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Old 10-20-10, 01:47 AM
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SCCA - San Francisco Season Finale Laguna Seca Group 1 - video

The final race of the year was this past weekend at Laguna Seca. I had a very trying practice / qualifying day as my differential swap was challenging and I holed an oil cooler. All was repaired for race day and I started at the back of the grid (22nd). I made my way to 5th place before being black flagged for sound...bummer... It was nice to meet fellow RX7 racer Jim Eby and hang out with my friends. Here is a link to some video of my shorted race.

I also ran Super Production in Group 3, I'll post video after I finish editing.

Enjoy!

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Interesting, it wasn't the Fiero exploding...

Good stuff! Do you have a post somewhere with your car info?
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I don't think I've posted up too much about my car, so here you go:

Engine: street port motor by SR Motorsports, 2mm Mazda apex seals, RX7 Store Ultimate fuel system, 850 primaries, 1680 secondaries

Engine Management and turbos: Apexi Power FC and Apexi boost controller kit, BNR stage three turbos running 15 psi (~340 rwhp)

Cooling: Pettit stage III intercooler, Ron Davis radiator, Mazdatrix dual oil cooler kit

Suspension: Gab Super R coilover shocks, adjustable speedway bar up front, stock sway bar in rear, 850 lb springs front, 750 lb springs rear

Brakes: Brembo GT Kit up front, Wilwood calipers rear on 99 spec rotors, Hawk DTC 70 pads front and rear, tilton brake proportioning valve

Stock FD transmission, ACT Prolite flywheel, 6-puck clutch disc, JDM 3.90:1 differential

10.5 inch CCW classics front and rear, Hoosier R6 285/30/18 tires

25 Gal Fuel Safe fuel cell with Bosch 044 pump and internal sump

JKL vented hood, JKL GTC nose, Siebon hatch, 1/8 inch lexan on hatch, APR GTC 300 rear wing, Alumalite splitter

Race Technology DL1 and Dash3 data logging

That pretty much covers it...
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It's time to start making use of those tires and injectors and surprise surprise I happen to know someone with a great Penske setup and also some single turbo kits

Great vid and NICE lap times



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I don't think I've posted up too much about my car, so here you go:

Engine: street port motor by SR Motorsports, 2mm Mazda apex seals, RX7 Store Ultimate fuel system, 850 primaries, 1680 secondaries

Engine Management and turbos: Apexi Power FC and Apexi boost controller kit, BNR stage three turbos running 15 psi (~340 rwhp)

Cooling: Pettit stage III intercooler, Ron Davis radiator, Mazdatrix dual oil cooler kit

Suspension: Gab Super R coilover shocks, adjustable speedway bar up front, stock sway bar in rear, 850 lb springs front, 750 lb springs rear

Brakes: Brembo GT Kit up front, Wilwood calipers rear on 99 spec rotors, Hawk DTC 70 pads front and rear, tilton brake proportioning valve

Stock FD transmission, ACT Prolite flywheel, 6-puck clutch disc, JDM 3.90:1 differential

10.5 inch CCW classics front and rear, Hoosier R6 285/30/18 tires

25 Gal Fuel Safe fuel cell with Bosch 044 pump and internal sump

JKL vented hood, JKL GTC nose, Siebon hatch, 1/8 inch lexan on hatch, APR GTC 300 rear wing, Alumalite splitter

Race Technology DL1 and Dash3 data logging

That pretty much covers it...
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Old 10-21-10, 01:43 PM
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Fritz,
We are one the same page! I have a GT3574R kit coming my way and was planning on addressing my 15 year old, never rebuilt shocks in the upcoming months. Send me a PM with info on your Penskes. They are probably just what I need!

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Old 10-22-10, 08:02 PM
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yeah... but as soon as I went from twins to a single turbo with higher horsepower that's when all my problems started... unless you really need the extra power stick with what you've got...
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We are one the same page! I have a GT3574R kit coming my way and was planning on addressing my 15 year old, never rebuilt shocks in the upcoming months. Send me a PM with info on your Penskes. They are probably just what I need!

Guy
PM'd you
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yeah... but as soon as I went from twins to a single turbo with higher horsepower that's when all my problems started... unless you really need the extra power stick with what you've got...
Yep

This engine is good for 350 or so on a road course and after that you're just rolling the dice.

