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    Haggerty charges me about $200 per track day for...

    Haggerty charges me about $200 per track day for coverage with a $5K deductible, as I recall. Depending on what car I am tracking, I typically buy it for peace of mind. And, somewhat...
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    Wow, that's huge damage! Since I briefly owned...

    Wow, that's huge damage!

    Since I briefly owned and tracked a Honda Type R last year, I visit their forum too. One of the members is an instructor and was at this same VIR event. He somehow talked...
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    Graham: So the big 3 car pile-up occurred on the...

    Graham: So the big 3 car pile-up occurred on the waiving yellow parade laps? If so, that's not good.

    I can say that some of my worst moments on track have occurred on cool down laps, yellow flag...
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    Too funny Croc, you know you are talented when...

    Too funny Croc, you know you are talented when you can successfully pilot your car as a passenger!

    The Caterham is looking good! But it needs a patina of squashed bugs and black rubber streaks to...
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    Vlad: 8 years x 666 miles a year is 5328, not a...

    Vlad: 8 years x 666 miles a year is 5328, not a lot but not all that unusual. The hp of 220 is possible but at the upper limit of a Zetec. Maybe it was built to a higher spec? My SVT Zetec makes...
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    They dont look all that bad to me. What...

    They dont look all that bad to me. What engine/suspension/transmission does it have (i.e., how likely is it to become a track car?). As you note, the seats will be a replacement item if it will see...
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    Shine it up and fix the seats. People judge books...

    Shine it up and fix the seats. People judge books (and cars) by their cover:). How many times have you seen a worn looking car for sale and the comments are always negative,e.g.: If it looks that...
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    I like: "budget blown as usual"! We all...

    I like: "budget blown as usual"! We all understand that sentiment:). FWIW: I read your "project car" plan exactly as you intended: bringing a tatty worn out CSR back to life. I look forward to the...
  9. Thread: Help with belts

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    I had a similar Tilet seat set up and same...

    I had a similar Tilet seat set up and same problem in my Birkin Paul. I was able to make it work even with pull-up belts, but it was tight. Once they were adjusted correctly (with me out of the car),...
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    Shane: you really need to add some color to that...

    Shane: you really need to add some color to that car....:).
  11. I had a similar thought Shane. Except my...

    I had a similar thought Shane. Except my flashback was triggered when I saw the mammoth bear toothed, seven-destroying curbing on the turn at the bottom of the photo(:!
  12. I agree with the advantage of being able to...

    I agree with the advantage of being able to "stretch" a gear with a higher RPM limit. At our annual gathering at the Lightning circuit at NJMP, I am able to hit the 7200 RPM redine in 5th gear, half...
  13. JB: 9K RPM's? We are all looking forward to the...

    JB: 9K RPM's? We are all looking forward to the dyno results!

    Tom: what's redline on your orange Cosworth Cat, maybe 8.5K?

    My Zetec starts to cough around 7.2K.
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    FWIW: The Dunlap Direzza ZIII (catchy name, no?)...

    FWIW: The Dunlap Direzza ZIII (catchy name, no?) tire comes in a 14" size and is supposed to be a good street/track tire compromise. Toyo makes a pretty aggressive 14" tire as well, the Proxes R888,...
  15. Birkin, like Caterham, makes a slightly larger...

    Birkin, like Caterham, makes a slightly larger model called the XS (extra space) that is like the Caterham SV. Gherkin has a standard Birkin (AFAIK) and how he fits into it I do not know:at 5'9"/160...
  16. Knifey: Shoe size is also an issue, both...

    Knifey:

    Shoe size is also an issue, both length AND width. Wear driving shoes or be prepared to drive in your socks. You will definitely be on the tight side, assuming you fit at all. Getting in...
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    I am starting to think that brain surgery would...

    I am starting to think that brain surgery would be simpler than a Duratec rebuild!
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    Well, you may have lost your job Shane (which...

    Well, you may have lost your job Shane (which truly $suck$), but obviously not your sense of humor!

    I am looking into getting an emergency order of Cincinnati's infamous (and that's putting it...
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    Wow 7 days Skip! Same as it took the old Pony...

    Wow 7 days Skip! Same as it took the old Pony Express to deliver a letter from Nebraska to California. Mite have taken them longer to deliver a muffler than a letter tho:).

    Interesting debate now...
  20. Thread: New Lotus

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    $55K, and-dealers few and far between,...

    $55K, and-dealers few and far between, unacceptable reliability, unobtainable parts, BUT telepathic driving experience, etc., etc.(I'm in:)).

    BTW, it seems to be a foregone conclusion that it's...
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    They tested everyone in a large Ohio prison a few...

    They tested everyone in a large Ohio prison a few days ago (2,000 inmates) and roughly 80% were infected, tho no reported deaths. Apparently if death occurs, it happens about a month after infection...
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    Apparently you can't just park them and forget...

    Apparently you can't just park them and forget them. They need to be maintained to some degree on an ongoing basis. So engines have to be fired up, hydraulics checked, even the tires have to be...
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    Hey Croc: There is an '82 Ferrari for sale on BAT...

    Hey Croc: There is an '82 Ferrari for sale on BAT that is your F-car's twin (except for color). Looks like you are about to get a market value for your car?
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    Squeegee: Not of Titanic proportions, but not bad...

    Squeegee: Not of Titanic proportions, but not bad for a first post:)! Congrats to you and kayentaskier! We expect photos, stories etc. Let's keep the chuffing going!
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    "Price upon application". Right, I need to apply...

    "Price upon application". Right, I need to apply for the thrill of being allowed to consider buying your vehicle. Sorry, I will pass.
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