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About Alfonse

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    Central WA
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    Birkin S3
  1. It was postponed until August. There are lots of options for track days. I am not difficult to convince to go.
  2. There are a couple of seven owners who participate in the Team Continental track events at ORP. When I go down, that makes 3. If you go, that would make 4. The next event is https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/team-continental-track-time-trials-hpde-oregon-raceway-park-tc-321952 The other guys are out of Oregon. It doesn't take much longer to get to Oregon Raceway Park than the other nearest tracks for me. It is a fun track and they are a safe, low-key group.
  3. For anyone who might need them, the boots Tom recommended, and that worked great on both sides (they are different) are the [h=2]Steering - Rack and Pinion Bellows | 03670 - Dorman Products[/h]
  4. I replaced the boots on mine this winter. Tom Carlin found a universal set that fits great. Let me, or probably Tom, know if you need the part number.
  5. I already changed the motor oil. I'll pull the aero off the back and change the diff fluid, then the tranny fluid. I bleed the brakes every spring before the first track day. So, just the diff and tranny fluid aren't annual items. My T9 has both a drain and fill provision, so pretty easy.
  6. I run DT 40, which is a 5w 40 synthetic. I have a catch can and the Birkin wet sump. Oil pressure runs over 60 psi on track. I have redline set at 7500 rpm and the shift light comes on at 7250. I don't collect much in the catch can on a track day.
  7. If I go below 18 psi, the rears wear only on the outside and the outer edges of the rear tires get chewed up on the track. I started at 20, and 18 seems to be the lowest that works for me on 15 inch rims. I have a Birkin without IRS. The tires get plenty of heat into them.
  8. I find mileage depends on how you drive it. I have a 2 liter Zetec, ITBs, Emerald ECU, stage 3 cam,and I can go through half the tank in 20 minutes at a track day, or about 5 gallons. If I drive it in a less spirited manner, I might get 20 MPG, but what is the point of driving it if I just putt around? So, the 20 mpg is more theoretical than something I've verified.
  9. I have zippers. They work fine and make entry and egress much easier.
  10. I had seen those, but didn't know they had a retrofit kit for existing trailers. Thanks for sharing.
  11. If it is from the 1980s, it isn't a Duratec. I would assume a SOHC Pinto type engine?
  12. I was sort of taken with the look of the cast valve cover for the Zetec. But, when I priced it out, the cost exceeded how much the look is worth to me. Yeah, nice looking Seven.
  13. I've been told that billet oil pump gears are important for Zetecs that are used at high rpm. Mine has them and seems to hold oil pressure well.
  14. I don't know that they want higher oil temperatures than anything else. With the oil cooler, I did find my oil temperatures weren't getting high enough to drive out the moisture on the cooler spring and fall drives. So, that's why I put in a thermostat. It also helps the oil warm up more quickly so I can play harder with it sooner.
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