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06-18-2019, 02:17 PM
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Posted By gkp

For the last session I pointed a camera out the...

For the last session I pointed a camera out the rear window. This is one of my last runs up the chicane when I was just starting to feel comfortable. You can hear me nipping the curbs.
SORRY FOR THE...
06-18-2019, 02:09 PM
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Posted By gkp

For the last session I pointed a camera out the...

For the last session I pointed a camera out the rear window. This is one of my last runs up the chicane when I was just starting to feel comfortable. You can hear me nipping the curbs.
06-18-2019, 06:28 AM
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Posted By gkp

I started out by shifting down to second for the...

I started out by shifting down to second for the chicane and kept running out of revs before the top of the hill. Shifting to third at the top of the hill sucked because it left me in third-or-fourth...
06-13-2019, 06:14 AM
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Posted By gkp

I did the chicane with SCDA once before. It was...

I did the chicane with SCDA once before. It was years ago. I'll look to see if I have footage. I remember it being a ton of fun and asking Ian why we don't do it more often.
06-07-2019, 06:18 AM
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Posted By gkp

Thanks Eddie07S. My sensor wires are also tied...

Thanks Eddie07S. My sensor wires are also tied off so that could be it.
06-06-2019, 07:47 AM
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Posted By gkp

Intermittent Light Show

]I just started this thread. Any idea what's going on?
https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/r56-hatch-talk-2007/339556-intermittent-light-show-on-my-dash.html
06-06-2019, 07:42 AM
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Posted By gkp

Intermittent Light Show On My Dash!

For the past few weeks, every once in awhile the DSC light, brake light and brake pad warning light simultaneously come on while driving. They stay on for about 10-30 seconds, then go off. There is...
06-05-2019, 03:18 PM
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Posted By gkp

Do you think Palmer influenced the design of the...

Do you think Palmer influenced the design of the slot car track I built a few years ago? :)
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06-05-2019, 11:05 AM
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Posted By gkp

When it first opened, rocks near the track were a...

When it first opened, rocks near the track were a problem and that's why I didn't go back for a few years. But they've cleaned it up pretty well with curbing and the runoff areas, to the extent they...
06-05-2019, 06:55 AM
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Posted By gkp

I'm already signed up for the 17th so I'll see...

I'm already signed up for the 17th so I'll see you there. I did the SCDA day at Palmer yesterday. No other MINIs in sight. I will keep posting photos of Palmer to entice some of you to get up there...
05-22-2019, 06:10 AM
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Posted By gkp

Here's something else we were talking about last...

Here's something else we were talking about last week:...
05-21-2019, 05:58 AM
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Posted By gkp

Here you go, boys: ...

Here you go, boys:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHUuGkFmiyM&t=1s
05-20-2019, 02:38 PM
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Posted By gkp

Yes, a good day. I am going to do two SCDA days...

Yes, a good day. I am going to do two SCDA days in June then take July off. By then I may need new tires so thanks for the article. I have a video of me following you in the half-session we did with...
04-30-2019, 08:08 AM
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Posted By gkp

I'll take the brake fluid. I'll be seeing...

I'll take the brake fluid. I'll be seeing Eddie07S in two weeks and can bring him the pads. Text me a good time to swing by. Do you still live in the same place in Newtown? If you don't still have my...
04-30-2019, 07:53 AM
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Posted By gkp

Sweet! Congratulations.

Sweet! Congratulations.
04-19-2019, 05:02 PM
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Posted By gkp

Just signed up. See you on the 17th.

Just signed up. See you on the 17th.
04-16-2019, 09:16 AM
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Posted By gkp

I never had any problems until this past Saturday...

I never had any problems until this past Saturday when I went out on a set of Wilwood pads I had sitting in the garage. I am going to go back to Carbotech and hopefully all will be right with the...
04-15-2019, 11:51 AM
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Posted By gkp

I'm not sure where Eddie 07S gets his DTC60s but...

