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  1. Here are the minutes from the 2019 AGM: WSCC Annual General Meeting Minutes 2019_11_21.pdf
  2. Hmm, I was kind of wondering about the choice of words on the unedited version. Good catch! Not sure why they call it a "silent" auction. Obviously not the case last year when my better half was yelling at me as to which prize bags I should be putting my tickets into. Not sure why I need kitchenware or a visit to a Spa for a pedicure. Maybe I'm missing something? Seriously though, you're doing a great job organizing the banquet @cboettch
  3. Ditto for me. Great job Ken! I know most people use social media for keeping up on social activities but I would highly recommend putting the Aficionado on your reading list. I enjoyed the article on Autocross Nationals. I love reading articles written with passion ... better than using a pen.
  4. Here's proof that at least one car made it to Minaki.
  5. Hey Rob, Had lots of fun on the Fall Drive yesterday and got a chance to meet some new people. Perfect weather for ducks, so thanks for leading our group of ducklings safely throughout the drive. Looking forward to next year. It would be nice to get some photos that we could use for an upcoming article in the Aficionado.
  6. Devin/Tony, I've been following your Snake Charmer project since day one and can't count the number of times I've said "are you kidding me?" You guys take on the impossible and somehow make it happen. The latest rear suspension swap (putting a 2015 Mustang suspension into a 1972 Celica) seems to defy the laws of physics. But, again, you somehow managed to get it done. Even the little things, as detailed in your last video on the intercooler plumbing, would bring mere mortals to their knees. Snake Charmer is a cool name, but I think you guys should rename this project, or at least the car, to "PERSERVERANCE" PS - never got a chance to talk much on Sunday but would like to get the back story on the Fiesta ST. Seems like it's a dragstrip car that could easily be turned into an autocross beast. Looked like you and Tony we're having a blast.
  7. Don't worry about the brake fluid thread ... it was giving me a headache. I'm learning s-o-o-o much from you guys. Keep it coming!
  8. @donrolandofuriosoThis just in from Wikipedia: "GL-5 is not necessarily backward-compatible in synchro-mesh transmissions which are designed for a GL-4 oil: GL-5 has a lower coefficient of friction due to the higher concentration of EP additives over GL-4, and thus synchros can not engage as effectively." Hope it's not too late to drain and refill with Redline MT90 (which meets API class GL-4).
  9. Hey everyone, time for an update. The conditions were cloudy and cool on the Saturday of Vintage weekend, but I still lost brakes during the third session. I bled the suspect RH caliper and got back most of my braking. Managed to complete fourth session but pedal travel was increasing. Just to be safe I did a four-wheel bleed before heading home. I tried to do an automated ABS bleed procedure with my newly purchased Autel MaxiCheck Pro but was informed by their tech support that it won’t work on my car. Too bad, so sad. RH brake caliper has been ordered and I’m presently sourcing out stainless steel brake hoses. The RBF660 brake fluid has been in my system for 6 weeks, so that will have to be flushed. How often do you guys do a complete flush on the Fuchs 5.1 and the Total 600? I might just consider going back to DOT 4 now that I’ve convinced myself that I don’t have a boiling brake fluid issue.
  10. @white_cross looks like @Rare Snake has raised the bar a notch or two. I watched Dason's runs on Saturday and I don't think "charming" this snake with a flute will work. You'll need to bring a big club to this snake fight. I always cheer for the underdog and I can't wait to see the completion of project "Snake Charmer"
  11. Okay, that's just plain crazy. And here I thought you're supposed to rest your clutch foot on the dead pedal while going down the front straight and take some deep breaths and relax before hitting the brakes for corner one. This is the one part of the lap that I find relaxing. The idea of pumping the brakes with my clutch foot and hoping that I will actually have brakes as I reach the braking markers takes away my relaxation moment and changes it to anxiety. Not sure this is in compliance with my doctor's advice when he said … " you should avoid stress". Cool video clip, though. Thanks.
  12. Actually, the RS uses the rear drive unit clutch plates to transfer more torque to the outside wheel, rather than using the more common brake application method. As far as the front brakes being used for torque vectoring, I don't think that's part of the process, so I wouldn't think that is adding any heat to the brakes. Just curious whether the sponginess you experienced at the track stayed the same after several days of city driving. Strangely enough, my pedal would become firm again after driving three days or so. I guess your original question about whether you need to bleed the brakes after every event, even with RBF 600, is "probably". If I come up with a fix, I'll certainly let you know.
  13. Wow!! You brought up some really good points @donrolandofurioso. I think you hit on a couple of points that might be contributing to my problems. In my last post I said I would update and report on the results of using Motul RBF 660 brake fluid. The afternoon temperatures on Saturday (Event #3) reached 30°C so it was a good day to test for high brake temperatures. However, the same pattern repeated itself … great brakes until the last session of the day. Only this time, a LOT of air got into the system and I had to bail out (pedal went 90% to the floor). Got home and gravity bled right front only. Didn't notice any air coming out of outboard pistons but got a lot of air coming out of inboard pistons. Brake pedal feel came back to almost normal. I'm leaning toward air being drawn into the system (fittings? brake hose?) or maybe migrating from the ABS module. I have a hard time believing that the fresh 660 brake fluid was actually boiling. I didn't feel confident returning to the track on Sunday and have the same problem reoccur, so I called it a day. I like your theory about air hiding inside the ABS unit and just waiting to spring out when the ABS cycles and then do their evil deed. I don't recall, one way or the other, whether I triggered an ABS event on my last session, but it's certainly possible. I went down to Vickar Ford and tried to get an explanation on how they flush the system while cycling the ABS module. Apparently it's a time consuming process where they suction out the old fluid, and then pressure-fill and bleed while activating the ABS system. Something like >$350. My car's in the body shop this week after being rear-ended (obviously not due to me stopping short), so I won't take any action until next week. Probably try one more flush procedure before spending $300 -$400 at the dealership. Thanks again for the great input!
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