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Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/7/22 8:23 a.m.
Patrick said:

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Bring a trailer is how i would feel about it  laugh

This is probably the right answer. However I promised Mary a challenge run in it. So it'll probably go up tax time next year

Gambit
Gambit New Reader
4/7/22 8:41 a.m.

yeah get it absolutely perfect and bring a trailer it... there is no record of that generation acr selling, so you might get some crazy number thrown at you

Mad_Ratel
Mad_Ratel Dork
4/7/22 10:24 a.m.

its' BRING A TRAILER TIME!

 

I took tomorrow off to drive the mustang for a proper alignment.  I'll be at the event saturday to pick up the wheels/tires we spoke about (guy is driving 5 hours and doing both days).  Dad has Bee Club things to do so we are going to run Sunday.  

Eventually i'll get my thread up to current time.  it's almost a year behind right now.  Finding out I cant mass upload photos has got me fuming.

Stu Lasswell
Stu Lasswell Reader
4/7/22 1:43 p.m.

Well Michael, it looks like you have a Ist place in XSB locked up for Sat. and Sun.  I see no other entrants, and reg. closes today!  First place and DFL  at the same time ... whoo whoo!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/9/22 4:01 p.m.

Day one of two day event done.

I met a fellow grm-er in grid.m, but didn't catch his name. Hopefully he chimes in,  as he admitted to actually liking the build!

Regardless, i struggled today. Just couldn't get it together. Car very much oversteer-ey, which led to spins on almost every run. Tire pressure 32 front, 32 rear, konis on full soft. 

Way off pace. 

One spin from 60mph brought me to within 18ft of a light pole. All i could thi k about was "one of two."

Hopefully tomorrow goes better. Still had fun though!

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
4/9/22 4:31 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I always have to think about this but disconnect the front swaybar to get more traction in the rear?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/9/22 4:37 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

A smaller rear bar, maybe koni adjustment or tire pressure...

Im not sure. It understeer last evnt, oversteer this. I almost feel like its all me, not the car

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
4/9/22 4:59 p.m.

A bit less tire pressure in the back might give a little more grip.  Easy to try.

Stu Lasswell
Stu Lasswell Reader
4/9/22 5:34 p.m.

It was a cold day out there, and that made for less grip overall. Then again, last month was about the same, so the same set-up (tire pressure-wise) should have been good.  Now. I really LIKED this course, or at least the Triumph did.  All sweepy S-curves, not too technical. Had fun!  We'll see how it looks tomorrow, as the course should be basically the same, run in reverse (so not the same at all, really)!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/9/22 5:42 p.m.

In reply to Stu Lasswell :

I know! Fast course, and a FUN course. My only changes from last month were the shock settings.  So it shouldn't have been a hige difference....

 

Going to see what tomorrow brings 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/10/22 5:31 p.m.

So, we wound up at 24psi front, 26 rear. Konis full soft. 

Car is a riot. Chris and i put a dozen back to back runs on it, and it barely skipped a beat. Axle nut backed off because some moron didn't put cotter keys back in, and a cone took off the air filter. 

But, 12 second improvement from first to last today. Chris, who'd never driven a neon before today, was able to yank a 61.xxx out of it, only .3 ahead of stu in his incredibly sorted and known tr3. 

The thing is way qucker and more capable than i thought. I had a great time. Weather and fellowship were perfect. 

 

Im also mostly over the fear of tbe rarity. Fact is, car isnt flawless. Car wasn't meant to be a bring a trailer car when i restored it, and i don't believe it would bring me enough money to not regret selling it at this point in time. Last year? Yep. Gone. Didn't do much for me being underpowered the way it was. Fell out of love.  But the love is definitely back. Its almost guaranteed a stay of execution until at least after the challenge. 

I will enjoy it, and treat it well, but i WILL drive it how i intended it to be driven.

java230
java230 PowerDork
4/10/22 8:08 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Sounds like the car is perfectly fulfilling its purpose! 

Dirtydog (Forum Supporter)
Dirtydog (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/11/22 9:38 a.m.
java230 said:

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Sounds like the car is perfectly fulfilling its purpose! 

Exactly.  Enjoy the fruit of your labor.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/14/22 6:31 a.m.

https://youtu.be/vcikfg9b0IE

 

Christian is working on uploading our runs, but heres his fastest from sunday. 

Figured y'all would enjoy the ride along  

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
4/14/22 7:16 a.m.

That looks like fun and a hand full.

adam525i
adam525i Dork
4/14/22 10:12 a.m.

You'll like the RS-4's a lot more in the heat of the summer when you can get some more heat in them and keep it there through the day. Car looks like a lot of fun, I'm looking forward to our season starting here.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/19/22 1:17 p.m.

Its in the magazine!!!!

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
4/19/22 1:58 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Now it's worth $200,000!

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/how-much-will-this-classic-mot/193349/page1/

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/19/22 2:25 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Giggity. $2000 challenge to $200000 on BAT? yes please 

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