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by FV80
December 20th, 2023, 11:32 am
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: New printed/bound version of Getting Started...
Replies: 1
Views: 19060

New printed/bound version of Getting Started...

Mike Hinkle has arranged to make a new, printed version of Jim Schings' 'Getting Started in Formula Vee' book. It is a wonderful info and reference resource if you are new to the class. You can find it at https://www.lulu.com/shop/jim-schings/getting-started-in-formula-vee/paperback/product-yv7r75d....
by FV80
December 15th, 2023, 10:36 am
Forum: Pertinent Info about FV Rules or events.
Topic: New RAIN LIGHT requirement for 2024 and beyond
Replies: 0
Views: 37732

New RAIN LIGHT requirement for 2024 and beyond

In case you missed this new requirement, please see the thread up in the General Discussion category...
viewtopic.php?p=34210#p34210

Steve, FV80
by FV80
December 15th, 2023, 10:32 am
Forum: Pertinent Info about FV Rules or events.
Topic: Flagtronics
Replies: 0
Views: 33308

Flagtronics

For any of you that live in another universe and have NOT heard about this.. Flagtronics ( https://Flagtronics.com ) has developed a new device for our cockpits. It provides the driver with a live/realtime 'picture' of corner (THE corner you are at, or are approaching) flag status continuously throu...
by FV80
December 6th, 2023, 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Board ANNOUNCEMENT ! and DONATIONS ...
Replies: 14
Views: 307050

Re: Board ANNOUNCEMENT ! and DONATIONS ...

I was doing some maintenance today and noticed that the DONATE link to paypal was BROKEN. I have fixed it now - on the https://FormulaVee.us/donations.html webpage so that all of you that have been 'stifled' at NOT being able to donate can now 'get it done' :lol:

Steve
by FV80
October 3rd, 2023, 8:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Has anyone ever heard of a Venus kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 29549

Re: Has anyone ever heard of a Venus kit?

PM sent ..
Steve, FV80
by FV80
September 20th, 2023, 9:17 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: MSR Registration for the 23 ARRC is now OPEN!
Replies: 0
Views: 64237

MSR Registration for the 23 ARRC is now OPEN!

OK, folks. As of a few minutes ago, registration is now open for the ARRC.
The direct link is
https://msreg.com/2023ARRCAtlanta
Pass the link around to your favorite sites...

Steve, FV80
by FV80
July 19th, 2023, 11:15 am
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Loss of TWO SCCA Solo drivers last Sunday at ProSolo in WA
Replies: 1
Views: 25970

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

Just a reminder to everyone, that NO ONE is 'safe' any more. If you don't subscribe to the SCCA 'Up to Speed' emails, it's reported there. Few details, but I never expected to hear this happening at a SOLO event .. although I think ProSolo is actually TWO cars at a time. The parking lot around the '...
by FV80
July 19th, 2023, 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CHANGE IN RAIN LIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR FV 1/1/24
Replies: 1
Views: 21809

CHANGE IN RAIN LIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR FV 1/1/24

Just to let everyone know, SCCA has 'unilaterally' decided to REQUIRE a new ~$200 FIA Certified rain light on our cars for next year and beyond. I have created a POLL about this over on ApexSpeed.com if you wish to place a 'vote' about it. https://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showthread.php?96214-NEW-PO...
by FV80
July 15th, 2023, 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Vee is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 25934

Re: Which Vee is this?

Rob, We need to see more pictures with the bodywork off, but I don't think it's a 'name brand'. It's obviously been doing AUTOCROSS in it's most recent life (C-Mod) and the tires/wheels/engine. The engine is a later model - probably a 1600 base with oversize jugs - the biggest I've seen is just unde...
by FV80
July 14th, 2023, 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Vee is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 25934

Re: Which Vee is this?

