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by Mark_Silverberg
June 16th, 2013, 1:09 am
Forum: Vehicles .. Race / tow / trailer / Rigs
Topic: 1965 Zink C4 Vintage Formula Vee
Replies: 2
Views: 2415

Re: 1965 Zink C4 Vintage Formula Vee

Sold and on its way to Texas to run with CVAR.
by Mark_Silverberg
May 28th, 2013, 12:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: looking for formcar
Replies: 7
Views: 4761

Re: looking for formcar

Fortunately Butch Deer and John Harkness did not believe that Formcars were slow and proved that they were not on numerous occasions. Not many come available for sale. Watch this space, the SR web site, ebay, or the Samba for any leads. If you are ambitious try a craigs list consolidator like search...
by Mark_Silverberg
May 6th, 2013, 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: XT Racing GPX Pro Data Acquisition / Dash
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

Re: XT Racing GPX Pro Data Acquisition / Dash

I use an AIM throttle position sensor and an autometer brake pressure sensor in my system. XT has since release their own line of sensors but I would still prefer the size of the aim unit for TPS. I mount in on the drivers left side of the carb and have added and extra arm to the throttle shaft on t...
by Mark_Silverberg
May 6th, 2013, 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: XT Racing GPX Pro Data Acquisition / Dash
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

Re: XT Racing GPX Pro Data Acquisition / Dash

Jim, you sold one to me which I use in my Lynx B Vintage formula vee. For the price it is tough to beat if you want both GPS data and vehicle data at a reasonable price. The good points. 1) GPS ability requires no beacon and gives you speed position and elevation every place around the track. 2) The...
by Mark_Silverberg
April 11th, 2013, 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Share your FV 50th Photos...
Replies: 17
Views: 6062

Re: Share your FV 50th Photos...

I did attend the 45th birthday party in 2008 but was unable to attend this year. For that I was very sad. The birthday party is not like other SCCA events and participants must understand that some race groups will be larger than others as some race groups are more popular. There were more F First i...
by Mark_Silverberg
January 2nd, 2013, 7:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Lynx B hammerhead nose
Replies: 7
Views: 4580

Re: Lynx B hammerhead nose

While they are not nominally monoposto legal there are several people running that configuration with VSCDA and it has not been an issue so far. There are also several Lynx B high tails being run. I can not speak for what RMVR would allow.
by Mark_Silverberg
September 9th, 2012, 5:39 pm
Forum: Vehicles .. Race / tow / trailer / Rigs
Topic: 1965 Zink C4 Vintage Formula Vee
Replies: 2
Views: 2415

1965 Zink C4 Vintage Formula Vee

1965 Zink C4 Vintage Formula Vee 18 Races since complete restoration by Bob Shedd in 2005. Black with red stripe. All frame and chassis components powder coated. New Eagle fuel cell and Carrera Shocks at time of restoration. Will accommodate large and tall drivers 230 lbs plus and 6’3” plus. New bel...
by Mark_Silverberg
February 15th, 2012, 6:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Vintage Tires
Replies: 13
Views: 10886

Re: Vintage Tires

Yes, but before you are quick to judge on that, our vintage race weekends typically involve 1 hour of track time (three sessions) on Friday. A similar amount on Saturday and about half an hour on Sunday. As I said before about 6 weekends which would be about 15 hours of running time on a set of tire...
by Mark_Silverberg
January 31st, 2012, 4:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Vintage Tires
Replies: 13
Views: 10886

Re: Vintage Tires

I typically have three sets of Dunlops mounted and available when I am running more than three races in a year or have a little extra money to spend. In a three day weekend I use the "old set" for practice. I change to tires that are a newer for qualifying and race. I have one set of tires scrubbed ...
by Mark_Silverberg
January 31st, 2012, 12:05 am
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Vintage Tires
Replies: 13
Views: 10886

Re: Vintage Tires

Bill I believe your 2:56 was in June of 2003 as I recall. Any yes that is still a very good lap. That was on the old style hoosier tires which have since been updated. Monoposto regulations say the rear tire must be minimum 24 inches diameter. A smaller diameter may be good for 1.5 sec per lap on a ...
by Mark_Silverberg
December 31st, 2011, 7:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Old FV race photos
Replies: 4
Views: 3624

Re: Old FV race photos

Yes bob my omission. That is the Jerry Hansen and he did drive a FV for a while but liked the big bore cars much better.
by Mark_Silverberg
December 27th, 2011, 2:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Old FV race photos
Replies: 4
Views: 3624

Re: Old FV race photos

These scans were from a some pictures that were given to my father about 4 years ago. He is a charter member of Des Moines Valley Region SCCA as was chief of Timing and Scoring at Greenwood. Consequently old pictures occasionally fall into his posession. He did not attend this race as my mother was ...
by Mark_Silverberg
December 11th, 2011, 8:15 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Fuel Cell size in a Lynx?
Replies: 7
Views: 3540

Re: Fuel Cell size in a Lynx?

