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by Steve Lepper
Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: When 2 Replace the CAT
Replies: 24
Views: 4938

Re: When 2 Replace the CAT

I doubt you would ever have a problem locally. In a divisional, maybe... at Nationals or a Pro, definitely. Oh, and good luck getting it smogged. So to be SCCA Stock legal, everything must be changed out including the ECU, and wiring harness? For smog, do you say good luck because it's visually obv...
by Steve Lepper
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: When 2 Replace the CAT
Replies: 24
Views: 4938

Re: When 2 Replace the CAT

Are these things one can just order from Mazda Motorsports? Should be able to get it from them. However, I would not expect to find 8hp as was said in a previous post. People I know that have done the 50 to 49 state coversion found 2hp. Do you think 2hp, or even 8hp, are going to make up the differ...
by Steve Lepper
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: When 2 Replace the CAT
Replies: 24
Views: 4938

Re: When 2 Replace the CAT

An NB Miata would need a new exhaust manifold, ECU, midpipe, and engine wire harness just for starters. Yes, it would be legal if you do it correctly, but it's cheaper to go find another car. I recently did this on my '99 as the pre-cat was causing a CEL. I needed a federal exhaust manifold, an O2 ...
by Steve Lepper
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: When 2 Replace the CAT
Replies: 24
Views: 4938

Re: When 2 Replace the CAT

Our '99 Miata has 95K on it. Is there a "standard" when to replace the Cat? Well, the Feds have demanded since 1996 that a catalytic converter be warranted for 8yrs, 80k miles. Also with the advent of OBDII, you will know about anything amiss with the cat long before it becomes more of a back-press...
by Steve Lepper
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Long Beach site picture
Replies: 29
Views: 6966

Re: Long Beach site picture

Re: AMCI @ El Toro, isn't Tom Burke still the ultimate man in charge? That's who I used to deal with regarding the facility, but that was two or three years ago.
by Steve Lepper
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Long Beach site picture
Replies: 29
Views: 6966

Re: Long Beach site picture

..., expect for Jay W. Respect or Except? :D Solo Trials are out there because of the allowed speed that's shown in the rule book is in DIRECT conflict with the allowed speed Irvine has dictated. What is 'actual' with solo2, porche and others is not so relevant. Jay W Uh, the site is used for 1/4-m...
by Steve Lepper
Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Scangauge II
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: Scangauge II

for DIESELa and DIESELb, the trick to determining which one to use is this: Set one gauge display to GPH (fuel flow in Gallons Per Hour.) Note the reading at idle. either rev the engine in neutral, (1500 rpm in enough) or watch it when accelerating: if that value goes up as revs/load increase, use D...
by Steve Lepper
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Scangauge II
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: Scangauge II

Did you set the fuel type to Diesel? They come out of the box set for gasoline. Fuel tank size is only an issue for your distance-to-empty calcs.

I'm a ScanGauge retailer, (the only one in Orange County) so if you've got any questions I'm happy to help.
by Steve Lepper
Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD - Cobra Suzuka S FIA Kevlar Race Seat - $375/OBO
Replies: 15
Views: 3557

Re: Cobra Suzuka S FIA Kevlar Race Seat - $450/OBO

Oh man. The base would fit in the miata, but I think the shoulder's are too wide by an inch. Anyone know if the Suzuka would fit in a 99' miata with roll bar? Won't fit unless you are very short so the seat can be brought up and forward. For an average size person, you won't fit with a stock door p...
by Steve Lepper
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Who wants to do a garage co-op in the O.C.?
Replies: 29
Views: 7088

Re: Who wants to do a garage co-op in the O.C.?

my suspicion is the extra "A" between head and garage. That's what I thought, but the "a" needs to be an "s", as in Gearhead's Garage. :D Thanks for the heads up. What's interesting about this is that the spelling was correct in my UCP, so I don't know how the a got there. I erased and re-typed it ...
by Steve Lepper
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Who wants to do a garage co-op in the O.C.?
Replies: 29
Views: 7088

Re: Who wants to do a garage co-op in the O.C.?

Here in Orange, there are a lot of car shops so the city is probably pretty easy going about that. We're located in a new-ish industrial park that has a couple units open I believe. The issue is that all cars would have to be parked inside each night. I'd get on board with something like this. I'll...
by Steve Lepper
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: ANSWERS TO NOTLD
Replies: 74
Views: 13208

Re: ANSWERS TO NOTLD

chrome on white!.. :P http://www.ikonique.com/El_Toro/slides/IMG_2360.JPG Fail. No offense to the car's owners, but those are possibly the worst numbers you could have on a car, especially at night. Could not read them at all last year, so we radioed in "white Mitsubishi" a lot... could never tell ...
by Steve Lepper
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: ANSWERS TO NOTLD
Replies: 74
Views: 13208

Re: ANSWERS TO NOTLD

Hey John, May I please make a suggestion? Given the low light, it's going to be very difficult to see proper numbers and class designation much less crappy ones; can you be a real "N*zi" about this and make sure they don't pass tech w/o proper numbers (no tape, not on windows, contrasting color, at...
by Steve Lepper
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: For Newbies Attending NOTLD
Replies: 13
Views: 3814

Re: For Newbies Attending NOTLD

but do I need any technical/mechanical talent to help you with tech? ... and that numbers and class letters are on the car. ... from someone who has worked radio for this event before, PLEASE make sure the numbers and letters are up to snuff and not more or less the same color/shade the car is :thu...
by Steve Lepper
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F-16 takes out tyranical suburban!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

Re: F-16 takes out tyranical suburban!!

Hello, Onstar? :lol:
by Steve Lepper
Thu May 29, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Anywhere that still sells toluene at a reasonable price
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

Re: Anywhere that still sells toluene at a reasonable price

Look into xylene as an alternative... that's what I used back in the day
by Steve Lepper
Wed May 28, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S: Celica GT track car
Replies: 30
Views: 7560

Re: F/S: Celica GT track car

Companies like Toyota have exemptions with the State of California so they can get regular license plates on cars with non-conforming VIN's: most of my department's prototypes wore standard California plates so they would not attract the extra attention a mfr's plate brings. ...but one of the GM pr...
by Steve Lepper
Wed May 28, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S: Celica GT track car
Replies: 30
Views: 7560

Re: F/S: Celica GT track car

Having driven one of these at WSIR during one of Danny McKeever's schools I can say that these Celicas are very forgiving and a great starter car for track events and wheel to wheel racing. I don't know what class they would run in with SCCA Club Racing, but its a great, cheap, relaible way to get ...
by Steve Lepper
Tue May 27, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Suspension shop advice for Ford Focus?
Replies: 8
Views: 4463

Re: Suspension shop advice for Ford Focus?

If she's installing camber plates she's not going to be in stock so a rear bar is a possibility.
by Steve Lepper
Tue May 27, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S: Celica GT track car
Replies: 30
Views: 7560

Re: F/S: Celica GT track car

Do you have a "streetable" title for that car?
I know the car is not street legal in it's current configuration.