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by jphoenix
February 1st, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Speedsport Disc Brake Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: Speedsport Disc Brake Installation

Thanks Steve.
by jphoenix
January 31st, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Speedsport Disc Brake Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Speedsport Disc Brake Installation

I received my disc brake kit from Al Varacins lat week and finished installing them over the weekend. I created a page on my website detailing the installation process: http://www.jimphoenix.com/new-fv-chassis/new-fv-disc-brakes/ For some reason, the link above opens the webpage within the FV forum ...
by jphoenix
January 22nd, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires
Replies: 7
Views: 4267

Re: Tires

Thanks Steve.
by jphoenix
January 22nd, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires
Replies: 7
Views: 4267

Re: Tires

Looking on the Hoosier website, I see 21.5 and 22.5's available with the R55A compound, is this the new spec tire or has it not yet been codified in the rules?
by jphoenix
September 24th, 2016, 10:19 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: *Official FV Runoffs Thread - 2016*
Replies: 12
Views: 7026

Re: *Official FV Runoffs Thread - 2016*

OH.. and one more thing... Brian McCarthy is in the hospital - possibly for the last time. He has stage 3 pancreatic cancer and is not expected to see the next Runoffs. Brian has contributed substantial benefit for the FV community over the last 40 years..Steve I'm very sad to hear this news about ...
by jphoenix
June 19th, 2016, 9:43 am
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Help identifying this Vee
Replies: 19
Views: 10838

Re: Help identifying this Vee

"Indianapolis Shrine" Shriner car.

Love the headlights.
by jphoenix
June 6th, 2016, 9:01 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Engine oil Viscosity
Replies: 37
Views: 25049

Re: Engine oil Viscosity

Dietmar told me a min. of 27 psi on the straight, high rpm. My low oil press light is set at 7 psi, I've seen it flicker at idle when real hot.
by jphoenix
May 24th, 2016, 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Formula Vee chassis
Replies: 5
Views: 2893

Re: Formula Vee chassis

That is an interesting rear suspension - does it not pivot left - right?
by jphoenix
April 17th, 2016, 11:22 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: July Minutes
Replies: 36
Views: 19700

Re: July Minutes

Also, no spec tire in conference. Run what you want :P
by jphoenix
April 17th, 2016, 6:35 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: July Minutes
Replies: 36
Views: 19700

Re: July Minutes

Yes, 2 years remaining on your prediction. My goal is to have 5 regular vee racers in conference within the next two years. Got 1, need four more. Selling the womer cheap is an attempt to get another vee racer running with us. Maybe re-assemble the Caracal and sell it for cost to get another racer i...
by jphoenix
April 17th, 2016, 1:30 am
Forum: Committee News
Topic: July Minutes
Replies: 36
Views: 19700

Re: July Minutes

1) A little history as I know it: First, I am assuming that Dave Schrady is not moving up to a Vortex. If so the SFR has lost one of its most loyal FV competitors. I do not have any idea how enthusiastic Jim (jphoenix) will be as time goes on, but my observation of FV competitors on the West Coast ...
by jphoenix
April 14th, 2016, 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machined Valve Guide Bosses
Replies: 38
Views: 23018

Re: Machined Valve Guide Bosses

Ditto that.......I have purchased the 22mm pieces and modified them to suit, but it is time consuming. I am sure someone with the right machine (probably a screw machine) could spit them out much, much faster. Got the only info that I have on Tech Inspection Consultants.....Don't know that this is ...
by jphoenix
April 14th, 2016, 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machined Valve Guide Bosses
Replies: 38
Views: 23018

Re: Machined Valve Guide Bosses

Mike said... "A QUICK SCAN THRU THE SHULTHEIS MANUAL" I googled this "Schultheis manual" - thinking maybe it is a secret manual containing all of the secrets to FV engine building. Maybe it is, but what I found was a link to this newsletter from 1972: http://www.formulavee.us/vee_lines/VeeLine%2085%...
by jphoenix
April 9th, 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: 1600 case , Oil cooler, shroud ?/
Replies: 10
Views: 5902

