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Old 12-15-2013, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by SMcD
. . . Now you guys are going to start burning up 21.5 (just like silver can) and that WILL add back the motor expense . . . . .
Why would you think that 21.5s would be getting burned up in a Mini? We have been running 21.5 Minis all year without a single problem. They are barely warm at the end of the main.

The only difference during the TCS race is that motor timing will be allowed. You will still be limited to not going beyond the manufacturer’s maximum timing mark though.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:05 PM
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I went to see Kevin Niino in the hospital today. He had an accidental fall which caused a compression or a displacement in the discs in his neck. This has resulted in some weakness and numbness in one of his hands. It looks like he'll have some surgery for the problem this Monday. It's unclear as to when he'll be back, but it probably won't be too long before he's back racing Minis again.

Looks like Kevin will be the Peyton Manning of the Mini racers.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Granpa
I went to see Kevin Niino in the hospital today. He had an accidental fall which caused a compression or a displacement in the discs in his neck. This has resulted in some weakness and numbness in one of his hands. It looks like he'll have some surgery for the problem this Monday. It's unclear as to when he'll be back, but it probably won't be too long before he's back racing Minis again.

Looks like Kevin will be the Peyton Manning of the Mini racers.

Hope Kevin gets to feeling better
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by JiuHaWong
How's that any different to all the lubing/tweaking/voodoo that people did to silver can motors? RPM limit or not, you still had plenty of people getting them as close to the limit as they could.
The difference is that most of the stuff people did to make their silver can motors run so close to the RPM limit made their motors run *slower* on the track. Nothing they did prevented me from winning several regionals with the same old 17,300 RPM Johnson. Whereas the development we're about to see in 21.5 motors actually will improve lap times and make the "good" 21.5 motors I own today obsolete.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:31 AM
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If the rules are that you advance the timing to the maximum manufacturer mark on the endbell, what about the difference in markings?

Novak goes to +30, other motors go to +45. This will definitely make one motor faster than another one.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:33 AM
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All novaks go to 45 even the silver ss motors. Novak has always been 45 max. Btw some of the fastest trans am motors I have seen have been the ss motors.
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Some motors are slower than others at max timing....

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Old 12-16-2013, 09:19 AM
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:17 AM
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:25 AM
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I know TCS rules require a Tamiya rear wing for those cars that didn't come with one.

These wings don't look right and aren't scale.

My solution is to use a FIA GT3 body like the Benz SLS or Audi R8 LMS, but my question is would a Subaru 2008 WRC body with its factory aero aerodynamic package be legal?

I am trying to run this to a strict budget, using one body for all activities would be ideal.
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Originally Posted by Granpa
I went to see Kevin Niino in the hospital today. He had an accidental fall which caused a compression or a displacement in the discs in his neck. This has resulted in some weakness and numbness in one of his hands. It looks like he'll have some surgery for the problem this Monday. It's unclear as to when he'll be back, but it probably won't be too long before he's back racing Minis again.

Looks like Kevin will be the Peyton Manning of the Mini racers.
Please pass along the message - hope he has a speedy recovery!
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:53 PM
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The Novak Ballistics that I am familiar with are factory timed at +30 degrees. Not including the crawler motors timed at zero degrees (for full speed reverse). Therefore, the re--movable sticker takes you to +45 degrees. Love me the smell of burning Ballistics
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Speedy recovery to Mr Niino indeed....
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Will the Audi TT be legal for FWD?

It has been listed on the site in years past, even in 2013, but not on the 2014 rules.
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