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by CitationFV21
October 9th, 2017, 9:43 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: 2017 Runoffs
Replies: 17
Views: 10631

Re: 2017 Runoffs

Steve, I helped do color commentary on the radio when the local stations covered Lime Rock for IMSA. - already in my resume. :wink: Even the best will make mistakes because they cannot read the mind of the drivers and or what is going on mechanically with a car. Either way it is best to error on the...
by CitationFV21
October 3rd, 2017, 10:34 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: 2017 Runoffs
Replies: 17
Views: 10631

Re: 2017 Runoffs

I with due respect to the announcers, I will be glad to fly out on my dime, and work for no compensation next year; to be the class representative in the booth (If I am not racing).

ChrisZ
by CitationFV21
October 3rd, 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tranny undertray
Replies: 3
Views: 2277

Re: Tranny undertray

Yes - we have some confusion here. Is this for SCCA racing or Hill Climb? From the GCR: 8. Frame A. The frame/chassis shall be constructed of steel tubing of a maximum diameter or width of 4 inches and be of a safe and suitable design. B. The driver’s feet shall not extend beyond the rear of the fro...
by CitationFV21
April 4th, 2017, 9:46 pm
Forum: Solo Vee
Topic: Newbe solo questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3928

Re: Newbe solo questions

Jeremy, Sorry, I only check this every few days also. If you have a zero roll car, besides the static negative camber, you have a droop stop. The sudden oversteer could have been the car coming up on the droop stop. when you jack the car up in the air, the droop stop should hold the camber to negati...
by CitationFV21
March 18th, 2017, 11:57 pm
Forum: Promote Formula Vee!!!
Topic: Long Island Formula Vee Drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 1252

Long Island Formula Vee Drivers

Long Island used to be a hot spot for Formula Vee. There were dozens of drivers but after Bridgehampton closed, they all seemed to go away. Is there anyone from Long Island following this board? From tip to tip there are about 8 MILLION people there, I cannot believe that someone is not interested i...
by CitationFV21
March 18th, 2017, 11:54 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: New OFFICIAL FV AdHoc Committee Selected
Replies: 3
Views: 2532

Re: New OFFICIAL FV AdHoc Committee Selected

Okay, the new committee has been quiet for a while, we need to know what is going on even if it just to say hello, we are still out here.

ChrisZ
by CitationFV21
March 18th, 2017, 11:52 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Regional Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 6971

Re: Regional Engine

Dave,

Did you ever build or sell the second engine?

Chris
by CitationFV21
March 18th, 2017, 11:50 pm
Forum: Vehicles .. Race / tow / trailer / Rigs
Topic: Formula Vee to good home
Replies: 1
Views: 1826

Re: Formula Vee to good home

Tim,

Have you posted this over at Apex Speed?

http://www.apexspeed.com

Also drop Dietmar a line - he may know someone looking for a project like this. http://www.quixoteracing.com/index.htm

If you were on the East Coast it would be gone in a heartbeat.

ChrisZ
by CitationFV21
March 18th, 2017, 11:46 pm
Forum: Formula Super Vee
Topic: Ralt Super Vee on Craigs List
Replies: 0
Views: 2047

Ralt Super Vee on Craigs List

Ralt Super Vee on Craigs List:

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sf...039309182.html

ChrisZ
by CitationFV21
March 18th, 2017, 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires
Replies: 7
Views: 4187

Re: Tires - 2017 Hoosiers

This is for anyone who has bought tires in 2017.

Has any changes been made at all to the 55 compound? How about price?

I was hoping we could "pre-buy" the spec tires, even if not in final form so we could put some miles on them in 2017.

ChrisZ
by CitationFV21
March 18th, 2017, 11:41 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: NEFV at Frank Maratta's Auto Show & Race-A-Rama This Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: NEFV at Frank Maratta's Auto Show & Race-A-Rama This Wee

Nick,

Did we get any interest at the show?

If soi we need to pass the names to someone local to them so we can follow up.

I will e-mail Jeff to see what we can do.

