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About nealb

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    DFW Texas
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    NC2 for track and STR

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  1. Saw the Hawk Talon is advertising G3000 metallurgy. Called Centric tech and they said their 120 and 125 series rotors and 99.9% of all rotors out there are that same spec.
  2. nealb

    Hawk Talon rotors

    My main desire is longer rotor life using DTC60 pads. Altho I'm going to try some Raybestos ST43 at the recommendation of Porterfield A friend runs the same pad/rotor setup and running ECR and MSR, we average about 500 track miles and a small amount of street miles on a set of pads. And at that point the rotor heat stress lines/cracks are very obvious. No fingernail-catching cracks, but afraid to continue using the rotors with a new set of pads Both cars have front brake air ducting. several of the "premium? versions of major rotor companies do not make somethng for the NC Miata
  3. posted this in the Miata section too, hope that's ok for doubling up Has anyone used Hawk Talon rotors on a track car? I've been using Centric 120 series and looking for something better that won't break the bank The Talon advertising looks like they are supposed to be better, but am looking for real world experience
  4. Been using Centric 120 series and looking for something better that won't break the bank The Talon advertising looks like they are supposed to be better, but am looking for real world experience
  5. did you try them on? I put size 10 shoes on my Christmas list last year and they were waaaay too big Sizing assumes several layers of socks including nomex, is what I was told
  6. Did the Park Place event last weekend and we got to walk and be driven in pickups/golf karts/etc (slowly) around the new section Really Miata friendly, lots more elevation change than imagined, and the straight into 11 will be really fast since you enter carrying more speed. Can't wait to run the whole track and especially going CW Tire wear is very minimal. Surprised everyone. Grip isn't there yet, but lots of fun.
  7. SOLD Kurgo Tire Totes
  8. Four Bridgestone Pole Position S04 tires for an NC MX-5 Miata. Date code is 0716. Size 215/45 x 17 (original size was 205). https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...PPXL&tab=Specs Two of the tires have 8/32” (out of 10/32”) and two of them have 5/32.” They are all evenly worn, no cupping or more wear on inside or outside. They are mounted on OEM 17 x 7 55mm wheels. The wheels have been black PlastiDipped including the centercaps. The PlastiDip is coming off here and there. The wheels don’t have curb rash or other problems. The wheels have functioning TPMS for an NC miata (2009-2015 for sure, don’t know about 2006-08). https://photos.app.goo.gl/AhKT8vuzmxovGrX99 All four wheels/tires for $350 cash face-to-face meeting. I'm not far from MSR-C
  9. nealb

    New Spec NC

    Madza Speed is at it again https://www.mazdamotorsports.com/2019/08/21/spec-mx-5-the-kit-and-the-why/
  10. A few years ago, a good autocross friend and I bought exactly the same torque wrench and air pressure gauges. At one event he mentioned that his lugs seemed to loosen some at every event. He said they felt tight with a breaker bar, but the wrench clicked with little effort We did the simple thing of using both wrenches on my car. Very different clicking points on the same lug. Obviously we had them both recalibrated, and we continue to do the simple both wrenches on one lug to see if there is an obvious problem We do the same with the air gauges. At one point we found that there was a 5 psi difference between them, So we compared to other gauges at the event to see which one had apparently died.
  11. MER shop at Cresson has a running Ecotech swapped car they started with a track toy NA I guess it is for sale
  12. There will be a bunch of DFW people there. Track Dog always brings a contingent. And several of us will be in "Race Port" #12. Stop by and say Hi http://www.hallettracing.net/track/rent-a-raceport/ We try to do a group dinner (for DFW folks, open to all) Thurs and Fri nites and several of us trailer up Thursday afternoon meet in Ardmore if you are interested
  13. yes, but we all hope that once they open, they're open for good call Brad and talk to him about schedule
  14. PCA has two scheduled http://mav.pca.org/Events/DE/ and a new organization just popped up, Park Place Experience Academy, Sept 2 and Oct 5-6 https://www.parkplaceexperience.com/ and SCCA TT in Nov https://www.texasscca.org/trials/ probably others I don't know about yet
  15. I think that dates back several years to when the Arkansas Miata club hosted the event. For the last several years, Friday has been CW and Saturday CCW. Call Connie and talk to her about your experience level. Offer up that you'll do a check ride with someone she knows. But enter. It is a fun event. Last year there were a few Minis, but almost all were in Novice group. The one seriously prepared Mini broke early
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