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Old 05-15-2013, 05:24 PM   #51
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:50 PM   #52
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VIR here I come!

Work done, car packed, heading to VIR for two days of fun with the Mustang SVT Club. Should be a blast. Will post some stuff Sunday night or Monday.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #53
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Tried uploading a video in between runs but it looks crappy to me. Not sure what is up. Will try another one later. For now:

http://youtu.be/7TbLzf4PHSQ
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:34 PM   #54
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Hit 140 on the back straight and 120 on the front. Still slower in the corners than I want to be. But, it's been a great day.

Roll bars and seats have me in the car like glue. It's fantastic. Gotta remember to do it all in the right order though: Neck brace, lower harness, door bar, close door, set up iphone, upper harness, helmet. It's particularly a drag when you do all that and THEN remember your key is in your pocket. Start over.

First time I have ever had the car tell me to check my cooling system, though. Coolant temp at 201 (EDIT: 205 on last run of day). I am thinking that's not too bad, but I guess that's what you get with a supercharger.

Here's a 2:30 run:

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Old 05-26-2013, 11:01 AM   #55
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More runs and conversation about VIR at:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6590763
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #56
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I love this kind of threads when I find them with all the info done instead of waiting for it hahaha. also like a lot the little warning posts..
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:32 PM   #57
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Work done, car packed, heading to VIR for two days of fun with the Mustang SVT Club. Should be a blast. Will post some stuff Sunday night or Monday.
Dude that was awesome,thanks for sharing.I sure want to be at that track.
Dont know if you saw this,but here is the beginning of my Silver State race 5-19-13
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:57 AM   #58
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Dude that was awesome,thanks for sharing.I sure want to be at that track.
Dont know if you saw this,but here is the beginning of my Silver State race 5-19-13
Cool! I don't understand the bit with the stopwatch - have never been in that kind of race before. How does that work?
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This is a timed event,and my stop watch is my life line.I want to cross the finish line and break the beam at 43 min 12 seconds,to have a perfect run and win my class with a perfect average speed of 125 mph for the 90 mile course.Most have a navigator,GPS,computers etc. So as soon at their atomic clock shows it's time to go, i start the stop watch.It doesn't matter if i sit there for 45 seconds after the clock starts cause that time could easily be made up down range. I am putting part #4 of 5 here also.Look at 2:54-3:10 you will see my race flash before my eyes,as i see that my stop watch has malfunctioned.

Continue watching for a few min and you will see me running through the narrows,at 139 mph,posted 60.This part of the course is a major rush for me.You will also see me catch a grey camaro.I dont want to pass him,but i was super fast through there and he was slow,i pulled up along side him to say hi ,also knowing he had a navigator,and GPS i then just tried to keep him 30 seconds in front of me,as that was our spacing,and managed a 5th place while driving blind so to speak.People come from all over for this event the next one is in Sept.you should come and do this.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #60
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Long term update on the roll bars, race seats, and harnesses:

Absolutely love going to the track with them. It's just awesome.

Some of the bolts that attach the mounting points to the car loosened up by themselves, had to be retightened. Need to check them regularly just in case. They did have lockwashers on, so that's strange.

I broke one of the bolts on that attaches the roll bar to the driver's rear mounting point. The bolt got stuck and I put a 2 foot breaker bar on it to try to get it past a point where the threads got mucked up. Stupid idea. Busted the bolt in half. Gotta take the bar to my welder to extract this week. But at least the bar comes out with the bolt busted off.

The seats are wonderful if you are tall. I have had an instructor who was so short he could barely see over the dash. Just bought some rigid foam today and am going to cut a few 1" or 2" slabs that a passenger can stick underneath to get some height. Not a biggie at all, especially as I am mostly going solo these days.

When I ordered the harnesses I thought "better too big than too small" but that wasn't very smart. Each strap has at least 6-8" of extra strap flopping around. Doesn't bother me too much but I may get it shortened over the winter when I am not tracking it.

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Old 09-22-2013, 12:20 PM   #61
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Good to hear. It may have been asked before but what did you do about the seat airbags? Does the light just come on with the race seats in and then goes out with the stock seats back in place? Thats a nice setup you've got there, good job.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:41 PM   #62
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Just reread and saw you already answered my question, carry on.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:55 PM   #63
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Just reread and saw you already answered my question, carry on.


The only thing I have to say about air bags is that I disconnect the battery before I unplug the seats. Maybe it is superstition but it seems safer to me to be unplugging the wiring harness when there is no chance of an accidental spark, etc.
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Thanks for the update.
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