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by Rich_G
December 15th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Solo Vee
Topic: Solo vee status?
Replies: 1
Views: 1246

Solo vee status?

Hi, I used to run solo vee as FM in the late 90s-mid 2000s and was active on this forum. Sold my D-13 in '09 due to inheriting a classic car but never had a lot of passion in that arena. I'm thinking about selling it and getting back into solo & club racing (just regional stuff for fun). I was think...
by Rich_G
August 24th, 2011, 7:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: FS: Light FV Trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

Re: FS: Light FV Trailer

Sold locally, $300.

Thanks,
Rich
by Rich_G
August 20th, 2011, 12:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: FS: Light FV Trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

FS: Light FV Trailer

A great deal on this light trailer designed for small race cars but can easily be used for other purposes - Located in Columbia, South Carolina (Irmo to be specific) - New truck tires (not the wimpy trailer tire type), lights & wiring - New 2x8 wooden skids (car tires sit on these) - Solid truck axl...
by Rich_G
August 24th, 2010, 8:29 pm
Forum: Solo Vee
Topic: solo vee novice
Replies: 15
Views: 6578

Re: solo vee novice

I'm surprised to still find this but check this out:

http://www.oocities.com/svoa2000/nardin.htm

This is car info from Scott who beat F500's at a national level with some regularity including at nationals. There are others with their info and pics here as well.

Regards,
Rich
by Rich_G
August 23rd, 2010, 8:48 pm
Forum: Solo Vee
Topic: solo vee novice
Replies: 15
Views: 6578

Re: solo vee novice

Sounds like you have stock gears. I also was never able to get the 3-2 gear change to work with any regularity - an ongoing frustration that leaves you hopelessly under-rpm pulling out of slow corners in 3rd loosing gobs of time. Some say they have it working so I suppose it is possible but I'm sure...
by Rich_G
August 20th, 2010, 10:13 pm
Forum: Solo Vee
Topic: solo vee novice
Replies: 15
Views: 6578

Re: solo vee novice

Are you running short 3rd-4th gears or making do with stock vw ratios and 2-3. I've not heard of anyone being nationally successful with stock ratios. If you have not gone to a short 3-4 setup I'd look in that direction (as a compliment to your added HP).

Regards,
Rich
by Rich_G
April 17th, 2010, 3:55 pm
Forum: Solo Vee
Topic: Advice and opinions welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Advice and opinions welcome

Hi, I put Diamond wheels on my D-13 for autocross. The clearance is tight in the rear to the trailing arms so I used stock VW bug wheel backspace which seemed to work just fine (both front and rear). I don't have that measurement handy but you can probably find it with Google. Never tried disc brake...
by Rich_G
April 6th, 2010, 9:54 pm
Forum: Parts
Topic: WTB !3" Wide Five Pattern Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: WTB !3" Wide Five Pattern Wheels

Hi, I have a set of 13" Diamond steel wide-5 wheels for auto-x that I can sell you. Heavier than aluminum but much cheaper. If I remember correctly the rears are 8" wide and fronts are 7" but I need to verify. They come with old but safe Hoosier R25 7.5"w fronts and 9" rears if you want them. They a...
by Rich_G
December 16th, 2009, 9:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: 1965 Autodynamics Mark II
Replies: 16
Views: 10206

Re: 1965 Autodynamics Mark II

That looks just like the shifter on a late 60's Autodynamics 'Deserter GS' that my dad built.

Makes sense being an AutoD FV from the 60's... :roll:
by Rich_G
August 30th, 2009, 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FV Racing Sim Development
Replies: 47
Views: 14883

Re: FV Racing Sim Development

I have it. If you PM me your email I'll send it to you - its a little more than 7mb.

If anyone else is interested I'll include it on a thumb drive for free with purchse of my solo-vee :-)

http://www.formulavee.org/interchange/v ... f=9&t=3329

Regards,
Rich
by Rich_G
June 10th, 2009, 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brakes!
Replies: 6
Views: 2150

Re: brakes!

Double check that you have the correct size wheel cylinders in the front. I had a similar experience after tearing down both the front and rears and put them back together. I spent $$ I didn't have to on new brake lines and consternated over it for a while before I figured out that I had put my fron...
by Rich_G
March 5th, 2009, 10:00 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Caldwell D13 rear suspension question
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Re: Caldwell D13 rear suspension question

The uprights have bushings that go inside them and a captive washer over the whole deal at the end of the bolt. Dietmar has helped me with new bushings in the past, you may want to drop him a line (see add at the top of the page).

Regards,
Rich
by Rich_G
February 25th, 2009, 10:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Nothing I would say .....
Replies: 23
Views: 9978

Re: Nothing I would say .....

Crap - the first sign of hyper-inflation is upon us!
by Rich_G
January 24th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FV Racing Sim Development
Replies: 47
Views: 14883

Re: FV Racing Sim Development

Hi,

Its not my 'intellectual property' but since it was previously posted publicly for all and for free I don't mind sending you a copy of the one I have. PM me your email address and I’ll get it to you. Its about 7mb zipped.

Regards,
Rich
by Rich_G
January 18th, 2009, 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FV Racing Sim Development
Replies: 47
Views: 14883

Re: FV Racing Sim Development

Thanks, thats a start! A curve would be ideal - you basically re-create the curve in modeling software that converts it to the datapoints of the entire curve. It uses crank HP and Tq, there are other factors for parasitic losses from things like transmission, turbo impeller inertia etc. There are va...
by Rich_G
January 17th, 2009, 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FV Racing Sim Development
Replies: 47
Views: 14883

Re: FV Racing Sim Development

I downloaded this FV mod for rFactor a couple of weeks ago and have been having fun with it. The link for the mod has expired and I can't find any other info on it - does anyone know if it has been further developed/updated? The mod comes with 3 flavors of FV - Canadian, SCCA and South African. I'm ...
by Rich_G
December 9th, 2008, 8:26 pm
Forum: Solo Vee
Topic: Fuel tanks?
Replies: 13
Views: 5609

Re: Fuel tanks?

Hi Greg,

I PM'd you. Do you have anything that will fit in the 'wedge' under a seat in the 2-4 gal range?

Pics & $price?

Thanks,
Rich
by Rich_G
November 20th, 2008, 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's name my car
Replies: 8
Views: 2971

Re: Let's name my car

Sue.
by Rich_G
September 3rd, 2008, 8:12 pm
Forum: Solo Vee
Topic: Battery size/capacity for Solo?
Replies: 7
Views: 2841

Re: Battery size/capacity for Solo?

I started with a 375cca lawn tractor battery (sears) then switched to a 17ah Panasonic Gel Cell from SR. I never had any trouble with power from either and both last multiple seasons. I’ve not had to use an extra battery or jumper pack even though I start and kill the engine quite a bit while on l...