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by Don Salyers
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Call for Stories/Info on the History of CSCC
Replies: 30
Views: 4656

Re: Call for Stories/Info on the History of CSCC

In that I took a nearly 40 year sabbatical, from 1967 to 2004, my memories are from the time before SCCA/CSCC. The avents were called Slaloms and an HP Sprite ruled the day. The Shelby Slalom snakes and the Gulstrand Corvette very seldom beat rhe dark maroon/red Bugeye of some young kid named Eliott...
by Don Salyers
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Sam Platt's Corvette
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Sam Platt's Corvette

Is for sale-----20,000. What a dreal...
by Don Salyers
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 981
Views: 247368

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Would it be G-Prepared instead of E-Prepared? I believe the Prelude falls under G-stock. Kyle, your car was built to your taste---not to SCCA rules---therfore, you need to either change the car and/or tires to be competitive in a SCCA class. EP is tough, here you must run against purpose built (to ...
by Don Salyers
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: XP Corvette. thread has been hijacked enough so...
Replies: 46
Views: 3818

Re: XP Corvette. thread has been hijacked enough so...

Hollywood Bowl in the terraced parking lots....EFR top time in a Bugeye Sprite.
Sears shopping center in Pomona.

Don
by Don Salyers
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: January 27th Event Registration Open
Replies: 47
Views: 6329

Re: January 27th Event Registration Open

George Schilling wrote:....go to hell a lot faster. :P


fixed that for ya, George.....

Don
by Don Salyers
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hey, Firemen, thank you very much!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Hey, Firemen, thank you very much!!

Everyone that helped put out the fire a really big THANK YOU. I tried to find a way to blame it on QV, but to no avail--It was me... I didn't center the valve cover gasket and oil was forced out and on to the headers.... The good news---no major mechanical or structural damage. Some of the rubber ho...
by Don Salyers
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Driving to Lincoln
Replies: 27
Views: 2697

Re: Driving to Lincoln

Steve, I think I remember a truck stop at the Cobbler Inn, just south of 80 on 48th and 6 or 0 street...

But I'm too old to remember much of anything..

Don
by Don Salyers
Thu May 10, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTBorrow-a tow dolly....
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: WTBorrow-a tow dolly....

A DM Ranchero? Really? With the Ecoboost Ebay: 330666794792 It goes to EM----but should be one fast tow vehicle. The Ranchero weighs 2900 with the 289, so, I would guess about 2800 with the Ecoboost. Probably 25 mpg and 0-60 in about 5 sec. Now where am I going to find the extra 10 grand---QV the c...
by Don Salyers
Wed May 09, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTBorrow-a tow dolly....
Replies: 5
Views: 862

WTBorrow-a tow dolly....

Ebay got me again---need to borrow a tow dolly to go and pick-up a 1965 Ford Ranchero in Idaho.... Would like to leave Fri, Sat or Sunday be back 4 or 5 days later... U-Haul wants a pre-inspection of both the tow and towed vehicles...the Ranchero is in parts (alot of parts) and can't be inspected. D...
by Don Salyers
Wed May 02, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2012 El Toro Pro Solo 5/5-5/6
Replies: 83
Views: 7941

Re: 2012 El Toro Pro Solo 5/5-5/6

Christos, you will not have to run by yourself. You will go to a Bump class, by the rules, and with your power off the line, it could be to your advantage.

Don
by Don Salyers
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Dixie National Tour Video
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Dixie National Tour Video

SoloMatters has posted a couple of Youtube videos on the Dixie Tour and What is a National tour---

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj7UgaC4wXc

If the link doesn't work: What is a National Tour? should get you there...