Re: 1600 case , Oil cooler, shroud ?/

Thanks Dietmar, that helps.
by jphoenix
April 8th, 2016, 1:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: 1600 case , Oil cooler, shroud ?/
Replies: 10
Views: 5902

Re: 1600 case , Oil cooler, shroud ?/

I think I have a spare 1200 case that I got with a car I just bought, I know it's single relief, but not sure how to tell if it's a 1600 or a 1200. Dietmar, what's the differences that would determine 1200 vs. 1600? If it's a 1200 and someone needs it, I'd be willing to sell cheap, especially not kn...
by jphoenix
March 14th, 2016, 9:53 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Transponder location
Replies: 3
Views: 2600

Re: Transponder location

Mine worked fine inside the frame, pointing through a hole - until I got to Pacific - very weak loop there. The hole was cutting the signal cone or some such thing, I tried positioning it closer to the hole, but was erratic. I had to move it - now mounted to the outside of the frame with nutserts - ...
by jphoenix
March 8th, 2016, 4:07 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Attaching speed sensor pickup
Replies: 7
Views: 4501

Re: Attaching speed sensor pickup

Yes, noisy signal, rpm fluctuation due to noise.
by jphoenix
March 8th, 2016, 2:24 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Attaching speed sensor pickup
Replies: 7
Views: 4501

Re: Attaching speed sensor pickup

I ordered the aim rpm filter, not cheap. Hopefully it will do the job. I'm also using a shielded wire from the coil to the aim tach input, but it's not helping much.
by jphoenix
March 7th, 2016, 12:20 am
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Attaching speed sensor pickup
Replies: 7
Views: 4501

Re: Attaching speed sensor pickup

Thanks guys, I searched and found some threads as suggested. Now I'm trying to figure out how to attach a tach sensor to the crank pulley, my AIM Mychron xg does not like the coil input.
by jphoenix
March 4th, 2016, 6:26 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Attaching speed sensor pickup
Replies: 7
Views: 4501

Attaching speed sensor pickup

Where and how is the best method for attaching an AIM speed sensor and magnet. I saw one vee that has the pickup attached to the right front brake backing plate, and I believe I remember the magnet attached to the outer rim of the drum, but I do not recall how the magnet was attached. If gluing the ...
by jphoenix
February 17th, 2016, 10:13 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Carbotech brake shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 3621

Re: Carbotech brake shoes

I'm running the RD4's now, they seems fine. I was told the Carbotechs are big bucks, so I think I'm good with the Porterfields.
by jphoenix
February 16th, 2016, 10:08 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Carbotech brake shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 3621

Carbotech brake shoes

Are carbotechs currently the preferred brake shoe? I'm running Porterfields now and seem to work fine, but not cheap. Neither are Carbotechs, but thought if I was going to replace shoes, I might try a set. Seem to cost the same. Recommendations on which compound to order - if there's a choice? I lef...
by jphoenix
February 10th, 2016, 11:10 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: P2 leading arm
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

Re: P2 leading arm

Thanks Bob, we have a new novice vee driver in conference, bought a P2 out of Toronto. He's doing the drivers training in April at the ridge, I'm donating four wheels but he needs tires if you know anyone with some takeoffs. His car came with the F1200 Falkens and big wheels.
by jphoenix
February 9th, 2016, 10:55 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: P2 leading arm
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

P2 leading arm

Anyone know if the P3 leading arms are identical to the P2 leading arms? We have a new guy here with a P2 that needs a replacement leading arm, old one is bent.
by jphoenix
February 6th, 2016, 11:00 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Transaxle ratio spreadsheet
Replies: 3
Views: 2563

Re: Transaxle ratio spreadsheet

That's great, thanks Steve.