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by fvracer27
August 23rd, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternate tire/wheel for FV?
Replies: 38
Views: 22455

Re: Alternate tire/wheel for FV?

Brian I think the problem is your suggestion makes to much sense. No need to change wheels, they all ready said the could make run of them for testing, cuts tire cost and we would still get a proper "racing" tire. One of the greatest things about FV is the feel and handling of these cars and it woul...
by fvracer27
August 20th, 2015, 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open Wheel track records
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

Re: Open Wheel track records

Steve LRP has a track record for Club Formula Vee I'm not sure the year or how to find the info but I know this because it was done in my old D13 :mrgreen: I think it was in the early 90s and driver was Matt Sclarz (I think that's how to spell his last name) I remember seeing the record posted on th...
by fvracer27
August 20th, 2015, 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternate tire/wheel for FV?
Replies: 38
Views: 22455

Re: Alternate tire/wheel for FV?

Because most people all ready own 12 and in some cases 34 I certainly understand that. The problem as I see it, the DOT tires available for a 4" width wheel are not going to work very well. As far as I know you could already run any tire on the standard VW wheel as long as it is not a radial slick....
by fvracer27
August 20th, 2015, 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternate tire/wheel for FV?
Replies: 38
Views: 22455

Re: Alternate tire/wheel for FV?

3) Can use present steel wheels Matt, just curious, why the desire to use the current wheels? With the 4" width, a DOT radial will be very narrow and the difference in slicks and the wider DOT tires on a 5.5" width rim will be much greater. Plus, for a reasonable price you get straight, good lookin...
by fvracer27
August 19th, 2015, 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternate tire/wheel for FV?
Replies: 38
Views: 22455

Re: Alternate tire/wheel for FV?

I like the idea of allowing it as a alternative. I'm sure if I wanted to I could put Falken's on my car and ran locally anyway but officially allowing it may help it gain some traction and get a few different sets in front of people to help them come up with their own opinion on the topic. I think ...
by fvracer27
June 30th, 2014, 7:40 pm
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Brake shoes
Replies: 75
Views: 38298

Re: Brake shoes

I know of at least 4 cars including mine will zero problems with them. Work like a charm and stop as good if not better than the CT over priced shoes. Make sure the adjuster is in all the way and the adjust spring is not holding it out. The shoes should also take angled adjusters I do not think the ...
by fvracer27
February 16th, 2014, 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Johnesjold
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Johnesjold

Can anyone delete this Spammer?
by fvracer27
February 4th, 2014, 8:51 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Racer Expo
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: Racer Expo

Racer Expo is in a few days! Don't miss it, the bench racing will be amazing! And it's FREE! just sign up via email, details are on the Expo site.

Looks like we are getting blasted with snow tomorrow! Glad it's not Friday like it was last year :mrgreen:
by fvracer27
February 4th, 2014, 8:37 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Northeast Formula Vee
Replies: 7
Views: 2857

Re: Northeast Formula Vee

gdavis wrote:Maybe you could add hometowns, so any person new to the sport could possibly look up someone close by to go look at a car?
Thanks for your input Greg! I like it!

Anyone care to help me adding home towns? :mrgreen:

P.S.
I'll fix your number on the drivers page in a few minutes
by fvracer27
January 23rd, 2014, 12:36 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Racer Expo
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Racer Expo

NEFV well have a booth set up at the Racer Expo in Marlboro MA on the 7th and 8th of Feburary. Come check it out! Chat with the racers, get some info and see a race car. Also this is a great event and has a lot to see. http://www.theracersexpo.com/ http://www.theracersexpo.com/2010_bITS/600-red-on-y...
by fvracer27
January 22nd, 2014, 2:47 pm
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Brake shoes
Replies: 75
Views: 38298

Re: Brake shoes

BLS wrote:Assuming we use new drums with new Porterfield brakes and do not have used Porterfield shoes to "condition" the drums, what is the correct procedure?

