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by FV80
August 2nd, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: Discs AGAIN

From the SCCA GCR - Appendix F. Technical Glossary Track – The distance between the center of the rims of two wheels at one end of a car, with any angular adjustments at normal settings and steered wheels in the straight ahead position. It is INTERESTING that it does NOT address toe-in, or camber.. ...
by FV80
July 14th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Improvements
Topic: Many thanks Steve!
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Many thanks Steve!

It will be nice to see this forum come back to life :mrgreen:
Steve
by FV80
July 13th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Promote Formula Vee!!!
Topic: Get out there and DO IT!!
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Get out there and DO IT!!

This article is about the NEFV group that has had such great success in getting new members into FV. It's about Paul Faford and the founding efforts of the OPDE in New England. Racer.com did a nice job on it In addition to that, there are TWO articles in this month's SCCA Magazine. I'm going to the ...
by FV80
March 26th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Vehicles .. Race / tow / trailer / Rigs
Topic: Early Zink Chassis - Make offer
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Re: Early Zink Chassis - Make offer

Mark, You might have better luck if you post a price and a little more info about the car. Do you have a LOGBOOK for the car? Any history of it? What year is it? Does it have a roll bar stamp? Any idea who owned it originally? If it was a 'project', what were your original plans for it? You are show...
by FV80
January 17th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Transmission oil
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Transmission oil

Robert, That is definitely TRUE.. However, IMHO the gain provided is NOT enough to warrant putting anything into your gearbox other than good ole TRANSAXLE FLUID.. as in Joe Gibbs Trans racing synthetic 75w or similar. I DO recommend SYNTHETIC fluid, but the really light stuff (IMHO) just adds more ...
by FV80
December 24th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

To those that celebrate these things. Wishing the best for everyone this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

Steve
by FV80
November 24th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4MULA Vee 2020 Vision for the Runoffs @ RA
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: 4MULA Vee 2020 Vision for the Runoffs @ RA

Mark,
Welcome to this forum and best wishes for your new company. FV has been in need of more service/rental options for some time in different parts of the country.
Steve, FV80
by FV80
October 18th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disk Brakes at the RunOffs
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Disk Brakes at the RunOffs

Well.. some I know for sure and some I'm guessing. Know for sure ........................ 'not certain' Dennis Andrade .................. Andrew Abbott (basically heresay confirmed on discs) Greg Bruns (DNS after encountering braking problems) Laura Hayes Mitchell Ferguson .. until he changed back t...
by FV80
October 15th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Steve's Runoff's 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Steve's Runoff's 2019

Brian, I'd say this year's event pretty much SUCKED for me - 99.9% because of the T1 crash that took my car out of play and is going to cost me an additional chunk of $$$ to repair beyond the $$$ that it cost to register and buy a test day and paddock spot... and, of course the towing costs to get t...
by FV80
September 27th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free play on Clutch Slave Cylinder changing?
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Free play on Clutch Slave Cylinder changing?

Pretty sure I found my answer today..

See my post...
https://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showth ... post590010

Steve
by FV80
September 27th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free play on Clutch Slave Cylinder changing?
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Free play on Clutch Slave Cylinder changing?

Hey guys. Although I've been racing FV for over FORTY YEARS, I've never before used a clutch master/slave setup.. always used a CABLE. Now I have a car with a master/slave setup and after each session the free play is changing. After my first test day, I changed the slave cylinder to a brand new one...
by FV80
May 22nd, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of formula car?
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: What type of formula car?

Brian, I think you are expecting too much from a car that was raced in 1973. That was before the internet and copious 'interswapping' of ideas via forums and facebook and even pictures. I'd guess that, yes, this is the way the car was raced although I'm not certain that Phillip has indeed proven tha...
by FV80
May 20th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of formula car?
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: What type of formula car?

