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by Webster Jessup
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 11
Views: 2067

Re: Battery question

I have no experience with either, but I've heard the MiKroh's do actually work as long as you don't let them discharge... All lead acid batteries will suffer badly if you let them discharge low. The only difference is that a battery with only, GASP, 12Wh capacity, there is no room for life-shorteni...
by Webster Jessup
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: October 22 Practice Registration Open
Replies: 28
Views: 4545

Re: October 22 Practice Registration Open

This means no one is running right after working which also means people aren't having to wait till the very end of their work group before having to get their cars to grid. Also, don't count on the specific work time schedule to work out with only three groups. You need at least four groups for th...
by Webster Jessup
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Events
Topic: October 22 Practice Registration Open
Replies: 28
Views: 4545

Re: October 22 Practice Registration Open

This means no one is running right after working which also means people aren't having to wait till the very end of their work group before having to get their cars to grid. Also, don't count on the specific work time schedule to work out with only three groups. You need at least four groups for th...
by Webster Jessup
Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: October 22 Practice Registration Open
Replies: 28
Views: 4545

Re: October 22 Practice Registration Open

The run order should be changed to the following: Order Run Work Rest 1 Red Green Blue 2 Blue Red Green 3 Green Blue Red L 1 Red Green Blue 2 Blue Red Green 3 Green Blue Red This means no one is running right after working which also means people aren't having to wait till the very end of their work...
by Webster Jessup
Tue May 24, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: June Fastrack
Replies: 34
Views: 4621

Re: June Fastrack

As for sway bars: Most FWD cars already pick up a rear wheel with the stock suspension -- I don't see how a stiffer rear swaybar alone will change the balance in steady state cornering. Once that wheel leaves the ground, the anti-roll rate on that axle becomes irrelevant. A rear swaybar allowance s...
by Webster Jessup
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: who has Camber readers? -->(tapping thread help)
Replies: 22
Views: 2831

Re: who has Camber readers?

You can get a fairly inexpensive digital level (from Sears, etc.) that reads to 0.1 degree. Measure the floor, measure the wheel, then subtract or add. No trig required, Palin spawn or otherwise. :thumbup: Even better is that they usually have a calibration button. Calibrate on the floor, Then read...
by Webster Jessup
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Is it OK to drive a turbo car w/o IC pipes connected?
Replies: 16
Views: 1992

Re: Is it OK to drive a turbo car w/o IC pipes connected?

I wasn't talking about redlining the motor in relationship to the spinning up the turbo, I was making an analogy to a NA motor, where spinning the motor (or turbo) without load is bad. In what way do you think free revving a motor bad? Nothing bad at all. As long as there is either fuel or ignition...
by Webster Jessup
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Is it OK to drive a turbo car w/o IC pipes connected?
Replies: 16
Views: 1992

Re: Is it OK to drive a turbo car w/o IC pipes connected?

having the waste gate fully open is like simulating a very large compression side leak. it'd be very large, but still not as large as a fully open compressor, so, having the waste gate open really doesn't help you one bit.. :( the part about overspinning the turbo. the best way to think about it wo...
by Webster Jessup
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NEW EVENT CALENDAR ON THE SOLO2.COM SITE
Replies: 26
Views: 2441

Re: NEW EVENT CALENDAR ON THE SOLO2.COM SITE

Looking better, but the lists are still too general.

Should have lists like the following:

Regional Events
Committee Meetings
Divisionals
Schools / Classes
FSAE Events



Makes it easier for folks too look at what they want.
by Webster Jessup
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NEW EVENT CALENDAR ON THE SOLO2.COM SITE
Replies: 26
Views: 2441

Re: NEW EVENT CALENDAR ON THE SOLO2.COM SITE

The CAL CLUB Calendar is just completely clustered. The Agenda listing is a very nice feature of Google, but there is way too many items being shown. I notice that there is a check mark on the top right corner of the calendar that allows you to checkmark what you want to show up on the calendar. It...
by Webster Jessup
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NEW EVENT CALENDAR ON THE SOLO2.COM SITE
Replies: 26
Views: 2441

Re: NEW EVENT CALENDAR ON THE SOLO2.COM SITE

The CAL CLUB Calendar is just completely clustered. The Agenda listing is a very nice feature of Google, but there is way too many items being shown. I notice that there is a check mark on the top right corner of the calendar that allows you to checkmark what you want to show up on the calendar. It ...
by Webster Jessup
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NEW EVENT CALENDAR ON THE SOLO2.COM SITE
Replies: 26
Views: 2441

Re: NEW EVENT CALENDAR ON THE SOLO2.COM SITE

I like the Google calendar idea.