I'm not sure where Eddie 07S gets his DTC60s but when I asked Eric at brakeswap.com for a price he said he can't offer good prices on Hawk and I should just go to amazon. Do any supporting vendors...
04-15-2019, 08:22 AM
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Posted By gkp

I've been buying from brakeswap.com. Do you...

I've been buying from brakeswap.com. Do you happen to have the DTC60 Model #s for the Wilwood front caliper and the MINI OEM rear? DTC60s are now your preferred track pads, correct? Maybe I'll just...
04-15-2019, 06:09 AM
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Posted By gkp

At the suggestion of Way Motor Works, I got Stage...

At the suggestion of Way Motor Works, I got Stage 1 with a high-flow downpipe. I was concerned about reliability and this was the balance they recommended after I explained what I was looking for.
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04-13-2019, 05:14 PM
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Posted By gkp

Yes, and man-oh-man did I luck out on the...

Yes, and man-oh-man did I luck out on the weather! Was very happy with the Manic tune (and testing the tune was the only reason I risked going out in April). The tune can be run at 25%, 50% or 100%....
04-02-2019, 05:59 AM
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Posted By gkp

I'm going to do Patroons on Friday or SCDA on...

I'm going to do Patroons on Friday or SCDA on Monday — not sure yet which one. I'll let you know.
03-27-2019, 10:25 AM
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Posted By gkp

Before long I imagine the "Expert" group would...

Before long I imagine the "Expert" group would become known as the Demolition Derby Group. BTW, thanks for pointing out the list of approved inspectors on the CT Valley page. I saw that link when I...
03-27-2019, 06:22 AM
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Posted By gkp

No, I didn't. Were they talking about passing...

No, I didn't. Were they talking about passing without a wave by? Or passing with a wave by anywhere on the track? All groups?
03-26-2019, 06:15 AM
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Posted By gkp

I was going to do the CT Valley 4/13 event until...

I was going to do the CT Valley 4/13 event until I saw that I had to spend an extra $100 (or whatever it would be) to take the car to a shop. I was hoping to get out earlier, but it looks like LRP...
03-25-2019, 08:21 AM
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Posted By gkp

One more question: With Patroons I don't recall...

One more question: With Patroons I don't recall needing to have the car inspected prior to the event. Is that now a requirement with them? When I rejoined I went with the CT Valley chapter and they...
03-25-2019, 05:50 AM
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Posted By gkp

Do I need a card to sign up for the day? I'm...

Do I need a card to sign up for the day? I'm assuming the online receipt will suffice.
03-24-2019, 07:09 AM
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Posted By gkp

I think I am going to try April 13 with BMWCCA at...

I think I am going to try April 13 with BMWCCA at LRP . It's early but I can always run on my all-seasons if necessary. After that, probably 5/20 with SCDA at LRP and/or 6/4 at Palmer.
03-22-2019, 06:33 AM
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Posted By gkp

I've been able to get SCDA instructors for a...

I've been able to get SCDA instructors for a session at new tracks by going to Elivan. In fact, I just had one last fall when I did Palmer clockwise for the first. However, I agree it's not as easy...
03-21-2019, 06:30 AM
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Posted By gkp

Thanks. I'll probably rejoin BMW CCA. A few of...

Thanks. I'll probably rejoin BMW CCA. A few of SCDA's dates over the next few months conflict with plans I have and I'm anxious to get out. Thanks to my complete inability to leave well enough alone,...
03-20-2019, 01:01 PM
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Posted By gkp

Does being a BMWCCA member of Patroons allow you...

Does being a BMWCCA member of Patroons allow you to go to track days held by other chapters, like Connecticut Valley?
03-17-2019, 08:39 AM
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Posted By gkp

I've been ordering from Todd since you first...

I've been ordering from Todd since you first pointed me in his direction a few years ago. But why would they need to mill hats? Aren't the hats standard Wilwood parts? As for track days, I'm not a...
03-14-2019, 02:42 PM
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Posted By gkp

Glad to hear it! I just took my MINI out today...

