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Old 05-02-2011, 10:55 AM   #106
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't the harnesses be mounted within 20 degrees downward and not upwards?

That bar looks waay too high.
Just as an FYI - i checked the FIA website (http://www.fia.com/resources/documen...pj_art_253.pdf) and my bar location is ok. If you look at section 6.2, it says
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not be used unless the seat meets the requirements of the FIA
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Since my seat IS FIA approved, i'm good to go. Plus with the higher position, it's very close to the horizontal, AND when I'm sitting in the seat (with my new HANS device), my shoulders are above the bottom of the hole and in fact the shoulder belts are slightly below the horizontal.

So all is good! Thanks for pointing it out though - it's always good to double check.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:02 AM   #107
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Moar details about said Pickton air strip??
Pictons has 3 runways - in this shape: /_\

each one is around 2550 ft long by 150 ft wide (around 780m by 45m)

I was able to do 0 to 190km/h to 0 in that space with LOTS of extra room to brake

http://www.stlac.ca/PDF/HISTORY%20of...IR%20FIELD.pdf

surface is fairly rough and has a reputation for eating tires... but also for INSANE Autox courses (as they use all three runways!!!)

Jay if you can make it, you should seriously come down for the St. LAC triple header weekend on May 28, 29, 30: Two days of autoX at the airstrip followed by a day of lapping at Shannonville
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:24 AM   #108
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So, anyone can just go on the strip and fart around in a car? Awesome!!

Can't make much this month. Doing serious reno work all month and closing a condo that we'll be renting on the 27th, for rent on June 1. Still taking applications for tenants if you know of anyone that is looking to live in a sweet 2 bedroom with awesome landlords.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:50 AM   #109
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So, anyone can just go on the strip and fart around in a car? Awesome!!

Can't make much this month. Doing serious reno work all month and closing a condo that we'll be renting on the 27th, for rent on June 1. Still taking applications for tenants if you know of anyone that is looking to live in a sweet 2 bedroom with awesome landlords.
Whereabouts is the condo? and what's the rent /month?
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:28 AM   #110
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:06 PM   #111
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:08 AM   #112
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SICK pictures!

I just got the car corner balanced and aligned - it weighed in at 2503 with 1/4 tank of gas. Right on the money
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:20 AM   #113
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:15 PM   #114
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First track day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR1W7BVjJcA

Car passed sound, and ran great the whole time. A few minor tweaks are required for the engine & suspension tuning, but am I ever happy with the way it's turned out
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:37 PM   #115
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:26 PM   #116
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:12 PM   #117
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Niiiiice footage - car really moves
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:42 PM   #118
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You seem to get too agitated really quickly when coming up on a slower car man, just take a breath and be calm, let the car in front do its thing... its not like they are holding you up for several laps at a time. No lap records to set at a track day
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:39 PM   #119
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What bothered me is that it is made explicit EVERY drivers meeting that when a quicker car comes up, that the slower car should lift off the gas while they point by. This was an event for experienced lappers. It should be second nature. The two red cars both floored it as they pointed me by (after both being blue flagged). I wasn't there to drag race. I was concerned because I had already commited to passing, and I was worried about not being able to get back on the racing line before the next corner.

I don't hold any grudges or hard feelings - track courtesy is just something i take quite seriously.

Regardless, I had a great day, and it was a blast for all. I'll be back on the 24th and I can't wait!
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:22 PM   #120
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I think the onus is partially on the instructor. Some of them know that the other car is way faster in the straight line too, and will tell you to stay on it and not worry about lifting off. But some people can't do more than one thing at a time. Although this shouldn't be the case for an experienced group.
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