Could we also change the other calendar to include all the info as well, but make it into some columns. That way it would be easy to look at the events that you want to. Unless Google calendar can do this too.

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by Webster Jessup
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Class Specific Sub-Forums
Replies: 22
Views: 2699

Class Specific Sub-Forums

I propose class specific sub-forums. They could be placed under "Solo Talk". If possible, just list them under Solo Talk as hyperlinks paragraph style, so It doesn't waste so much room. I don't know why other forums don't take advantage of this. SCCA Forums do have this, but the forums are...
by Webster Jessup
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Pro Solo Thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: Pro Solo Thanks

Steve Ekstrand wrote:
Webster Jessup wrote:Thanks again Tom for the super badass course :thumbup:



I'm trying to figure out if he should be called King Tom the first, Tom the Conquerer, or Tom the Bastard.



Don't you mean "Tom the Conequerer"
by Webster Jessup
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Pro Solo Thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: Pro Solo Thanks

Thanks again Tom for the super badass course :thumbup:
by Webster Jessup
Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Driving suit
Replies: 25
Views: 2314

Re: Driving suit

Hey Tom,

You can try DJ Safety. They are up by the 5 and the 2.

They always seem to have a lot of stuff in stock, so check them out. http://www.djsafety.com/

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by Webster Jessup
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Rules Proposal: 2010-01
Replies: 24
Views: 11046

Re: Rules Proposal: 2010-01

How about voting instead of this garbage. Giovanni has already abused this BADLY this year. But again your tone of voice (or rather e-mail post) will most likely assure that you do NOT get a number within the 1-199 range in the near future. Membership Chairman GJ Webster, I also don't like this por...
by Webster Jessup
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Rules Proposal: 2010-01
Replies: 24
Views: 11046

Re: Rules Proposal: 2010-01

with the exception of numbers: 1-199, assigned at the discretion of the Solo Membership Chairman.


How about voting instead of this garbage.

Giovanni has already abused this BADLY this year.
by Webster Jessup
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Two valve design for nitrogen purge - exactly how?
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Re: Two valve design for nitrogen purge - exactly how?

Nitrogen vs Air? No discernible difference. The key is keeping the vapor pressure down. Water vapor expands more than dry gas. Even then the pressure rise between humid air and dry air is very small. HOWEVER YOU MUST ABSOLUTELY KEEP STANDING WATER OUT OF THE TIRE. As temperature increases, the water...
by Webster Jessup
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?
Replies: 37
Views: 3908

Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Max Hayter wrote:I was thinking more of a Pistols at Dawn kind of thing.


That's more like it.
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by Webster Jessup
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?
Replies: 37
Views: 3908

Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

How would you know until a class is created? There are some real bonehead policies in this organization and the rampant conflicts of interest make change impossible or just frustrating. Does it cost anything to add an additional class? Nope. Would it most likely increase membership? Most likely. Ju...
by Webster Jessup
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?
Replies: 37
Views: 3908

Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Apparently you did NOT read my reply to Tin, Webster or else you'd realize that we as a region have the freedom to create a local class IF, there's a demand. So that's why I suggested to Tin to contact his club rep and make a formal proposal. Since you're a newbie and have no clue how we do things,...
by Webster Jessup
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?
Replies: 37
Views: 3908

Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

So I recently just bought a used TAG 125 kart. Main purpose is help me become a better driver and also get some wheel to wheel experience. Is there a solo class for a TAG 125 kart? No, and the reason being is that there isn't a DEMAND for a class for non-shifters (i.e. TAG). There's a thread on eKa...
by Webster Jessup
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How bad is using 10w30 oil instead of 5w30 for my DD?
Replies: 20
Views: 1826

Re: How bad is using 10w30 oil instead of 5w30 for my DD?

Hardly an issue in Southern CA. Yes, if I was taking my race car into the mountains I would worry. Off the top of my head, I believe 10 weight is OK down to freezing, 5W below freezing. Those charts aren't necessarily accurate. Bearing clearances, pump characteristics, passages, etc all play a role...
by Webster Jessup
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sway Bar Bushing Lube?
Replies: 12
Views: 1596

Re: Sway Bar Bushing Lube?

What do folks use as a lube between rubber and metal. In this case, sway bar bushings. I know anything petroleum based in not good, as that will harm the rubber. I think lube with a PTFE (Teflon) base would work. The aerospace elastomer lubes like 111 or Christo-lube are WAY too expensive. Suggesti...

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