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Forum: 1st Gear
07-14-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,214
Posted By cmt52663

I did Tennessee to Massachusetts straight...

I did Tennessee to Massachusetts straight through, with a congenitally troublesome back, so I cannot complain too much about the seats in the long haul.

I will however, admit that securing the...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-08-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By cmt52663

I am accustomed to 1 to 1.5 pound difference...

I am accustomed to 1 to 1.5 pound difference between the TPMS reading, and my old school (and high quality) Longacre guage...
07-05-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,853
Posted By cmt52663

Here's a Bren Tuning dyno chart for my JCW with...

Here's a Bren Tuning dyno chart for my JCW with the Dinan Elite. Mini of Peabody did the install. The Dinan was installed at 26k miles, and was replaced at no charge at 42.9k due to a couple of...
06-22-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Quack...

So Gollum and I got a duck today.

The ducks were rather plentiful at the Red Jacket Inn in North Conway...
...
05-29-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Here's...

Here's (http://www.ner.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/points4_fin.htm) the day.

Cheer,

Charlie
05-29-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

I am freshly reminded this year that fast...

I am freshly reminded this year that fast autocross driving is not at all like riding a bicycle.

After driving only one event in each of the last two years, then returning this year to a full...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-04-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By cmt52663

Welcome. Cheers, Charlie

Welcome.

Cheers,

Charlie
04-28-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Welcome to the dark side, and I hope it gives you...

Welcome to the dark side, and I hope it gives you joy.

Cheers,

Charlie
04-25-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Dinan Elite Warranty Works - through Mini of Peabody

Here's a cheerful tale to report...

Last week Gollum turned on his Service Engine Soon light, although still running flawlessly.

We went to Peabody, and consulted Joel Decoff (our Crew Chief)....
04-15-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Getting back in the saddle...

Well that was one heck of a birthday weekend!

Starting Line School (https://www.scca.com/pages/starting-line) and a Test and Tune on Saturday, points event on Sunday. A wee bit damp early...
04-13-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By cmt52663

I run Bilstein B8 now, and a 25 mm NM rear bar,...

I run Bilstein B8 now, and a 25 mm NM rear bar, but that's a little edgy for your goals I do believe.

May I suggest a Koni strut (yellow), as they seem to have a genius for make a streetable high...
04-05-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Tales from the Dragon 2019 - Wednesday - The Return

I left about 5 am, and was clear of Knoxville before anyone knew what was happening.

Regrettably I got a lesson in Cruise Control and the Virginia State Patrol policies, before the sun was high. I...
04-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Tales from the Dragon 2019 - Tuesday - Day Two

Tuesday at 7 am I emerged from my room at the Inn a new man - having slept a full nine hours with one wake-up.

The morning light on the Redbud tree outside my door greeted me cheerfully, but the...
04-05-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,565
Posted By cmt52663

April Fool's Day, this year. Pleased to report...

April Fool's Day, this year. Pleased to report that Spring hath commenced, the road is still there, and all the photographers are lying in wait for the Minis.
...
03-24-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By cmt52663

God Bless, but I don't know how to double clutch...

God Bless, but I don't know how to double clutch a bike, as the sequential transmission does not offer a neutral between gears.

You crack me up - dammit Grow Up! At our age we should be...
03-16-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

So the Blizzaks and the OEM heavy narrow wheels...

So the Blizzaks and the OEM heavy narrow wheels are history.

Gollum now wears Royal Crown Cream Sponge Para Lightfoot (https://re048.k12.sd.us/The%20Sound%20of%20Summer%20Running.htm) summerwear!...
03-15-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,167
Posted By cmt52663

Here's bar rates = from the horses mouth (no...

Here's bar rates = from the horses mouth (no disrespect intended there)...

Hello Charlie,

Thank you for your email. We actually did not measure in detail on the roll resistance but we have the...
02-19-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

I like the Bilsteins quite a bit, nice digressive...

I like the Bilsteins quite a bit, nice digressive response and good roll control on transitions.

No complaints - sometimes sh*t just happens.

;-)
02-15-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By cmt52663

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The missing part is the rear muffler - indicated as...
02-15-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By cmt52663

Nope. Here's...

Nope.

Here's (https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/jcw-garage/333636-anyone-found-a-17x8-that-will-clear-the-brembos-5x112-4-66-5-bore-40-mm-offset.html#post4439047) a tale of my efforts...
02-08-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By cmt52663

Street Touring Unlimited (STU) as of this year. ...

Street Touring Unlimited (STU) as of this year.

Without the coil-overs the car would run in D Street (DS).

Cheers,

Charlie
02-06-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By cmt52663

Nominated for most attention-getting title by...

Nominated for most attention-getting title by select older subscribers who will necessarily remain anonymous.

Please return to your discussion, I do not find it boring.

Cheers,

Charlie
Forum: Suspension
01-04-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By cmt52663

Lowered can be better, or worse, depending on how...

Lowered can be better, or worse, depending on how it is done.

