Chuck Voboril | 1 Oct 02:28 2006
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ChampCarFanatics.com

Ted, I took a quick look there and it looks like a great site.
Never knew it existed.
I didn't see a specific section for aero discussions, is there one?

Where would we go on it to see pictures if John or anyone posts any?
Thanks,
Chuck Voboril
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Jan Schmidt | 1 Oct 04:21 2006

Re: Solo National results

It is true that the Vees sit a lot higher than us, however, if you lower
the rear of a Vee, you end up with more negative camber and most of them
have too much now , sitting up high.
Bill Schmidt 88 Red Devil Kawi with crap tires

>>> John Whitling <jwhit@...> 09/30/06 12:18 PM >>>
In my opinion, the SV guys must first unite and agree with themselves on

maybe 3 different proposals ... and quickly. The biggest problem is that

many of them I've spoken with don't want to have to spend any money to 
go faster. The second problem is that many of them feel it's a power 
problem (IMO far from the truth).

I'll go out on a limb here and point out a few things that I observed at

nats ...
lots of vees that sit very high off the ground
no 2 driver vees (a big issue this year)
Scott Nardin (the leading Vee) tried a new tire setup on the first day 
that didn't work. His 2nd day performance wasn't bad when he reverted 
back to his known good setup.

We should try to work with the Vee guys. First they must come to some 
kind of consensus, second they have to realize that it will cost some 
money, and third (IMO) motor ain't it.

Are the Vees limited on the gearsets for their transaxles? If so opening

up gearing rules might help.
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Jan Schmidt | 1 Oct 04:37 2006

Re: Solo National results

Having run 13 Nats in the last 15 years, here is my take. You could do
just fine on the concrete with old tires, because of the grippy surface.
I am living proof that it is not the case with our new slippery asphalt.
I ran at hpt twice this year before Nats with the old tires and didnt do
too terrible, but with the cool weather that we had this year for Nats,
old tires killed me. My first run the 2nd day, I dnf's 2 times on the
same run. I guess it would have helped for a 85 degree day with the sun
beating down on the asphalt, or a tire warmer. I had neither at this
years Nats.
extremely disappointed, Bill Schmidt
ps... they are gonna have to do something with the spectator area for
the east course for next year! It held about 10 people.

>>> "Joe Palmer" <jpalmer1@...> 09/29/06 7:57 PM >>>
For those who ran Topeka . . . was the Solo surface as bad as others had

previously anticipated on this list?  Did it take away from your fun? 
Or 
does the fun of competing on equal terms and winning make up for it?
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GaryK | 1 Oct 04:24 2006
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Re: Solo National results

Fine with me.  All I have to do is eat a few more steaks and I'll be at 850 
lbs.  :-P

And yes we ran a 494.

Gary Kramar

At 01:42 PM 9/30/2006, JBlumenthal wrote:
>Dave,
>Both 1st and 2nd were running 494 motors. I think they should receive a 
>50lb penalty next year. :-)
>
>Dave Phaneuf wrote:
>
>>Art
>>Do you know what engine was in the top cars?
>>I think Jeff was running a 493, don't know
>>about 1st and 2nd???
>>Dave Phaneuf
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John Vriesinga | 1 Oct 04:46 2006
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Re: ChampCarFanatics.com

> Where would we go on it to see pictures if John or anyone posts any?

I go over and read stuff every day there, but I'm a man of few words. I 
don't talk much on forums.

JV
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GaryK | 1 Oct 04:26 2006
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Re: Solo National results

I thought I earned it.  :-(

O'well.  ;-)

I guess I'll just have to try harder next year.

Gary Kramar

At 08:02 PM 9/28/2006, you wrote:
>OK, well you've all been waiting for this .. well maybe you haven't. In
>any case the Solo Nationals are now history for F modified and the
>Formula 500s were well represented. The class included 35 drivers, with
>about 23 of them being F440/500 cars. It was a close battle both days,
>with Lawrence Edwards taking the first day lead only to have Gary Kramer
>sneak off with the win over both days.  The racing was tight, with the
>first 5 cars separated by only 6 tenths after 98 seconds of racing. 9
>out of the the top ten were F500 cars. Here are the trophy winners ..
>
>1.   Gary Kramer    98.016
>2.   Lawrence Edwards    98.282
>3.   Jeff Blumenthal   98.331 (good job guy!)
>4.   Eric Heller   98.428
>5.   John Whitling   98.683
>6.   Brian Ciarlei   99.334
>7.   Greg Piper   99.337
>8.   Vern Lyle   99.577
>9.   John Paul Engstrom   100.140
>10. Scott Nardin   100.285
>
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John Vriesinga | 1 Oct 04:56 2006
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Re: Did it Overheat?

> I was thinking that low/no oil in the gearcase could
> indicate a failed crankseal on that end. If you know
> the oil level was full at some point and now it's not,
> assuming no external leaks.......

I don't know anything about what was or was not in it, and didn't know that 
I needed to look for a problem in that case area until Les gave me an engine 
manual a month or two ago. I had been looking for signs of external leaks in 
the general area. I went and checked it and found that it took a lot more 
oil than I thought a small case like that should. So, I guess I know where 
my problem is. Burnt crank seal. Live and learn.

JV

JV 
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Cory McLeod | 1 Oct 05:07 2006
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Comet clutch question

Just looked at a Dennis Kirk catalog for the first time in a while and noticed a Comet 108 model that looks like
it is set up for our Rotax engines (correct taper) and has bosses for mounting a stock Rotax ring gear.  The
part number is 219507A.

  Does anyone have experience with this model #?  If the specs are as advertised, it sure would be easier than
the last time I bought a 108 about 3 years ago - the taper had to be machined and the bosses had to be re-drilled
to take the Rotax 494 ring gear.

  Thanks, Cory

 		
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Chuck Voboril | 1 Oct 05:08 2006
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18x7.5x10 Prices

Can anyone tell me the current list price on those 18x7.5x10's plus separate 
  shipping to where you are?

Chuck
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Chuck Voboril | 1 Oct 05:48 2006
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RE: 18x7.5x10 Prices

This must sound weird. I just want to see what Hoosier charges now for these 
to answer the question for the guy who is is interested in my car.

I haven't bought any in along time.  Still using tires from the 2 sets I won 
in 2003.

Chuck

>From: "Chuck Voboril" <cvoboril@...>
>Reply-To: f500@...
>To: f500@...
>Subject: [F500] 18x7.5x10 Prices
>Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 20:08:53 -0700
>
>Can anyone tell me the current list price on those 18x7.5x10's plus 
>separate  shipping to where you are?
>
>Chuck
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