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by Rick Brown
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Troubleshooting Help
Replies: 8
Views: 192

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: 2
Views: 56

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: 192

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: 410

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: 410

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: 192

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: 192

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: 192

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: 192

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: 410

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: 137

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: 137

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: 203

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: 830

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: 556

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: 458

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: 948

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: 948

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 co...
by Rick Brown
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 948

Re: Free trailer(s)

Well done! Your commission on the sale is in the mail.
by Rick Brown
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 948

Re: Free trailer(s)

I have takers for both trailers, so I'll be on site tomorrow to break them open and discard the contents. Ken Motonishi has graciously allowed us to use AMCI's dumpster for the disposal, so we don't have to order a dumpster to be delivered. If anyone is interested in helping, please let me know. My...
by Rick Brown
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event

On top of that, thank you Brian for being the Event Chair. I think we isolated the timing problems to a new condition. It was either low batteries in the finish lights or a bad angle for the receiving unit toward the sun, but once both of those were corrected the remaining runs were flawlessly time...
by Rick Brown
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Heritage Classic Street(HCS) Rim size, an answer from...
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Heritage Classic Street(HCS) Rim size, what's legal?

Per the 2016 HCS guide line: Wheel and Tire Allowances • Any metallic wheels are allowed. • Any DOT‐approved tires with a UTQG Treadwear Grade of 200 or higher are permitted. Tires must also meet other requirements in Section 13.3 of the Solo rules. I understand the +,- 1" of: 13.4 WHEELS Any ...
by Rick Brown
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change
Replies: 25
Views: 2415

Re: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change

Per Bob's proposal,"This would allow people that are doing track days with..." to get involved. The chance that they are going to run enough events to chase a jacket, not likely. So if they aren't worried about competing for a jacket, why not just run CSM? If they like what we do and want...
by Rick Brown
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Points Card....Apply Now...
Replies: 13
Views: 3489

Re: 2018 Points Card....Apply Now...

Idea: make the next years (aka 2019 this year's) points card available for sale once there are not enough events left to complete a current year (2018) points card... and throwing in the remainder of the 2018 season? Allow people getting started later in the season (there's a novice school next mon...
by Rick Brown
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: September 29-30 Practice & Event
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: September 29-30 Practice & Event

Steve O'Blenes wrote:Do we have a run order yet for this event?

http://results.solo2.com/RunOrder/9-30RunOrder.pdf

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