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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


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  1. Are you wanting to take a group of us from our club to check out the event you linked in the first post to help out with the event, or to just attend? What are you looking for in a volunteer for our events? I don't mind entering a couple of events for fun. I just don't have a car that could go hard core yet as my Subaru is also the same car that needs to get me to work the next day. In winter my Subie sees a lot of sideways So a rally would probably be a good thing for me I would love to run a car in more dedicated events if we start hosting them in our club. A friend and I have a vintage celica with a 300hp echoboost that is supposed to be going into it. We are building it to run autocross events. We may end up wanting to try out some rally events with it. I know we both would love to try the targa rally some day.
  2. I just might have to invest in one of those
  3. So I have been looking for a 1971-1972 Celica restoration project for about 10 years and my dad found me one a few weeks back! So we stopped in at the shop where it is located to take a look at it and see if the owner was around to talk to. He was there and told me to make an offer on it. I offered him the $ that I started saving for dyno time on the Mach 1. So I am in the process
  4. I need one of those eh? I got a hoodie full of burn holes at least one
  5. This is the next video for my Celicas restoration
  6. Hey guys, its been a while since I posted an update. been pretty busy my family moved to a new place and been working on the new house and setting up the new shop. So this update is about me setting up my new shop. I made it as another youtube video, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPZDilVuap4&feature=share https://imgur.com/a/EEQh2
  7. Body rust?

    now I see it there on page 62 right next to how to swap the 2015 turbo charged echo boost engine into it on page 63, Mitchel manual date publication 1974.
  8. Body rust?

    Hey Just wondering if it matters on having body rust on a car I want to autocross? I am planning on running a classic Toyota (my parts car ) and will be installing through the floor sub frame connectors so it should have the strength it needs. The rust I am talking about is the rockers or lack of them Thanks.
  9. Body rust?

    Perfect I managed to drop the driver side door while installing on the car and now the handle won't open the door from the outside. Probably just a connection on the inside though.
  10. Body rust?

    Thanks Jim. My friend showed me the potential motor we would like to use, it is sitting in his garage he just pulled it out of the last write off he bought. Lets just call it a "Gallo 12" for now, It will be a rocket ship with the car weighing about 1600lbs. The car should look very "General Mayhem" with the 3-4 thousand dollar budget. Pretty excited about it. We are going to gather parts over the summer and possibly start the build next winter depending where our other projects are at.
  11. This past summer I picked up a 1991 Miata as a side project from the Celica. The car is an Arizona car so it is free of rust! My friend had a newer white sport Miata. You may have seen it at a few autocross events, and it was a blast to drive with he top down on the hot days. I wanted to get my own but it needed to have pop up lights as my first car had pop up lights (1986 200sx). So I picked up this car for $1500 and put some time into it. The same friend who had the Miata we used for racing found me this car on a local classic buy and sell face book page. We took 2 hour road trip north of Brandon to pick it up. After a long hot day in the spray booth this car with the top down is the perfect way to get home, though I do find it taking a little longer getting home as it is manditory to go for a rip down the highway with the top down Here is the first part of the build in picture video form as I don't want to waist my time with image hosting sites any more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXxfLavx99I&t=351s The next part of this build will be replacing the core support from previous accident damage so I can get it saftied and licensed for the whole summer. Right now I only can get three month long temporary permits per year. Which is enough to cover the hottest months so no rush to replace the core support. I have one lined up from a guy in Carmen just waiting on him to get it ready for me.
  12. So since photobucket sucks and removed all my pictures I made a video of my progress up to this point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8vndwrC-c4 There is no music so you can choose your own.
  13. Autocross age?

    I have a friend who is 17 years old and I have been telling him about my autocross racing. He wants to take his mustang to autocross. What does he need to race in terms of is he to young or does he need his parent to sign a waver/release etc? Thanks,
  14. Autocross age?

    Neil This is my understanding too. Shawn are you only referring to ride alongs portion of th rules when you talk about "only ride with a parent or guardian" . but he could still race his car if he brings the signed waiver by his parents and has his license that allows him to drive on his own? Or are you saying he can only ride with his parent and not race till he is 18?
  15. Autocross age?

    So can he (my 17 year old friend) drive his own car at our events or is he only allowed to be a passenger with one of his parents and not drive till he turns 18? Do his parents have to physically be at the event to sign the waiver or can he bring a signed waiver and can I act as his guardian at the event? Do I have to ride in the car with him while he drives or can he drive on his own? I'm coming with my own car as well. He has his drivers license and can drive on his own. I'm getting together with him tonight to tech inspect and class his car so I need to know if he is allowed to drive his own vehicle or not.
  16. Autocross age?

