I hate myself for the clickbait title and thumbnail.
Front master cylinder on the left, rear master cylinder on the right. 11mm gap on the left, 7mm gap on the left. That’s too much rear bias.
The H-pattern and magnetic paddle shifter upgrade will come in June, but today I received the biggest change, the Fanatec DD2. I’ve had the two wheels since January in anticipation of this.
The thumbnail kind of gives away the end, but if I’m gonna crash then dammit I wanna get some subscribers out of it.
I had a headache last night so I went to bed around 11:30, which is about an hour or so before I normally go to bed. I woke up around 4am and couldn’t fall back asleep. It’s now 5:20am and I feel ready to get up and start my day.
Race 1 was looking good to be dry, but as we were coming to the green flag, it started raining. It wasn’t too hard hard, like a heavy drizzle. Enough to dampen the track slightly but not enough to stop for rain tires. At the start, I got my right-rear on the apex kerb at turn 12 and nearly spun. I could see the car…
We were scheduled for Qualifying before lunch and Race 1 in the afternoon. Thunderstorms began early in the morning and heavy rain continued to the afternoon, so qualifying was cancelled. They used our practice times to determine qualifying, and I would start 10th. After lunch the rain stopped and things started…
Since I bought the car last year the clutch has been causing problems. When we first took it home the release bearing was shot. So we replaced it, and then there was a mysterious leak. We would bleed the clutch lines, and everything would be fine. Then at the end of the session, when I came off the track the clutch…
Edit: Goddammit Kinja.
There’s a bunch of historic Formula Ford championships popping up now and they’re getting super popular. Cars are relatively cheap (~$20k for a race-ready car) and running costs are really low.
Using an SCCA Regional to test the car ahead of the F1600 Championship Series, we spent the weekend at Summit Point in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.
Our brand new Honda L15A7 was installed tonight, and it’s pretty much ready to go. Next week I’ll put the gear ratios that we need for Summit Point. Aside from the engine, there’s a handful of new things we’ve got that I hope will make this year better than last year.
My car has looked like this since November, waiting on a brand new engine from the engine builder. It was finally finished last week and will be in the car soon. We’ll be taking it to Summit Point for the first weekend in April for a shakedown and then two weeks later is our first F1600 Championship Race in Atlanta.