Glad to hear it! I just took my MINI out today for the first time with the dp and stage one tune and was quite pleased.
03-14-2019, 09:44 AM
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Posted By gkp

I'll be interested to know how you fared at...

I'll be interested to know how you fared at emissions. I just went to a manic stage one tune with a high-flow dp. My assumption is that I'll need to swap the dp every two years but if I don't that...
12-24-2018, 07:04 AM
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Posted By gkp

You, too. See you soon.

You, too. See you soon.
12-02-2018, 01:00 PM
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Posted By gkp

Thanks. It turns out that older Deltran Battery...

Thanks. It turns out that older Deltran Battery Tenders labeled "Programmed for Gel Batteries" can't be used on lead acid. The newer ones can be used on anything.

Let it be known that Tuesday is...
11-23-2018, 06:12 AM
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Posted By gkp

[/left] Back at you — hope you had a good day....

[/left]
Back at you — hope you had a good day. You don't happen to know if a Battery Tender programmed for a gel battery can be used on a standard battery, do you? I've been looking all over for an...
10-23-2018, 06:20 AM
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Posted By gkp

That's critical in a state like CT where you have...

That's critical in a state like CT where you have to get an emissions test every two years.
10-22-2018, 05:54 AM
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Posted By gkp

Manic is the one I'm looking at. To go to a Stage...

Manic is the one I'm looking at. To go to a Stage 2 Manic I'd need a hi-flow downpipe that won't pass CT emissions. So if I do it I'll wait until after my next emissions test which I think is January.
10-21-2018, 06:29 AM
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Posted By gkp

I only did three days this year, a real...

I only did three days this year, a real disappointment after all the suspension work I did last winter in anticipation of a big track day year. Oh well ... the best laid plans. The new coilovers and...
10-20-2018, 06:34 AM
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Posted By gkp

I thought about it but I think I'm done for the...

I thought about it but I think I'm done for the year.
10-19-2018, 06:25 AM
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Posted By gkp

Thanks for the kind of thorough response I would...

Thanks for the kind of thorough response I would expect from an engineer! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
10-18-2018, 06:31 AM
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Posted By gkp

Sounds like a plan! Also, remind me again...

Sounds like a plan!

Also, remind me again about the potential problem that causes the cooling fan to run for a long time. Was it a secondary water pump? I want to have it checked out. Thanks.
10-17-2018, 02:18 PM
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Posted By gkp

Well, yesterday I did Palmer in the clockwise...

Well, yesterday I did Palmer in the clockwise direction and if you haven't done that yet I highly recommend putting it on your schedule for next year. The track is more mature than it was when I was...
10-04-2018, 05:51 PM
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Posted By gkp

Work picked up quite a bit for me and I don't...

Work picked up quite a bit for me and I don't think I can make it. If Slinger is there please tell him I said hello!

I'm doing Clockwise Palmer the following Monday. Have any of you done that?...
10-03-2018, 05:51 AM
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Posted By gkp

Nothing's better than investing in a modification...

Nothing's better than investing in a modification and loving it!
08-28-2018, 06:11 AM
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Posted By gkp

You did MINI owners proud. I was in the classroom...

You did MINI owners proud. I was in the classroom during two of your sessions and when some of those cars came down the straight, the building shook. That Viper is evil.
08-20-2018, 06:14 AM
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Posted By gkp

Only you would have an extra wheel and tire....

Only you would have an extra wheel and tire. :lol: See you next week. [/left]
08-05-2018, 07:41 AM
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Posted By gkp

I'm in.

I'm in.
07-23-2018, 05:34 AM
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Posted By gkp

I saw that and wondered the same thing. For a...

I saw that and wondered the same thing. For a variety of reasons this summer has been a total washout for me in terms of track days. I hope do do a few days in August and the fall.
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