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by Earl Merz
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Tire pumps tested. Harbor freight is a winner
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Tire pumps tested. Harbor freight is a winner

I wonder how my factory air pump would stack up? Since I didn't get a spare with my Camaro, I got a can of tire sealant and an air compressor.
by Earl Merz
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tech Workers - 8/24 - 8/25
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Tech Workers - 8/24 - 8/25

I'll work tech both days
by Earl Merz
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Kurt Rahn wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Looks like the heat wasn't too much of a problem.
I don't know, I felt like melting.
by Earl Merz
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 1738

Re: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event

And here I just finished cutting my muffler off because I'm not loud enough for CAM class...


only joking, for now.


But, whats the situation with trailers? Will we be able to leave one overnight? Is it wise to even think about doing that?
by Earl Merz
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup 7/6 - 7/7
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Course Setup 7/6 - 7/7

I'll help with Saturday PM
by Earl Merz
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Which tires to get? BFG or Bridgestone
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Which tires to get? BFG or Bridgestone

Whatever tires I get will be mounted on 19x11 wheels. I'll be getting them in 305/30/19. I'm seriously considering the BFG because I have heard they take heat better. Although I read yesterday that Goodyear will be producing the Supercar 3 in a bunch of new sizes. They will have a 305/30/19 also. I ...
by Earl Merz
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Which tires to get? BFG or Bridgestone
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Which tires to get? BFG or Bridgestone

I was going to get Bridgestone RE71R tires for my car but BFG has recently released a Rival S 1.5 in 305/30/19. I know Paul Molina has been testing them against the RE71 on his mustang. I'm waiting a little to see some of his results but I thought I'd ask others too. The price difference is about $1...
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: 1948

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: 1948

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: 1220

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: 2260

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: 21
Views: 2098

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: 21
Views: 2098

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: 978

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: 1802

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: 1802

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: 2408

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: 2408

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: 2408

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: 1833

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: 2603

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.

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by Earl Merz
Fri May 11, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: LONE PINE TIME TRIALS- 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2603

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: 2603

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: 13834

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: 1798

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

Someone get that guy a booster seat, he can barely see over the wheel...