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Matt93SE

Matt93SE

Member Since 23 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Today, 06:14 AM

#108992 Anyone doing Advanced Instruction with TDE in October?

Posted by Matt93SE on 17 September 2018 - 07:28 AM

I cannot find fault in that request...




#108983 Best Places to Sell Your Track Car

Posted by Matt93SE on 16 September 2018 - 08:08 PM

Mine is still on racingjunk, listed here, dfwautoclub, CorvetteForum, etc. Still for sale.

divide price by 3, I'll buy it in a heartbeat. :)




#108914 Top Fuel Dragster Time Lapse Engine Rebuild

Posted by Matt93SE on 13 September 2018 - 12:54 PM

Pretty cool.

 

I'm sure many have seen this one before, but here's a real time first-person video of a teardown at the track..  That's a well oiled team!




#108891 Timers/data acquisition - Harry's vs AiM Solo/etc

Posted by Matt93SE on 12 September 2018 - 10:03 AM

+1 for the Squiggly Lines book.  I also recommend:

 

A Practical Guide to Race Car Data Analysis

 

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Don't think Amazon isn't listening to our conversations...

I clicked on the link above and scrolled down.........

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#108857 NASA Nationals - COTA- Sept. 12th - 16th, 2018

Posted by Matt93SE on 11 September 2018 - 11:47 AM

Note to self: install windows in the Miata.

Windows 10.

Are you sure that's what you want to do?   forced shutdowns and updates while you're trying to work, which cause things to stop working and there's no undo function?




#108815 The Drivers Edge September 8-9 2018

Posted by Matt93SE on 10 September 2018 - 10:09 AM

I felt horrible for my students too. One of them spun a bearing most likely, and the other lost 4th gear during his last session :(

It was a hoot having you hustle the BRZ around for a session though - appreciate the feedback! It was different being the right seat of my car for sure :)

 

Now - if I can get the wing mounted up to balance out my aero before next weekend, the car should be awesome!  

Damn..   sounds like you're a horrible instructor if everyone you went out with broke!!   :P




#108730 The Drivers Edge September 8-9 2018

Posted by Matt93SE on 05 September 2018 - 02:43 PM

No, MSRH is wonderful in the rain. MSRC is very unique in that regard.

HAHAHAHAHAHAH

sorry..  was that out loud?  :)

 

MSRH is challenging in the rain, but it's not quite as slick as MSRC.  there is a very definite wet line that's worth an easy 10sec/lap vs. the dry line.  re-learned that over the weekend as I was smearing the fog off the inside of my windshield on every straight just so I could see the next corner..  




#108619 WTB Porsche 944S2 (3.0L N/A) engine/ block.. **FOUND**

Posted by Matt93SE on 30 August 2018 - 12:29 PM

Update, friend found what he was looking for.  no longer needed.

 

Thanks to all who replied!




#108581 Listen during the drivers meeting, who me?

Posted by Matt93SE on 29 August 2018 - 03:45 PM

Agreed.  driver meetings are essentially useless for 90% of the people, but the other 10% NEED to hear the whole "you guys in Corvettes that see a blue flag and a Miata in your mirror need to lift off the gas and let him by.  YES, FOR THE WHOLE STRAIGHT IF YOU HAVE TO."




#108573 Listen during the drivers meeting, who me?

Posted by Matt93SE on 29 August 2018 - 02:19 PM

He did not cross pit lane, barrier was up so he was on the cold side....

He's always a little on the cold side...  that's part of his charm.  like a teddy bear mated with a frozen cactus..




#108568 Listen during the drivers meeting, who me?

Posted by Matt93SE on 29 August 2018 - 01:08 PM

golf cart crossing pit lane while the track is hot?  ONLY Scott could get away with that.

and yes..   do not piss off the starter with shenanigans or he will make you suffer at his next opportunity.




#108562 8/25 SCCA Club Trial and PDX on the 1.3

Posted by Matt93SE on 29 August 2018 - 12:54 PM

I could never line up with the billboard posts at Hallett..  by the time I could see them, it was too late to aim.  I needed to be turned about a second ahead of that, into empty sky.




#108560 Listen during the drivers meeting, who me?

Posted by Matt93SE on 29 August 2018 - 12:52 PM

That sounds about like one of the ones I heard Scott @ Hallett spit out many years ago.  it also brought another comment along the lines of "If we're blue flagging you and you don't get it, and then Tow Mater passes you on the grass, take your sissy-ass Miata and go home"

 

Scott is awesome; he's a honey badger..




#108536 SM Switches to Penske Shocks

Posted by Matt93SE on 29 August 2018 - 09:18 AM

I see no vapes..




#108531 NASA Nationals - COTA- Sept. 12th - 16th, 2018

Posted by Matt93SE on 29 August 2018 - 08:29 AM

Can the heads/valve covers be modified to add extra drains in particular locations to allow the oil to escape?   dry sump also doesn't have to be ridiculously expensive..  you can still slurp oil out of a wet sump pan just like you can a $$$$custom dry sump pan$$$$, but I understand the mounting of the guy is a bear on these flat fours..   maybe an electric vacuum pump would be a secondary trick..   suck the oil out of the heads and return to pan...

 

there are lots of little things that can be done to improve oiling and reduce pooling..  not sure what all has been tried yet.   but I know a couple guys around here are road racing them with none of these issues (yet)..  Tony rivera ran one in world challenge and was doing great until someone knocked him into a wall and totalled the car..  he never had engine reliability problems up to that point, and it was running some stupid fast time at MSRH  (like 1.42 IIRC)