Looks like you found yourself a nice little piece of HISTORY there, Phillip. If you aren't already aware, there is a site specific to FSV at https://www.formulasupervee.com/ . Perhaps you could find some more input over there. The guy that started that site seems to be really interested and probably...
by FV80
May 15th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of formula car?
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: What type of formula car?

Looks like DRUM brakes on the rear and DISC brakes on the front. However, I still have no idea if that's the way the early FSV's came. THIS one certainly looks like it was put together well though. That's a LOT of rivets on the tub. The 'v' in the rear saddle mount looks to be a bit sharp to me as c...
by FV80
May 14th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of formula car?
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: What type of formula car?

OK.. a little "far away" this time :mrgreen: , but the rear end DOES look like it has a (more or less) 'standard mounting platform' for a Volkswagen flat 4 (or even 6?) engine/trans. I'm thinking (but really don't KNOW) that FSV's used VW 1600 cc engines .. but no idea what carburetors or manifolds ...
by FV80
May 14th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of formula car?
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: What type of formula car?

Phillip, Suggest you take a couple of pictures from further away. The ones posted are a bit close and no one can see the overall 'look and feel' of the car. Of course, the 73fsv02 is a pretty good indicator. I have no personal experience with FSV, but many on here do. You might want to also post ove...
by FV80
April 23rd, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R David Jones
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: R David Jones

R David was very active during my early years with SCCA. I can't remember when I last saw him but it was within the last 2 years and he was still 'hangin' in there'. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was an avid FV racer and avid SCCA guy always pitching in where help was needed and always willing...
by FV80
March 21st, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first weekend of 2019 Spec Tire for FV at Sebring
Replies: 8
Views: 1810

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 My opinion is still the same. I see NO PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGE .... *UNLESS* someone is not 'knowledgeable and capable' about getting drum brakes to work. If a person is just not able to make drums work decent...
by FV80
March 19th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first weekend of 2019 Spec Tire for FV at Sebring
Replies: 8
Views: 1810

Re: 2019 Spec Tire for FV at Sebring & Atlanta

As a follow up - I have now run the Spec Tire for 6 sessions with no noticeable falloff. I can FEEL no difference from last year's tire from the cockpit and have made NO pressure or any other adjustments to the car for the new tire. I put my 6th session on the first set in Saturday's race at Atlanta...
by FV80
March 4th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a set of Penske Blacks
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Looking for a set of Penske Blacks

As the title says... Anyone got a set sitting around that they want to part with ??

Steve, FV80
by FV80
February 22nd, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: FV Spec Tire rules relaxed .. some
Replies: 1
Views: 862

FV Spec Tire rules relaxed .. some

This has just been posted by SCCA in the PRELIMINARY Minutes for March... FV 1. #26284 (Club Racing Board ) FV Allow non-spec tire in Regional competition In GCR section 9.1.1.C.3.D, correct wording as follows: "The following tires are required: The following tires are required in all U.S. Majors To...
by FV80
February 2nd, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Speedsport Disc Brake Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: Speedsport Disc Brake Installation

Laura Hayes ran a full 4 wheel Varacins disc brake setup at Sebring. Seemed she was NOT HAPPY with it, but probably mostly because it just took some "getting used to" and basic setup (bias). I didn't talk to her at the end of the weekend, but there didn't seem to be any real Problems with it ... oth...
by FV80
February 1st, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Speedsport Disc Brake Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: Speedsport Disc Brake Installation

If you wanted a link to open "in a controllable way", use RIGHT CLICK on the link and it will give you options. However, I did just modify the code so that the default is to open in a separate window instead of overwriting the one you're on.
by FV80
January 24th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: FV Intake Manifold Measurements 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Re: FV Intake Manifold Measurements 2018

Didn't mean to imply that .. just that manifold DQ can happen and why test it if there's no need? Honestly, I don't KNOW why the 2 manifolds were DQ'd. I wasn't there and I haven't specifically asked either of the racers involved. If their case was anything like mine, it's quite possible that even T...