Chris
by CitationFV21
March 18th, 2017, 11:39 pm
Forum: Solo Vee
Topic: Newbe solo questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3928

Re: Newbe solo questions

Jeremy Sorry, not a lot of people are watching this site - many have gone over to Apex Speed. We need to keep this forum active for various reasons. I may be missing it, but are you running a zero roll or a Z bar car? Oversteer "usually" means the rear is too stiff or is jacking. You can use up to 2...
by CitationFV21
October 12th, 2016, 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FV Future - Read this first
Replies: 1
Views: 1127

FV Future - Read this first

I am putting out a series of ideas for FV in order to get participant input. I have been posting them over at Apex Speed but did not want to leave this group out. From now on they will be posted simultaneously. You do not have to post on both boards, but I may summarize ideas on both. Read the guide...
by CitationFV21
October 12th, 2016, 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FV future #3 Transmission
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

FV future #3 Transmission

3nd of a Series Okay we have just had a successful event (SCCA Runoffs) where we established our class as the largest formula class there, and attracted new blood from karting, one of whom is the son of a Indy 500 winner. To keep FV relevant, and yet also a entry level class, I want to propose some ...
by CitationFV21
October 12th, 2016, 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FV future #2 wheel dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 3629

FV future #2 wheel dimensions

2nd of a Series Okay we have just had a successful event (SCCA Runoffs) where we established our class as the largest formula class there, and attracted new blood from karting, one of whom is the son of a Indy 500 winner. To keep FV relevant, and yet also a entry level class, I want to propose some ...
by CitationFV21
October 12th, 2016, 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FV future #1 steering rack
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

FV future #1 steering rack

Okay we have just had a successful event (SCCA Runoffs) where we established our class as the largest formula class there, and attracted new blood from karting, one of whom is the son of a Indy 500 winner. To keep FV relevant, and yet also a entry level class, I want to propose some changes and disc...
by CitationFV21
March 20th, 2016, 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spec Tire
Replies: 10
Views: 5525

Re: Spec Tire

Matt, As Brian said, the process has just started. If it works like the FF Spec tire, the SCCA will send out Request For Proposal, (but if anyone has seen the final requirements, I think we would like to see it) and depending upon who responds, then they do testing. It is very possible it will be in...
by CitationFV21
September 8th, 2013, 7:58 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Runoffs Qualifying
Replies: 14
Views: 5312

Re: Runoffs Qualifying

There is always room for field fillers - whether you call the back-markers or drivers just getting experience - very few start off on the front row. Theoretically, if you are 3rd in your division you could be no better than 20th in the country, - or you could be 3rd - depends on your competition. Th...
by CitationFV21
July 10th, 2013, 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just don't get it!
Replies: 100
Views: 37585

Re: Just don't get it!

Just to make sure the facts are the facts I spoke to Jeff Speers at Hoosier on Tuesday. I had e-mailed him first outlining some discussion points. He was very open, although I would not suggest everyone calls him :lol: See my comment at the end of this post. These are the bullet points: Suggested Re...
by CitationFV21
July 4th, 2013, 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just don't get it!
Replies: 100
Views: 37585

Re: Just don't get it!

Hoosier is a relatively small company, thus somewhat flexible. But does anyone really think they are willing to make a Radial for FV that will last a season? Thus, selling a couple hundred tires a year? (if that.) We are lucky they continue to sell the existing tires at quantities in the low thousa...
by CitationFV21
July 4th, 2013, 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just don't get it!
Replies: 100
Views: 37585

Re: Just don't get it!

John, Goodyear lists FV tires in their catalog, but last year they had a production problem and it may have carried over to this year - someone can chime in with a official statement. Here is the problem - If Hoosier is the last man standing by default, and Hoosier agrees to make a longer lasting ti...
by CitationFV21
June 28th, 2013, 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just don't get it!
Replies: 100
Views: 37585

Re: Just don't get it!

Steve, I am going to disagree a little. I hope the tires today are better than they were in the past. I have lived through tire wars - soft compounds and narrow tires where you did throw away a set of tires a weekend. You literally burned them up. With a spec tire or a single manufacturer, there is ...
by CitationFV21
June 15th, 2013, 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just don't get it!
Replies: 100
Views: 37585

Re: Just don't get it!

Actually, I think it's the opposite. The surveys often only capture input from those that respond, which tend to be a minority, like those who frequent the forums. The numbers who post here are very small, and represent a minority - a vocal minority, but still a minority. Most forums or groups requ...
by CitationFV21
June 12th, 2013, 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just don't get it!
Replies: 100
Views: 37585

Re: Just don't get it!

If we are back to one tire manufacturer, then they should suspend development which should reduce the cost of the tires. (I can dream, right?) Hoosier has said they will do a run of hard compound tires (say R60) if enough people commit (I.e. money) The last time I spoke to them (a while back) the mi...
by CitationFV21
June 8th, 2013, 10:00 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Transaxle overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 5165

Re: Transaxle overhaul

Depends where you live - if you want to save on transportation costs

On the East Coast you have Steve at Vee Sport Racing.

http://www.veesportracing.com/

ChrisZ