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by JayPar
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Fiat 500e ok to run?
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Fiat 500e ok to run?

Any background info on that photo, Joe? Did it hit something, go off the track and re enter? Or is that just speed plus concrete?
by JayPar
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: The Car Lounge
Topic: Carbon fiber dash project
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Carbon fiber dash project

So I recently finished a carbon fiber dashboard for our Miata. It was an interesting project which took way longer than I thought it would, but life is about the journey not the destination, right? Anyway, I thought some of you might enjoy seeing the pics and reading about it. https://forum.miata.ne...
by JayPar
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Results for October 15th/16th at Harry Grove
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Results for October 15th/16th at Harry Grove

Looks like jay scored 1st place for the year. Way to go Jay! Thanks, although at this point it has become pretty clear that our car has an unfair advantage in the current indexing system. Not everyone in the club can make their car into a non-streetable specialized autocross toy. I think I want to ...
by JayPar
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: How do you compare your improvements vs other people?
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: How do you compare your improvements vs other people?

Comparing with different cars is only meaningful if both have similar (and consistent) setups. Otherwise one car or the other is going to have an advantage with different course designs. By far the biggest thing that has helped me gauge progress is comparing to other drivers in my car, whether they ...
by JayPar
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Jim Kirk's Recently Passed Away
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Jim Kirk's Recently Passed Away

Sad news. We chatted at multiple autocrosses this year - CDC and SCCA. Real nice guy. Life is short.
by JayPar
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB: 89-94 Miata dashboard (pre-airbag)
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: WTB: 89-94 Miata dashboard (pre-airbag)

Thanks Ed. I might give that guy a try, although I am currently debating whether to do a swap, or just remove the dashboard and possibly putting in a lightweight cover like aluminum sheet metal or something.
by JayPar
Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB: 89-94 Miata dashboard (pre-airbag)
Replies: 2
Views: 423

WTB: 89-94 Miata dashboard (pre-airbag)

I'm looking to buy a dashboard from an early Miata, before they added the airbag (which was 1995 or so I've heard). Looking to install it into my 1996 for weight reduction and simplicity. If you have one or know of one, I would appreciate any info. Thanks.
by JayPar
Thu May 14, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Harry Grove Lot Repair!
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Harry Grove Lot Repair!

Excellent! Does the City own the facility? I had assumed that it was privately owned, and if that's the case it's a little surprising that the City would cover it unless it's a partnership kind of deal. In any event, it sounds promising!
by JayPar
Wed May 13, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Results for Waldorf May 9th
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Results for Waldorf May 9th

Nice driving Alan! I wish I could have figured out that first slalom and the line on the subsequent sweeper as well as you did. None of my runs felt "fast" and I had 3 DNFs, but here's my run of 38.04 sec: https://youtu.be/j3GSFZ3xkDU
by JayPar
Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: April 4th, 2015 Harry Grove Results
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: April 4th, 2015 Harry Grove Results

There was one result like that the previous event where one run was almost 7 seconds faster than that person's next fastest run. If all runs except that one involved spins, maybe...although a spin usually costs me around 9 sec. Not that it matters much, but it kind of made me wonder if the timing di...
by JayPar
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: March 21st, 2015 Harry Grove Results
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: March 21st, 2015 Harry Grove Results

https://www.youtube.com/user/matt270avian/videos My morning runs Your Buick was quite entertaining to watch. For top style points, I'd say it might have been a 3-way tie between you, the one with the green front wheels (Sentra?), and the Challenger/Charger from Saturday. Also, I can't imagine anyon...
by JayPar
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: March 21st, 2015 Harry Grove Results
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: March 21st, 2015 Harry Grove Results

Our new suspension was officially broken in on Saturday and Sunday, with 7 drivers for a total of 59 runs! Surprisingly, no one spun the car! (I would have put money on someone spinning it...myself, if not someone else). Thanks to our co-drivers for helping us test it out. We had a scary situation o...
by JayPar
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: March 21st Autox and March 22nd TNT
Replies: 25
Views: 1701