As bob shedd stated the 152 has been used by others in the Lynx and if you were willing to tweak the shift rod outboard somewhat you could probably get away with it. It will fit within the frame but it is very tight. The cell done by Eagle fits nicely and puts the drive a little bit more upright whi...
by Mark_Silverberg
August 9th, 2011, 1:52 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Vintage Races at Waterford Hills July 31st
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Re: Vintage Races at Waterford Hills July 31st

Last years tires? Oh, I think I can beat that. The tires with which Terry won on my car on Saturday probably saw their first session in 2007. I know that the last set of tires I bought was at the birthday party - and I still have a set of full depth scrubbed in tires in the trailer - so the set used...
by Mark_Silverberg
July 1st, 2011, 3:34 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Grattan Double Regional (7/23, 7/24)
Replies: 7
Views: 2375

Re: Grattan Double Regional (7/23, 7/24)

I believe that several Vintage formula Vee which regularly run in the VSCDA series may also be attending this event.
by Mark_Silverberg
April 24th, 2011, 7:56 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: VSCDA Gingerman Race at 24 Formula Vees and counting.
Replies: 1
Views: 904

VSCDA Gingerman Race at 24 Formula Vees and counting.

VSCDA is continuing the tradition of one of the largest fields of FV in the country outside of the SCCA runoffs. The count for VSCDA Spring Brake weekend - April 29 to May 1 at Gingerman raceway is at 24 FV and counting. This does not include the additional drivers completing the Friday driver's sch...
by Mark_Silverberg
November 28th, 2010, 5:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Continuing AD Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 7461

Re: Continuing AD Restoration

The shape of the bar does not make a difference. A square .75" bar will be stiffer than a round .75" bar because of the greater amount of material further away from the center of the bar - but a round bar slightly larger that .75 can be just as stiff as a .75" square - but it will weigh less. Unfotu...
by Mark_Silverberg
July 17th, 2010, 11:38 am
Forum: Parts
Topic: For Sale - ATL FC 152 Fuel Cell - 5 Gallon capacity - $500 p
Replies: 1
Views: 934

For Sale - ATL FC 152 Fuel Cell - 5 Gallon capacity - $500 p

For Sale - ATL FC 152 Fuel Cell - 5 Gallon capacity - $500 plus shipping This is an std ATL design - includes bladder, cap, outlet and vent fittings. Can be seen in ATL catalog http://atlinc.com/pdfs/Racing/2010ATL-complete-catalog-web%2015.pdf Dimensions are 14" wide, 17 inches deptsh (fore -aft in...
by Mark_Silverberg
June 21st, 2010, 10:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Vintage organizations in the South
Replies: 4
Views: 2263

Re: Vintage organizations in the South

Look no further than Mike Jackson and VDCA. They have a great schedule at great tracks and are very FV friendly. You will be in good hands with large FV fields of friendly and helpful entrants.
by Mark_Silverberg
November 23rd, 2009, 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick V-belt swap!
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: Quick V-belt swap!

It actually is quicker to do this with the engine off and the car in forth gear. You can push forward on the belt on the left hand side of the pulley -push the car forward and the belt will pop right off. Put the new belt over the generator pulley and the left hand side of the crank pulley - push th...
by Mark_Silverberg
November 12th, 2009, 10:50 am
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: z bars
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Re: z bars

If you ask 10 vintage FV races about Z bar and cable limiters you will probably get 12 or 13 different opinions. In general Z bar is preferred. The Zbar basically takes the roll resistance out of the rear suspension and also lowers the spring rate in two wheel rebound - it also increases the spring ...
by Mark_Silverberg
July 13th, 2009, 9:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: 72`D-13 history
Replies: 3
Views: 1612

Re: 72`D-13 history

I believe tom tatalovich can be reached here

http://www.ttrsracing.com/
by Mark_Silverberg
July 12th, 2009, 12:48 am
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Vintage Tires
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Re: Vintage Tires

Don, before you go and try something different you may just want to see if you can pick up some used Dunlops from someone in your area. If you are new and trying to make it to the track most people in vintage will try to find a way to help you out.