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by bertvorgon
24 May 2019 08:09
Forum: Events
Topic: FORT CASEY REDUX 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 15

FORT CASEY REDUX 2019

Morning World! Time to plan our first drive of the season. I am thinking the weekend of June 8/9th. That weekend has nothing going on for the most part, so Border traffic in the afternoon should not be too bad, cross back at Aldergrove again. It is also free parking day at the park. Bring some U.S. ...
by bertvorgon
23 May 2019 21:16
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Another 72 510
Replies: 132
Views: 10675

Re: Another 72 510

You have 2 weeks till the first drive..I would pick up the pace a bit......
by bertvorgon
23 May 2019 06:51
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member all the way from South Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 87

Re: New member all the way from South Africa

Welcome! That is a very nice car, more pics please.
by bertvorgon
23 May 2019 06:50
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 140

Re: #4G63510 Suspension

We use that trick on our mountain bike shocks. It is only good if you know or can see the zap and if it has hit the final bump rubber.

I'm with Duke, tires first.....then see what is going on.
by bertvorgon
22 May 2019 19:27
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 140

Re: #4G63510 Suspension

I have 2 3/4" of front travel, with 300 lbs/inch springs. Lack of suspension travel and/or hitting the bump rubber or stop is one of the worst evils for handling.
by bertvorgon
22 May 2019 07:51
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 140

Re: #4G63510 Suspension

You are correct that LIGHTER springs would decrease understeer. Sometimes though, the stiffer the front bar and springs, that decreases weight transfer to the front, or at least slows it down till, you transition from brakes to throttle. I hear what you are saying, I too lived that for awhile back i...
by bertvorgon
21 May 2019 21:21
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 140

Re: #4G63510 Suspension

I agree with Robyn, I would shoot for 5 degrees for sure. As a function, castor induces MORE negative camber in a turn, so on that course you show, it would really help as there were a lot of tight turns. Make sure it is EVEN and that you or equivalent weight sits in the driver seat when setting sus...
by bertvorgon
21 May 2019 20:30
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: New swap-4G63T
Replies: 161
Views: 33909

Re: New swap-4G63T

Ask away, we are here to help. It is good that your co-driver showed there is time in the car as far as you are concerned, that is good. I will watch your run...that is always hard as MY seat is NOT feeling what you are in terms of grip and other subtleties of how your car is handling. If there is a...
by bertvorgon
21 May 2019 19:17
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox Mountain 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 752

Re: Knox Mountain 2019

So Good to hear from you Jim, hope things have been good! Yes, that BMW is FAST and Andre is a good pilot. He has been running for a number of years. It is a 1999 BMW M3 e36, stripped to 2,200 lbs, making a supercharged HP of about 480. Racing is a hobby and has raced Ferrari's in Italy. Dr. Andre M...
by bertvorgon
21 May 2019 10:26
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox Mountain 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 752

Re: Knox Mountain 2019

Just in case you wanted to see the real world times of the cars, here are the 2019 times. As you can see, very few cracked the 2 minute barrier. Every second gained does not come easy here and as I have written, it is unforgiving if you make a mistake. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ddtFwR0...
by bertvorgon
21 May 2019 08:58
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox Mountain 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 752

Re: Knox Mountain 2019

It would be fun to see you up there Jeff, I think you would have a lot of fun, I might be able to give you a few tips. You have some good driving experience now, which is a very good thing for Knox. Here are a couple of pics that Bob sent me with the wing on the back. I hope everyone made it back sa...
by bertvorgon
20 May 2019 18:10
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox Mountain 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 752

Re: Knox Mountain 2019

So, that is Knox 2019, another road trip done, a lot of sheet metal "Got tore up Real good!"

Stay tuned for our first drive of the year FORT CASEY REDUX 2019.
by bertvorgon
20 May 2019 18:01
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox Mountain 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 752

Re: Knox Mountain 2019

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by bertvorgon
20 May 2019 17:59
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox Mountain 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 752

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by bertvorgon
20 May 2019 17:58
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox Mountain 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 752

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