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Gary_T last won the day on April 27 2017

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  1. Gary_T

    Race car tubing?

    If it was easy, everyone would do it... http://www.wcma.ca/new/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-WCMA-Technical-Regulations-02012018.pdf https://www.fia.com/file/73846/download/20691?token=-HU9nfAD - appendix J of article 253 https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/regulation/file/253 (2015).pdf - article 253 Reading the FIA stuff can be a pain in the ass. Lots of cross referencing other documents/sections. Appendix J of 253 has the diagrams and most of the technical details of what you should build.
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    Gord Leach Lotus Super 7

    That was a Honda fireblade 900 ('ish?) cc engine Corey, yes, with nitrous, and also yes, very entertaining. It's a homebuilt chassis that Gord did a run of (I think) 6 cars. It was stolen in ~2004 or so, and Gord got it back (long story in it's own right) a few months before he passed away. The engine is still there, albeit sawzalled out of the chassis (they cut the steering wheel off, instead of using the quick release, so you can imagine the sort of folks involved). Mostly intact, but will need quite a bit of TLC. No cage, so putting it on the track will require some additional work. I'm not sure what it would take to put it on the road, or if it's even possible. I don't really know the car very well (it was gone a long time, and only around for a couple of years when I first knew Gord), but I can try to answer any questions. Gary
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    HUGE Shoutout!

    Thanks to everyone who made that such a great event - it's always a pleasure being 'welcomed home'! The improvements since last year were incredibly noticeable, the positive attitudes were infectious, and it was as big an event as I've seen out there in 10+ years. Good work all! Gary
  4. Do Fortune-auto have a Winnipeg store / service shop / shock dyno? Gary
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    WCMA Regional Runoffs

    I'll be there tomorrow evening around 8 - single car, single car trailer. We'd like to pit the two FC's side by side, if possible. Thanks, Gary
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    Buzz Cut

    It's going to take me awhile to get used to being able to come into the pits from all directions. Great job folks!
  7. I'm sure you've seen this, not much help here: http://www.autocourse.ca/archives/runoff/1974-runoff.htm Which has Bob Beyea as fast qualifier in a Lola T340. There is an article about it here, but I'm not a member, so can't see the full size image: https://newspaperarchive.com/winnipeg-free-press-oct-07-1974-p-55/ Graeme Cameron was, apparently, CASC champ in '74 with a KRB Titan MK6: http://www.formulafordbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/1974-CASC-Formula-Ford-Champion-Graeme-Cameron.pdf Interesting stuff! Gary
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    Ugly F4 crash

    I was thinking on the drive home last night... there have been quite a few open wheel fatalities the last few years... maybe I'm completely wrong on this.
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    Ugly F4 crash

    I'm not convinced open wheel is what made this accident so bad... how many Moto racers have died in the last few years? Certainly more than open wheel racers (to the best of my knowledge anyway). A single seater open wheel car is capable of going very fast, and there just isn't a lot of space to put the crush structures on the cars. Add to the fact that this particular accident is about the worst case scenario (car going straight into the gearbox of a stopped car in front at high speed), the size of a crush structure that would have let him walk away would be huge. The FIA tests that the Mygale F4 car are tested to, include a 30mph front impact... double the speed will quadruple the energy to dissipate, and I'd bet he was going closer to 3 times 30mph. I'm not here to argue that an openwheel car is 'as safe' as something else, but to simply label them 'most dangerous' doesn't seem particularly helpful either. I feel much safer in my Reynard in T1 at Gimli that I do on Highway 1 in my Toyota most days... Gary
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    Carbon Fiber panels locally?

    If you can get enough folks together - CCP composites in Winnipeg will sell full rolls of carbon / breather / bagging supplies. I talked to them a few years back, but couldn't justify an entire roll. Very nice people.
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    Ice race tires

    Bueller? Bueller? Anyone interested? There are also lots of parts, and a few cars - Lotus Esprit, Lotus Europa roadster (big project), 2x MK1 Ford Cortinas (projects). If there is something you know Gord had, that you're interested in, let me know - 306-FiveThreeThree-0146 Trailer loads up in the next few days. Gary
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    Ice race tires

    Also - to be clear - these will be cheap, and I can deliver to Portage, Winnipeg (flying J), or Gimli - Aug Vintage weekend. Someone must be able to use them? Gary
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    Ice race tires

    The green rims are for a Neon with 125/90R15 tires - set of 4. The lindorfer tires are a78x13 - 5 tires, 1 with a random rim Non-studded are 155/80R13 with 4x108mm (I think?) rims - set of 4. Bolted tires are 155/80R13 set of 5 - 2 rims 4x98mm(I think) Bolted tires 115/70R15 set of 7 - 7 4x4" (I think) rims
  14. Hey all, I know it's not the time of year anyone is thinking about this... Gord had lots of (old) ice race tires - all sorts, stud, bolt, screw, lindorfer, etc, etc. They need a new home, we have some pics (I'll try to get them posted up here), but I'm hoping someone would be interested in a pile of tires/wheels for cheap (not really sure on price yet, not really sure on a complete count either). I'll be bringing the big rig out for the Aug Gimli weekend, and can fit them in. Who is interested? Gary
  15. I've registered for the race, but would also like to register for both sessions of the test day. DLB won't let me, as I'm not a WSCC member (I am a QCMA/WCMA member). I suspect Gord is in the same boat. Ok if we pay at the track on Friday? Thanks, Gary