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Old 07-30-12, 11:36 AM
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WA Hi! Introducing myself.

Hello,
I am from Washington and have been racing with the Bremerton Sports Car Club for about 5 years. I haven't been down to the track at all this summer because the car is getting worked on.

I currently am working and living in Olympia. I just moved down here about 5 months ago. I am excited to try and give the "Ridge motor sports park" a try.
I am a Systems Administrator / Network engineer for a company in Olympia called Brightwire Networks. We do IT consulting and managed IT services for a lot of businesses. I specialize in virtualization and security. Born Unix admin, but have slowly learned windows server.

I have a 1988 RX. It originally was an S4 motor with an S5 intake, SAFC, RB dual exhaust, KYB AGX, RB springs.

It was great for daily driving and fun at the track.

But it is now time to make it a dedicated track car. I now have a normal daily driver / family car. So, I am going to build up the RX into a pure track car.

One thing I really disliked with autox'ing in the RX was the lack of torque coming out of corners. It was frustrating to be wanting to accelerate, and the car building RPM up, and after 4k, finally kicking with power.

My goals on the RX-7 will be:
Roll cage,
Race seats,
Fuel cell,
Rebuild motor, possible change aspiration.
4.77 rear,
different LSD, or rebuild clutch type.
light weight. Cut weight were I can.

Car will be prepared for AutoX, but may eventually find it's way to SCCA.

I look forward to talking more race car tech.
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Decide where you want to end up before you start spending big money. Nothing worse than hacking up your car and ending up not being able to use the stuff you bought in the class you were thinking of. What is even worse is ending up with stuff on the car that throws you into a class with such a high prep level you end up trying to run again tube frame cars.
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Originally Posted by jgrewe View Post
Decide where you want to end up before you start spending big money. Nothing worse than hacking up your car and ending up not being able to use the stuff you bought in the class you were thinking of. What is even worse is ending up with stuff on the car that throws you into a class with such a high prep level you end up trying to run again tube frame cars.
That's good advice right there ...
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