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by hardingfv32
August 6th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Discs AGAIN

The real downside seems to be the weight of the 4 bolt wheels. Now you are just regurgitating truisms. While lighter wheels are in fact a benefit, it is not something that you will be able to measure on the clock or with a data system. This is something that only people in F1, etc. are capable of e...
by hardingfv32
August 3rd, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Discs AGAIN

I am pretty sure Andy Pastore had something figured out for the front using 4 bolt wheels. He had a request in to the CRB to allow 4 bolt wheels. Search Apex Speed.

The main issue is that there is nothing available for the rear that meets the rear track spec.

Brian
by hardingfv32
August 2nd, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Discs AGAIN

1) I cannot measure right now, but when using 4.5" wheels I have always been very close to the max track. Never any thought about how to get out to the limit.

2) GCR Appendix G does a very good job specifying how to measure track.

Brian
by hardingfv32
August 1st, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Discs AGAIN

Yes, but the 4.5" wheels only add .5" total to the front track.

Brian
by hardingfv32
October 14th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Steve's Runoff's 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Steve's Runoff's 2019

Steve So how was this years Runoff event for you? Was the track bad for the race compared to how it was for Qual? Would you say this was out of character for VIR? You were in a Vortech, how did/does it compare to the car you used for many decades? Is there a noticeable difference in 'feel' if they a...
by hardingfv32
May 22nd, 2019, 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of formula car?
Replies: 31
Views: 3153

Re: What type of formula car?

That does not answer my question. The chassis currently looks like a piece of poorly engineered junk. Was this the layout of the chassis when it was winning races?

Just interested in how primitive the first FSV's were.

Brian
by hardingfv32
May 20th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of formula car?
Replies: 31
Views: 3153

Re: What type of formula car?

Did this car/chassis look this primitive when it was new or has it just been mutilated with modifications?

Brian
by hardingfv32
May 12th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Spark Plug Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: Spark Plug Recommendation

Dyno results indicate that inexpensive Autolites are just as good as the most expensive plugs you can find. Use standard heat range.

Brian
by hardingfv32
March 21st, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first weekend of 2019 Spec Tire for FV at Sebring
Replies: 8
Views: 1710

Re: My first weekend of 2019 Spec Tire for FV at Sebring

Can you state an opinion based on your Atlanta experiences about disc vs drum brakes?

Brian
by hardingfv32
January 19th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first weekend of 2019 Spec Tire for FV at Sebring
Replies: 8
Views: 1710

Re: My first weekend of 2019 Spec Tire for FV at Sebring

Anyone using disc brakes yet?

Brian
by hardingfv32
October 21st, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Steve's Runoffs
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Steve's Runoffs

Steve what was your Runoffs experience like?

Brian
by hardingfv32
August 10th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternate Front Spindle
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Alternate Front Spindle

Greg Bruns request for an alternate front spindle was rejected in the latest Fastrack.

Does anyone now the reason and/or details of this request?

Brian
by hardingfv32
November 11th, 2017, 2:39 am
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: 2017 Runoffs
Replies: 17
Views: 10631

Re: 2017 Runoffs

Why does it matter what was said during the broadcast? Was anyone really listening? Dorsey has been around SCCA for a long time. His knowledge of the class is an accurate measurement of what the general road racing population cares to know about Formula Vee. It is time to accept that we are really n...
by hardingfv32
September 15th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 8698

Re: Disc brakes

I believe the goal is a well designed race setup. Calipers and discs from say Wilwood. The caliper weight is possible with $100 Wilwood calipers. We need more information about where the hubs are going to come from. I would imagine the design is for billet CNC units. These hubs must be heavy as ther...
by hardingfv32
August 15th, 2017, 5:06 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: April 2017 Committee News
Replies: 6
Views: 3571

Re: April 2017 Committee News

Data point: I heard that a set of spec tires first used July 2016 at a Majors event were tested again at a NH Regional just recently. The one year old 'spec tires' had 7-8 heat cycles were compared to a competitor that was using new Hoosiers. The spec tires were almost the equal of the new tires. Th...
by hardingfv32
March 21st, 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires
Replies: 7
Views: 4187

Re: Tires

Hoosier was the only company to respond to the RFP. American racers are not being considered or evaluated. The FV Committee would like to see further durability tests. Regardless.. the decision will be made this fall regardless if further testing is done or not. Contact the FV Committee members to g...
by hardingfv32
October 14th, 2016, 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FV future #3 Transmission
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Re: FV future #3 Transmission

How many competitors actually change gearboxes for different tracks? Is it up to the rules to dictate where you spend your prep time? As has been stated many times before.... any restriction to gear ratios is just going to create additional development of engines and exhaust systems to make up for t...
by hardingfv32
October 14th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FV Future - Read this first
Replies: 1
Views: 1127

Re: FV Future - Read this first

These are just discussion points....unless you think you can buy your way to wins, which is against the spirit and rules of FV The current FV rule set has was never developed to satisfy the above statement. Preventing the rich from buying races is an admirable goal but it is going to take a differe...
by hardingfv32
August 29th, 2016, 12:22 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Engine oil Viscosity
Replies: 37
Views: 24744

Re: Engine oil Viscosity

[quote="brian"We've know each other, what 25 years? I'll compare my results and junk pile to yours anytime, I'm out (mike drop)[/quote] Well now thats how you end a technical discussion. Your years of experience and success are a clear indicator that your engine expertise has assimilated all the lat...
by hardingfv32
August 28th, 2016, 12:33 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Engine oil Viscosity
Replies: 37
Views: 24744

Re: Engine oil Viscosity

I can guarantee if I put a vee engine with .0015 run out in the case, you have well over a 50/50 chance of seizing the rear main bearing. Thicker oil, and to a lessor extent, synthetic oil can minimize but not really change the outcome. What are you talking about? What does this have to do with usi...
by hardingfv32
August 27th, 2016, 1:14 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Engine oil Viscosity
Replies: 37
Views: 24744

Re: Engine oil Viscosity

....What did happen, without catastrophic failure, was that the engine case was "hammered" out at the center main bearing so that the imprints from the oil grooves on the outside of the center main became significant depressions in the case bore.... Is this not a clear indication of the strength of...
by hardingfv32
August 24th, 2016, 3:27 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Engine oil Viscosity
Replies: 37
Views: 24744

Re: Engine oil Viscosity

So why the greater than stock engine clearances?

Brian
by hardingfv32
August 24th, 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Engine oil Viscosity
Replies: 37
Views: 24744

Re: Engine oil Viscosity

Temperature is absolutely relevant! The actual viscosity of a given specification of oil is determined by the temperature it is operating at. Generally speaking when you increase the temperature 30 deg F... the grade changes by 10 from say 40w to 30w. Generally speaking when you lower the viscosity ...
by hardingfv32
August 18th, 2016, 7:55 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: FV Intake Manifold Rules Clarification July 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 17883

Re: FV Intake Manifold Rules Clarification July 2016

Same odd CCS babble.... All talk but no solutions that can be sold the the majority of FV competitors. A political solution. Why is the CCS not using a spec manifold? You guys could not afford the $350 spec manifold if it was available. That is implied by the way you have been describing yourselves....
by hardingfv32
August 18th, 2016, 2:22 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: FV Intake Manifold Rules Clarification July 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 17883

Re: FV Intake Manifold Rules Clarification July 2016

Matt Clark wrote:Aussie Manifolds
Pointless statement. It is ignorant to ignore the political realities of this class.

Brian