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by Bill Martin
Wed May 13, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Next event?
Replies: 31
Views: 3567

Re: Next event?

Sac Chapter events are open to all SCCA, but their registration site seems not outsider friendly. My son is a member, so let me know if you hit a road-block.
by Bill Martin
Mon May 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Next event?
Replies: 31
Views: 3567

Re: Next event?

Depending on how desperate you are, Sacramento chapter has a two day autox at Thunderhill weekend after next. They're accepting pre-entries, so probably a go. AAS is scheduled for a 2-day at Crows first weekend in June. If Buttonwillow is also open, maybe revisit the kart track event that was talked...
by Bill Martin
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Next event?
Replies: 31
Views: 3567

Re: Next event?

Are we planning on business as usual, or changing things up? Is there a plan in place or being developed for a "new" way of doing things? Maybe mandatory pre-reg and payment so no registration on site other than check-in. Driver's meeting by FM to car radios only. A policy on masks. A policy on pass...
by Bill Martin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: April 4-5 Pro Solo Event: Cancelled?
Replies: 21
Views: 2761

Re: April 4-5 Pro Solo Event: Cancelled?

Email just received from SCCA listed Pro Solos in Fontana and Crows Landing as postponed with reschedule TBD.
by Bill Martin
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: April 4-5 Pro Solo Event: Cancelled?
Replies: 21
Views: 2761

Re: April 4-5 Pro Solo Event: Cancelled?

I'm surprised there's any question about it. Oversight comes to mind.
by Bill Martin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: fender rolling service or tool rental?
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

Re: fender rolling service or tool rental?

Okay. I can ship it if it ever gets that critical for you. Or I plan be at Glen Helen for a rallycross early April. Long drive down for me, so thanks for the "wet" offer, but I'll pass. Now when you get a CAM car running -- I'm kinda interested in CAM-C myself so might like to try a co-drive there s...
by Bill Martin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: fender rolling service or tool rental?
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

Re: fender rolling service or tool rental?

Eric if I can find where I stashed it, I'll bring you down a fender roller Sunday.

Or another time if it continues to look wet this weekend. This car doesn't do wet.

-- Bill
by Bill Martin
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Xtream Street (XS) Looks like....
Replies: 18
Views: 2285

Re: Xtream Street (XS) Looks like....

But there is a requirement to be licensed and insured. I'm assuming licensed really means current registration. And registration requires smog. Is there some sort of obnoxious way to dodge all this stuff? Probably. But why should we have to...our rules should work for us, not make things difficult.
by Bill Martin
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Xtream Street (XS) Looks like....
Replies: 18
Views: 2285

Re: Xtream Street (XS) Looks like....

Personally I think we should get away from the wink and nod aspects. Require a "street legal" class to have certain obvious equipment but not entertain the fiction of it being State of California legal which includes emissions etc. And if your car does not meet emissions, we shouldn't continue the f...
by Bill Martin
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Xtream Street (XS) Looks like....
Replies: 18
Views: 2285

Re: Xtream Street (XS) Looks like....

The whole approach seems bogus. Given not only state requirements but federal requirements can you actually build such a car without winking at the rules?

Why introduce a rule set that can't legitimately be complied with?
by Bill Martin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 2448

Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

I went to the October event -- looking forward to going back.
by Bill Martin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Testing E85
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Re: Testing E85

Thanks Marshall. Since the content test is water-absorption based, then I would think significant water contamination should show up in the test results. I assume driving the "clear space" at the top down. Which I'm not seeing. But I still can't explain why mine seems to test at E90. Most people com...
by Bill Martin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Testing E85
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Testing E85

Ran content tests on my early 2019 jugs to see if I wanted to use or discard. Used the Holley calibrated E85 test tube and all my results came out about 90%. Of course I was expecting 85%. Is this test considered accurate? Is there a generally agreed upon shelf life on pump E85, properly stored away...
by Bill Martin
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2020 Helmet Rules
Replies: 0
Views: 2019

2020 Helmet Rules

A close reading of the enclosed indicates Snell 2005 is valid until 12/31/2020.

https://www.scca.com/downloads/48190-20 ... 8/download

If you have trouble with that link, see Helmet Certification Chart here:

https://www.scca.com/pages/solo-cars-and-rules
by Bill Martin
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Lightweight wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1701

Re: Lightweight wheels

Wheel weight vs actual lap time data is hard to find. Most everyone just talks about rotational inertia, unsprung weight and lotsa good sounding techy stuff. I once found a track-based study from a very sharp Japanese road racing team that gave surprising results. My recollection (highly undependabl...
by Bill Martin
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Pit Jacks
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Pit Jacks

What's the use case Bill? If it's just jacking up to put jack stands underneath or to change a wheel, what about a short ramp (aka "2x6") for a little more jack clearance and stick with the racing jack? Mike I do a certain amount of tire changing and even suspension adjustment on the trailer. Somet...
by Bill Martin
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Pit Jacks
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Pit Jacks

Build a better scissor jack? What is failing that can’t be made thicker? I looked at that. The two arms are pivoted close to each other at the center. They interact at the bottom through gear teeth. Those are made of thin sheet metal, punched to give a hollow 3D tooth. The hollow gear teeth simply ...
by Bill Martin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Pit Jacks
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Pit Jacks

What innovative pit jacks have you guys found lately? Something very compact, light, functional. I've been in love with motorized electric scissor jacks and converted one to a lithium battery weighing only a few ounces. But I've now had my second structural failure which result from no obvious exces...
by Bill Martin
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2020 Helmet Certification
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Re: 2020 Helmet Certification

IIRC, SCCA has previously extended the life of the old helmets until they judge that the new issue is actually in substantial retail supply. Don't recall exactly how they communicated that -- Fastrack maybe?
by Bill Martin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2020 PAX factors released
Replies: 11
Views: 1545

Re: 2020 PAX factors released

I don't know the practicalities involved, but it boggles my mind how fast these cars can go with a thousand pounds worth of batteries. And how light that battery could be if you sized a custom for an autox instead of a multi-hundred mile road trip. Do you suppose it would be legal for Kiesel to conv...
by Bill Martin
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Buttonwillow AutoX Oct 20
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

Re: Buttonwillow AutoX Oct 20

Never heard of Omega Motorsports. Are their Buttonwillow autocrosses just time-only or do they have classes and such? Buttonwillow is great venue. I towed in the night before and got free camping in the grass & trees paddock. It was a race weekend so the place was crawling with serious race cars...m...
by Bill Martin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New to AutoX
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Re: New to AutoX

What mods on the FiST, Brandon? I have one myself, but am autoxing something else currently.
by Bill Martin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1118
Views: 420803

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Maybe I missed it but I don't see an Ecoboost Performance Package Mustang listed. The base car is DS, but in Mustang and Camaro lines, the "track" option cars are typically classed higher than base model. An exception is the 1LE Turbo4 Camaro, but that exception is specifically listed in the rules. ...
by Bill Martin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1118
Views: 420803

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

You sure about that?