Recent content by Mesa

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    Mason’s Build: Superlite SLC

    A fuel cell is th safest way but does require some effort. Alternatively, have the tank pocketed to allow a crumple zone of sorts around the front offending parts on the engine. Use an electric remotely mounted waterpump!
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    Ford vs. Ferrari--New Official Trailer

    It is just a movie - many liberties were taken to help make it entertaining to non-car racing historians and public. Always love it when a car is doing 210mph and then the driver presses the pedal to the floor to make a pass from there... HaHa! There was no acknowledgement of Miles' LeMans...
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    There is a scene where the Ford mechanics are changing the complete RF suspension and brakes during the race on a GT40. The shot shows the bare RCR style plate aluminum upright awaiting removal and I thought I actually saw RCR machined into the upright. I might have made that up, being so...
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    Mason’s Build: Superlite SLC

    The car is going to be a bit twitchy with those rear toe settings :p Where is the pic of the cell? Can you adapt the aluminum cell into an actual gas tank? That cover is about the shape of the actual tank that Howard and I have in our cars. Mine being the full width of the chassis with...
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    F 1

    Nothing could be rougher than COTA is now. Seriously. Seems to be Bottas' car could have been high centered as it was half on half off the access road. Hard to tell, but there was some drop off at the edge of the pavement. The Elephant in the room... What the hell was Vettle thinking as he...
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    Rumbles SLC Build

    Wasn't the guy that painted your car hanging out with you at SEMA? Seems like he did pretty nice work, why out of biz?
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    Del's Build: SLC IR/8

    Just catching up on a few things in your thread - 2800 pounds, that gives me a data point for comparison, my blower and much wider rear tires are at least half of the difference between our cars. Those side by side pics are great. Your little girl is going to be the most popular in her High...
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    SLC 24 Howard Jones

    I think that engine is called "Voodoo". They were having some oil related issues out there, with one making a large deposit in turn 9, of which Howard promptly went pirouetting in.
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    SLC 24 Howard Jones

    Howard headed out at Willow Springs on a mission to make all those Mustang drivers question their manliness. :p While I was left behind to answer all those "what is that?" questions......
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    SLC 001 Build

    Normally wide tires would do just that, my rears are more straight line tires than cornering tires. Even so, surprisingly they turned in decent numbers in these tests, more would be expected if they were new and when there is time to optimize balance and pressures. In the slalom, neutral...
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    SLC 001 Build

    Handling - A few weeks ago the car was able to get out on a closed runway for some cornering testing. Having not yet corner weight balanced the car, I was going off of how the car felt via road testing, and that is not the best way. Turns out the what I felt on the road was exactly backwards to...
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    2019 Formula 1

    Oooooh More grid penalties coming up, the start line will make even less sense in the future.
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    2019 Formula 1

    They run 'flat' bottom cars with a diffuser allowed from the back axle centerline back. The diffuser and the angle of the floor relative to the ground generate the bottom side down force. A better way to say it is that cars are not allowed tunnels or skirts.
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    Marauder lola

    PM Sent DJ.
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    Mason’s Build: Superlite SLC

    Thanks Mason. I looked up these guys before, they don't seem to offer the right things for what I'm after.