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Old 04-24-03, 12:57 AM
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Anyone with an FC in SCCA?

What class would an n/a FC fall into?

What kind of modifications should I worry about getting done before I goto racing school so that my car would be "track legal".

Trying to get the car built up first, then I'll start filling in the blank lines...

Not a lot to say, just need a lot of information about getting started..
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Old 04-24-03, 01:40 AM
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E stock with minor mods (cat back/shocks)
C stock prepared with more mods (intake/springs/coilovers/racing rims/etc.)
S mod 2 lot of mods
F mod whole nine yards
that is Auto X

Road racing
ITS or IT7
Roll cage
Someone will give you more info on this probably
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Old 04-24-03, 09:18 AM
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FC's first run in ITS. One step past that is E Production. Then if you have lots of time and money GT3 and 2.

As far as getting ready for a school, primary modifications should be all the required saftey equipment. Rollcage, extinguisher, master battery cutoff, seat, belts etc. If you have the time and the budget you can also prep the car with performance mods. The GCR is the best guideline for building the car to SCCA spec. If you have any specific questions, you can always PM me or shoot me an e-mail [email protected]
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Old 04-24-03, 07:28 PM
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Well right now I have a spare RX-7 with a dead engine, and is in need of new interior so I figured that I could just tear it down and build it into a race car over the next year or 2...

I guess the main question though, is how much money does it take to get your car to be "race ready" I guess is the main question....
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Think time, more than money..

3 years and 13K later, I'm just about ready to race

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Old 05-02-03, 07:51 PM
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FC's are not very competetive in ITS due to the E36 bims... but EP they are very competetive. this past weekend the EP race was as close as it could get with a guy a know in a 1st gen EP car and someone in a 2nd gen EP car. the FC ended up winning by a little.

and if you havent ever heard an EP FB or FC full thottle... its truely an experience. bridgeports with no exhaust sound amazing.
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FC's are not very competetive in ITS due to the E36 bims
maybe in you region but in general the second gen does very well in ITS.

bridgeports with no exhaust sound amazing
second gen's in E Production are not allowed a bridgeport only a street port. this is a great class for any rotary powered car running a carburator. this year they were allowed an increase in venturi, which has made the second gen the car to beat with its superior brakes and handling. Last weekend at the Cal Club double national a first gen won the race easily after Dave Lemon of Mazdatrix fame broke(he was significantly faster). the new convertible(yes convert) second gen was very fast and even out qualified a couple GT1 cars and several other GT cars. the diff on the second gens seems to be the weak link, this was the problem with the convert. but again any rotary powered car running a weber is going to be tough to beat this year in EP.
for a first car I would concentrate on a regional class like IT. get the safety items done first and then see what you can do.
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Eric,

I'm going to dedicate my first win in ITS, whenever that occurs, to you

hehe

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Originally posted by tims
maybe in you region but in general the second gen does very well in ITS.
really? in MARRS series the e36 bims dominate. maybe cuz we have superior drivers in that class like Ed York.

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second gen's in E Production are not allowed a bridgeport only a street port.
im sorry, your rights. i THINK the rules are... you can bridgeport a 12a, but not 13b... or something like that. becuz i know a guy with a FB in EP and hes got a bridgeport i believe.
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Sorry, nope.. Bridgeports are *not* allowed in production, no way no how. Street port only.

So.. All those wins at ARRC by Speedsource was due to????????

That's not to say that teh Bimmer doesn't have the potential to be the class king, and in some regions, it is, but that shouldn't discourage people from choosing the 2nd Gen RX-7 for ITS.

Chris Ludwig (on the board), won at least one, if not several regionals in his region, the San Fran Region ITS champion runs a 2nd gen RX-7, and hell, look at SEDiv for RX-7s, I've seen their website with pics, half to 3/4 of the cars are 2nd gen RX-7s it seems like (and a whooole bunch with Speedsource prepping)

Anyway, not raggin' on you too much here, but the 2nd gen is far from done in ITS IMHO.

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ok..... streetport then lol. all this porting talk is new to me. but i agree paul.. ITS FC's are still a good ITS car. my dad actually might have himself a ride in one in the 12 hour race at summit. should be fun
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