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Forum: Race Car Tech
11-07-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Silkworm

+1 to above, you're treading down a path many...

+1 to above, you're treading down a path many have trodden down before, only to run into the wall of 'I have no where to run this car', especially when you're on a limited budget. You're going to...
Forum: Race Car Tech
04-16-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By Silkworm

Gorgeous!!!!!!! Hopefully you can work on that...

Gorgeous!!!!!!! Hopefully you can work on that camera mount for the next race though, I could only hang in there with you for 2 laps before I had to stop :) watching your vid is making me crazy, I...
Forum: Race Car Tech
03-26-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,126
Posted By Silkworm

Perfect example there why I don't instruct, and...

Perfect example there why I don't instruct, and if I did instruct, would never drive another person's car. I'm someone who would feel obligated to pay for a mistake like that, and I don't want to...
Forum: Race Car Tech
03-16-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Silkworm

I asked because in my car, we had to take the...

I asked because in my car, we had to take the harness bar and bend it backwards to give my seat enough room to recline enough for head clearance, and I'm 5'10. You're 6'4 so I can't imagine it's...
Forum: Race Car Tech
03-16-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Silkworm

No you had the terminology right, Road racing is...

No you had the terminology right, Road racing is typically defined as racing on a closed course with left and right turns, not on public roads. It's just that if you're actually racing, i.e. you're...
Forum: Race Car Tech
03-10-10, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Silkworm

Looks great, but have you fitted the seat yet? ...

Looks great, but have you fitted the seat yet?

PaulC
Forum: Race Car Tech
03-02-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Silkworm

It's easy it's just power, ground and tach signal.

It's easy it's just power, ground and tach signal.
Forum: Race Car Tech
03-01-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Silkworm

I used the T-sport Rev lite in mine. ...

I used the T-sport Rev lite in mine.

http://www.tekniqauto.com/US/tsport/tsport.htm
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-16-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,029
Posted By Silkworm

wow holy old thread batman :D

wow holy old thread batman :D
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-11-10, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By Silkworm

Disclaimer, I can't see those pics very well,...

Disclaimer, I can't see those pics very well, it's hard to see how the bolts are installed in the shoulder harness mounts

That said, I've never seen a harness manufacturer claim that the only way...
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-10-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By Silkworm

If you want to get thru RACE tech, you'll need an...

If you want to get thru RACE tech, you'll need an FIA seat, OR a seat with a seat back brace (and of course a full blown cage, etc etc etc.

If you want to get thru HPDE tech, that's a little...
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-10-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,661
Posted By Silkworm

Well, and you got a pretty good chance of coming...

Well, and you got a pretty good chance of coming home with dented fenders or missing body panels too ;)


anyway back to the OP, there are a ton of street car tuners that make 'street car' setups...
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-09-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By Silkworm

oh whoops, should have read closer, I don't think...

oh whoops, should have read closer, I don't think he runs with a flat shift system. Good luck anyway! :)
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-05-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Silkworm

Good luck! If I were in your shoes, I'd...

Good luck!

If I were in your shoes, I'd look carefully at the level of rust, and decide for myself how long I truly expected the car to be around and if it were a structural or safety issue. I'd...
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-15-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,252
Posted By Silkworm

If I have to do background checks on every tom...

If I have to do background checks on every tom dick and harry who post smart ass comments to people, I'd never get anything done ;)



That's nice sonny. Next you gonna tell me you have 60 more...
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-15-10, 01:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,298
Posted By Silkworm

Gregory, do you want to know if it will fit...

Gregory, do you want to know if it will fit easily? depends on how tall your upper body is. Me, I had to cut the rear seat mounts off the floor pan, and bolt it to the floor. Seat was mounted at a...
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-15-10, 12:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,252
Posted By Silkworm

Patman, I wanted to disagree with you, but...

Patman, I wanted to disagree with you, but frankly I talked myself into agreeing with you. :) Look, the actual lift numbers are pretty meaningless to most folks without access to an engineer (or...
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-13-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,156
Posted By Silkworm

As for rear camber, on RA-1s on my FC, at 1.1*...

As for rear camber, on RA-1s on my FC, at 1.1* neg camber in the rear, I was wearing even as well. But that's a DOT legal tire, not a slick.
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-13-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,156
Posted By Silkworm

Trust me, the guy may list only an FB, but he's...

Trust me, the guy may list only an FB, but he's been around the block or two ;)
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-13-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,298
Posted By Silkworm

I had a Kirkey Intermediate Road Race seat in my...

I had a Kirkey Intermediate Road Race seat in my FC. The nice thing about FIA seats can be that some don't require a seat back brace to comply with safety rules. But if you don't mind having the...
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-11-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Silkworm

My standard recommendation for new track drivers....

My standard recommendation for new track drivers.

- Fix mechanicals. The worst thing is to go to the track and blow up. No fuel leaks, no oil leaks. Cooling system should be in good shape. ...
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-06-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By Silkworm

Toyos aren't the fastest tire out there, most...

Toyos aren't the fastest tire out there, most folks run them because of class rules. However, honestly I've not seen a r compound tire out there that runs as consistently and for as long, as the...
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-23-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Silkworm

These guys have you on the right track, +1 to all...

These guys have you on the right track, +1 to all of the above.
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-18-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Silkworm

In theory that should translate to reduced...

In theory that should translate to reduced understeer/increased oversteer, assuming that the rates aren't too high. I don't know what a '8' spring rate equals too in ft/lbs so I don't know if maybe...
Forum: Race Car Tech
10-30-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,097
Posted By Silkworm

Bill, I see two legs sticking out the bottom...

Bill,

I see two legs sticking out the bottom of the car in 2 of those pictures, the floor mounts failed. I doubt the strength of the roll bar is a question, it's the strength of the floor it bolts...
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