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Offline Gentleman Jack

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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2013, 05:32:01 PM »
Rain-x the helmet visor and wear a rain coat (maybe) :)

Even when I had the convertible top in ASP did I run with it up in the rain. In between runs I would put it up, but during an actual run I'd leave it down.

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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2013, 07:07:14 AM »
My 3rd dirty run from Sunday's event at Toledo.
I was the course designer and got bit by my own increasing slalom.
Went in too fast and got me behind so I ended up hitting the last cone :(

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« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 02:03:55 PM by DrJones »
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2013, 10:01:05 AM »
OUCH!

Thats a dead link for me DrJones...
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2013, 10:25:26 AM »
Dead link Dr D
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StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
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ZOK suspension
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2013, 08:39:53 AM »
Thanks, Dave.
I think I also fixed the original link too.
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2013, 10:58:15 AM »
Thanks, Dave.
I think I also fixed the original link too.

Yes, it's working great also.  The car is looking mean.  I hope you have a successful season. 
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2013, 04:35:27 PM »
Been awhile since I've been on here... Glad to see someone's gone FP!  If I ever win the powerball, you'll have another competitor :)

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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2013, 10:33:12 AM »
A picture from spring nationals memorial day weekend.
One day I'll get the vinyl wrap done...
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2013, 10:39:30 AM »
tucked in nice and tight!
2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

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StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension
Lambo Doors

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2013, 10:56:47 AM »
Sweet!
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2013, 10:14:38 PM »
Looking good, hope you you did good at the event.
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2013, 10:22:26 AM »
Update:
Just got back from the 41st SCCA Solo Nationals and the SCCA Pro Finale

At the national championships I ended up taking 2nd in F-Prepared and my codriver took 4th (just missed 3rd by .041!).

At the Pro Finale, after leading until the very end, I took 3rd (.042 out of 2nd) and took 4th for the overall season in the R2 class.
Still trying to unwind after a week away from home and work.

a BIG shout out to Norm's Fiberglass and Wester's Garage! Norm for helping us lose a lot of weight and Lydon as always for his great support for getting us the power we need!

Next year we might be looking at some custom cams and E85!

« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 10:28:31 AM by DrJones »
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2013, 10:39:01 AM »
Whats the difference between FP and FP R2?
How do you get more than Full Prepared?
that sounds like a Space Balls Ludacris speed
:D

Congrats on kicking ass.  That's very impressive.
if you go E85, make sure you add the Ethanol compliant seals to your Fuel injectors.
Unfortunately you have to buy a $35 kit but all you need are the black seals from the link below
http://www.crateenginedepot.com/LNF-Fuel-Injector-Seal-Kit-217-3425-12633374-P18283.aspx

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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2013, 10:46:44 AM »
R2 is for the SCCA Pro Solo Series. It's a little different format.
The R2 class is a combination of all the prepared classes with appropriate handycaps to even the classes (eg. a prepared Honda CRX can run against a monster Lotus Exige)

Thanks for the heads up on the seals (sea lions? :P ). I'm sure there are a bunch of little things we need to research before anything is purchased.
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2013, 11:14:07 AM »
That is the only part our cars have that is different from the Flex Fuel compliant HHR.

I spoke in depth with Tom at CED about this.  The rest of the fuel system is identical to the HHR.

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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2013, 11:27:27 AM »
Nice Job!

I saw a Miata and an RX8 on their way home on Saturday!  Both had Michigan plates on the trailers.

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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2013, 05:19:31 PM »
Congrats Doc.
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2013, 06:20:05 PM »
Congratulations to you both.
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Mods: Magnaflow 2.5" exhaust, DDM Backbone & ProBeam,ZOK suspension,LV Kappa Front Chassis Brace, BTF Turbo Upgraded Wheel, Windristrictor, JPM Center console,arms,tulip,side doors,DDM Upgraded wheel tune.

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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2013, 07:25:25 PM »
Congrats, good job
2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension
Lambo Doors

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2013, 08:47:38 AM »
Neat picture of some of the cars racing on Avon Tyres.
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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2013, 09:25:37 AM »
My wifes first mini had Avon Tyres and I personally thought they were awesome.
Excellent dry grip and super stable in both the rain and snow.

Unfortunately, it seems like they dropped out of the US domestic market for street tires.

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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2013, 03:24:09 PM »
Neat picture of some of the cars racing on Avon Tyres.
http://atlantamx3.com/avon/AVON2small.jpg

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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2013, 04:52:39 PM »
Congrats on 2nd in FP, quite an accomplishment for your first year!  Definitely showed how successful the GXP can be in that class.  I got an interesting shot of Chris spinning at Wilmington I thought I'd share:

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Re: F-Prepared GXP Build
« Reply #49 on: September 30, 2013, 01:00:54 PM »
Congrats on 2nd in FP, quite an accomplishment for your first year!  Definitely showed how successful the GXP can be in that class.  I got an interesting shot of Chris spinning at Wilmington I thought I'd share:

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Hmm, that's right about when the timing chain tensioner collapsed and we lost timing. Thanks for the shot. I'll forward that on to him and ask if he knows what's going on.
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