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Old 07-09-2019, 07:15 PM
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Agreed, Bob, both on the point of getting some driving skills back in shape and how awesome the American Auto-x Series track setup was. Most would not believe the speed levels the fast guys/gals are hitting out there. I definitely plan to get out to another one of their events!

Oh, and all of those kids in Subarus and Toyotas (and super-loud modern Mustangs) really need to see more old American iron. We were a bit of a minority out there, which is of course cool . . .
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:13 AM
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What rear gear ratio are you running Bob?

I am in the SF Bay Area too - south bay. Would like to come join you guys and beef up the quantity of old school muscle out there.

I just finished a refresh on a 71 Camaro I bought last year - all Hotchkis suspension, bilsteins, DSE UCA's, T56, StopTech manual brakes, 520hp 406 carb motor. It's a street car that I plan to do some autox and track events with from time to time. Nothing too serious. I used to do that - ran a 3rd gen in FS and ESP with SCCA 15-20 years ago, then got into HPDE and ended up racing in the NASA CMC class for a few years. Gave all that up 10 years ago to put the kids through schooling.

Would love to get together some time to chat about cars and events where we can have some fun with them here in northern CA.

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Old 07-10-2019, 04:13 PM
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Would love to have you join us... very nice car you have
I am just getting back into autocrossing regularly myself
as been tracking my Pantera for many years

My car has a 4:11 rear gear... Muncie 4 speed now with
a 2:20 first and 1:70 second... lets the horsepower work
better... I am very happy I changed the transmission
... ran this car hard 25-30 years back

I will be at Cars N Coffee this Saturday at Starbucks
1815 hillsdale ave.... near target... then heading
to my shop in Campbell close by... we are dropping
in an engine in my buddies mustang... you can tag along
if you want to see our Cave

Come by and we can meet
Also doing Crows Landing again July 27,28th
American Autocross Series

Bob
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:03 PM
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Would love to have you join us... very nice car you have
I am just getting back into autocrossing regularly myself
as been tracking my Pantera for many years

My car has a 4:11 rear gear... Muncie 4 speed now with
a 2:20 first and 1:70 second... lets the horsepower work
better... I am very happy I changed the transmission
... ran this car hard 25-30 years back

I will be at Cars N Coffee this Saturday at Starbucks
1815 hillsdale ave.... near target... then heading
to my shop in Campbell close by... we are dropping
in an engine in my buddies mustang... you can tag along
if you want to see our Cave

Come by and we can meet
Also doing Crows Landing again July 27,28th
American Autocross Series

Bob
Cool. I was strongly considering 3.89 - my ratios are 2.66/1.78/1.34/1 so almost identical to your set-up in 2-3-4 anyway.

Sure this Sat AM looks good for me - pretty much in my back yard too - I am in SJ.

what time? I'll bring the 71

If you guys are out on the town Friday night, my band is playing a Number One Broadway in downtown Los Gatos. Classic rock band. I play keyboards

- Scott
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:47 PM
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Cars n coffee starts at 7am but I usually don't
The get there until around 7:45. Usually goes to
10-11am

Will check our calendar for Friday
I do live in Los Gatos

Bob
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:13 AM
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Cars n coffee starts at 7am but I usually don't
The get there until around 7:45. Usually goes to
10-11am

Will check our calendar for Friday
I do live in Los Gatos

Bob
Cool. Normally I'm an early riser even on the weekends, but after that gig I get home maybe 2:30AM! I'll probably still be up by 8. I will need copious amounts of coffee - good call holding this in a location that can help with that!

9:30PM start time at #1 btw. It's a great venue and great crowd on a Friday night. We play a lot of fun party tunes everybody remembers from the 70's, 80's and a few from the 90's and current day too.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:16 PM
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Do you run in CAM-T class btw?
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:35 AM
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Scott,
Yes I ran in Cam T... Still learning the car
and getting the rust off me as really I have not
run for 2 years and then only a few times
Seat time is the best thing.. trying to get some now
and not change the car too much

Bob
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:36 PM
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Scott,
Yes I ran in Cam T... Still learning the car
and getting the rust off me as really I have not
run for 2 years and then only a few times
Seat time is the best thing.. trying to get some now
and not change the car too much

Bob
I have lots of rust. Have't done an autox for 10 years+, and haven't been on a road course for at least 8 years myself. Was racing w/ NASA up until about 10 years ago I think. Maybe longer.

Lots of rust.... Hopefully it's like riding a bike!!
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:46 PM
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Bob, if you're on facebook, hopefully you're a member of the AAS page. Alvin Cheng downloaded a lot of pictures from the LPM and got some good pictures of you in the Firebird.
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