This R53 was set up with a full coil-over setup from Koni, and tuned by Turner Motorsports.

It was a full on STX build, and would...
12-26-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,825
Posted By cmt52663

D440-0056 dealer installed, baseline dyno...

D440-0056 dealer installed, baseline dyno performed after installation....
12-21-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

OK, better sneakers in 2019 - see also this...

OK, better sneakers in 2019 - see also this post...
12-20-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By cmt52663

Excellent On Line Autocross Tutorial

Folks, I've completed about half of the content in Vivek Goel's "Beyond Seat Time" materials - found here (https://www.beyondseattime.com/).

It is my impression that this is a very professional...
12-19-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By cmt52663

Bren Tuning (https://brentuning.com/) in MA does...

Bren Tuning (https://brentuning.com/) in MA does good work. Excellent result on my original R53, and good value for a baseline dyno on my current F56 Works car.

Cheers,

Charlie
12-15-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

But do they fit?

They do look nice...


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2019 footwear...

Cheers,

Charlie
12-07-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,345
Posted By cmt52663

Try this....

Try this. (https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/drivetrain-cooper-s/321487-dinan-comparison-i-thought-i-was-happy.html#post4347374).. Or mebbe this...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-27-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By cmt52663

Cannot drive the car properly on the twisties...

Cannot drive the car properly on the twisties without one - highly recommended.
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10-19-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,389
Posted By cmt52663

I had that experience in my original R53, and it...

I had that experience in my original R53, and it was a loose fastener at the right front control arm. The RF axle was free to move almost a half inch from acceleration to braking, and the car would...
10-03-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Drivetrain Boost Horse Power
Views: 1,058
Posted By cmt52663

It's the torque increase that matters. I've just...

It's the torque increase that matters. I've just done my first 1,000 miles after my dear Dealer installed the Dinan Elite. The chief mechanic indicated his experiences with this solution were...
09-25-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 20,441
Views: 2,513,248
Posted By cmt52663

Dragon trip... ...

Dragon trip...


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Too much fun...
09-21-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Ahhh the Dragon

I have spent a year of Sundays driving two of the greatest roads on the planet.

1980/1981 I lived in Melbourne Australia, and took a 1000 cc Suzuki out on the Great Ocean Road...
Forum: 1st Gear
09-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By cmt52663

;-) Cheers, Charlie

;-)

Cheers,

Charlie
08-27-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Somnolent Gollum

Which is of course from the Latin - "to sleep". This summer has seen the greatest number of hours of oppressive humidity in meteorological records. One must adapt.

While I wish fervently for the...
07-29-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,489
Posted By cmt52663

Bren Tuning

You might look at Bren Tuning. Bren did my R53 Works car back in the day, and the results were outstanding. They are in Upton, MA I do believe.

Cheers,

Charlie
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05-13-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Stray observations...

One morning I left the Dragon Pit Inn and Barbecue (http://www.dragonpittinnandbbq.com/wp/)

Front tires (@ 34 degrees) were 31 psi, and rears were 34 psi.

Four hours later at the Overlook, with...
05-06-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

thank you Dwayne!

From :32, to 1:24, I tried to give a good rider a challenge...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2ks2N3T920&feature=youtu.be

Even a Works car cannot compete with a well ridden sport bike.
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05-05-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,742
Posted By cmt52663

Charlie, it was a great pleasure to meet you -...

Charlie, it was a great pleasure to meet you - thank you for facilitating MOTD, and leveraging IB to support this occasion.

...
05-05-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Dragon Boogie

I have a world class bug collection. Hundreds sacrificed themselves to Gollum's bumper traveling at 117 feet per second - young and old, large and small. Now spider fodder. That'll happen on a...
04-10-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Tech Notes

A few observations from Sunday's outing...

Tire pressures when I left the house at 32 degrees were 32f/34r - by the end of the afternoon runs, at 41 degrees, pressures had risen to 40f/38r without...
04-07-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday...

Tomorrow is the first NER autocross. I expect dry and cold conditions when the event starts, with temps rising from 38 to 45 by 3 pm.

We've a full group of competitors, swelled by almost 30...
02-22-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,764
Posted By cmt52663

"At highway speeds (70-75 mph) under...

"At highway speeds (70-75 mph) under acceleration, the car feels like it raises the nose up slightly and pulls to the left (not much). When I let off the gas, it dips down and pulls to the right,...
09-30-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Welcome to D Street

Gollum is now about 3,400 miles old, and the jury is in.

Best Gollum ever.

The car can poke around Cape Anne at low rpm, but also rip into the short straights on an autocross course, or the...
08-13-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

Closer... ...

Closer...
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...and closer...
08-01-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,153
Posted By cmt52663

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

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10-13-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 34,026
Posted By cmt52663

FWIW, At about 90k miles I had something...

FWIW,

At about 90k miles I had something "not quite right" as well, and chased it a bit before bringing the car to the dealer.

I asked the dealer to consider wheel bearings and CV joints as a...
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