Re: March 21st Autox and March 22nd TNT

Here in Boyds (just south of Frederick) there is no snow on the pavement and maybe 1-2 inches on the grass as of 5 PM Friday.
by JayPar
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: March 21st Autox and March 22nd TNT
Replies: 25
Views: 1701

Re: March 21st Autox and March 22nd TNT

Argh. Weather Channel is calling for 3-6 inches of snow on Thurs night / Fri morning. What happens if some is still around by Saturday morning?
by JayPar
Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: March 21st Autox and March 22nd TNT
Replies: 25
Views: 1701

Re: March 21st Autox and March 22nd TNT

Thanks Mike; sounds good. Hopefully the setup won't be too bad. Also I've been trying to get some old friends to come out for over a year, and it sounds like they might drop by. Hopefully I can convince a couple of them to ride along to give them some white knuckles. :twisted:
by JayPar
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: March 21st Autox and March 22nd TNT
Replies: 25
Views: 1701

Re: March 21st Autox and March 22nd TNT

Looks like we will have 3 available slots, if someone feels like taking a spin in our car (or more likely, multiple spins). It has been aligned and corner balanced and tuned, but the shocks, springs, front sway bar, bushings, ride height, and alignment specs are all different than last year. I have ...
by JayPar
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: TIRES
Replies: 30
Views: 1878

Re: TIRES

Jeff, no problem. It's interesting to hear one more piece of its history. The car has been great. Denise and I like to tinker with things anyway...this just gave us an excuse.

Jared, I was thinking 15 x 10's but they seem hard to find (in stock).
by JayPar
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Ideas for the 2015 Season
Replies: 35
Views: 2187

Re: Ideas for the 2015 Season

it available via a fancier interface that allows things like viewing the car / driver info, sorting, multi-column filtering, show/hide columns, etc.. I know that Joe could make an app so that people could see the results and real-time runs. However if more than 3 people get on the WiFi, it would st...
by JayPar
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Ideas for the 2015 Season
Replies: 35
Views: 2187

Re: Ideas for the 2015 Season

I hope at some point we can get results into a much more advanced interface so we can incorporate data like this, but only show it when you need to see it. For example, you would hover your mouse pointer over a run (or touch a particular run time on your phone screen) and it would pop up with the i...
by JayPar
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Ideas for the 2015 Season
Replies: 35
Views: 2187

Re: Ideas for the 2015 Season

OK, here's one... could we please increase the session timeout on this web site? I typed up a rather long post and lost it all because my session timed out before I submitted. Very annoying! (I'll retype the post later)
by JayPar
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Ideas for the 2015 Season
Replies: 35
Views: 2187

Re: Ideas for the 2015 Season

I kind of like the idea of afternoon only... Maybe sacrificing the course walk is the price to pay for that convenience? You could still show up a few minutes early and at least watch a few cars run. That still leaves tech though. PAX index has a problem in that it treats all cars in a class as if t...
by JayPar
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: TIRES
Replies: 30
Views: 1878

Re: TIRES

I'm not saying put an interior back in and go to CSP. That sounds like a huge pain and you'd have to track down all the little pieces to remain CSP legal. However, the difference between CSP and DP is not slight even though that may be the perception. For starters... minimum weight is somewhere aro...
by JayPar
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: TIRES
Replies: 30
Views: 1878

Re: TIRES

You sure on those spring rates? Didn't Ed York set the car up? If so that's backwards from every other miata I've ever seen. Unless someone goofed and accidentally put the front springs on the rear of the car. Jesus christ that car is going to be fast if you get the spring rates sorted... PM me if ...
by JayPar
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: TIRES
Replies: 30
Views: 1878

Re: TIRES

Joe, sounds good but we recently bought a set of used RS3 v2's (225/45/15) from Andy. He said they had about 80 runs on them from Nationals and some regional events. Considering the set that we recently retired had 330 runs (yes I kept a spreadsheet) this set should last us for a few months. The one...
by JayPar
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: TIRES
Replies: 30
Views: 1878

Re: TIRES

As far as the other tires (if you find them in a size that works) RS3(v2), Very good tire, its a front runner. Mainly shines in hot conditions and falls a hair flat in the cold. Rival, Very good tire, not the best on concrete (not an issue for CDC stuff), good middle of the road option, will be edg...