Rob, Apparently, the image you intended to post did NOT get copied properly.. .there is no image to look at. In order to post an image, it has to be hosted elsewhere and you simply put a LINK to it in the text (using the 'Insert image') option at the top of this text box... OR .. you have to UPLOAD ...
by FV80
April 19th, 2023, 9:22 am
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Formula Vee's at Indy GP Course in June with Trans AM
Replies: 0
Views: 53661

Formula Vee's at Indy GP Course in June with Trans AM

For those of you that have not received the Invitation I sent out via the FV Registry. Have you raced the Indianapolis GP track yet?? If you haven't (or even if you have), there is an event the weekend after the PIRC 60th -Fri/Sat/Sun - June 16, 17 and 18. Back to back weekends are often not the bes...
by FV80
February 23rd, 2023, 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Coil
Replies: 7
Views: 48595

Re: Blue Coil

Even though I DO have 'bosch blue' in both my cars, IMHO coils are not really very important beyond the fact that they WORK.. and if you are using a 'standard' point set or a 'regular' Pertronix or equivalent ignition, that you be sure you have a coil with 'adequate' internal resistance .. i.e. 'aro...
by FV80
May 24th, 2022, 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 420135

Re: Heads Up

Dietmar,
How's things? Getting down the stairs OK these days? Hope this knee is working out at least as well as the first one. Linda is still doing great. She's pretty much over it now. Just like she never had a problem in the first place - only better.

Steve, FV80
by FV80
May 11th, 2022, 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 420135

Re: Heads Up

Dietmar,
It's been 2 weeks now .. hope the 2nd knee is going as well as the first. I'm happy to report that Linda's hip replacement went fabulously and she seems to be about 90% healed up and ready to go now. She had her 6 week's visit with the doc yesterday and all reports are good.

Steve, FV80
by FV80
February 17th, 2022, 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 420135

Re: Heads Up

... I would suggest that anyone who ships via USPS insure their items at least double their value as the postal service does not seem to care if your item gets lost- cheaper for them to pay than search for the item. ... Dietmar Great to hear. You MUST be happy if you've already scheduled the 2nd 's...
by FV80
February 17th, 2022, 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 420135

Re: Heads Up

Dietmar,
It's been a whole MONTH now... How's it going? Is the replacement going according to your expectations at this point? Hope so.
Steve, FV80
by FV80
January 19th, 2022, 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 420135

Re: Heads Up

Glad to hear you're walking again.. NOW, get back out there to the shop and GET TO WORK!! :lol:

Steve, FV80
by FV80
January 4th, 2022, 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 420135

Re: Heads Up

Good luck, D. My results were pretty good. Hope yours as well.. I would expect you to be (capable of) back in the shop 48 hours post surgery. Maybe not extremely mobile, but able to get around. If you have access to a hot tub, I recommend it highly as soon as you get the stitches out. Getting the RO...
by FV80
December 31st, 2021, 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2022 is NEAR!!
Replies: 1
Views: 27135

HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2022 is NEAR!!

Want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a better racing season for 2022. MIGHT be a bit 'iffy' next year again due to Covid issues, but everyone stay safe out there. Hope to see you at the tracks!

Steve, FV80
by FV80
December 23rd, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Blood on the car...
Replies: 4
Views: 38153

Re: Blood on the car...

It's all about 'group count parity'.. with only 2 OW groups ..and wings in one group and small bore NONwings in the other.. the general car count per group is loaded high in the wings group (since there are some SIX classes in that group) as opposed to only THREE classes in the small bore group. Tha...
by FV80
December 23rd, 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Blood on the car...
Replies: 4
Views: 38153

Re: Blood on the car...

Thanks, Barry - hope your wound heals quickly and nicely. As opposed to your situation, I routinely bleed on my cars.. all over them... and the floor of the shop too 8) . This year is looking 'not so good' for me. SCCA has decided that it MUST add FC to the small bore open wheel group and I've reach...
by FV80
December 6th, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Steering wheel / front tire angle
Replies: 2
Views: 28602

Re: Steering wheel / front tire angle

Barry, I can't tell you the ANGLE.. but a standard box with standard arms requires about 3/4 steering wheel revolution from straight ahead to full lock in either direction.. Approx 1.5 turns lock to lock (IIRC). Not sure what you are trying to DO that would require you to KNOW that. It's just a 'fac...
by FV80
November 11th, 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zeitler Body Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 28137

Re: Zeitler Body Parts

Dave sent the pic to me via email. I presume that means he couldn't get it up loaded to the site for some reason... so here it is..
[ external image ]

It IS quite a nice looking car :)
by FV80
October 8th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Registration is OPEN for the Road Atlanta ARRC
Replies: 0
Views: 54062

Registration is OPEN for the Road Atlanta ARRC

For any of you hankering to get on the track one last time this year, the Atlanta Region ARRC is your place. We have a nice small bore open wheel group with NO WINGS in it .. at least for the moment. That is subject to change if we don't get enough entries in Group 2 (YOUR group) so.. if you have th...