Put them both on together and run it :mrgreen: That's what I had to do and I have had zero problems.
by fvracer27
January 22nd, 2014, 11:58 am
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Brake shoes
Replies: 75
Views: 38298

Re: Brake shoes

How much does it take to condition the new drums with old shoes before you can bed the new shoes in the drums you just condition. I know that sounds confussing but I think I got it correct :lol:
by fvracer27
January 22nd, 2014, 8:42 am
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Brake shoes
Replies: 75
Views: 38298

Re: Brake shoes

Their web site leaves a lot to be desired and does not list the vee shoes. A call to them will suffice but make sure you get the race compound, R4D. I paid $119 for each axle. $238 for all four wheels. It may not hurt to let them know if your drums have been turned before and try never to use new s...
by fvracer27
January 21st, 2014, 11:25 am
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Brake shoes
Replies: 75
Views: 38298

Re: Brake shoes

Yes just call they will know exactly what you need. I believe it is online but it's hard to find.
by fvracer27
January 20th, 2014, 8:53 am
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Brake shoes
Replies: 75
Views: 38298

Re: Brake shoes

CTs are availible at a premium of $185 per axle and are not the same as old compound KFP is no longer a option I was in contact with Kieth from Racing Stuff and he did all he could to make the KFP FV shoes happen again but never got there so I tried the Porterfields and was very happy. KFPs would ha...
by fvracer27
January 18th, 2014, 8:48 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Northeast Formula Vee
Replies: 7
Views: 2857

Northeast Formula Vee

Northeast Formula Vee http://nefv.org I would like to take a moment to introduce the Northeast Formula Vee web site. In the Northeast US, we have been working on promoting the class more heavily over the past few years to help interested racers to learn about and hopefully join Formula Vee. We have ...
by fvracer27
January 15th, 2014, 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tire info...
Replies: 17
Views: 9117

Re: More tire info...

I talked to Hoosier at Sebring and they ARE "on the program" for FV for 2014. They are also listed in the SCCA contingency list now. From what I've heard, VW will NOT be participating in FV this year. Brian - VW paid out quite a bit of dollars last year to classes other than FV. In fact, from what ...
by fvracer27
January 6th, 2014, 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tire info...
Replies: 17
Views: 9117

Re: More tire info...

How much is a set of American Racers and can they be purchased on the eastcoast?

I found the answer http://www.americanraceronline.com/Dist ... index.html just can not find the price
by fvracer27
October 31st, 2013, 4:57 pm
Forum: Formula First
Topic: Going FST vs FV Racing
Replies: 12
Views: 8776

Re: Going FST vs FV Racing

Barry I understand exactly what your saying and for the most part I agree with you. Just the FST has no problems part I'm having trouble with. Maybe I'm misinformed and have received incorrect information.
by fvracer27
October 31st, 2013, 12:44 pm
Forum: Formula First
Topic: Going FST vs FV Racing
Replies: 12
Views: 8776

Re: Going FST vs FV Racing

How quick are you compared to the 4 fast FSTs? This will determine your cost. I love how everyone keeps talking about how inexpensive FST cars are but everytime I look at a results sheet there is 3 maybe 4 lead cars that are 2 sec a lap faster than the rest that are back with FVs with 30hp less, why...
by fvracer27
October 25th, 2013, 12:31 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Engine oil Viscosity
Replies: 37
Views: 25150

Re: Engine oil Viscosity

I don't think it's the case but I could be wrong. When at normal temps meaning engine warm and oil temp at 170+ looking at my date the pressure is perfect. As long as the oil gets warm there seems to be no problems.
by fvracer27
October 25th, 2013, 8:24 am
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Engine oil Viscosity
Replies: 37
Views: 25150

Re: Engine oil Viscosity

Well during the warmer weather it is high but not like it was when it was chilly. I just have to remember to get the engine up to at least 100 deg before any real rpms are reached. I'm was still running 10W30 and my season is over now.
by fvracer27
October 15th, 2013, 10:44 am
Forum: Parts
Topic: Porterfield brake shoes SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: Porterfield brake shoes

Were you able to get the R4s to work and stop the car? I tested them and had no luck stopping the car and pedal pressure was crazy high same problem for another Fv driver that's local. We both then tested the RD4s and I believe they are better than the Carbotechs and seem to be pretty easy on drums.
by fvracer27
October 1st, 2013, 1:51 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Mounting tires tips
Replies: 6
Views: 5353

Re: Mounting tires tips

Ditto on what Mark said but ... get yourself some TIRE LUBE too. Like this stuff http://www.gemplers.com/product/162457/Rema-Tire-Lubricant?gclid=CNHvh6SS9rkCFUxo7AodxDUASw&sku=162457&CID=25SEPLA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=162457&ef_id=lrlPgIJudUgAAAxR20131001171834s . It'll make the job MUCH easier an...
by fvracer27
October 1st, 2013, 8:55 am
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Mounting tires tips
Replies: 6
Views: 5353

Re: Mounting tires tips

Get some Vodka and a first aid kit :mrgreen: