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  1. Are you familiar with the current requirements and such? I know for novice group I have to have matching seats so my racing seat for the driver side will have to come out and the original go back in. My harnesses were dated March 04' Not sure if that will be an issue or not, they are clean still look new.
  2. That thing is haulin! 170mph top speed sheesh. My cobra has about the same power but weighs around 3800 w/ driver. Seems like I need to go on diet.
  3. Huh... My birthday! Too bad I haven't even started and still working on getting the car ready. Doubt I could do my first session as a green novice. I was going to do HDPE for a bit and get a feel for things.
  4. Sorry work has swamped me. I'm in the Humble/Atascocita/Kingwood area.
  5. Thanks for all the responses. I'm in Houston so MSR would be the track of choice and perhaps visits to COTA. I'll run with any organization that offers HDPE type events. Just looking to get started with my car.
  6. I was curious since I just got my car if I had any opportunity to bring the car to someone who would inspect the car and let me know if there is anything needing to be done and/or be replaced prior to me going to these events. The car was setup as a open track by my uncle in Indiana but want to be sure that everything was OK before I get into the HPDE events. Any suggestions on this?
  7. Thanks guys. The car is ready to go outside of a power steering pump leak that needs to be fixed prior. It's not an active leak but it is producing a residue along the connection points on the pump. I think just needs to be disconnected cleaned and thread sealant and a reconnect. Also just need some new tires too. I'm picking up all the stock parts from my uncle and he also has 3 other sets of wheels to go with the car so I'm waiting to see which wheel would be the best to use for the track. The car currently sits on falken 19" on stock tire size. I could just use those for the street tire for now. I'll be in Indiana getting these parts while the June event at MSR is going on so I'll miss that. Perhaps into July I could. That'll give me enough time to settle into the car. I also do not want to drive the car to the track so I need to figure out a trailer situation.
  8. absolutely correct. This is what is going to keep me going to my first event anytime soon. I need to get to know my car and also practice braking over and over and over and over again. He was very aggressive of a driver and grew up on manual brakes so he knew what he was doing. Time for me to learn. I absolutely do not want to go out and put me or anyone else at risk. So yes there is a pretty steep learning curve for me to get over before I even attempt my first event. This is why I'm shooting for more toward end of year before I even think about going.
  9. Ok thanks for the input. Yes I do trust the brakes. I've had a ford mechanic check everything out and aside from the abs system being disabled/partially removed he says to watch out that these brakes will overpower any tire you can put on the car. Stoptech 332mm front and wilwood 12.7" rear setup on the mustang. So really the best thing is to improve the driver (me). I read about the exhaust and I do have my collector flanges needing replaced so I ordered a new set of those to get everything buttoned up perfectly.
  10. I'm curious if for the HDPE my car would pass inspection since the ABS system has been removed from the car. My uncle removed it when he went with the big brake kits front/rear because it was causing alot of issues with the tracking of the car. It's basically a hydroboost assisted manual brake setup now. I'll more than likely be starting with TDE and will be the considered a novice. I've reviewed the inspection form but it didn't mention anything about the actual ABS. It does mention inspection though to be attached? If the car is a track only car how can I get it inspected? Or does it mean just that form. Also the fuel cap light is on but only because of the fuel system being converted to fuel cell type from fuel safe.
  11. That's all I'm looking for. I don't think I will truly "race" my car. In the end it is a street car. I just want to go out there and learn and go fast.
  12. Thanks for the heads up. I'm active in the scene as far as keeping up with all the latest rules and such and my uncle tracked this car for 9k miles and always talked regularly about his events. I use to SCCA back in 04/05 under the same principals. I'm not a complete newb but I will have to return to the scene as a novice especially having a 600hp track car at my fingertips. I'm really excited to return though. I appreciate all the insight and assistance I can get. You can see my slow truck in the image. Funny enough the instructor that rode with me was snooty about my truck isn't designed to run at the track and would be slow but the miata in front of me had a time that was 2 seconds slower than mine. Probably driver though lol. I've spent alot of time over 100mph on back country roads in mexico. Time to keep it on the track now.
  13. LOL... well I will admit I do have a learning curve. Going through the entire car now and kinda hard to do with kids/work/vacationing. Hope to do some first racing around september timeframe. I hope I kill many tires, pads, rotors, and gallons of fuel.
  14. When can I start 🙂
  15. I'm just looking to go out and have some fun. Nothing sanctioned at all. Just clubs/events so I believe that would be mostly HPDE. Seems like I'm on 15yr old harnesses so replacing them will be eminent.
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