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SASC Events / Re: Two day (3 set) Fat Kat scores for August 13, 2017
« on: August 16, 2017, 10:23:53 AM »
One of the most exciting afternoons I've had racing.  Thanks to everyone for the chance to run in an event like this.

Automotive Marketplace / Re: Re: Jame's "new" 1999 Corvette
« on: August 15, 2017, 11:29:52 AM »
Do it already James. You aren't going to find the one you want in the right color paint & interior and and and.

The only thing holding me back is the lack of garage.

Park at your dad's. just bring the corvette out to race day only lol

Haha I already live there, there's no room for any more vehicles. My mom told me I can buy one but it can't stay in front of the house, and I have a tenant renting out my own place including the garage so I can't store it there either...

There are always options for renting a garage space over the winter.

SASC Events / Re: Scores for Fat Kat (Saturday)
« on: August 12, 2017, 09:48:37 PM »
Same for Team 2. Our slowest time wasn't cut. The top raw team had their slowest time cut giving them a 176.686 where I count our team with our slowest time cut as a 172.532, not 180.967 putting us in fourth.   ???

SASC Events / Re: Scores for July 23, 2017 at Fort Macleod
« on: July 24, 2017, 01:14:04 PM »
Thanks again to everyone organizing and setting up the event.

I just never felt like I got in my stride yesterday (not that my "stride" is much better than how I did yesterday). I'm not sure what it was about the course that I couldn't figure out. I DNF'd the first run and don't know where, as all the other runs seemed the same... with the exception of hitting every damn cone out there. The final kick to the pants was forfeiting my rerun, because my hood wouldn't latch! Really... a hood not latching?!

All in I still had fun, despite the sun burns and the poor showing on my part.

SASC Events / Re: Sound at SASC Events
« on: July 04, 2017, 09:56:21 AM »
Personally I feel we should keep this more on topic. Environmentalists, Extremists, the NDP, and "the children" have little to do with the event this weekend. In the end we can agree that some people can never be fully pleased... However those same people have potential to end events at YYC,  so reasonable limits through all conditions must be met to avoid that scenario.

I can only speak from the experience in my car as I have never run the sound station,  but had to have the warning conversations in the pits this weekend. 

My car traditionally has never blown over 73 dB at other events.  This event however I did average 73.4 dB with a high blow of 78.6 dB on the last run of the morning.  While most of my runs were exactly as expected,  there was one unexpectedly high result,  and a couple slightly higher than the norm.

I have been reading about the effects of heat on sound over the last day or so,  to see if that could have been a probable explanation for the slightly higher results and occasional very high result.  Although the velocity of propagation is higher in the heat and can cause greater refraction of sound off the ground; with it being as dry as it was on Sunday,  the two effects should have cancelled and at 50ft,  it should have been a very minor change. My theory also doesn't support the fact that from my own personal experience I experienced the occasional pop up in sound,  and the largest pop being before the full heat of the day set in.

Personally I think that the park and ride here is the best venue we have and will do my part to ensure we keep it.  I just thought I'd add in my personal experience and a theory I explored a little since then.  As an aside.... Sound propagation and it's relation to heat is some great bed time reading.   ???


SASC Events / Re: Scores for July 2, 2017 event at YYC
« on: July 03, 2017, 03:11:00 PM »
Thanks for another great day out there! The course was fun and fast!  Looking forward to seeing pictures from the day!!

SASC Events / Re: June 17, 2017 WCMA regional scores
« on: June 28, 2017, 11:19:12 AM »
I had a look at the overall scores posted,  and could have sworn that the Regionals had a place on the 2017 Championship. Looking at it now,  I'm guessing that the 17/18th didn't put any points toward the Overall Championship scores, or am I missing the plot somewhere?

Technical Talk / Re: Electric converted cars
« on: June 22, 2017, 07:33:23 AM »
Correct on the extinguishers. Electrical tires require a C rated extinguisher to be most effective, and B for gasses. Many extinguishers for general duty are rated ABC for all types of fires. It wouldn't surprise me if the clubs extinguishers were already ABC rated. It is certainly something to consider in car as well. 

I would have guessed that there was more provisions for electric cars in the SCCA by now.   :-[ 

Technical Talk / Re: Electric converted cars
« on: June 21, 2017, 09:11:24 PM »

Formula V does not qualify as EM car.

I was just thinking as a base for the electric car. I've seen some pretty crazy contraptions autocross out of the states.

Technical Talk / Re: Electric converted cars
« on: June 21, 2017, 04:14:45 PM »
Good luck! Enjoy the build. Looking forward to seeing you compete down the road.
For once a seriously modified vehicle, not worried about sound limits.

Well I'm just shopping the idea now.  I have a friend with connections into the formula Vee game ( I know next to nothing of these cars though),  and I'm shopping the idea of using a chassis from there as well. 

It will all come down to the founder of Roots2Stem and if it's a project he'd like to take on.

Technical Talk / Electric converted cars
« on: June 21, 2017, 10:50:09 AM »
Hi All.

As some of you know,  I volunteer/Mentor at . Its a program to inspire and empower future scientists, technologists and engineers through building and creating. 

I shopped an idea to the founder about a project involving the kids to convert a cool car ( I want to do a vintage Beetle,  but he likes the looks of Fiat x19's), into an electric Auto-x'er.  This would be a larger project for the shop,  and I think a great opportunity for the older kids that are getting into cars,  to not only learn and build,  but also get into racing competitively and safely.

My questions pertain to the classing of such cars (likely an A-mod),  but moreover the eligibility of competing with club.  Are electric cars allowed firstly,  and the rest can start falling into place.



SASC Events / Re: June 17, 2017 WCMA regional scores
« on: June 19, 2017, 09:40:23 AM »
OK,  I know it's a dumb question,  but are the "T"'s just a listing of who would place in class,  and the number of "T"'s is dependent on the entrants in class?

Automotive Marketplace / Various Amsoil and Redline oils and fluids.
« on: June 15, 2017, 11:33:57 AM »
Description: Various Amsoil and Redline oils and fluids.  See below.
Location of seller: Calgary
Willing to ship: Maybe by the WSC courier service
Method of contact: Any way you know how
Price: listed below,  and flexible.  Let me know if they seem out of line.

I have 20 bottles of various Amsoil and Redline oils.

4x Redline Gear oil 75w-90ns (18$ each, normally 16.50 UDS)

4x Amsoil SAE motor oil 10w-30 (15$ each. Normally 12 USD)

4x Amsoil Severe gear oil 75w-90 (18$ each, normally 16.50 USD)

3x Amsoil Gear lube 80w-90 (18$ each, normally 16.50 USD) I'll throw in the half liter shown in the picture with the other oil.

4x Amsoil Manual transmission fluid 75w-90 (18$ each, normally 16.70 USD)

Much was bought for a jeep I no longer own, and some was got for a little sports car I was building. All of them are sealed and are just gathering dust in my storage unit.

Please check and see if these are correct for your vehicle.

SASC Events / Re: June 10 practise and June 11 event scores
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:56:18 AM »
Fun day!!  Glad the rain stayed away and that the lot didn't chew my tires toooooo badly.   :o

Automotive Marketplace / Re: 2x Schroth Quick fit Harnesses for BMW
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:36:41 AM »

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