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Forum: Race Car Tech
08-22-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jimeby

All good ideas here... we just have to pick one...

All good ideas here... we just have to pick one and do it. Right now I'm leaning towards putting heavier duty guts in our T5. It's quick and easy and hidden.
For the LeMons the entire build has to...
Forum: Race Car Tech
08-18-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jimeby

Thanks for the input. I knew this was a long...

Thanks for the input. I knew this was a long shot. I've called all around and can't find anything.
I'll look into the 8.8 swap... maybe it's something we can handle.
This is for our LeMons car...
Forum: Race Car Tech
08-15-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jimeby

Turbo II 3.0 ring & Pinion

Hi All:
Does anyone know where I can get a ring and pinion somewhere around 2.70 - 3.00 or at least closer to that than the stock 4.xx that we have now?
Thanks,
Jim
Forum: Race Car Tech
08-08-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,058
Posted By jimeby

There's something I'm not getting about your...

There's something I'm not getting about your setup. The bottom of the 1st gen struts bolt to the ball joint. The second gen has the two bolts that I think you're describing. If you’re using second...
Forum: Race Car Tech
08-08-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

Hi Michael... Thanks for the props. And good luck...

Hi Michael... Thanks for the props. And good luck to you. We won't be at the Chumps event. Our next planned event is Button Willow in December.

Now for the good news!!! Overall we ran 264 laps for...
Forum: Race Car Tech
08-02-11, 02:34 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

We're ready to go for the Thunderhill Arse...

We're ready to go for the Thunderhill Arse Sweat-a-paloza this weekend. We mostly did lots of tinkering on the cooling. We stuck the original RX7 oil cooler back in and supersized the opening in the...
Forum: Race Car Tech
06-17-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,912
Posted By jimeby

Find out where they measure the sound level at...

Find out where they measure the sound level at your track (left or right side of the track) then add a 90 degree pipe at the back of your car aiming the exhaust away from the db meter. If you're at...
Forum: Race Car Tech
04-07-11, 09:19 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

I'm thinking I better avoid the showers when...

I'm thinking I better avoid the showers when either one of you is around....
But yeah... if you just look around the pits it's pretty obvious that the $500 limit is getting stretched pretty far. I...
Forum: Race Car Tech
04-05-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

Soooo... you must have been the guys asking me if...

Soooo... you must have been the guys asking me if we had a 12a transmission. Too bad you had so many issues. It seems to me like that rotorized Midget would be a rocketship if you could get it sorted...
Forum: Race Car Tech
03-29-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

Ah so Sears Pointless 2011 has come and gone now....

Ah so Sears Pointless 2011 has come and gone now. We finished no problem! Our only issue through two days of racing was picking up a plastic trash bag on our grill opening causing some high temps. We...
Forum: Race Car Tech
03-08-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

Sears Pointless is just around the corner. We...

Sears Pointless is just around the corner. We rebuilt our tranny and the ancient pickup truck V8 still seems to be ok... Word has it they're going to crack down on silly issues like roll cages...
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-23-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By jimeby

I know the brick and mortar vendors hate guys...

I know the brick and mortar vendors hate guys like me but I've bought my last 3 used SFI/5 race suits on Ebay. I also bought my new SA2010 helmet, SFI gloves, SFI window net, SFI new fueling apron,...
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-10-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,046
Posted By jimeby

This is to replace my current 5 year old race...

This is to replace my current 5 year old race engine which finally tossed an apex seal while I was racing it on a race track. It's for SCCA club racing in ITS race class which I've been racing with...
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-08-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,046
Posted By jimeby

Hi Gadd: Thanks for the referrals.

Hi Gadd: Thanks for the referrals.
Forum: Race Car Tech
02-05-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,852
Posted By jimeby

As far as the need for a surge tank, it depends...

As far as the need for a surge tank, it depends on if you're going with injection or carbs and how much fuel you expect to be carrying when you. With fuel injection you can't stand to suck any air......
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-27-11, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,046
Posted By jimeby

Karak: Thanks for your input. That's the kind of...

Karak: Thanks for your input. That's the kind of list I was looking for. And I see JuicyJosh has an opinion of one of them.

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-23-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,046
Posted By jimeby

Thanks for all the tips. I recently moved to SF...

Thanks for all the tips. I recently moved to SF from Seattle area and I'm looking for someone local. Of course it doesn't cost all that much to ship to my favorite shop in Seattle (JLC Racing) but it...
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-23-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,046
Posted By jimeby

CA Race engine builders

Hi All:
Who builds reliable race engines in the SF bay area?
Thanks,
Jim
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-23-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

Hey mschiap... I guess I'll see you at...

Hey mschiap... I guess I'll see you at Infineon... our team "Hit and run 2" is on the roster with our V8 2nd gen. I'll be bringing in my son down from Seattle as a ringer driver this time.
I noticed...
Forum: Race Car Tech
12-21-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

Michael... thanks for the comment. I'm not sure...

Michael... thanks for the comment. I'm not sure we'll be at Infineon... but if we are, the fuel issues will be solved for sure. It also needs a little more handling development to make it turn...
Forum: Race Car Tech
12-20-10, 09:10 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

I finally got my video edited and posted here: ...

I finally got my video edited and posted here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tj_GSL_o6w
Forum: Race Car Tech
12-07-10, 09:26 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

Our teammates raced an orange 2nd gen RX7 powered...

Our teammates raced an orange 2nd gen RX7 powered by a Ford 302. They were running around 2:20 lap times to our 2:30's. Their car is a little better sorted than ours. We had fuel pickup issues so had...
Forum: Race Car Tech
12-06-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

Woo Hoo! We actually finished the race! Our team...

Woo Hoo! We actually finished the race! Our team ("Hit and Run 2") finished 56th out of 173 starters. Our team mates Team "Hit and Run" finished 12th. It was touch and go for us when with approx 30...
Forum: Race Car Tech
12-01-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

Hey Steve: Thanks for the props. Yeah, I'm...

Hey Steve:

Thanks for the props. Yeah, I'm going with an open mind on this one. I've been watching a lot of Youtube videos of LeMons and Buttonwillow to try to be prepared. Dang some of those...
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-24-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,900
Posted By jimeby

1.5 weeks til we'll be at Buttonwillow with a V-8...

1.5 weeks til we'll be at Buttonwillow with a V-8 FC. I'm a substitute driver on this team and never done a LeMons race but it can't be any different than running my SCCA ITS car, can it?
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