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by MikeKelly
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Harper's Cars + Coffee
Replies: 23
Views: 836

Re: Harper's Cars + Coffee

Stopped at Weigels to get a cold drink @ 7:20 this morning. When I came back out the lower radiator hose had blown apart - dumped all antifreeze out of the cobra. Fixed that in 20 minutes, but waited 2.5 hours for the engine to cool off before refilling with water (you can call me chicken if you lik...
by MikeKelly
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Harper's Cars + Coffee
Replies: 23
Views: 836

Harper's Cars + Coffee

This Sunday - July 15th.
by MikeKelly
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Solo
Topic: Post event 5
Replies: 16
Views: 758

Re: Post event 5

After my first run, I was so scared that I coasted about half the way up the hill coming into the 180. Fun though! I have to admit I was chicken lifting coming into the last 180 because it was a little blind in the Cobras, either that or I was blind from screaming up the hill with the acceleration ...
by MikeKelly
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Solo
Topic: Post event 5
Replies: 16
Views: 758

Re: Post event 5

John Brown wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:01 am

lifed late on the 3rd run.. and weeeeeee! :shock:
You had a better day than the EVP of GM driving the pace car over a crest yesterday at DetroitGP...

I think he got some air with the inside front too.


https://twitter.com/Mattzel89/status/10 ... 3396387841
by MikeKelly
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Solo
Topic: Spring Nats
Replies: 64
Views: 2259

Re: Spring Nats

May I add:

It's a very funny thing to me that scca can throw anything american (including kit cars) into three classes on street tires with pretty much no other rules (and that's a success story)...

And still needs 60 more classes to sort everything else out.

Maybe I'm the crazy one....
by MikeKelly
Wed May 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Solo
Topic: Spring Nats
Replies: 64
Views: 2259

Re: Spring Nats

thrdeye wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 11:17 am

Digs and turnarounds suck - even in power cars.
heh

"ca-thunk"

G-O-O-O-O-O-O-A-L-!-!-!

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by MikeKelly
Sun May 06, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: True Trac diff
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: True Trac diff

P.S.

I have also heard of issues related to IRS vs solid axle.

IRS axles lock in differently - if the unit wasn't machined for that application it won't work - the axles won't lock in the carrier.

No problems with my 8.8 IRS True Trac.

Couldn't remember if JY was IRS or not.
by MikeKelly
Sun May 06, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: True Trac diff
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: True Trac diff

Best as I recall the torque differential of the True Trac is higher than the T2 but lower than the T2R, but the True Trac doesn't use clutches to get there like the T2R - simply different angles on the helical gears. Seems like Auburn gear also made one that looked promising (could not find it in a ...
by MikeKelly
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Solo
Topic: Dixie National... the Official Thread.
Replies: 53
Views: 3422

Re: Dixie National... the Official Thread.

Interesting that the same trans is used in the Mustang as well as the later model C6 Corvettes. You might find this interesting too... The earlier 6 speed was the T56 - used in Viper, Mustang, Corvette, Camaro, Firebird, GTO, Cadillac CTS-V, and others. Although they were all "T56", the internal pa...
by MikeKelly
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Solo
Topic: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?
Replies: 60
Views: 5485

Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

The last one I changed had to be chiseled out too.

I even machined a custom size punch for grease / bread etc - didn't work...
by MikeKelly
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Veloce Has Closed.
Replies: 22
Views: 2217

Re: Veloce Has Closed.

The secret is to go often enough and be fast enough to get to be friends with the people that work there. But the kid manning the kart station said they're all the same... :lol: When I figured out for a fact they were turning karts up + down to help their buddies ratings / rankings / times... It wa...
by MikeKelly
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Solo
Topic: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?
Replies: 60
Views: 5485

Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

TedV wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:51 am
Liquid Oxygen injection :wink: 8)

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by MikeKelly
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Solo
Topic: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?
Replies: 60
Views: 5485

Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Wow, that is scary. Thanks for the heads-up. Yea - watch for it - it will bite you fast - usually when you get a little more grip than you had when you were setting up + testing. Or you get a little more greedy / ambitious / whatever. A little extra weight transfer off the rear = your fault / my fa...
by MikeKelly
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Solo
Topic: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?
Replies: 60
Views: 5485

Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

I'm wanting to install interior f/r brake bias control.. Careful what you wish for. Tim Pitts needed two wreckers to get his car back on the trailer at the runoffs - wrecked it on the fifth practice lap after he got the brakes he thought he wanted (interior f/r bias control). Careful with it - it w...
by MikeKelly
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Another “What’s this tool?” Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: Another “What’s this tool?” Thread

The first one strongly resembles a Snap-On cotter pin puller.


https://store.snapon.com/Specialty-Tool ... 36020.aspx

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