Originally Posted by Team Kamikaze
Of course, because you were able to RAN
the car only once in 2 years
Nope, I got it back in november '01 and ran it all 2002, almost every weekend at the Camarillo track(I know, I know
). Race 2nd and 4th sundays, and practice on saturday before the race and every sunday when there wasnt a race. I put a lot of miles on that car. We used to run rubber tires, yokomo's 138Gs were the hot tire, untill the sorexes came out.
Had a picco at first, then I got the MT12 with the bigger head, and the last time I ran it was with a RB12 I got used off a friend. We had to run the smallest pinions(15 I think) and the biggest spurs(49?) and in order for the motor to run well at that track it had to be pretty lean. That track was almost too small for gas cars, I dont think the RPMs were very high with such a short straight so it wouldnt overheat, I would go to Rev(maybe 6 times total) and it would flame out like crazy! The last time at Rev I figured out that the settings were too lean and I was able to run without flaming out for the whole day.
It was hard going to Rev too, I didnt know anybody and it was always hard to get a pit man. I think thats the first time I met BTZ, he pitted for me for one day. I was running foams by then, out of the box without truing, didnt know any better.
Yeah, those were the days. I would run those tires for at leat 3 weekends, until the belt would show, then to the trash. I have shirts with CA rings from gluing tires.