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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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Everything posted by Corey

  1. Spring Nat's 2018

    I'm in for the house! No ProSolo for Canada house? Granted, I'm not sure if I'm doing the Pro yet.
  2. Nice read that doesn't get too deep into physics: https://beyondseattime.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=16dabff8d4e129704dee5886c&id=b9b4c2d8e8&e=d8b2c525e5
  3. Spring Nat's 2018

    I'll probably go. A house could be nice. Might attend Pro Solo, but don't want to switch accomodations part-way through.
  4. Post any cool car videos you find here.Pagani Zonda laps the Nurburgring in 7:27, Episode 5 on the right: http://www.supercarmovies.com/html/interface.htmlActually, all the clips on that site are pretty cool. :eek:
  5. I haven't listened yet, but saw this pop up on my feed this morning: https://play.google.com/music/m/Dl7xwovjzscf422n5rulkct5pme?t=055_Danny_Kok_Ice_Driving_Making_a_Racing_Comeback_-_Speed_Secrets_Podcast
  6. Brake Fluid

    Useful for Subaru owners - I recall my clutch being stupidly stiff after a long drive in -30C. Also for any cars with a clutch-delay valve.
  7. Original inflammatory blog post: http://thestudentdriver.blogspot.ca/2015/02/road-racing-vs-autocrossing_22.html?m=1 Interesting article offered as a counterpoint: http://www.solomatters.com/road_racing_vs_autocrossing I don't like that so many people believe it has to be either/or - each has their strengths. Do the one you like best, or both if you can!
  8. If they can do a peanut-free kids meal, I'll bump mine up to 3 people. If not, just 1.
  9. Promoting autocross

    So, we're meeting at Beau's? Probably better as my shop is a little cool right now.
  10. Promoting autocross

    I'm busy Saturday the 14th, but available Sunday the 15th.
  11. Event #18, Oct 1

    Dumb this down for mechanical folks: I think the way to do this is to set your multimeter to resistance checking, then put one end on the negative terminal of the battery and one end on a major chassis/engine bolt. That should be a very low resistance. Then, if high, compare that to various other points until you can figure out which connection has high resistance. Like battery post to clamp, clamp to chassis, etc. Did I get that right?
  12. Event #18, Oct 1

    Thanks! It was nice to know I can still be competitive in PAX. I don't think I'll ever get there in the formula car at St. Andrews. :/ Re: G levels: No way, that's R-compound tires on concrete levels of grip. Body roll artficially adds G-force, plus phone accelerometers aren't exactly calibrated instruments. Still useful to compare one run to another, but I ignore the numbers and just look at the graphs. Which reminds me; I need to figure out a way to install a datalogger in my car before next season. Space is at a premium.
  13. Promoting autocross

    If you guys are willing to leave the safety of the perimeter (North of Birds Hill Park), my shop is available too. Just bring a lawn chair. Need to drive about 1.5km on gravel. No pets, smells like Hoosiers.
  14. Event #18, Oct 1

    Thanks for the ride Tim! I was surprised how much an adjustment it was back to a car with doors and all those creature comforts. Oh, and street tires. I prefer street tires on the St. Andrews surface. On concrete at Lincoln? Give me sweet sweet Hoosiers and 1.7G of cornering! Luckily, Josh wasn't around to get a video of you 'tightening my belt'.
  15. Event #17, Sep 30

    Haha! That looks a little rough.
  16. Tricky course, I struggled with getting a quick and clean run! Here's my 1st run: Here's Tim's 4th run in my car:
  17. Car Wash

    HWAAAH! F###! LOL!
  18. Promoting autocross

    Agreed. And if I had a million dollars I'd be rich. I don't, and we don't have other venue options. That's why we're having this discussion. Thanks for trying.
  19. Promoting autocross

    I've been reading that thread on the sandbox too. Very neat stuff out there! But everything hinges on software so we're not manually inputting stuff into a spreadsheet to see who won. What appealed to me was more runs (6 or 8) as a base, then if your team does well then you can get a lot more in the head-to-head elimination rounds. Some announcing could make it really exciting.
  20. Promoting autocross

    That's unsanitary use of a food prep surface. I vote to let people fend for themselves. Not that different from most people's work, other than the lack of fridges.
  21. Promoting autocross

    We need to connect with the UE crew. They seem like cool folk: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/souwester/Passion-for-car-culture-fuelling-community-426548021.html Not brand snobs. Eager car lovers. Many won't want to try racing, but some will. I'm with Shawn about the Mr. Woo's awesome year-end video. Everyone I've shown those too weren't really interested. They're funny for those of us that were involved, but they're a bit confusing for those that weren't.