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by bertvorgon
24 Sep 2003 21:00
Forum: Events
Topic: Oktoberfast
Replies: 118
Views: 5734

Just got back from camping at Manning Park. NEW PAVEMENT on some stretches, most excellant!!!! Hardly any traffic at all. It was just great. Lets hope for good weather. It is about 2.5 hour drive to Manning Park from WhiteRock. Princeton is about another hour from the lodge. SO....we can either just...
by bertvorgon
23 Sep 2003 10:58
Forum: Events
Topic: Mid-Ohio update
Replies: 11
Views: 945

I believe it will be in November, will let you all know for sure! Going to Manning Park to day, will check out the hillclimb to the lookout for a great photo op. in October. They do close the road and I will find out if it is open on that wekend of our planned trip.
by bertvorgon
22 Sep 2003 19:02
Forum: Events
Topic: Oktoberfast
Replies: 118
Views: 5734

This sounds good to me. All the fall colours, etc.. Lets hope for good weather. One last blast for the Datsuns before the snow flies. How many of you park your cars for the winter? I will write a small tech article on winterizing your car. I store mine in a relatively warm place for the winter....an...
by bertvorgon
21 Sep 2003 19:16
Forum: Events
Topic: Mid-Ohio update
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Mid-Ohio update

:D :D :D Specialty Engineering wins!!! today, Collin Jackson and Dave Humpries placed 1St and 2Nd respectively at the Valvoline SCCA run-offs at the Mid-Ohio raod course. This is the Holy Grail of amatuer racing! It was a barn burner of a race with Collin holding off all comers and Dave making an aw...
by bertvorgon
18 Sep 2003 17:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mid-Ohio up-date
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Mid-Ohio, September 18/03. Collin Jackson on the pole in second round of qualifying! Dave Humpries 5th. First 16 cars are within 2 seconds! Grid will be 33 cars. weather is SUPPOSED to be ok. Collin's time is a blistering 1:32:049. One more round of qualifying to go, Collin feels ther is more in the...
by bertvorgon
15 Sep 2003 20:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mid-Ohio up-date
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Mid-Ohio up-date

:D The crew of Specialty Engineering are at the SCCA run offs in Mid-Ohio. Things are going very well! Have been a few technical glitches, but all over come so far. A good lap is in the range of 34's, Colin Jackson has done a 32'...and is not even in qualifying trim yet! Dave Humphreys is a blink be...
by bertvorgon
15 Sep 2003 20:37
Forum: Events
Topic: 2003 All Nissan/Datsun Autocross and Show & Shine
Replies: 43
Views: 6809

Sorry I did not make it. I got up at 4:30, raining, got up at 6:30, raining got up at 7:30, raining, wathched the LOW clouds coming across Semiamoo bay all morning. Turns out we must have been under the edge of the system. Did not clear in Whiterock till about 11:00. Figured at that point I was goin...
by bertvorgon
11 Sep 2003 22:14
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Piston Sources
Replies: 8
Views: 691

I still have a set of JE forged pistons that came out of my last engine, mint shape. I will measure them up and post the specs as soon as i get a minute. I can guarantee an absolutely SMOKING deal on these babys. I really do not want them to have too many birthdays in a box. I would like to see some...
by bertvorgon
11 Sep 2003 22:08
Forum: Events
Topic: 2003 All Nissan/Datsun Autocross and Show & Shine
Replies: 43
Views: 6809

I will be there. I figure its the only way to keep the cones to a minimum!!!!! Maybe 6!
by bertvorgon
11 Sep 2003 22:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: October road trip!
Replies: 5
Views: 606

October road trip!

I would like to organize another road trip, to Manning Park, or even to Princeton sometime in October. No tourists, traffic is usually light , and a good mix of twisty bits and cruising sections. Premium gas available in Princeton. If we can get another 10 cars like Duffy, that would be blast. Bert ...
by bertvorgon
05 Sep 2003 18:55
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: L20B/SX Dogleg Info...
Replies: 6
Views: 754

if you can, file the bolt holes on the motor mounts to lower the engine till the oil pan just about touches the cross member. this lowers the center of gravity..it all helps. Then, when you have got it all in, make sure you check the drive shaft angularity. This is the angle of the tail shaft on the...
by bertvorgon
04 Sep 2003 22:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Haha, ricified dimes!
Replies: 10
Views: 563

We have had this discussion many times over the years as to what a rice rocket is. Type in your search engine:

ricerroni you will see ricer-roni click on that.

you will visit a hysterical site converting a chevy cavalier rental car to a rice rocket. I died laughing.
by bertvorgon
04 Sep 2003 20:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite rally road?
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Hello Bryron, actually it would be the third installement. I was doing a series called "Garages". It really was the tale of getting involved with my early days with cars. I left the last installment ready to blast my first trip down the logging road in my 1958 Chevy from the North end of the island....
by bertvorgon
04 Sep 2003 19:51
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Struts and Brakes! Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 605

I have 280zx struts on my car. We welded different ears onto the strut so I could run race style calipers. I also use 13" panasports with race slicks. I have used the car for road racing and had great stopping power. The best thing that you SHOULD do, is, put in the after market wheel studs!!! Then ...
by bertvorgon
02 Sep 2003 21:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite rally road?
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

yes, we almost need our cars to be invisible. I have a tough time now going out to test. where can we go that is not so busy, or, if it is late at night, that is almost like a red light on your car too! Runs like we did up here on our Duffy Lake run are the best ways to test now. We had some great s...

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