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by gizmo
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Racing with Corners
Topic: So I was thinking of getting into Autocross
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

Re: So I was thinking of getting into Autocross

hey, it's cool that you're looking into autocross. i came in 60th at a national competition in 2007. first i would verify that you won't void your insurance policy. it's possible that if they got wind of you autocrossing, they might deny any claim, even if it stemmed from something unrelated to auto...
by gizmo
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Racing with Corners
Topic: threw a rod with 5 to go
Replies: 1
Views: 919

threw a rod with 5 to go

It's a long video. You can fastforward to the last five minutes if you want to see it blow. I had a 10 car lead with 5 to go. It was a 75 lap race riddled with cautions. I knew my car was fast, but I knew I had to conserve tires. I wasn't worried about getting passed early on, just so long as I coul...
by gizmo
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Do you participate in sanctioned motorsports?
Replies: 21
Views: 3003

Re: Do you participate in sanctioned motorsports?

paved track oval stock car driving: limited late model and soon to be whelen modified. paved sprint track race kart driving; i own a cr80 shifter kart. lastly, while i haven't participated in it actively, i did enter the chevrolet national autocross competition. i was 67th out of 13965 entrants. the...
by gizmo
Wed May 22, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: vote!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: vote!!!

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by gizmo
Wed May 22, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: vote!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

vote!!!

by gizmo
Sun May 12, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54853
Views: 1175419

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

been a while since i last reported here. seems like things have changed from when i used to frequent the joint. begun my first official full time race season this year. second race rained out. normally i have in car footage, but while my pit crew is exceptional with virtually any mechanical tool, yo...
by gizmo
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Did I strip the oil pan bolt?
Replies: 14
Views: 3384

Re: Did I strip the oil pan bolt?

I'm a stickler when it comes to rules. So I always use a torque wrench. But that doesn't always prevent you from stripping the bolt. I know this because I broke the head off of a bolt using a torque wrench. While the torque wrench was partly to blame, because it never clicked, the idiot using it was...
by gizmo
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: congrats ra64t
Replies: 6
Views: 898

congrats ra64t

ra64t was recently selected into a very prestigious racing competition. he had to qualify his way into the finals. one of the stipulations for such a contest was little to no professional racing experience. one of his competitors was one the most well respected sim racers in world! ra64t ultimately ...
by gizmo
Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: race3
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

Re: race3

We checked the tire, the tread had a large puncture in the middle of its surface. Once inflated, it quickly began to lose air. Looks like I did not crash into the car above me on the restart after all, at least not as a result of driver error? I am on my way to a flatter track next weekend, slightly...
by gizmo
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: race3
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

race3

qualified 3rd. redrew mid pack. first time running outside groove. ran the outside groove correctly after a few laps. think i'm improving. had ra64t as a spectator! (props to him). anyone wanna guess when i got the flat? anyone think it was from the debris running through the infield? anyone think i...
by gizmo
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: race#2 cabin cam
Replies: 0
Views: 2042

race#2 cabin cam

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by gizmo
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: gizmo got a racecar. he's already crashed it too =/
Replies: 11
Views: 2399

Re: gizmo got a racecar. he's already crashed it too =/

i think you sabotaged my car and caused the crash. like you do on iracing...
by gizmo
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: gizmo got a racecar. he's already crashed it too =/
Replies: 11
Views: 2399

Re: gizmo got a racecar. he's already crashed it too =/

358cid sbc. 420hp/450tq @flywheel. 4" ride height. motor's back about 8" motor's as low as it can possibly get without notching the frame to hold it. all aftermarket subframe components. double wishbone front suspension full floater 9" rear 3 link rear suspension with panard bar (why ...

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