<VV> Fwd: [fastvair] Last Autox of the season?
Levair at aol.com
Levair at aol.com
Mon Oct 17 11:20:58 EDT 2005
In a message dated 10/17/05 11:04:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time, levair at aol.com
<< << Wish I could compare it to the Grissom course.
wanting to try again >>
Seem you're having lots of fun. Wish that I could do them all.
The Grissom event was cold at first but finished out nice and sunny.
We didn't get into 3rd gear gear but were wound out in 2nd at one spot and
didn't quite need to down shift to first.
There was one sweeper which you were forced to enter and exit on the
inside line. I was working near that corner when Michael ran and got to see
scaring some passengers as he swept the sweeper in a broad slide like a
car. Front drivers have no idea of how much fun this is---we don't care if
not the fastest way--but it might actually be. .
Some of these scared passengers were Tom Miller who is the editor of
Clatter and Scotts new lady, Mindy, who is trying to relate this to barrel
racing with horses.
Michael won the STS class. His Stinger is a popular winner. I didn't do
well in the EM class but had a great time visiting with friends that I
seen all summer. Four EModified cars at a local event must be a record. Jeff
Rapp finished just out of the trophies in Street Mod. He has lots of
imporvements planned for next year.
Portions of the course were presumably a replica of this years National
course---I wasn't there. The course was easy to follow, but didn't allow
selection of lines ( yeah, sometimes I like to select the wrong ones. )
one had a great time.If we don't get out again this year ,we had a great
For you technophiles: I had changed the -'64 Corvair roadster over from
Paxton Supercharging to turbocharging with an intercooler because the
supercharger requires 18 horse power to turn it and just shreds the belts
the corners. Just the opposite of a light flywheel.
I could feel the extra freeness in the engine but didn't develop all that
much boost. (I employed riders to watch the boost guage). I haven't had the
courage to do a compression check , but suspect this 8 year old 3100cc boost
receptacle is just worn out.
Plans are for a complete rebuild , new reverse ring and pinion ( instead
of reversed engine) and new aluminum brake calipers. The left rear caliper
locked on the entire 5 run event. It hadn't been run in a year and was
Congratulations to Indy region and to Larry Harts for a great event.
Congratulations to Steve Linn for proving that borrowed cars do go
Just loved seeing everyone again,
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