Don
by Don Salyers
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 981
Views: 247368

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Colby, Jayson's right. But, another choice would be CSM, local class but you can use R-Comp tires. In my opinion street tires on a higher horsepower car is not much fun. I started with a 98 Mustang Cobra in FS bought some Falken's to run SK1----lasted 3 runs. Since you have already modified the car,...
by Don Salyers
Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 981
Views: 247368

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Steve, I am as old or older than you, and have returned to autocross after a few years (40) not doing any motorsports. Unlike you, I spent two different weekends watchng, riding, and reading before my first event in Jan of 2006. I am not an engineer just a retired school teacher, but, when I started...
by Don Salyers
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 981
Views: 247368

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Thanks. Although I don't understand the rules or the way you make decisions on car classes, I think I understand the reasoning a bit better. The SD guys put me in SUX; No one here has mentioned that class yet? There is still the problem of no Markings on 10" tires that show tread wear rating, ...
by Don Salyers
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 981
Views: 247368

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Steve, there is a yahoo group, SCCA-DMOD-EMOD, that most of the DM and EM drivers from around the country use to discuss their cars and such. There are a couple of high HP minis that show up at nationals and the guys frequent the group. If you want to compete in SCCA events not just local CSM or CST...
by Don Salyers
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 981
Views: 247368

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Steve, IIRC the older Mini's, that I've seen, were using 13" rims. I have several sets of 13" 4 on 4 that should fit, I think... You can test fit them in April at the practice or champ event if my car is still running and not on the trailer heading home when you are there... :cry: :cry: Don
by Don Salyers
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Apr Fastrack
Replies: 12
Views: 1347

Re: Apr Fastrack

Don, Please write in with your opinion. I don't have it in front of me, but I'm pretty sure what we published was a request for comments on the subject. Mike Mike, I know it was published with a request for comments. The SEB will get my comments just as soon as I can sit down and compose a more ins...
by Don Salyers
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Apr Fastrack
Replies: 12
Views: 1347

Re: Apr Fastrack

A step in the right direction for the roll bar rules. Thanks Mike. What is a step in the "right direction" on the roll bar rules? I run a GP car with a roll bar and doors that have only had the glass and cardboard removed. It has a diagonal as a part of the main hoop and all of it is made...
by Don Salyers
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 981
Views: 247368

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Steve, I also spent a couple of years running a Bugeye Sprite in Slaloms in the middle 60's, but don't admit to the other part even though its true---

Looking forward to meeting you, I'm the old guy driving the red '66 sprite...

Don
by Don Salyers
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Can i run my Jeep GC SRT8 in an autocross event?
Replies: 81
Views: 16983

Re: Can i run my Jeep GC SRT8 in an autocross event?

KJ Christopher wrote:Out of curiosity, are you making similar, completely off-base judgement calls when you're working gate?



KJ the new Jason---We really don't need another....

Don
by Don Salyers
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Cal Club grid process could use tweaking...
Replies: 67
Views: 3858

Re: Cal Club grid process could use tweaking...

I'll help, QV---nothing else to do...

Don
by Don Salyers
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTBorrow--small body shock-spring
Replies: 2
Views: 437

WTBorrow--small body shock-spring

WTBorrow---does anyone have a small body (1.625") shock and matching 1 7/8" (1.875) spring that I could borrow to test fit on my underconstruction new front suspension. Any length of travel and any spring rate----- Thanks Don---email: dalcoach at aol dot com. 909 three nine five-9 five fiv...
by Don Salyers
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Nice course today, Tom Berry!
Replies: 51
Views: 3311

Re: Nice course today, Tom Berry!

I thought the course was well marked but that is likely because I wasn't going fast enough. I would not that the course designer DNF'd. There were I believe 10 DNF's among the PAX group so it may have been a little on the difficult side. }:) Art, there were a few cars that entered PAX class that wo...
by Don Salyers
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Automotive Electrical Shop
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Automotive Electrical Shop

Arthur Grant wrote:
Yep, my plan is to be there even if I have to haul my generator out again. I grew up admiring British cars, optimism is a trait you develop.



I resemble that remark......

Akram (sp?) in Ontario, on Holt just west of Mountain, they have a reputation for doing it right..

Don
by Don Salyers
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Test Fit Tires 275/40-17
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: WANTER: Test Fit Tires 275/40-17

Simon, I have four old V710's on rims---give me a call. 909-three, nine, five, 955-eight.....

Don

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