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      World of Wheels volunteers needed   02/08/2018

      Go here to sign up on the sheet if you can spare some time to help in the booth. Help is also needed and appreciated for setup and tear down. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ULmhhNo7nK2dEgrvcdFmSPx0uMUPMl4WxbUcwfXz-Is/edit?usp=sharing

Beau

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  1. Brake Fluid

    Great link. News to me = low viscosity brake fluid exists. The author minimizes its importance, however it could be more useful to guys up here in Winnipeg. Not sure it's necessary, but good to know about.
  2. Drift Day

    Hi Kristina, Yes, WSCC used to have drift events, but the program struggled to get off the ground. From the last meeting I believe we might be looking for some new ideas and possibly a new director (but I'm not sure). The WSCC is a collection of programs - ice race, road race, autoslalom, drift, etc. The good thing is that we can all get together and help each other out with things we have common like regulations, insurance, organization, funding, etc. The problem is that we are a bit compartmentalized because there aren't a lot of crossovers in terms of actual racers, cars, or equipment. What this means is it's unlikely that someone from one of the other programs would be able to organize a successful drift program. We'd probably be better off finding an avid drifter (or a fan who is passionate about it) to help get things up and running. If you know of anyone who could help, please put them in touch with us. We could help by backing the program and lending a hand where needed, but ultimately the new person could run the program however she/he feels. With that said, I think the last guy had some success in getting a few cars to participate and held some cool events, so it wouldn't be starting from total scratch. I think there are more than a couple guys & gals just waiting for the next event (as you mentioned in your first post).
  3. Mustang 5 spoke mags for sale

    Size, bolt pattern, offset?
  4. FS: 2009 BMW 335i LCI

    Awesome car. Lots of power, goes fast, looks good, and still practical. What's not to like? GLWS!
  5. Promoting autocross

    We had a great meeting today with many good quality discussions. Here are the minutes. For all currently unassigned tasks, we need some help with these. They can become a separate forum topic for discussion amongst all, or a champion can take the ball and just run with it. Meeting Minutes 2017-10-15.docx
  6. Promoting autocross

    I will PM anyone who needs my address. Anyone else who wants to join, please state so in this thread. If we don't hear back from you before the meeting, that's okay, we still have all these great ideas written down. That's the benefit of a public forum. All these ideas are already captured. I plan to discuss all the ideas relating to promotion and gaining new members, but ultimately we'll have to narrow down the focus to actionable items during the meeting. We can share the results with everyone so hopefully there will be more than just 5-6 people (10-12 people would be great!) able to help tackle the jobs and help follow through with actions.
  7. Promoting autocross

    Okay sounds like we have at least 5 people for Sunday so let's do that. Given the hard stop at 2 pm, let's start at 10 am, giving us plenty of time to wrap up a bit early. Anyone else want to join? Please add your name to the list. Beau Corey Shawn Dale Tim
  8. Promoting autocross

    I am free most of this upcoming weekend, Oct 14/15. If anyone wants to meet I'd like to do it now while things are still fresh in everyone's minds. Again, I could host, or we could go to Corey's place. No matter to me. Sat at 10 am sounds perfect, but I'm flexible.
  9. Event #18, Oct 1

    Yes and no. Be very careful. Do NOT do any resistance checks with a voltmeter while everything is connected and live. If you want to measure resistance, you have to do it on a dead circuit. In other words, remove the battery first. If you try to measure resistance on a live circuit, at best you'll get some misleading/erroneous readings and at worst you could blow up your meter or hurt yourself if something shorts out. Don't do that. But if you take out the battery then do what you said, you are correct. If you want to measure with the battery still connected, then you have to measure Volts. This is what I was suggesting. Here's how. Take your voltmeter and set it to DC Volts. Check across the battery terminals first (reality check) and you should have something in the range of 12.0-12.8 give or take. Take note of this first reading, let's say it's 12.5 V. Keep the red probe attached to the positive terminal and move the black probe further and further away from the battery. First check the clamp that holds the negative battery cable to the battery terminal to make sure there is a good connection between cable and battery. Should still be 12.5 V. Okay now move to the other end of that cable. Now move to the bolted connection to the chassis. Now move somewhere further away on the chassis. Now the engine block. If at any point you see a significant difference from 12.5 (e.g. you get 0 or maybe something weird like 2.5 volts) then there is not a good connection between the test point and the negative terminal. So just try to trace it out. If everything looks good on a voltmeter at first glance, another thing you can try is to do the same checks while the car is running, assuming you can get it running. If you have current flowing then the voltage differences should be more apparent. Side note: when touching a probe to a piece of metal, always try to scratch the probe into the metal a tiny bit so you get a good reading because there might be a tiny bit of surface corrosion or dust or grease on the outside surface of the metal.
  10. Event #18, Oct 1

    Sounds like you might have a loose ground. That would explain why your battery is still charged, yet you entirely lost power during the race. Check both ends of the grounding cable that runs between batt and chassis. I've seen first hand where rust/corrosion has formed on the chassis grounding point. In that case the bolted connection looked perfect from the outside and the bolt was mechanically tight, yet there was no electrical connection. Only way you can tell is voltage diff between batt neg terminal and a different spot on the chassis. I'm not sure if those numbers should be trusted as absolute. But who knows? It's peak transitional grip you are seeing for a fraction of a second. Sustained cornering G is more in the range of 1.0 to 1.2, which looks to be the same as Tim's vette.
  11. Great course today. I preferred it to yeterday's course, even though I had fun at both events. Joe's fastest run (#3): My fastest run (#3). I had some problems with data collection at the end of the day - kept getting errors on the Solostorm app about connections. I realized when I got home that my phone was almost full so that's probably what was causing the issue.
  12. Event #17, Sep 30

    LOL! No comment necessary. Watch the video and laugh.
  13. Promoting autocross

    All great stuff guys. Someone at the wind-up dinner today (Brian I think?) mentioned how there was a lot of good feedback and we can't simply leave it as a bunch of thoughts. Let's get together and discuss which things we can and want to do and make a plan to implement them. Over winter we can make some progress. I liked that idea! So who wants to get together in a couple of weeks to meet and discuss all these great ideas and start planning for action? I would love to help. I can host the meeting at my house or we could meet somewhere like a restaurant.
  14. It appears to be an issue for everyone. Here's a thread on the axti.me forums if you're interested. No response from mr axtime yet. Hopefully he'll get around to fixing it before next year. http://forum.axti.me/topic/163/no-runs-yet/
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