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Old 03-18-2010, 06:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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That's good to hear. Sounds like you'll do just fine for the season. What are you running for autocross?

I've been autocrossing for over a year now, have yet to hit Hallett up though. It's definitely on my to-do list for this summer, just a HST for a day. It taunts me every time I drive home from Stillwater to Bartlesville on the side of the turnpike.

Let me know if you're at Hallett for a weekend, I'd love to come see the car.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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That's good to hear. Sounds like you'll do just fine for the season. What are you running for autocross?
I will be defending my 2009 Championship in a 2006 Mini Cooper in HS.

My schedule for 2010 doesn't have me going down to Hallett this year .
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:02 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I will be defending my 2009 Championship in a 2006 Mini Cooper in HS.

My schedule for 2010 doesn't have me going down to Hallett this year .
well good luck in both the HS and SSB for the season.

Too bad about Hallett though.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:21 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Got the cage painted and the exterior mostly put back together. Thanks to Granddad for saving newspapers for a month and to dad for helping tape it off and spray.









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Old 03-19-2010, 09:42 AM   #25 (permalink)
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This is turning out very nice. Good for you. Since the car has to remain true to original form, what performance features are you going to make to the car within the regulations?
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:19 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Since the car has to remain true to original form, what performance features are you going to make to the car within the regulations?
K&N air filter and exhaust pipe after cat in addition to being allowed to put the HFP suspension on it. Before the championship race, we will evaluate where the car is at performance-wise and may have to do an engine rebuild to factory limits right before the big race. (End of Sept)

Here is my schedule as of now:

April 26th SCCA Regional Road Race at BHF (IL)
May 1-2 SCCA National Road Race at BHF (IL)
May 22-23 SCCA National Road Race at Road America (WI)
May 29-30 SCCA National Road Race at Grattan (MI)
June 25-27 SCCA June Sprints at Road America (WI)
July 24-25 SCCA Regional Road Race Road America (WI)
Aug 7-8 SCCA Regional Road Race Road America (WI)
Aug 28-29 SCCA National Road Race at BHF (IL)
Sept 25-26 SCCA National Championships for Road Racing Road America (WI)

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Old 03-19-2010, 01:38 PM   #28 (permalink)
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K&N air filter and exhaust pipe after cat in addition to being allowed to put the HFP suspension on it. Before the championship race, we will evaluate where the car is at performance-wise and may have to do an engine rebuild to factory limits right before the big race. (End of Sept)
Thanks for the reply. These regulations must make for great/interesting racing. How much are the tire specs and suspension adjustments limited as well?
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:17 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. These regulations must make for great/interesting racing. How much are the tire specs and suspension adjustments limited as well?
It does make for great racing! This car is against the Mini Cooper S, Pontiac Solstice, and the BMW Z4 to name a few. When the championships were at Road Atlanta, the Solstice was really good. The Mini Cooper has a hard time at Road America (championships 2009 and this year as well) because of the long straights.

Here on pg. 522-525 of the document, you will find all of the cars that are in the class:

SSB Rules

Tires specs - Well, there are about 4 or 5 types of tires that people will run, all of them will be a "road race" compound. Sometimes it is a personal preference and I am bias towards Hoosiers because I like them. Others are Kumho, Hankook, BFG, and Toyo.

Alignment - As much negative camber in the front as you can (I have been told on stock HFP susp with the crash bolts, 2 degrees can be obtained) and then depending on the car, you would usually want a little toe out. I will not be driving this on the street, so I can go extreme on the settings.

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What a fabulous build thread. Quite interesting to see what is needed to spec the car out to SSB. I wish you all the best in your racing endeavors this year. It is great to have someone from 8th Gen reppin' us in the series. Make us proud bro! BTW, may make it to Elkhart Lake. I might look you up if I am there.
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:33 AM   #31 (permalink)
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What a fabulous build thread. Quite interesting to see what is needed to spec the car out to SSB.
Thanks It was getting a little lonely posting and posting with no responses, I will be posting links to videos and stuff as the season progresses. I have my 8th Civic sticker for the rear window, time to show the class what the Honda can do!
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Thanks It was getting a little lonely posting and posting with no responses, I will be posting links to videos and stuff as the season progresses. I have my 8th Civic sticker for the rear window, time to show the class what the Honda can do!
There are people who here who love road racing more than drag racing although we are outnumbered. Superbike81, Mattsbobo, JRotax101, RWaters all come to mind. Once you have road raced, drag racing seems so tame in comparison. Both require skill, but there is something about clipping apexes, downshifting, braking and accelerating out of turns that is oh so much more fun. I can only imagine what it would be like to drive at Elkhart Lake. I have been going there since 1970.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:59 PM   #35 (permalink)
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awesome thread, I hope to be able to do this in a year or two.
How did you get started in road racing and instructing?
keep up the awesome posting and good luck this season
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:12 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Can't believe i've only just found this thread. Congrats on the build and good luck with the racing! Even if there seems to be little interest, please keep posting updates here as some of us do appreciate it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:25 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Very nice build. I have seen a few SSB prepped SI's out at the track. They seem to be a good car for the class.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:57 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Great build tread keeps me on the computer just reading and reading. Great roll gage.
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great work, hope to see you win!
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:47 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. There will be a lot of work going on in the next couple days on it. I have all the decals made, should be putting them on the car Thursday. Need to get all the interior put back together and have the belts, extinguisher, tow strap, and Apexi exhaust installed by Saturday night. Then I will have the car on display at our Milwaukee Region Open House where I will also have the car tech'd

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My parents were autocrossers and my uncle is a road racer, so I started to autocross at 16 and I did well so I was asked to instruct at age 17. Got into road racing at age 20 but didn't have the cash to win. It was a hard lesson to learn, but talent is not enough to win in racing. Car prep is probably worth a little more than talent and to properly prep a car can be expensive. In 2003 I ran Pro Spec Miata and a properly built race engine was $4500, imagine trying to win in a car that is worth $4500 total! This time I am doing it right with RaceLabz and spending whatever money it takes to make the car all it can be
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