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CRX Don last won the day on March 3 2017

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  1. I read the ST6 rules and here is my summary: - I expect that all the civics and CRXs in PTE and PTF last year will fit into ST6. The spec miatas and Randy's Integra could probably fit in there. Hopefully Yogi too, and maybe others. So it sounds like a big class for GMP! - The ST6 rules are a little different than PT rules. ST6 is all based on a power to weight ratio. And the power to weight ratio for your car is adjusted a bit if you have done certain modifications, or depending on the design and final weight of your car. ST6 is less restrictive about how you modify your car. This will be good news for some competitors. - Power is determined using a chassis dyno. There's a process for it in the rules. I have never had my car on a dyno, so I looked at a few dyno charts online to guess that PTE+PTF civics/CRXs would now be in ST6. - ST6 tires: You are limited to tires that are 100 treadwear, or even stickier if you take a penalty on your power to weight ratio. Certain very sticky tires are not allowed (not that anyone used them anyway). For vehicles under 2400 pounds you need to use 205 or narrower tires. There is a process to actually measure the tires instead of relying on what the tire sidewall says. - It was actually NASA, not WCMA, that discontinued PT classes. WCMA just follows NASA. I was surprised too, so thanks Jared for bringing this to everyone's attention! Speaking for myself, the change to ST6 does not motivate me to make many changes to my car for 2019. - You need to read the rules for yourself. Jared posted the link to the NASA rules. I assume that WCMA will adopt NASA's rules as is, but that's up to WCMA to confirm.
  2. I see my question was answered in another thread under General Motorsports. SpeedFactor (a club sponsor) was suggested, at $200 per alignment. Winnipeg Honda also.
  3. Any good alternatives to CAPS for performance alignments? $79 is a good deal, especially when CAPS is willing to do custom settings.
  4. I made a roundel with a number on it out of vinyl magnetic material. Stick it on the car door for racing, peel it off for the drive home. I got the magnetic material at a sign shop, but I can't remember where. It was about 1/16" thick. Alternatively you could attach permanent numbers to your door and hide them with a vinyl magnet painted to match the car. Peel off the magnet when you are ready to race. Cover the number for the drive home.
  5. Hi, I am looking for a competent backyard mechanic to remove and replace a front frame rail on my CRX road racer. The frame is badly cracked where a previous repair was made and cannot be re-welded again. It requires removing and replacing the frame on one (or both?) sides from the firewall forward and welding in a replacement one. This is way beyond my level of competence so I want to hire someone else to do it. It's not worth fixing if I need to pay body shop rates, but maybe there is a talented backyard body man who could do the job cheaper for cash. I would rather fix it than see a good non-rusty CRX with cage go to waste. The car is stored at Al Marcoux's garage. There are frame rails there too that could be removed from one of Al's civic shells. Thanks! - Don
  6. Just want to confirm that there are no changes needed to safety equipment for 2018. Reference: http://www.wcma.ca/new/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-WCMA-Technical-Regulations-02012018.pdf FYI - looks like SA2005 helmets are good until the end of this year. Thanks! -Don
  7. FYI - some of us have already ordered Westlake RS for the season.
  8. Sure I am all for it! But can we have an answer before the Westlake RS order deadline? Or extend the order deadline? Also, since we voted on running PTF we can't really restrict tire choices beyond what's legal in PTF, or we are back to creating a club class again. It would have to be more of a gentleman's agreement to run a spec tire in PTF but I believe we are capable of that among the PTF civics. Not to imply that non-civic drivers are not gentlemen, but some of them may want to use a different tire to help catch up to the civics. I propose civics running in PTF should voluntarily choose the 195 50 15 westlake RS.
  9. What's the price on 195 50 15? It was very good last year! Hope it's just as good or better. Thanks - Don
  10. PTF for me too. Minor changes needed to bring it down to PTF, easy to do. I count 6 in PTF so far. Thanks Mat for getting a decision, and thanks to all who participated!
  11. I agree with what you have said about PTE and PTF but I want to say that I will unmodify if that's what it takes to run with the rest of the field. Hopefully more competitors will feel the same. In my opinion it makes the most sense to take something off my car (free or nearly free) to run with a larger group. More fun and cheaper.
  12. My suggestion is CCC with a minimum weight, spec tire, and list of allowable drivetrain substitutions. Limiting points might be OK too. To be more specific: Minimum weight: if we only fix one thing in CCC it should be a minimum weight rule since this generated the most complaints. The known weight range of cars in CCC for 2017 was from 2137 (me) to 2230 (Mat) with driver and 1/4 tank of gas. I think Jordan's car weighs close to Mat's car too. So to make things even we would all need to weigh 2230, including CRXs. Spec tire: how about Westlake RS? Cheap, easy to drive in the rain, reasonable wear. Allowable drivetrain substitutions: Legalize what competitors have been doing for a while by using an equivalent but cheaper motor that has no performance advantage. For example, ZC instead of D16a6. We need to develop a list of what's OK. Limiting points: This is an alternative to the current CCC restrictions. To summarize what Steve said in an earlier post - 10 points bumps you up a class instead of the usual 19. So 88-91 civics would be allowed 20 prep points, and the previous CCC restrictions would be lifted. This change would allow non-civics to also compete in our class, which would be nice. But it wouldn't ban some of the expensive things that CCC disallows. If we go with limited points instead of previous CCC restrictions I recommend having a spec tire as well to help control costs.
  13. Sounds interesting, Steve. Keep going! Let's not forget about tire restrictions. Probably the most important factor for keeping costs under control. I didn't mind racing on the westlakes (hint, hint). From where I was sitting there were a few more close races than just one. But Jordan is right - with Steve and Clint missing some events and Jordan out altogether there was not as much traffic for me in 2017 as there was in 2016. Jordan, we hope to have you back racing for 2018!
  14. Most of us weighed our cars in 2017 and I think we should compare the results so we can see what's really attainable for a minimum weight, and so we can see the weight differences within CCC. I will go first: my CRX weighed in at 2137 pounds with me in it and 1/4 tank of gas. I weigh 225 lbs. My car was probably the lightest in CCC. I have no objection to a spec tire for 2018. Let's just make sure we choose something that is cheap and available. I used the Westlake for half of race four and all of race 5 and I liked them. I wouldn't recommend the Hankook RS4 because I had chunking issues with them and the RS4s were not as good as the Weslakes in the rain. Azenis are good too and they are available in 14" sizes. If we can agree on a spec tire it might automatically limit the width as well. FYI - Just to be clear the rules for CCC do not allow non-oem camshafts. I think we should also discuss some permitted parts substitutions for CCC. For example, engines that are equivalent to the D16A6, but are more available and cheaper. The point is to allow more access to cheaper parts without giving anyone a competitive advantage.
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