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by Bill_Bonow
July 20th, 2014, 2:27 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: July minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 2119

Re: July minutes

As a note of reference, the CRB also forgot to put ANY technical specifications on the disc brake components to be used with the ball joint beam. From my reading, the are 100% free. A major problem if left to pass into the rules. Add 9.1.1.C.3.A.12: 12. VW Type 1 ball joint front suspensions may be ...
by Bill_Bonow
February 16th, 2014, 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Johnesjold
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: Johnesjold

Hey Mark,

Do you (or anyone else reading this board) have any idea where one could buy Canadian boner pills without a prescription?

Gee, if I just knew where I could go.
by Bill_Bonow
January 11th, 2014, 7:44 pm
Forum: Formula First
Topic: 2014 Hoosier FST Series Schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 1117

2014 Hoosier FST Series Schedule

You'll find our 2014 Schedule posted here:

http://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showpos ... ostcount=5

It's our 10th year!!!
by Bill_Bonow
December 2nd, 2013, 4:10 pm
Forum: Formula First
Topic: Going FST vs FV Racing
Replies: 12
Views: 8768

Re: Going FST vs FV Racing

Yes, but not impossible, just expensive to buy new.

I've been using the AS 21 (vs. the much more common AS 41). It's a much better/stronger case.

Here is a great resource http://www.thesamba.com
by Bill_Bonow
October 31st, 2013, 8:36 pm
Forum: Formula First
Topic: Going FST vs FV Racing
Replies: 12
Views: 8768

Re: Going FST vs FV Racing

Hey, been away from the board for a while. My black helicopter was in the shop getting serviced. Did I miss anything?
by Bill_Bonow
September 10th, 2013, 9:04 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: August Minutes
Replies: 60
Views: 29371

Re: August Minutes

OK, I'll agree that simply mounting a prepped beam takes 10 minutes (LP or BJ). Four bolts (in most applications) and it's mounted. What happens next is so vary dependent on the individual. So I hope it's agreeable that at record pace it could take 10 minutes and from that point, it could go as long...
by Bill_Bonow
September 10th, 2013, 5:23 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: August Minutes
Replies: 60
Views: 29371

Re: August Minutes

problemchild wrote:.
As Bill says, in other threads, installing the beam assembly is a 10 minute job.
Really, did I? I must have been really high on crack as I just can't remember ever quoting the install of a beam assembly at 10 minutes or any minutes for that fact. I really need to lay off the pipe.
by Bill_Bonow
September 8th, 2013, 6:56 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: August Minutes
Replies: 60
Views: 29371

Re: August Minutes

If the CRB decides to pursue this proposal, it must be put out for membership input for 30 days. This is required for all rule changes. Given the 2014 rule change season closes on October 1, it's not likely we'll see this change before 2015.The October date has been in effect for many years to prov...
by Bill_Bonow
September 5th, 2013, 3:49 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: August Minutes
Replies: 60
Views: 29371

Re: August Minutes

The inner needle bearing assembly is the same as on a LP beam. The outer needle bearing assembly is larger. Almost... The inners are the same as the LP beam, but they are composite bushings (not needle bearings) and the BJ upper outer needle bearing is the same needle bearing as the LP beam. Only t...
by Bill_Bonow
September 4th, 2013, 10:29 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: August Minutes
Replies: 60
Views: 29371

Re: August Minutes

To clarify, quality is relevant to manufacturing, not the country of origin. I've seen plenty of German rear drums with cracks.
by Bill_Bonow
September 4th, 2013, 10:16 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: August Minutes
Replies: 60
Views: 29371

Re: August Minutes

I was wondering if these 2 braces could be removed off the BJ beam and replaced with braces with LP beam hole spacing so that there is not a need to modify the chassis on most cars. Mark, Why not just drill (2) 1/2" dia holes in the BJ beam brackets to give it a LP mounting pattern. This is a very ...
by Bill_Bonow
July 21st, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: Formula First
Topic: New Conversion in NE Div
Replies: 0
Views: 1143

New Conversion in NE Div

Dennis Richardson made it to WGI this past weekend for his maiden run with his freshly converted Adams Aero.

The complete story and pics can be found here:

http://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showthr ... post398950
by Bill_Bonow
July 16th, 2013, 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just don't get it!
Replies: 100
Views: 38183

Re: Just don't get it!

wroché29 wrote:....and stick with regionals,
Bill,

Nationals/Regionals are gone at the end of this season. SCCA Club Racing will consist of Majors and Divisionals. Both provide a path to the Runoffs.
by Bill_Bonow
July 16th, 2013, 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just don't get it!
Replies: 100
Views: 38183

Re: Just don't get it!

