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by DickCDawg
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Solo
Topic: Miata wheel bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Miata wheel bearings

Chad, After repacking or replacing front hubs, many Spec Miata road racers torque the spindle nut to 150 ft. lb. or higher but do not stake the spindle nut, then run one short track session to 'seat' the hub bearing, retorque to 155 ft. lb. and stake the nut. I've been doing it that way for years an...
by DickCDawg
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: SCCA Classifieds
Topic: Momo FIA seat, Bell & GForce SA helmets, 5 & 6 point camlock harnesses-SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Momo FIA seat, Bell & GForce SA helmets, 5 & 6 point camlock harnesses-SOLD

2004 GForce 5 or 6 point camlock seat harness - $25 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0C-5176vpbJUW9WVUVmY0p5R1U/view?usp=sharing GForce full face w/air inlet SA2000 helmet, black L w/bag - $25 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0C-5176vpbJQmhqM2QyRDQ2LXM/view?usp=sharing Dick @ 865-660-2456
by DickCDawg
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: **DECEMBER MEETING**
Replies: 33
Views: 2503

Re: **DECEMBER MEETING**

Plan to attend tonight, me +1
Dick Hancock
by DickCDawg
Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: 2005 Elise needs corner balancing and an alignment. where to go?
Replies: 16
Views: 1889

Re: 2005 Elise needs corner balancing and an alignment. where to go?

Boovett, send me a PM with contact info. I do have a set of scales & ramps to corner weight my ITA Miata - not the ones owned by Henry/Hurst/Graser/Brown. I don't know the finer points of setting up an Elise but at the minimum I could help you check current setup. Won't be next weekend - I'll be at ...
by DickCDawg
Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Road Race / Time Trial / PDX
Topic: interest in a SARRC at NCM?
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Re: interest in a SARRC at NCM?

I would definitely run a double SARRC weekend at NCM if it fits the SeDiv schedule better. Was tempted to run the GL Div regionals there last weekend, but the schedule was just too tight with the Double SARRC/MARRS event at Summit Point this coming weekend and the Double SARRC/ECR at Roebling Road J...
by DickCDawg
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Road Race / Time Trial / PDX
Topic: 3 Wins for Graser - Congrats!
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

3 Wins for Graser - Congrats!

Lee Graser took his 'new' ITA Miata to 3 wins in 3 races at Carolina Motorsports Park this past weekend. On Saturday he qualified on the ITA pole for both the SARRC sprint race and the Carolina Cup pro race - and won both pulling away. On Sunday morning, it was a frigid 31 deg for the 2nd SARRC spri...
by DickCDawg
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Road Race / Time Trial / PDX
Topic: Your experience taking it to the road courses.
Replies: 26
Views: 3851

Re: Your experience taking it to the road courses.

There's a pretty active group of 'older' SCCA road racers in ETR. Joe Hensley, Stan Hinds, Lee Graser, Jim Stockburger & Stan's son Shaun - he's the youngun' at around 29, runs SCCA and also races with a Chumpcar team. I'm in the 'older' category as well, did autox and then jumped into SCCA w2w in 2...
by DickCDawg
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Solo
Topic: Feb. 3rd ETR meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Feb. 3rd ETR meeting

Looks like 6 or 7 road racing folks will attend - Joe & Kim Hensley, John & Jen Payne, Lee Graser, Stan Hinds, Dick Hancock...
by DickCDawg
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Road Race / Time Trial / PDX
Topic: Spec Miata / Heads
Replies: 17
Views: 3060

Re: Spec Miata / Heads

Yes, if Stearns had finished in 6th place instead of 7th, he would have been in impound for the tech's list of post race checks - for SM that list did include pulling the head and checking valve diameters & intake/exhaust ports, but did not include pulling valves from the heads which was required to...
by DickCDawg
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Road Race / Time Trial / PDX
Topic: Spec Miata / Heads
Replies: 17
Views: 3060

Re: Spec Miata / Heads

My understanding is that the top 6 'on track' finishers were called to impound for all races - so that if any of the 3 podium finishers were penalized there would be backups to take their place. In the case of the SM race, tech had decided to check several specific things on the top 6 in impound, bu...
by DickCDawg
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Road Race / Time Trial / PDX
Topic: Spec Miata / Heads
Replies: 17
Views: 3060

Re: Spec Miata / Heads

I thought I read that the protest was based on qualifying … and the protester was qualifier #12 … and that the protest was followed up on after the race, rather after qualifying The name on the protest was Will Schrader - 9th place qualifier. Schrader is from Oregon, and word is that a group of Pac...
by DickCDawg
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Road Race / Time Trial / PDX
Topic: Spec Miata / Heads
Replies: 17
Views: 3060

Re: Spec Miata / Heads

Over the last few years the '99 & up NB's in Spec Miata have gone from low 120's hp at the rear wheels to around 130 - combination of head work & adjustable fuel pressure allowances. SM's have to use a stock intake between MAF & throttle body, no porting work allowed, stock exhaust manifold, stock E...
by DickCDawg
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Road Race / Time Trial / PDX
Topic: Spec Miata / Heads
Replies: 17
Views: 3060

Re: Spec Miata / Heads

The issue for Spec Miata heads are the specific GCR rules regarding 'plunge cut' machining below each valve seat. These rules were 'clarified' a few years ago, with these 2 paragraphs focused on the plunge cut: 3. The throat area of the port consists of the 90 degree angle at the very bottom of the ...