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by Earl Merz
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone have E-Track experience for load tiedown?
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Anyone have E-Track experience for load tiedown?

I've used it before but wasn't sure if there were different rated tracks depending on use. I found some stull on Amazon with a 6000lb load rating, so I'll use that.
by Earl Merz
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone have E-Track experience for load tiedown?
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Anyone have E-Track experience for load tiedown?

Who here has had experience with using E-Track to tie a car down to a trailer? I'd like to add E-Track to my trailer to tie the Camaro down but I have no experience with this system. Is all E-track rated the same or is there different track for use in vehicle tie down?
by Earl Merz
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How a course takes shape
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: How a course takes shape

Thats a lot of prep. My last course was at Norton(wow, that was forever ago) and I had just put squiggly lines down on a paper and Craig drove the motorhome along those lines as I called out on the radio (to the two guys in the trailer) when to throw cones out. I remember Bill Schenker moaning after...
by Earl Merz
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Our March Event Is Up! March 2-3/2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1580

Re: Our March Event Is Up! March 2-3/2019

With my best ever PAXed results finish (11th, 0.031sec from being 10th), I'd say lets have rain again. But I'm not likely to make his event. Need to go see some extended family.
by Earl Merz
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA
Replies: 18
Views: 1384

Re: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA

Has anyone contacted Kern County Raceway Part? The whole infield of the oval is paved. The area might be a bit small, I count 26 semi truck parking spots on the short side. But I think it would be similar to PIR Pro Pits that the Oregon Region used to run in, not sure if they still run at PIR.
by Earl Merz
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA
Replies: 18
Views: 1384

Re: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA

I saw the Porsche Club running there years ago. This was after one of our events at Buttonwillow, so that gives you an idea how long. If I'm available I'll swing by there on the event day. My friend is only about 20 minutes from the airport.
by Earl Merz
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Kia Stinger GT AWD or RWD?
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Kia Stinger GT AWD or RWD?

Ron, My friend is a Durability Engineer at Hatci (Hyundai's testing arm of the corp.) and ran the testing on both the Stinger and G70. When I asked him about the cars before I bought my 1LE, he specifically told me to wait for the G70 and do RWD if I was going to do any sort of performance driving. ...
by Earl Merz
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Troubleshooting Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Troubleshooting Help

I did a quick search and the two most common suspects were a vacuum leak and the Idle Air Control(IAC) Valve. I'd inspect all the hoses you can find and replace any that could even suggest a leak. If it still acts up, make sure to clean the throttle body and the Idle circuit before trying a new IAC....
by Earl Merz
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Troubleshooting Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Troubleshooting Help

oh, that's bad Rick. But yes, It sounds like a vacuum leak. I am going out on a limb here to say this is a MAP sensor car because MAF cars don't do this. My Omnis, yes I owned more than one- didn't learn the first time..., each had this problem when they had a vacuum leak. Another possibility, but l...
by Earl Merz
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1840

Re: Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions

Okay, I'll work with the Goodyears for now and look at options later. Who knows, maybe something good will come up. I hope I can make it out in October. I should have the fluids changed and the track alignment done by then. Who does good alignments these days if the dealer sucks, like they usually d...
by Earl Merz
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1840

Re: Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions

I'm pretty sure I could fit that tire size on the RX-7. I'd need a bit of Pats help. But yes, SS 1LE. Bone Stock except for the paint protection I had applied. I have a spare set of wheels coming and I have more normal street tires for non autocross/track day usage. Not looking to run Hoosier R7 tir...
by Earl Merz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1840

Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions

Hello, Am I allowed to run Novice class? I haven't autocrossed in close to 10 years now. Looking at the new car classes..., my head hurts. Anyways, What I really need are tire recommendations. What is a good autocross/track day tire in a 285/30-20 F 305/30-20 R fitment. Or would I be okay to run a 2...
by Earl Merz
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sex for your ears..
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: Sex for your ears..

I actually prefer the sounds of the BRM supercharged 1.5L V-16.
by Earl Merz
Fri May 11, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: LONE PINE TIME TRIALS- 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2394

Re: LONE PINE TIME TRIALS- 2012

here is a google earth view. open parking lot is between 385 and S.Lone Pine Ave. Dow Villa has the pool in the middle of the parking lot.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=36 ... 5&t=h&z=18" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Earl Merz
Fri May 11, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: LONE PINE TIME TRIALS- 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2394

Re: LONE PINE TIME TRIALS- 2012

Jayson Woodruff wrote:
Rick Brown wrote:There is a big lot where we do tech just down from the hotel.
Down North, or down South of the hotel?

Thanks

Jay W
Just south of the hotel on the same side of the street.
by Earl Merz
Fri May 11, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: LONE PINE TIME TRIALS- 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2394

Re: LONE PINE TIME TRIALS- 2012

There is parking very close to the hotel if there isn't room on the street. As you come into town, there is an empty lot big enough for several semis then a smaller parking lot at the cafe next to the hotel.
by Earl Merz
Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: SAD, SAD NEWS
Replies: 64
Views: 12865

Re: SAD, SAD NEWS

I really dont know what to say. I will miss her a lot. Lots of fun memories. Getting kicked out of the bar at 2am in Lone Pine, hearing her scream from the backseat when Doug T., Irish, Renee and I went out in the Omni at Norton, the way she said she would never ride with me again after I took her o...
by Earl Merz
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All you Ferrari haters can say what you want...
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: All you Ferrari haters can say what you want...

Someone get that guy a booster seat, he can barely see over the wheel...
by Earl Merz
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CANbus converter
Replies: 0
Views: 527

CANbus converter

Anyone know of a signal converter that can convert an analog VSS signal to CAN? I need to find one for a project I'm working on.
by Earl Merz
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Senna, The Movie
Replies: 25
Views: 4540

Re: Senna, The Movie

Watched it on Netflix instant streaming when it was put up briefly. Really liked it. Wouldn't mind going to the theater to watch it again.
by Earl Merz
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Custom Magnet need
Replies: 12
Views: 1935

Re: Custom Magnet need

The silver Steve got from Gunnar matches the stock graphics from the factory 86 GLHS decals. I have no idea where Gunnar got it. But he did special order it when he did numbers and stickers for me. The sample I gave him came from a guy in Florida who does Shelby reproduction decals. Positive Impress...
by Earl Merz
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BMW drive for team USA
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: BMW drive for team USA

I got the same e-mail. Not sure if it's an autocross type event. Last BMW event I went to was at Hollywood Park and it was for the X5. Lol,long ago.
by Earl Merz
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: which brand of garage floor tiles?
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: which brand of garage floor tiles?

Guess it depends on the quality of the epoxy covering. Mine looks just as good now as when I applied it 4 years ago. But I did use an industrial version that was rated for a 5000lb capacity forklift running on it. It's handled spills of all the usual automotive type fluids and solvents quite well.
by Earl Merz
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hybrid Power!
Replies: 15
Views: 3024

Re: Hybrid Power!

We had a volt and a leaf for a week of testing. Unimpressed by both. While the leaf could work as my daily driver( average 26 miles a day) the one we tested went dead in 38 miles. When they picked up the volt from Santa Clarita, it depleted the battery after 29 miles on the highway. Granted the 14 i...
by Earl Merz
Wed May 18, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Snaaakes
Replies: 39
Views: 5049

Re: Snaaakes

Kurt Ra wrote:
Mako to wrote:While testing a 3D mini cam system today, I came across this snake food ... a Golden Bunny. I thought it was attacking me ... but I stood my ground!

http://gallery.me.com/makofoto#100551
Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog?
Get the Holy Hand Granade.