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PostPosted: September 12, 2017, 12:40 pm 
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What kind of engine is in the new car? Air or liquid cooled? Looks like it should be a lot of fun.
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PostPosted: September 12, 2017, 1:58 pm 
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It's a liquid cooled Chaparral 440. Not the most powerful ski motor around, but should be a hoot in this little car.

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PostPosted: October 2, 2017, 11:09 am 
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Yesterday was our local Solo event at Darlington and I pulled the A Mod out to play for the first time in a lot of weekends. We take August off because it's so freakin hot.

Changes between yesterday and prior event include
New (old stock) Hoosiers on the rear. 45B compound, so not ideal compared to 25s, but still better than the aged out rubber that was on there
Changed alignment specs. Added some caster so I would get 3 degrees of camber gain and went from a little toe in to neutral / slightest toe out on the front
softened (again) rear spring settings
Dropped (again) tire pressures. Now running 6 psi all the way around

The results
Looped it on my first run going over a hump in a slalom
39.14+1 on second run. At least I didn't spin
softened rear a little more (3 turns out on the coilover springs)
Looped in on my 3rd run
37.432 clean on my 4th run
killed 3 cones on my final run.

Here's the 37.432
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That puts me 32 out of 87 in raw time. First time in the top half of the pack.

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PostPosted: October 3, 2017, 12:07 pm 
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Watched the vid- FUN! seemed pretty damn fast for such a small course :shock:

I always struggle trying to navigate autocross course cones.. must be an experience thing (I don't have much)..

Thanks for putting the link up.. makes me want to go out and stress car and driving skills a bit :wink:

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PostPosted: October 4, 2017, 2:23 pm 
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It was pretty fast. Based on tire sizes and gearing I was approaching 60 several times on the front half in first gear, Hit second on the back half and crossed the finish line doing a tad over 70.

I lost a lot of time on my launch, at the Chicago box, and on the double lane change box.

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PostPosted: October 11, 2017, 1:20 pm 
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Craigslist score yesterday, Honda 5 speed tranny for less than I could buy a diff anywhere.
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Went to pull it all apart and the stupid circlip wouldn't release from the layshaft, so I couldn't split the case.
:twisted: Who puts on a clip when there's about 10 bolts holding everything together? :twisted:

Fritzed with it for a couple of hours, then said... I don't need so save the case anyway.

Cutoff wheel and BFH + about 5 minutes
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Only items damaged were the case, circlip, and one bearing.

Now I have a diff for either Mod project.

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PostPosted: October 12, 2017, 4:19 pm 
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Well, that's one way to do it!
Though I must say, the pucker factor of looking at that last image is off the chart.

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