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S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here? Build Thread

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Ok but Frank needed a little love. :)
Yup, I posted earlier in the thread that they were his photos.
Just wanted to properly credit the other photographer as well.
I try to spread the love around as much as I can. :p
 
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back to some fire extinguisher basics.
ABC extinguishers (dry chem) are great for putting out just about any type of fire, however, they are extremely corrosive to just about anything, electrical connections, paint, aluminum..etc etc. When I ran the pit lane fire control for the INDY, PWC, INDY LIGHTS and whatever else ran in St. Pete for 25 years, we only used the ABC extinguishers as backup. (actually, we used a fire truck as backup if it got real bad). For most applications we used a water extinguisher, it works, it's non corrosive, and in the case of batteries, it helps dilutes the chemicals and stop any reactions going on. Even though these are technically electrical fires, they are 12 volt, so treat them like anything else. Also, by adding a product called Cold Fire, you can pretty effectively put out flammable liquids as well. (alcohol fires, not so effective). The beauty of these, is they can be refilled by the user, the earlier ones actually had a valve stem on them, the newer ones, you have to create an adaptor to back fill through the discharge nozzle, not a big deal. You simply, unscrew the cap after discharging it, place 2.5 gallons of water/cold fire mix in it, screw the cap on, then pressurize it until the gauge reads in the green.
Keep at least 2 of these around the shop, and leave the ABC dry chem on the shelf.


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Sonoma Raceway 6/25/22 (Full Video)
NASA American Iron Extreme
*Fast Qualifier*
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Great video! Are all those foreigner cars on the trackwith you in your category, or do you all just qualify together.
There are several classes in each group. NASA does things very differently than SCCA.
The grid is determined by the order of the finishing position of the last event.
Being that Dave and I were not at any other events we got to start in the back of the pack.
Even though I worked my way though traffic for a good finishing position over all during races and posted good qualifying times, that put me first in my class, but in around the 43rd starting position for the race, well behind much slower cars. SCCA doesn't care where you were last week or last race. You start where you qualify. If you qualified in the first position, you start the race on the pole. You might be next to someone in your class or any other class, it doesn't matter...you are with cars of a similar speed. This is my biggest complaint next to the fact that they have a million cars on track at one time. The first event of the day we started around 60th on the grid and there were cars behind us....my God.
 
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Sounds like madness
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
In the end its up to me whether or not I choose to continue with them.
Lets see how the next race goes.
 
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When I raced motorcycles in CA they’d grid the open superbikes with Ninja 250 production folks sometimes and similar gridding to NASA. The closure speeds could be truly shocking. I was always surprised there wasn’t more carnage.

Man you rev the piss out of that car 😂
The blue shift light is 7800 rpm. The yellow is 8200 rpm.
I used to race a Mazda Rotary so I am used to spinning them up there.
 
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Wow!! Thats a whole lot of angle on the vettes wing!! Great pic.
That Vette is super fast. I think it has a gurney that makes it look steeper than it is.
 

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