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by BLS
April 20th, 2024, 4:41 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: balancing
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: balancing

Good info, thanks Dietmar!

I also balanced on the car back in the "old days". I recall you mentioning the extra spindle and drum once before. Good idea.

I always used the stick on's with tape. I'll have to get the bang on type for future use.
by BLS
December 26th, 2023, 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS 2023 Everyone. Happy 2024 as well.
Replies: 1
Views: 11951

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS 2023 Everyone. Happy 2024 as well.

Same to you Steve, a bit late on the Christmas wishes though :) Hope yours was a good one. Hope your 2024 racing year is a great one!
by BLS
December 21st, 2023, 9:09 pm
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: New printed/bound version of Getting Started...
Replies: 1
Views: 10607

Re: New printed/bound version of Getting Started...

That is well worth the small amount spent.
by BLS
December 10th, 2023, 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Board ANNOUNCEMENT ! and DONATIONS ...
Replies: 14
Views: 203826

Re: Board ANNOUNCEMENT ! and DONATIONS ...

Hi Dietmar,

I figure that is the case. With ApexSpeed being so big it's where people tend to go for internet info. Nice place, but as far as technical FV info it's not even close, as we all know.

Barry
by BLS
December 7th, 2023, 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Board ANNOUNCEMENT ! and DONATIONS ...
Replies: 14
Views: 203826

Re: Board ANNOUNCEMENT ! and DONATIONS ...

And your clock is still on DST :)
by BLS
December 7th, 2023, 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Board ANNOUNCEMENT ! and DONATIONS ...
Replies: 14
Views: 203826

Re: Board ANNOUNCEMENT ! and DONATIONS ...

Thanks for the reminder, Steve.

I hope new people in FV are finding their way here as there is a huge amount of technical information unlike anything else I have seen, for any class.
by BLS
July 20th, 2023, 8:11 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Loss of TWO SCCA Solo drivers last Sunday at ProSolo in WA
Replies: 1
Views: 16542

Re: Loss of TWO SCCA Solo drivers last Sunday at ProSolo in WA

That's a terrible tragedy. Thanks for the heads up and a reminder that when cars are in motion things can and do go wrong.
by BLS
June 18th, 2023, 8:14 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: oil coolers
Replies: 1
Views: 21274

Re: oil coolers

Thanks for the info, Dietmar.
by BLS
February 22nd, 2023, 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Coil
Replies: 7
Views: 35642

Re: Blue Coil

Thanks Dietmar. I searched and the picture I found indicates it is still made in Germany. One place says 3.0 ohms primary resistance and another 3.5.
by BLS
February 20th, 2023, 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Coil
Replies: 7
Views: 35642

Re: Blue Coil

Well heck, I thought I might have exited without posting a few days back :) Good to know Dietmar. What is the non-bosch, non chinese alternative for those in need? The GCR basically makes it free. Well, no. Probably the same thing that just happened as I got a notice my IP address was "blacklis...
by BLS
September 24th, 2022, 2:40 am
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: 2022 Runoffs
Replies: 0
Views: 36852

2022 Runoffs

Good luck to all of you at VIR!
Looks like I'll have to watch on my phone again this year while riding in the car. Maybe this time I'll let my wife drive :)
by BLS
August 1st, 2022, 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 386893

Re: Heads Up

That's great!
Amazing how well this stuff works for so many people.
by BLS
July 27th, 2022, 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 386893

Re: Heads Up

Hello Dietmar,

It's been a while. Hope to hear you are all mended and ready for another 75 years or so. Or is it 200 when the knee's are bionic :)
by BLS
May 16th, 2022, 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 386893

Re: Heads Up

Good to hear you are mending without any serious issues. I'm amazed hearing about all you mechanical men (and women).

Best to Linda, Steve.
by BLS
April 13th, 2022, 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 386893

Re: Heads Up

Check in when you have a chance and let us know how you're doing.
by BLS
April 6th, 2022, 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 386893

Re: Heads Up

Good luck Dietmar!
Hope the 2nd goes as well as the first seemed.
by BLS
February 17th, 2022, 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 386893

Re: Heads Up

Good deal on the knee. Glad to hear it's going well.

Echo Steve on FedEx. One problem after another, both business and personal. The others are no better. But I'd put USPS in last place...
by BLS
January 19th, 2022, 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 386893

Re: Heads Up

Great news Dietmar!

Modern medical capability is rather amazing.
by BLS
January 17th, 2022, 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 386893

Re: Heads Up

Check in when you can Dietmar and let us know how it's going. Have you in the best wishes list :)
by BLS
January 3rd, 2022, 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 386893

Re: Heads Up

Ouch.

Best Wishes for a speedy recovery Dietmar.
by BLS
December 31st, 2021, 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2022 is NEAR!!
Replies: 1
Views: 17567

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2022 is NEAR!!

Happy New Year to you Steve!

And the same to all the FV crowd.
by BLS
December 23rd, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Blood on the car...
Replies: 4
Views: 26821

Re: Blood on the car...

Sad situation when the most participated class historically and still near the top is shuffled into oblivion. I know there are regional participation issues in some area's, not helped by mixing FV with cars like FC. I like the FC and the FE cars, but they should not be on the track with FV's. FF and...
by BLS
December 23rd, 2021, 12:20 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Blood on the car...
Replies: 4
Views: 26821

Re: Blood on the car...

I did not know that FC had been added to the mix. I cannot imagine what the thinking is on that given the disparity in speed and braking. I ran several regional's that had them in a one group all things open wheel and it was not ideal, and that with only a handful of the very fast cars. You really a...
by BLS
December 22nd, 2021, 9:54 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Blood on the car...
Replies: 4
Views: 26821

Blood on the car...

I've read in the past that something isn't truly yours until you've bled on it :) It's not the first time my car has drawn blood, but it's the first time in a long while. While jigging up some of the back to remake lost measurements I decided to remove the 4 into 2 and 2 into 1 exhaust header parts....
by BLS
December 6th, 2021, 9:30 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Steering wheel / front tire angle
Replies: 2
Views: 18809

Re: Steering wheel / front tire angle

Heh, no promises but I am going to give it a try. Haven't retired, but finally have the beach house in pretty good shape. That's been a lot of work, especially for a house that was considered in good shape to begin with. I made a big change to the Citation that remains untried and unproven. I can ma...