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DaveD

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  1. Tom, I don't feel so bad, looks like I was in good company. Please add Bev and I to the list of attendees. I hope to work on getting Bev to drive in the Green group this year. I am really looking forward to driving Thunderbolt unobstructed this time! Thanks, Dave
  2. If you still need the Datalog software, send me a PM. I use the Pectel software on my Zetec.
  3. Tom, No. Car is sitting waiting for new timing belt pulleys. The idler pulley bearing disintegrated. I cracked one of the front fenders at the mounting bolt (thanks to one of the many bad spots on the roads here). I have not driven it much this year. I had hoped to work on it this year and paint it, but too many other things have taken priority.
  4. Tom, Add me to the list. I have my room reserved, Bev and I are looking forward to another year with everyone. Dave
  5. Todd, Thanks for posting a couple of excellent driving videos. I see so many videos of cars that are being thrown around and the driver is so animated with yanking the wheel back and forth trying to squeeze too much speed out of their car. Your video is an excellent example of smoothness and consistency and the speed that is rewarded by doing so. I was surprised to see the Mustang at the end of the race in the first video. It looked to me like when it was just the 2 of you in the second video, he was able to slow you up enough in the first couple turns after the straight that it enabled h
  6. I am jealous! Maybe one day I will move to Montana where a vehicle driven year round will last a while before it turns into a pile of rust! Dave
  7. I contacted Dave Cope a couple of times. He was not able to help me. Here is the information on my car. Much of it I received from the original owner. Vehicle Description This is the ULTIMATE Superformance S1 (Lotus 7 replica car). The Superformance S1 was produced until 2004. This car is number 50 of about 56 cars produced. The car came from the factory as a rolling unit with only the installation of the engine and transmission required to complete the car. This car was produced in 2003 and was built up by the original owner in Ohio. I purchased the car used in 2005. I
  8. I would like to try my S1 in the snow, if it were not for the caustic salt and liquid paint remover they put on the roads in MD/PA. I put it away at the first application of that stuff and keep it there until the rain has cleaned the roads off. I had a 95 Mitsubishi Montero SR that I loved. It was the best all round vehicle I have ever owned. That crap took all the paint off under the vehicle and it was falling apart from corrosion. I took it to a metal recycler and the worker who told me where to drop it off, asked me why I was getting rid of it. I told him to go look under the vehicle. He tu
  9. Thanks guys for the good words for the S1. Thanks Mike and Shane for posting the pics and video. I really like my S1. The car as delivered is a great car, but I have spent a lot of time on mine to get it where it is now. I lucked out in that the original owner did a great job with the engine setup (Zetec), and type 9 trans with a Quaife Clubman Semi-helical rally gear set. It does really well on the track. I found with this setup though, it is only mediocre for autocross. My red-line, 8500 rpm, takes me to 65 mph in 1st gear. As far as what do you do about parts, so far I have had to take
  10. Mike, If I brought a camping trailer down, can I set it up at in the Paddock of Lightning for both days? And is there a cost to do that? Thanks, Dave
  11. Dave's avatar is from 2005 when it first showed up in the garage. No, it has not been painted yet! :banghead: It needs touch up work first.
  12. Count me and Bev in. We have attended the previous 5 years. Wouldn't miss the event for anything.
  13. Yeah, but it still looks beautiful. The picture looks like a great ride! It sucks with it getting dark so early now. I am looking for a day like that on a day when I have time to get mine out. Dave D
  14. Yeah, and all the wings and rubber to try and get that power those extra pistons are making to the ground!!!! Would love to see you use that power without them, like most of the rest of us. :willy_nilly:
  15. Adam, Very nice looking car. My car is currently all orange. I have thought about using the Golf paint scheme to repaint my car. Can you post some more pics when you have chance? Good Luck with your sale. Thanks, Dave
  16. Mike and Tom, Bev and I can't thank you enough for organizing this event. This is our 5th year there and the 3rd year I have run on track. We are having the fun of our lives each year at this event. So many great people and cars! And Don's hospitality is second to none. The track and facilities are outstanding, and the only thing that would make it better, would be to do it a few times each year. Thanks to everyone who came too! Especially those that have to travel from far to get there. Without you all it would not be the same. We can't wait until next year. I hope to see you all come ba
  17. Tom, The collar behind the oil cooler is the pickup for cockpit heat. The one at the top is the pickup for cockpit fresh air. This is what I did to make sure all the air coming in the nose is going through the coolant and oil radiators. I am sure before I did this too much was going around them.
  18. [quote=Off Road SHO;9 I'm about ready to do a pressure test on my engine compartment since I don't think much air can flow through it with the bottom of the car all closed up. I have a digital Manometer that I hope is sensitive enough to measure whether the is a pressure differential of 2 psi or less. If I get less pressure with the bottom off the car, I will know that I have to open up the bottom louvers more. When I have the bottom plates off, I can check for pinched wires. Tom Tom, I can tell you based on my research that there is too much pressure building under the hood.
  19. I sent an email to Superformance to find out what the rear axle is sourced from. Dave Cope responded that he is looking into it for me. I will post it when I find out.
  20. Tom, Sounds to me like "SUPERCAR and Not So Bad Driver". That's a great accomplishment with just a few runs on a new to you car!!! Congrats. Dave
  21. Tom, The fuel pump can be accessed by removing the rear fiberglass and aluminum under pans that are screwed on with phillips screws. The pump sits in a clamp on the lower rear of the frame. I had a number of problems with my fuel/electric system. My problems started out with the car starting to lose power while driving. When it happens it starts to run rough and starts losing power. Letting up on the throttle would get it to smooth out, but only for seconds. Then it would start running rough. Repeat this cycle until I could find a place to pull off the road and it would
  22. Tom, I found my wire harness to the back, included the fuel pump wires, was pinched between one of the drive shaft loops and the frame. Mine was shutting off for other reasons. Dave
  23. If you will give extra points for each passenger carried around the course, I may actually have a shot at being competitive in my 12 passenger van. Dave
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