I prefer a small single vs twins though
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John,

Your words of warning related to power ring very true. I've been keeping a spreadsheet of all my competitors, their horsepower numbers and how much stuff on their cars broke. It's quite a list!

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From last weekend...



Photo by Chuck Koehler
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Hey,

My car was reliable, oh wait - nevermind
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Hi Bill,

Your car was reliable enough to lay a serious spanking on the rest of us! How's things coming with the new bullet? Do you have much work to do this winter beyond the motor? Lots going on in the triangle camp these days. Niles' rebuilt motor just arrived and I've ordered parts for pretty much every function on the car. I'm actually looking forward to building rather than repairing!

See you at the Banquet,

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Let me know if you need a hand "building"
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I was very impressed with the speed that 300zx was carrying. Alittle slow in corner, but had some pretty good exit speed.
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Those black wheels look awesome!! :-) and a great shot to. The spring change has really changed the attitude of the car.

Congrats on that 3rd place. Well deserved!!.

A great job to Bill, 1st Overall in ITE. Nicely done. Connie was closer then I expected. It was a great season!.
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Guy, would love to see more pics of you car. I run EP in a 1st gen, have always wanted to race a 3rd gen. Nice video, love that track.

Paul - EP 74 - SouDiv.
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Paul here is a link to a photo album. All action photos by Chuck Koehler. I'll take photos as I replace the turbo, radiator, suspension bushings, shocks and exhaust...
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Turbo 23 - The red 1984 300ZX in several of my videos is driven by a very experienced, wily veteran named Izzy Sanchez. The car is not heavily modified and its speed is a testament to the skill of the driver. Izzy once told me that he drives as fast as he can in every corner of every lap of every race. After sparring with him this year, I assure you that is indeed how he drives!

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Hi All... sorry this is so late. It was nice to finally meet Guy and also had a nice chat with (oh I'm so bad at remembering names) the other couple fellows from this site who came out to Laguna. Guy was fast as usual and I did the best I could to get you around me as quickly as possible. My racing went well... I set a personal best lap of 1:48 which put me right up with the Miata's so I had lots of fun playing with them. I worked my way up to 10th in group 5 and then got tagged from behind sending me backwards off track... well, that's racing.
My next outing will be at Buttonwillow the first weekend in December for a 24 hours of LeMons race. It's a team out of Santa Cruz driving an 86 RX7 with a 350 Chevy transplanted in. Anyhow, I posted a video of my fateful top ten run ending in a spin here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTdxBH0ndss
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Jim- you are a brave man for running in group 5! Looked as though you were having a good race before the "incident" and then you showed remarkable patience by not blasting back onto the track. The Lemons race should be interesting with that "slight" HP increase the V-8 will bring...small car - big engine is always a delightful combination!

I look forward to having a chance to chat when my racing weekend is not so terribly stressful.

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Turbo 23 - The red 1984 300ZX in several of my videos is driven by a very experienced, wily veteran named Izzy Sanchez. The car is not heavily modified and its speed is a testament to the skill of the driver. Izzy once told me that he drives as fast as he can in every corner of every lap of every race. After sparring with him this year, I assure you that is indeed how he drives!

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Yeah he was indeed quick. I remember seeing you pass him at the beginning of the video and six minutes later or so right up our *** coming out of every corner. Thought it was a 1st gen :S What's his setup like? What kind of hp/weight numbers are we looking at?

That's a great outcome Guy, sweet race, car sounds great. Any idea what kind of HP you're looking at with the single?
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Hi Jimmy,

The Nissan runs pretty much a stock motor, a single turbo at 8-10 psi (Turbonetics turbo, I don't know the wheel size), stock brakes, 16 x 8 wheels (245/45/16 tires), FMIC, big radiator, welded diff...that's about it. It makes around 320 or so at the wheels. Izzy has owned and raced this car since it was new.

With my single kit, I'm shooting for 410-420 rwhp at 15-17 psi. That power (coming at a lower RPM) and increased TQ numbers should make for lots of grins next year.

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Looking forward to living vicariously through you guys next year! Great video's!

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Hey Brent,

Instead of living vicariously, why don't you load up your yellow beast and come and play with us!

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Deploying to Afghanistan again... I'll be back in 2012. Prob. run NASA ST2 or ST1 when I get home
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