    Ok sounds good so if his parent is there to sign the waiver he is good to go. If not then is there a way you could email me the waiver for his parent to sign?
  17. Autocross age?

    Thanks for the reply guys. Who would know for sure and where do I get a waiver. He wants to come out to the gimli event on the 20th. I would hate to have him drive all that way and not be able to participate. I believe the Mustang is in his name but I will pass the info on to him.
  18. Miata driver side frame rail and bumper bar

    No I am actually lucky that way. It has never been titled here in our Provence. It was "fixed" back in Arizona and reregistered. It won't pass our safety though. The fix is pretty straight forward once I get the parts I need.
  19. Hey guys I am just about done getting my 1991 miata ready for a safety. The last thing on my list is repairing the front section of frame rail and metal bumper. Any one know of a Na Miata shell that I can cut the rail out of. My damage is in front of the suspension on the driver side so it is a more straight forward repair.
  20. Toyota bell housing

    I found one.
  21. Toyota bell housing

    I am looking for a bell housing to connect a toyota "r" series engine (eg: 22r, 22re, 18r, 18rg, 8r, etc) to a "w" series trans ( w58, w56 etc. W50 will not work) Thanks
  22. Hey guys/gals I picked up a rust free 1991 miata yesterday and it is completely stock so I intend to keep it that way. My budget including purchase for the car is $3000-$3400 So far I am at $1700 which includes purchase and trailer rental/gas to haul the car home. The car will need a new top which I have lined up for a good deal. There are a couple other things needed for safety. But my question for now is what shocks are suggested to run in street class for an affordable price. I may just run new rear ones of what ever is oem for now but I am still curious on what others have run in street class. The fronts seem ok but the rears need replacing so in terms of budget I may just replace the rears for now with oem equivalent.
  23. Street class shocks for miata?

    I have been researching alignment stuff and have found a couple of different ideas: Flyin Miata Miata.net IA Super Miata doubble duity Front: Caster: 5.0 Maximum Maximum +3.5 ~ 4.0° Camber: -1.0 -0.6 to -0.8 -1.5 -2.5 Toe: in 1/16” 1/16” per side out 1/16” Per side 0 Rear: Camber: -1.5 -1.1 -2 -2.0 Toe: in 1/16 1/16” per side in 1/16” per side + 1/8", .06" Other notes: "We have found that setting the front camber from -.2° to -.5 ° more than the rear provide best grip and lowest lap times." My thoughts on my set up (street tires with high tread ware of like 500 and oem shocks/sway bars: Front: Caster: Maximum Camber: (-0.5 more than the rear) Not sure totally where I want it Toe: out: 1/16” (Skinny tires for autocross: 1/8” out to 1/4” out for autocross but wears tires rapidly according to the internet) Rear: Camber: (-0.5 less than the front) Not sure totally where I want it. Toe: in 1/16” Any one have any critiques on my thoughts of alignment set up? I am kind of fuzzy on camber because it is all over the place where I look for recommendations
  24. Street class shocks for miata?

    Beau: is this the blocks and bolts mod you are referring to? http://www.racingbeat.com/Miata-1990-2005/Sway-Bars/54123.html?id=4jtGIqfa I am guessing you only need to order a pair of them for the front? Joe: I got lucky I have the long nose crank pulley. I found it when I did the timing belt on the weekend. I also was fortunate it seems that my car has the limited slip from factory. It is looking like I will be taking the Miata autocrossing on sunday this weekend. I am on holidays this week and next so I have a bunch of time to work on the car! I would give some picture updates but photo bucket is giving me issues. I have got a bunch of stuff done on the car: timing belt/tensioners, water pump, power steering pump, inner and outer tie rods and boots, coolant flush, seafoam in the intake and oil pan (engine ticking is gone) Cleaned up surface rust under battery primed and painted it, Pulled the interior out and cleaned it, fuel filter, air filter, new battery and fabricated a battery tie down, Used bicycle brake cables cut to length with wire crimps to fix broken window regulator, day time running lights, plugs wires, sealed up tail lights, fixed miata Hot foot issue using bubble wrap with foil on both sides (the roll of stuff you get at Rona) Worked like a charm the car is cool now On my do do list: -Trans fluid and diff fluid -rear shocks tomorrow and new upper control arm bushings ( just ordered Oem KYB for now to keep in budget) -Fix rad cradle from past accedent damage -rain rail repair using pcv tubing -new top is coming -Rain test -thermostat coolant leak -Inner shift boot -alignment (set up for street/autocross) Beside a good polish that is it. Kind of a bit more involving that I pictured but I don't mind I enjoy working on a fun car.
  25. Street class shocks for miata?

    Thanks guys This info is much appreciated. The car won't be ready for the 8th, though I wish it would be. I am hope to order most of my needed parts this week.