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Old 02-16-04, 06:06 PM
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My New Track Monster

The previous owner (Wael El-Dasher a long time forum member) was an extremely meticulous owner who spared no expense and the car is a testament to his love and devotion. I will in turn give it lots of abuse but it will be happy doing what it is prepared to do and that is driving on the track. Just got back from VIR and I was considering keeping this beautiful machine in its show car condition but after driving this car at the limit its made for one thing and one thing only I only used it for a couple of hours before the fuel pump went but during that brief time I saw lots of potential and was delighted by the speeds I was achieving at entry and track out versus my previous numbers (even with street tires). I never got any lap times but I'm expecting some really good numbers this coming weekend. I'm going to VIR full again and will report back on this awesome track monster

Cheers to Wael who built a great car and made this buying experience a pleasure.
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so what kind of car is it?
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Old 02-16-04, 07:19 PM
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Fd and not a race car but a well prepared HPDE car.

I'll post some pics when I get a chance.
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Re: My New Track Monster

Originally posted by Fritz Flynn
The previous owner (Wael El-Dasher a long time forum member) was an extremely meticulous owner who spared no expense and the car is a testament to his love and devotion. I will in turn give it lots of abuse but it will be happy doing what it is prepared to do and that is driving on the track.
You are so Metamucil!
Nothing better then using a car for what it was made to do. Did Wael ever track the car?
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Congrats Fritz, Yes, we want pics and details.
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Install a video camera on his M2 rollbar. I want vids with laptimes
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Fritz,

That's great to know that Wael's car went to someone who will really appreciate it. Now I know for sure, I hate you!
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Make no mistake Wael did appreciate his car and took it to the track quite a bit. Lets just say that he isn't as "hardcore" as Fritz in terms of tracking the car.
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so it is you that bought the car....nice!
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Originally posted by rceron
Make no mistake Wael did appreciate his car and took it to the track quite a bit. Lets just say that he isn't as "hardcore" as Fritz in terms of tracking the car.
That comment was meant that someone bought who will appreciated rather than some 18 year old running it into a flag pole.
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Old 02-17-04, 03:42 PM
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Originally posted by rceron
Install a video camera on his M2 rollbar. I want vids with laptimes

Hopefully I can atleast get some lap times. I do now have a video camera and will try to get a mount installed so I can have some actual footage
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nasa event

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notice the fuel spray

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Nasa vir full course

I have lots of video but so far my best time is only 2:18 (hey its early in the year and I just got the car). Still haven't looked at all the tapes so hopefully I will have some better lap times

Met a couple of guys from the forum that were very cool and took out (on track not on a date for you wise guys from San Fran) the fella that bought Vosko's old car

Things already broken:
Cracked front rotors but still lots of life in my book
AC which I think is just electrical but of course I'm taking it out anyway.
Turbo manifold leak (all my cars start sounding like a tractor after just a few events)

Wael,
I'll post some pics of the battle scars when I get a chance but be sure your sitting down . This car is awesome by the way. If my blue car doesn't come off the injured reserve I have no complaints.
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Well I've been watching videos for the last hour and found 2:15 flat. With a compete open lap I really think this car is capable of a 2:12

Now I just need someone to tell me how to host the damn video. I have a wire that plugs into the usb then into the video camera so I'm assuming thats all I need along with uploading some kind of software. Any recommendations?
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time to invest in a laptimer....
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Hey fritz its dennis i met you this weekend, i just got back to NY now. All i can say is that car is amazing!!!

That ride was one of the best experiences ive ever had, soo fast, and more motivation to get my car done and get out there!

Thanks so much for the ride hopefully see you out there again soon. it was nice meeting you.


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Fritz, once you have the software to compress the video to a Mpeg or DIVX (or whatever) format maybe you can have Dave Nugent from Mazdadrivers.com host your video. On the site (where the applications are located) they have video of Crispy doing laps at VIR.

I bet if you take out the huge stereo system you will easily find 2:12s :-)

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Originally posted by dennnnis
Hey fritz its dennis i met you this weekend, i just got back to NY now. All i can say is that car is amazing!!!

That ride was one of the best experiences ive ever had, soo fast, and more motivation to get my car done and get out there!

Thanks so much for the ride hopefully see you out there again soon. it was nice meeting you.


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Glad you had fun and nice meeting you as well. Hopefully the next time I see you you'll have your fd to play with.
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Old 02-23-04, 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by rceron
Fritz, once you have the software to compress the video to a Mpeg or DIVX (or whatever) format maybe you can have Dave Nugent from Mazdadrivers.com host your video. On the site (where the applications are located) they have video of Crispy doing laps at VIR.

I bet if you take out the huge stereo system you will easily find 2:12s :-)

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Well I bought the cable but apparently my computer is not fire wire ready This video stuff is a pia. I just watched a couple runs on the big screen and it was pretty damn cool though

I will definitely ask Dave to host some laps. I'm going this coming weekend with the bmw sandlapper club so hopefully I can improve upon the time. If I can pull off a 2:12 with just bolt ons I'll be really happy.
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OK guys I got the computer hooked up for video so now I just need someone to host it
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PS I retimed it and its more like a 2:13 or 2:14
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Re: My New Track Monster

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I never got any lap times but I'm expecting some really good numbers this coming weekend. I'm going to VIR full again and will report back on this awesome track monster
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thanks for the ride this weekend! I have a bunch of pics for you and i'll post some links to them as soon as i upload them. I really appreciate the ride and i must say that this was really a thrill ride. He's an excellent driver and the car hauls ***. I was jsut grinning and wanting to go faster even though we were hitting 145 with ease coming out of oak tree. The handling was seemingly comparable to the formula sae car. really fast car even with low boost levels.
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Originally posted by M's
thanks for the ride this weekend! I have a bunch of pics for you and i'll post some links to them as soon as i upload them. I really appreciate the ride and i must say that this was really a thrill ride. He's an excellent driver and the car hauls ***. I was jsut grinning and wanting to go faster even though we were hitting 145 with ease coming out of oak tree. The handling was seemingly comparable to the formula sae car. really fast car even with low boost levels.
Glad you enjoyed the ride and can't wait to see the pics
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Fritz,
You should've bought my car. <grin>
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Fritz,
You should've bought my car. <grin>

YOUR RIGHT! I will end up with a car very similar to yours in the next couple of years. I would like to eventually do some NASA open events with an FD.

If the price of your car comes down some please let me know Also keep me posted on any future upgrades.
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