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Thread: Sevens Event - NJMP Drivers Club June 28-30, 2019 - Final Event Details

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    I am now registered for the event and booked in at the Fairfield. As Colin intended I will again be driving my 7 from CT in convoy with Paul (wemtd) who will be trailering his Birkin. Car is mostly set but waiting for the brake light switch from Rocky Mountain to finalize. I jury rigged my broken brake light and through some Caterham voodoo the circuit decided to work when it was previously not getting 12V.

    My final task is to figure out how not to get nausea. I was at the Porsche school at Barber and was getting motion sickness from the 80-90 ft of elevation change that creates a couple of nice whoop de doos around turns 3-4 and 11-14. Even with pills (and ginger) I needed to curtail running during some sessions .
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    Jay luckily for you NJMP is in New Jersey, No Whoop de doos. A couple of blind up hill turns, that will exercise your glutes, but Otherwise you can see where you are going, or in Kitcat's experience, where he's been.

    I may have a brake light switch in my box of spares, I'll dig it out incase yours is slow to arrive.

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    Or, during tech inspection: For the brake light test, just switch on the tail lights when he says step on the brake (like some people who shall remain anonymous for his own protection do).

    Brilliant plan to convoy down with a guy and a trailer who can haul your car back if, God forbid, some gremlin make the return trip impossible!
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    Worst case is that you leave it at my garage and we sort out recovery later. There is always a plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitcat View Post
    Or, during tech inspection: For the brake light test, just switch on the tail lights when he says step on the brake (like some people who shall remain anonymous for his own protection do).

    Brilliant plan to convoy down with a guy and a trailer who can haul your car back if, God forbid, some gremlin make the return trip impossible!
    Already used a version of this trick. Turns out CT requires a back up light for inspection and they failed me because George did not install it or the fog lamp when he built my car. He doesn't like the looks of them. After hooking up the back up light I learned he did not install the switch in the transmission because he said they hang up and break when installing the engine. So the solution was to hook the back up light into the fog lamp circuit. When I was at the DMV I put the lights on and when he said put it in reverse I shifted to reveres and subtly turned on the "fog lights". Back up light on, and I got a pass.
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    Thanks. Josh at Rocky Mountain already shipped it out, I expect it should be here by tomorrow. I was able to kluge up the broken switch to work in the meantime.

    While NJ is flat I was still able to get queasy on Lightning. May have to do with being in the passenger seat of Croc's car!
    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Hole View Post
    May have to do with being in the passenger seat of Croc's car!

    Most people have more issues with motion sickness when they are being a passenger. Unusual in that yours is the other way around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    Most people have more issues with motion sickness when they are being a passenger. Unusual in that yours is the other way around.
    My problem is I get nauseous as a passenger and the driver. Not good on boats either! I spend hundreds of hours a year in airplanes and thankfully they don't bother me, even with the consistent chop when headed down under and turbulence in the north pacific.

    Just worse when I was a passenger in your car, exacerbated by being a passenger and your ability to bring the car to much higher G loads than I can push the car. But it was fun while it lasted
    Jay

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    Windscreen question:
    I was trying to get my SV set up with Brooklands screens prior to the event, but I'm having trouble with that. I would rather run without my big billboard of a windscreen and am thinking of just removing it
    and going Formula style. Can I run without a windscreen at all? It wouldn't be much different than an R model really, and I don't see anything in NJMP's rules preventing it.

    https://www.state.nj.us/njsp/info/pd...egulations.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Windscreen question:
    I was trying to get my SV set up with Brooklands screens prior to the event, but I'm having trouble with that. I would rather run without my big billboard of a windscreen and am thinking of just removing it
    and going Formula style. Can I run without a windscreen at all? It wouldn't be much different than an R model really, and I don't see anything in NJMP's rules preventing it.

    https://www.state.nj.us/njsp/info/pd...egulations.pdf
    John,

    Have you considered a CF aero screen? Install is simple and straightforward.
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