In the Midwest? Here is a REALLY cheap way to find out what all the fuss is about.

http://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showthr ... post398398

It's a Citation XTC 41 FV conversion and the race is at the freshly repaved and widened Grattan Raceway in Belding, MI
by Bill_Bonow
June 11th, 2013, 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just don't get it!
Replies: 100
Views: 38183

Re: Just don't get it!

MarkP-2 wrote: I guess if you had that attitude 10 years ago, the FST class would never have been created.
Mark,

I don't understand your post at all.

"I" had nothing to do with the creation. It was the effort of a group of people. Attitude has no bearing on FV (or any other class status).
by Bill_Bonow
June 11th, 2013, 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just don't get it!
Replies: 100
Views: 38183

Re: Just don't get it!

I, for one, would be in favor of referring to the Canadian, European, Australian vehicle spec. Would it ever be possible for the USA to transition to their vehicle specs? As Greg correctly put it, that time passed about 10 years ago. The exception being the Canadian standard. For the most part, it ...
by Bill_Bonow
June 3rd, 2013, 9:24 pm
Forum: Formula First
Topic: 2013 Hoosier FST Season Opener
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

2013 Hoosier FST Season Opener

Full Milwaukee Mile Race Report here:

http://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showpos ... stcount=59
by Bill_Bonow
May 28th, 2013, 8:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: looking for formcar
Replies: 7
Views: 4746

Re: looking for formcar

Mark, I agree with GR. Formcars are great if that is what you want. Competitive, nope. Butch sold his after 33 years. He's currently looking for a nice Lynx B so he can be more competitive. Ray, Found one for you. http://www.janluehn.com/cars/19645-volkswagen-pick-porsche-formula-v Being a Porsche b...
by Bill_Bonow
May 18th, 2013, 9:18 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Brakes - drums -> discs
Replies: 40
Views: 23328

Re: Brakes - drums -> discs

fvracer27 wrote:My thinking is if your going to do it just build a FST and leave FV alone
Speaking as a 20 year guy in FV and 10 year guy in FST, Mark's statement is spot on. There is no good "partial" anything. Either take the plunge or don't. FV's best path is to stay the course.
by Bill_Bonow
April 18th, 2013, 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was Brad's Brundage Cup block OK?
Replies: 39
Views: 20806

Re: Was Brad's Brundage Cup block OK?

I just don't get it........

I watched both videos very carefully and I still don't know......

Was Brad's Brundage Cup block OK?
by Bill_Bonow
April 16th, 2013, 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was Brad's Brundage Cup block OK?
Replies: 39
Views: 20806

Re: Was Brad's Brundage Cup block OK?

hardingfv32-1 wrote:... after all you let him win by not taking him out.
I gotta party with this cowboy! :mrgreen:
by Bill_Bonow
February 2nd, 2013, 10:15 am
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Dry sumps
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

Re: Dry sumps

Dry sump for FV: Great idea, would help FV lower end bearings last WAY longer. The common system used in that other VW AC class has been around for 40+ years, bolts in and would cost less that $500 for DIY types. Only one catch, it will NEVER happen in FV. I'll repeat, It will NEVER happen in FV. Pl...
by Bill_Bonow
December 17th, 2012, 11:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Lynx B hammerhead nose
Replies: 7
Views: 4571

Re: Lynx B hammerhead nose

Does anyone know when the hammerhead nose started replacing the narrow nose on Lynx B's? Seems like these type historical questions quickly get derailed from the original thread. IIRC, George Mazuro (Mark's Dad) started making them around '75. About a season or two later, John Mills and posy starte...
by Bill_Bonow
December 3rd, 2012, 11:21 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: November minutes
Replies: 18
Views: 11986

Re: November minutes

Thought is was worthwhile to put a link up from the minutes of said Runoffs meeting referenced from my above post.

interchange/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3436

I guess I was wrong, the meeting was 3 years ago (not 4)
by Bill_Bonow
December 1st, 2012, 3:37 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: November minutes
Replies: 18
Views: 11986

Re: November minutes

A member of the Committee was approached by several people at the Runoffs with questions regarding the use of ball joint beams and disc brakes for FV. For this reason, the topic became a discussion item again within the Committee and we invite member input. Basically, the Committee discussed the us...