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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

MRS Joe

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  1. Write off ratio

    I’ve been told it’s 60 - 75%. It’s adjuster and vehicle dependant. If it’s something the adjuster has had flagged to “rid the system of” like cars with rust or high risk cars they may flush them. My 99 corolla was at 65% and they wouldn’t write it off unless I took a lower payout, to bring mpi’s loss value down, which I opted to at the time.
  2. (SOLD!): 4 Nokian WRG3

    Sale pending....
  3. (SOLD!): 4 Nokian WRG3

    Sold to a fellow autox'r
  4. (SOLD!): 4 Nokian WRG3

    SOLD
  5. Spring Nat's 2018

    I’m no alien. I just find on the tour, you are in a pinch to get used to the surface in short time. By having 3 heats in the pro, with four runs each, that’s a lot of bonus seat time to make the trip that much more worthwhile. Otherwise I’d just go to fall nats myself personally as that’s the real big show, more to see and bigger competition over two days. :end thread jack...
  6. Spring Nat's 2018

    Your in prime shape, and I found the pro got my head straight to the grip level and got me focused for the tour. Also helps I won the pro... That trip is out of the cards for me no matter how much I want to go though for ‘18
  7. Spring Nat's 2018

    If your going to spring nats, your not doing the pro and the tour?
  8. Brake Fluid

    Aka: BMW, VW, Mazda (some) etc. Ive found my bmw slow to engage lately and this is probably why. I still have a new container of ate blue sitting here. Will the viu tag me if I use it?
  9. Ive also heard it on the flipside, many cars pre 95 didn't have airbags standard, and personal injury payouts are higher on those cars. Also 95 is the implementation point of OBD so emissions improved (theoretically) from that point forth. If MPI really wanted to be asses, they could just change it to a rolling 15/20 year rule, anything older production would be deemed irreparable. I'm not against all of this, but against the disregard for classics and sports cars that are not the main issue. That mustang would net them a ton more cash if left salvageable, as im sure it would sell for 3-5 times as much (if not more) as it will as a "parts only" car.
  10. Steel collection for sale

    Is that unistrut in the top right that looks galvanized with slots? Kind of sitting in the grass That I may have a use for...
  11. 247000 miles and salvageable... some dumbass behind the desk. figures that’s salvagable but the mustang was not.
  12. Mustang 5 spoke mags for sale

    Sorry beau, I bought them.
  13. Event #18, Oct 1

    Can’t you hide it in a chassis tube? All these devices are getting smaller and smaller. Run the wiring in the chassis tubes. Corey is bang on for trouble shooting the ground issue with a meter. As for tracing the electrical, another great place to look is for the ecu sensor ground on the engine block. If that’s loose you can have sensors see no value intermittently. I’ve had that issue personally on two cars causing codes and weird running/stalling issues. Not sure if you have pulled or did any service on it lately, if you did just recall if wires were bolted on along side a bracket or similar.
  14. Event #18, Oct 1

    Congrats btw. That was a great run, especially with conditions starting to get a bit greasy. You actually got second in pax, I was third. Was a great course, challenging and good to shake some rust off. Thanks for the codrive beau! On a side note, I saw 1.38-1.4g on beaus data logger peak. Is that possible? I know the 1.18-1.2 I see in a few corners is high let alone a stock s pulling that on St. Andrews surface?
  15. Event #16 Sept 17

    Ideally you want to downshift during braking into the pivot (straight line), have the car in gear set for the corner and both hands steering and shift accelerating out of the corner. it’s not ideal to have one hand on the shifter through the corner. If your having to shift part way through the corner, your usually better off not down shifting imo, and if you end up hot into the corner or with oversteer your scrambling for the wheel to counter it. The audi is a luxobarge, and the captain (Shaun) is sailing it. He can get away with the one hand steering like that as at low speeds the Audi doesn’t oversteer, but tends to understeer which is easy to control/modulate with the throttle, which he obviously is used to.
  16. Is that not the second picture with the wooden box with the pump? if only I had a decent height garage....
  17. Really Joe?

    It's too heavy and has two too many doors
  18. Promoting autocross

    I don't think 25k will relocate the buildings they added within 40' of the "track". The manhole issues could eat up a lot of that budget alone as would the fill necessary for the dip
  19. Promoting autocross

    Last event held there was already dicey. We deemed it pointless to try others as the risks outweighed the benefits. The rrx put a new surface lot in west of the site but it is gravel. If it was paved it could have lots of potential for us to use it. The best option still is/was the sludge lot but the city of winnipeg has shut us down after setting up the police driver training site there (like we shared with at rrx prior) Every lot built as of late has poles and structures put in places that make the sites unsafe or unsuitable. If only we could get st vital or polo park mall to stay closed Sundays/weekends. On a crazy note, is there a holiday the malls are forced to stay closed? Could we not hire security on one of those few days and hold an event on such a location? Something to ponder if the owners would allow it. Manitoba holidays: (ones potentially useable listed) Good FridayVictoria DayCanada DayLabour Day
  20. Promoting autocross

    I'd like to throw this into the mix: Team challenge events - run one or a few of these over the year. Could use a random draw from a hat where you team up with someone and your combined pax time is the standing time. Interesting note if someone dnf's that matching # run is dnf for everyone else on the team. We would do groups of three, or create rules to mandate that only one driver can have been to nats, one must be a rookie... etc to even the field. Just a thought to spice things up. May make things for fun and push for barriers that may seem to be there to be broken/knocked down. Shaun- I like the idea of the double event. Could be good but the autox exec has to be on it to run two events in a day. Itd be hard but cool if feasible.
  21. Really Joe?

    https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/d/1985-trabant-601s/6280775355.html We all have issues of some sort....
  22. You went to nats and didn't get it fixed there? I have a sa with a jammed adjuster but I wasn't going to burden anyone to take it to try and have it fixed for me. Is there any charge in a Koni? Worth experimenting?
  23. Event #14, Sep 9

    Just blame it on the lack of grip, you were adjusting from the concrete still You do get style point though as that was a nice way around that pivot. Looks like a great course.
  24. 2017 SCCA Nationals

    Corey - Thanks for the e-street grid view as you drove by. Makes the hurt that much worse JT - there was a Lincoln vs winnipeg (gold eyes) baseball game last night in Lincoln. Would have been worth attending had we been down there. Something will have to give next year... I have to go.
  25. 2017 SCCA Nationals

    Congrats to Corey!!! Way to get back in there on that final run.
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