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Gary_T last won the day on January 26 2019

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  1. We can mark this as sold... for now... safely tucked away in the trailer. Maybe it gets put back up after the zx10, flatshifter, nitrous, some carbon fibre, new wings, a bunch of hours, and (at least) one hilarious autocross outing. I look forward to seeing if I can make it as ridiculous as Gord would have. Gary
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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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