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by Rick Brown
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1043
Views: 313108

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

2019 stock VW GTI dsg, what class would I run in. I came out last Sunday and had a great time, everybody was so friendly. Not sure I will be ready for the next race, but will be out for the Saturday and try to learn as much as I can. What modifications if any can I do, tires, sway bar, shocks ? whe...
by Rick Brown
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Is There A Feb Event ??????????
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Is There A Feb Event ??????????

All events we have contracts for are listed on MSR with basic info as a place holder, but are not opened for registration until we have all the details nailed down. I'm guessing you logged in last night while it was being updated to go live, which is why you didn't see it.
by Rick Brown
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: January 12-13, 2019 Autocross & Test n Tune
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: January 12-13, 2019 Autocross & Test n Tune

Tentative Run/Work order: January Event
by Rick Brown
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Looking for help setting up January course
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Looking for help setting up January course

Possible rain Friday night into Saturday, may want to use the yellow crayons to mark key cones. There is a bunch in the RV on the shelf straight in front of you when you go in.
by Rick Brown
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 Awards Banquet - Jan. 27, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: 2018 Awards Banquet - Jan. 27, 2019

I don't think I can attend the awards banquet on that date, is there any other ways to claim and get the awards by any chance? Thanks so much for the helps :D All awards not claimed at the banquet will be available at the following event. For jackets (I believe you won Novice) we have 1 made up for...
by Rick Brown
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 Awards Banquet - Jan. 27, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: 2018 Awards Banquet - Jan. 27, 2019

I don't think I can attend the awards banquet on that date, is there any other ways to claim and get the awards by any chance? Thanks so much for the helps :D All awards not claimed at the banquet will be available at the following event. For jackets (I believe you won Novice) we have 1 made up for...
by Rick Brown
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Troubleshooting Help
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Troubleshooting Help

Thanks to Mike Flanigan , who stopped by Monday morning with fresh eyes and some expert mechanic knowledge, he identified the issue pretty quickly as a throttle cable problem. I guess I dismissed it pretty early since the throttle return spring seemed strong and the less than ideal conditions when I...
by Rick Brown
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New Guy, 06 Mini Cooper S
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: New Guy, 06 Mini Cooper S

If it's bone stock, it would be in DS (D Street), not DSP (D Street Prepared) which allows significant changes to the car. Can't help with much else, but I'm sure other folks more familiar with your car will chime in. Today was a race day, so most may not be home yet.

Welcome to Cal Club Region!
by Rick Brown
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Troubleshooting Help
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Troubleshooting Help

the Idle Air Control(IAC) Valve. Maybe. Looked at the old one, appeared to be stuck partially open. Cleaned, but didn't really seem to make a difference. Jammed the inlet side with a paper towel to force it closed and plug it. Made a big difference, under 2k rpm instead of 6k. Got a new one, starte...
by Rick Brown
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: December 8-9 Autocross Event and Test n Tune
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: December 8-9 Autocross Event and Test n Tune

Update to Run Order, BS moved from Group 3 to Group 2.
http://results.solo2.com/RunOrder/12-9RunOrder.pdf
by Rick Brown
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: December 8-9 Autocross Event and Test n Tune
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: December 8-9 Autocross Event and Test n Tune

Sunday preliminary Run Order - subject to change to balance work groups.
http://results.solo2.com/RunOrder/12-9RunOrder.pdf
by Rick Brown
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Troubleshooting Help
Replies: 8
Views: 667

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 Rick Brown
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Troubleshooting Help
Replies: 8
Views: 667

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 ...
by Rick Brown
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Troubleshooting Help
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Troubleshooting Help

Yep, looks like a bad hose. Of course a unique shape, different size on each end. Working on a MickeyMouse fix till I can hopefully get the correct part.

I was going to say vacuum leak.
by Rick Brown
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Troubleshooting Help
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Troubleshooting Help

Strange thing happened with my car last night. It tried to kill me. Driving home late on Ortega Hwy, about 10 miles from home acts like wide open throttle, able to control for a while with brakes, but when started downhill, began to fade and jut managed to get off to side and shut down. Tried to coo...
by Rick Brown
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: December 8-9 Autocross Event and Test n Tune
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: December 8-9 Autocross Event and Test n Tune

James Yom wrote:Is there still space left for the test and tune?
Doubtful, I see 83 entries which I would think is the max with limited daylight, but contact Randy, he's the event chair.
by Rick Brown
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Magnetic number "kits"
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Magnetic number "kits"

Like this, where you just have the little segments to make the numbers from?
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by Rick Brown
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Magnetic number "kits"
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Magnetic number "kits"

It sounds like just a white rectangle with a black number on it, not cut out magnetic numbers, right? I can do that. Just need to know what size and quantity and I can give you a quote. I know there is online places, too. And what about Jason Woodruff?
by Rick Brown
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: November School Course Setup Help
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: November School Course Setup Help

I may be able to come out to set up timing & PA. Not too good at shagging cones anymore, but might be able to do some if needed.
by Rick Brown
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment

Edited yet again! The .882 index for CSM in our Supp Regs was from 2016's PAX for SSM. 98% of that is .864 so I understand the Supp Regs values and acknowledge they're incorrect. The 2018 PAX value for SSM is .871, so our Supp Regs and timing should reflect that as the CSM index, and 98% of that is...
by Rick Brown
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: November 10-11 Practice & Event
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: November 11 RUN ORDER

Here's the tentative run order for November:
http://results.solo2.com/RunOrder/11-11RunOrder.pdf
by Rick Brown
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event

Rick Brown to the white courtesy phone! Rick Brown... The reality is it's not really an issue, rarely happens and just a matter of noticing where the sun is and which way the light is aimed. If there is a potential issue, we simply swap the sensors at lunch time. We just forget sometimes. Or there'...
by Rick Brown
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Free trailer(s)

Check in the RV also, may be one or two that need it also.
by Rick Brown
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Free trailer(s)

Matt has about 200 "Beat up" cones from us, a cooler or two and something else I can't recall. (I say "beat up" because they're pretty heavily scarred, but WAY better than what the RallyX people are using right now.) What's more interesting is WE have about 200-250 nearly new cones that I will brin...
by Rick Brown
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Free trailer(s)

Well done! Your commission on the sale is in the mail.