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Re: random chat

Post by 300D50 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:22 am

Yep, Zamp RZ-58, SA2015.

First non-bicycle helmet. It appears to fit right, snug but not too snug, just still feels weird with the weight and all.
Had to trim the cheek fur a bit to reduce the "old lady face pinch" :lol: .

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Post by LethalEthan » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:39 pm

If car helmets are the same as bike helmets, you want a bit of face pinch. They say if you can chew gum without biting your cheeks, it's not tight enough. They're all different though, the difference in shapes between brands and even sometimes models is crazy.

I have 4 helmets now, 3 are larges, 2 different brands and they all fit differently. The shoei I just bought is a medium and it's one of the best fitting helmets I've found so far. It's a little noisy but I guess in a car you don't have to worry too much about aero and wind noise hahaha

Is there an "expiration" on car helmets like bike helmets? After 5 years you're supposed to replace it. Even track day orgs won't let you run a helmet over 5yrs old.
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Post by 300D50 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:13 pm

SA2015 is the latest Snell SA standard, 2027 expiration date.

SCCA also allows the SA2010 standard, which kicks in 2022, and the M2015/M2010.

It's all a bit new to me, even though I had an SCCA membership till 2016.
My buddy said he was doing an autox event first weekend in May, and I decided I needed to live a little. :mrgreen:
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:51 am

Woo Hoo. So which car will you be auto-x'ing ?
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Post by 300D50 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:04 pm

The RX-8 and maybe my buddies 01 Miata.

Should be fun.
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Post by LethalEthan » Mon May 06, 2019 4:15 pm

Nice save at the end! Looks like tons of fun. Is that a circle track infield you're on?
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Post by 300D50 » Mon May 06, 2019 4:27 pm

Haha, yeah, the only thing going through my head is "Don't red flag don't red flag don't red flag, don't screw up the other guys run..."
I left DSC/TC on after that. :mrgreen: It never kicked in that I could tell in normal driving of the course, so...
It's the circle track at Lake Erie Speedway in PA.

First ever event I participated in. :)

Here's the course layout.
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Thu May 09, 2019 1:36 pm

That looks like so much fun. I want to do that now. What does that event cost to participate in? And do you have to work the corners when other people make runs (AKA fix cones)?
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Post by 300D50 » Thu May 09, 2019 3:19 pm

Entry fee was $35 for the day for SCCA members. It varies a bit by region thoug.
There's a "weekend membership" available if you wanted to go that route to test the waters first.

Schedule was run, work the course, then rest period.

Not everyone does cone-run, some people work the flags, handle radio for the cone run groups, etc.

It's a pretty well thought out system.

The SCCA membership fee isn't too big, and comes with a bunch of discount potential as well.

I think they still do sign up referral discounts too.

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Post by Spicoli » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:47 pm

Why is the process of picking seat covers so daunting? I’ve always wanted a set for every vehicle I’ve owned. Never bought a set. I’m not always covered in mud and grease. But often enough I would like a good set. And my dog goes with me everywhere now. I decided to start looking at them again. I’m terrified the set I buy will be like all of them I remember my dad having. Either burn your legs off plastic or the ill fitting “Navajo rug” looking seat covers. And the few I’ve looked at that I maybe like are 300 bucks. Which I wouldn’t mind. If they where what I wanted. Any body here have any good suggestions? Something that fits wears and cleans well. And isn’t vinyl. I don’t wear shorts very often. I think in part because I remember the vinyl seat covers my dad had when I was a kid and the terrible feeling of molten vinyl on a hot summer day on the backs of my legs. Also not the super sweet 2 tone speed racer seat covers I’ve been seeing advertised. And not the terrible bulky utilitarian seat covers with pockets on pockets. That I imagine are really only good for finding the really weird stuff you forgot you lost in your vehicle. .
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Post by LethalEthan » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:19 am

I too have childhood memories of 3rd degree leg burns from vinyl seat covers. I'm not sure of any brands I can recommend, but I think in order for a seat cover to fit "right" it needs to be the kind that replaces the oem fabric, not just a slip on cover. I've never seen a slip on cover that didn't sag or have huge wrinkles and folds in it
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Re: random chat

Post by dakinehead » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:56 pm

gonna try make another run at a working truck. trying to be more gentle this time around. can any one suggest a good vid that shows someone taking the dash off.
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:55 pm

Happy Birthday Walt! I hope its a great one!

Mark - what kind of truck are you talking about and why do you want to remove your dash?
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Re: random chat

Post by 300D50 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:37 pm

Thx Jeremy! It was a pretty great day, vacation time was spent, and had a good time.

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