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    Wow that cage is nuts, and I really like the half door panels actually. Definitely the kind of thing I would do lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rightfullrudder View Post
    Wow that cage is nuts, and I really like the half door panels actually. Definitely the kind of thing I would do lol.
    I still have plans for a better panel, but that can wait till winter or a day I am really bored. The car will always be a "street car" so I want to keep making it better. I did finally found a better class for the future when I do some engine mods.

    So the first race of the season.....

    The weather was perfect for 2 weeks prior to the race. Temp dropped and it started raining Friday for the drive down. I was being nervous about pulling the enclosed, so my co-driver who is waiting to rebuild his gti ended up driving. He has been a truck driver for years which I didn't know, so he was perfectly suited for the drive. It was honestly kind of nice to just sit and relax for a change. Another pic with the car loaded up. I got very spoiled with the enclosed trailer for the weekend. After seeing a few others that had been a little more "finished", I definitely will be looking for my own next year.

    Saw a Pagan in the downpour, and stopped for some good food.

    IMG-3707 by minthinrich, on Flickr
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    3 hours later, we got to the track. It wasn't a bad ride at all, so I plan on hitting both events next year. I have to miss the fall bigger track due to my 1 year wedding anniversary picnic covid thing we are doing. Car made it no problem and we set up for the long rainy weekend. I hardly took any pictures, and all the videos we shot ended up being junk since we never thought to check our placements.

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    Overall the race was a lot of fun and I got some good seat time. The track was wet for most of the weekend which sucked, and I did go off track and spun a few times. Crazy how slick grass really is. We ran out of brakes very fast so we left early on Sunday to get home.

    Race #2 up in Weatherly, PA http://pahillclimb.org/about/the-courses/weatherly/ was this past weekend. I checked over the car after its landscaping runs (2 in total ) and no issues other than some grass stuck underneath. I ordered a set of HAWK HPS pads and threw them on. One front caliper was a real fight but I didn't think too much about it. Well I took the car out to bed them in, and had a constant squeak like something was bent. With the rain all week we were having, I didn't really get a chance to drive the car much to test the brakes.

    I procrastinated all day Thursday with getting the car on the trailer, but I did get everything sorted and coolers packed and ready. Monday morning around 7 am I get the trailer hooked up and in position to load the corvette. I need to make some new wood ramp extension but my old ones worked and got the car right up and on. Then I noticed I cant strap it down. Have my wife come out and help me center it, and it was not going to work. (This started the downfall of the morning...) I start getting pissed off cuz it seems my trailer is a complete waste of money now. The BMW fit, but it was still hard unless it was a perfect position. I also could use the frame mounts on that. Corvette has the same ones, but I still wouldn't have been able to actually ratchet the car down. I pulled the car off, and parked the trailer. I decided to pull the car into the garage to check the brakes since I was going to drive it up. I planned to do this at the race since I had all day to sit around once I was there. I found one of the front pads bent which explains the noise I had. Well my already pissed off and annoyed self decided I can bend it slightly straight. Well I cracked the pad almost all of the way through so yep I was done. I canceled my registration and went to work for the day. I looked everywhere local and didnt want to spend $100 on store brand pads that I didn't really want

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    Saturday morning I decided it was time to finally install the passenger belts. Pulled the seat, fabbed up a center anchor point for the lower 6 points of the belt, and got it all installed. I am very happy with the interior now, minus the door panels.

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    Sucks about the brakes and missing the second event but always glad to see progress on the car in general.

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    New numbers and business logo. Getting it ready for tech on friday.

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    I think it's something about the blue that makes the car look super sleek.

    or because blue is my favorite color lol either way, car looks good.

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    This is awesome man, and those wheels look great on the car!

    Loving the weld in cage, did it fit nicely or did it need some adjustments?

    Will be following eagerly from here on out

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnstance View Post
    I think it's something about the blue that makes the car look super sleek.

    or because blue is my favorite color lol either way, car looks good.
    I didnt really like the blue all that much at first, but now I love it. I am still on the fence with the wheel color tho. It was supposed to be more grey than blue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Royshe View Post
    This is awesome man, and those wheels look great on the car!

    Loving the weld in cage, did it fit nicely or did it need some adjustments?

    Will be following eagerly from here on out
    It actually fit perfectly outside of the windshield spreader bar. I had to massage it a little to get the targa top to fit properly with the small required gap. If I get another C5 or C6 I will be ordering the same cage again.


    I have been a little busy the last few days playing with my new toy that my good friend and I went half on. We picked up a used scale setup from another racer locally. I actually bought his SCCA GTI that I posted about before. They are older, but work perfectly.

    scales by minthinrich, on Flickr

    First up was my friends wifes evo. Its her car, but he is driving it till she has more race time in their Lemons Del-Sol. Spent monday night hanging in the garage and getting it setup. It was a lot of up and down, and trying different things but we got it close to where we wanted.

    avril-evo by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Yesterday I spent most of the day on the corvette. Originally had it on the wood stands and scales, but it kept moving around and making me nervous. I have plans to address that issue in time. Got the car close to where I wanted with my weight, but still having issues in the rear. Yes a C5 corvette is 3500# with me in it. They are not as light as I once would have thought. I am only like 50# heavier than stock tho, which is a plus with adding the cage.

    wood stands by minthinrich, on Flickr
    scale-1 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    I had to run into work this morning, so I took a few extra minutes and was going to drive the course since its usually nice and empty in the morning. Well I ended up behind a guy on a nice and slow weed cruise, so I ended up just stopping at the Pagoda for a picture since it was empty. Right before the pagoda is our finish line for this race.

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    I truly enjoy the colors of the scale controller lol

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    Nice car!

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    Looks business. Getting better and better by every post.


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