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    So last year, yeah, it was a start. Between the scrambled computer and the loss of Buick... yeah, don't need to do that again (not to mention we also lost our oldest dog, Stella).

    But this year, The Corvette seems to be ready to go and I'll have miles on it before I have to show up in Portland at the end of July.

    So racing season starts. My first 'outing' is February 20th for a driving lesson then track day... which is fun because I may be doing it with studded snow tires. We can have snow until mid-April - but unlike anywhere else, it comes in waves. December/Christmas-ish, then some point between now and early February, then March 1-ish. Snow will close the track....
    In other news, there is likely a Class A motorhome in my future so I can stay at the track (and also stop for a break without having to stay at a hotel)

    but the other cliffhanger is the Corvette is apart and the Cadillac is barely running (my other practice car)...

    But race season, it's already started. Beside lessons there will be monthly runs to Spokane and tune sessions - presuming I can get my car quiet enough...

    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      I'm going to get hit with something but , take those side pipes off and runduals out the back . No noise ordinances leave the mufflers off . Noise restrictions, put on just what it takes to get you legal.
      Last edited by Dan Barlow; January 19, 2022, 12:20 PM.
      Previously HoosierL98GTA

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        Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
        - presuming I can get my car quiet enough...


        still waiting for the fart can muffler installation tutorial
        to go along with the rocketbunny wing, maybe that
        will quiet it down?

        hah hah, just messing with you buddy. why?
        because i CAN........

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        • #5
          RV added to the mix


          my goal this year is consistency. I think the fuel system is up to snuff (though I'm having issues with the IAC, which I'll discuss with Holley on Monday). I should have most, if not all, of the aero done and a good once-a-month run at both high speed and autox starting in March.... heck, I'm going this weekend to a track day, but in the Cadillac because rain.

          Doing it all wrong since 1966

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            Kool,
            He Can't Hear, She Can't See !!!!
            Another Lovely Retired Couple Out on the Highways in a RV the Size of a Greyhound !!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Captain View Post
              Kool,
              He Can't Hear, She Can't See !!!!
              Another Lovely Retired Couple Out on the Highways in a RV the Size of a Greyhound !!
              while that is certainly one group of RV'ers, the "offroad enthusiast" is another, wholly different segment. If you look at my last year pictures, there were very few RVs, lots of trailers with amenities, but no RVs (guessing due to towing capacity).... but we will see at the 'other' events I do, RV'ing is the thing.
              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                Feb 13, 2021

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