown. 

Fixed back seat and five points and a better roll bar if i keep doing this though. This car is legitimately fast around track. Safety first. Im fine with current gear for autocross  though....

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/2/21 10:35 a.m.

definitely getting some heat in the brakes wjen the anodized finish on the lug nuts change colors....

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) PowerDork
10/2/21 5:07 p.m.

Michael, I just got the care package of parts you sent me. Thanks! 

I had completely forgotten you offered them to me. Good stuff.

More related to your thread, golly, even from afar, and never having met either of you face to face, golly the Munchkin is growing up fast. I hope you and all yours are extremely well.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/2/21 6:14 p.m.

In reply to wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) :

Yeah, sorry that took so long. Theres really no excuse for it sitting on my workbench for almost a year....

And she is. Im proud of the young woman shes becoming, but she's becoming it far too quickly 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/2/21 6:55 p.m.

So, three twenty minute sessions today. 

Car sticks very well, and works amazingly. Its a hoot! 

Drivers seat, with my girth, flexes significantly in lefthand turns. And yes, i tightened the bolts.

Someone got on the apron witb slicks and hosed my car with rocks. Cracked widshield and a TON of chips in the paint now. Not happy, but nothing i can do.

I honestly wonder if more power and grip will improve it or not. I mean, im going to do both regardless, but im wondering if it will be an improvement. 

 

The diff is getting worse.  You can hear it from the other side of the infield when its going around the oval. Probably need to address that. 

 

Good time had though!!!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/3/21 3:59 p.m.

I let my buddy chris take a few lap in it yesterday. Hes been my driving coach all season, and become a track friend. 

Heres a helmet cam video he took. Chasing down, and getting a point by from a vette. Ghat was driven by an instructor....

https://youtu.be/YQYpODDra9I

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
10/3/21 5:09 p.m.

13XB is the BOMB bro......awesome video!!! FIX that DIFF!!! (I've got no room to talk nor do I want to HiJack.....late)

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
10/3/21 7:17 p.m.

I like when the shift light comes on in top gear. 

java230
java230 UberDork
10/4/21 11:13 a.m.

That is awesome! Looks like a fun track layout, but man those transitions for oval to infield are rough!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/4/21 1:21 p.m.

The transition didn't feel that rough, honestly. It was, it just didn't feel it.

Turner: thats shift light in 4th. It doesn't pull fifth well at above a hundred on the back straight. Dont know why, other than probably aero limited power. And you run oyt of track pretty quickly. A regear should help.

759: i know. I know. Its on the list. Im thinking 3.55 track lock 8.8 with sleeved axles. But that requires time. And money. And more giveaE36 M3 than i can currently muster.

Windshield is ordered. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/6/21 9:14 a.m.

15x8 trm c1s in gunmetal. I can also grab bright silver.. .

 

I think i like tjem, but won't know for sure until bolted on.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
10/6/21 9:41 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I like that against the green.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/6/21 2:36 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I like that against the green.

he's not alone.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/6/21 8:07 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:
Stampie said:

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I like that against the green.

he's not alone.

better pictures tomorrow, but first blush says y'all are correct 

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
10/6/21 8:12 p.m.

I think those look sweet.  Plus 1 from me too.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/7/21 8:52 a.m.

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/7/21 9:02 a.m.

Love it!

java230
java230 UberDork
10/7/21 9:59 a.m.

Sexy.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
10/7/21 10:20 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

So are those the 245s?  Fitment is good?

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