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Denizk
Denizk
12/26/20 5:57 a.m.

Hello all,

I am also new here. Just started reading. I drive this old Volvo 460. Which is my daily/family car. But also as always with older cars is a project car. Always something going on with it. I also planning to  upgrade a few aspects of the car and hope i can find some answers here. About the car, it is a 90s econo box with everything from the 80s. 90hp, 1000kg, mcpherson front and solid beam rear axle. Stock without rear stabiliser added that later on. Still even its quite slow it is a fun and comfy car to drive. But it could be better 

nalyd8991
nalyd8991 New Reader
12/27/20 11:36 p.m.

Hello,

My name is Dylan White.  I've been doing Formula SAE and Formula Student for 4 years at UTA. This year I'm the Chief Engineer on the UTA SCCA A-Mod project.

I also worked my first race as an ACCUS/ FIA scrutineer at the 6 Hours of COTA right before the pandemic and am looking forward to doing more of that.

I'll be graduating from UTA in August with my BSME and am hoping to start a career in Motorsports.

Looking forward to chatting about Motorsports engineering with you all!

jcm055
jcm055
12/29/20 2:12 p.m.

Hi, finally joined the forum.

I've been autocrossing with SCCA clubs (spent the last two as RE for our local region) for about 10 years, mostly all in Honda's ranging from Street to SMF builds, with my most recent full scale effort being an STX Civic Si.  I think I enjoy the building and tuning as much as the driving!  Also have an STR-lite S2000 and my longtime co-driver just picked up an Ecoboost Mustang we're going to dabble with in D Street.

Hoping to step up to some track days in 2021, and possibly Time Trials depending on how the national SCCA Solo season goes, but I'm kind of in no-mans land for road courses without traveling 300+ miles in any direction.  Also, I do a little bit of sim racing via iRacing and Assetto Corsa, but my equipment (and skills!) are pretty modest.

968to986
968to986 None
12/31/20 9:36 a.m.

Just a quick intro here. I've been into cars all my life and in my early college days, I owned and autocrossed GTIs and Sciroccos. After college I picked a 70 Datsun 1600 Roadster. I had a lot of fun restoring and building it into something special, but I couldn't get rid of the itch to own a Porsche. About 6 or 7 years ago, a high mile 968 coupe (last iteration of the 944 line) showed up on Craigslist, so I hastily sold the roadster and bought the P-car. It was a great first Porsche but eventually made way to an early Boxster. I missed the transaxle car though so ended up buying a project 944 Turbo. Then about three years ago I picked up a 75 914. So here I am today with three Porsches and a lot of projects to get done. I'll get a thread going on the cars soon. Cheers and here's looking forward to 2021!

Jeremy

rattlecan
rattlecan
1/3/21 7:29 p.m.

New guy here. I'm getting back into cars after a very long hiatus. Did a few Gambler 500 events because they were low stakes, good times, E36 M3 box events. But I got the bug and now I'm building up a car for some AutoX once we can all get together again. I've got a '95 Miata with enough miles to make it to the moon and back. Beyond bolt on stuff I'm fairly clueless, so everything I do is a learning adventure. 

white_averson
white_averson None
1/5/21 3:49 p.m.

Hello,

I've read build threads here for a long time and finally decided to join. I own a 1981 VW Rabbit Pickup (or Caddy, whichever you prefer) with a 1.6 turbo diesel and have wrenched on most of my daily drivers though usually I break more things than I fix. Hoping to maybe share some of my projects as I work on the Rabbit and maybe find some new ones.

MattTheGrouch
MattTheGrouch New Reader
1/6/21 10:04 a.m.

I'm new. I own a bunch of classic minis and some random other cars. I have 9 dogs currently as well as 9 cars - I tend to keep these numbers inline and it's not on purpose. I love track days and want to get into more auto-x in 2021!

Shawncs84
Shawncs84 New Reader
1/7/21 10:07 p.m.

I'm new here! I purchased this Integra the end of august 2020. Did my first hpde with NASA ne at NJMP lightning in November. Season restarts the end of March and I can't wait! 

OGsx
OGsx
1/10/21 1:20 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens : Out of Georgia, US. Looking to get into Rallycross with my son. Not seeing a whole lot of rallycross specific events in the SE. How can I get involved and/or participate. I can't imagine that there is no rallycross in GA. Would maybe be interested in autocross, but rally is my 1st interest. Been looking at Barber 24 hrs of Lemons and thought that might be a good start, but would love something more local. Anyone have a good starting point? Thanks so much in advance. 

ejs262
ejs262
1/12/21 12:10 a.m.

Howdy, I'm Eric, I've been following a few threads on here for a while, and finally made an account.  I have one major project right now, that is starting to reach the finish line(or is it actually the starting line???) after years of work, it's a 1985 Fiero that I refer to as "The Banshee" it has a 2006 G6 3.5 V6, a transmission that's a mix up of cobalt and cavalier parts, and a custom turbo setup using a precision 6267. I have big plans for suspension work that I'll be implementing over the next few weeks/months that will hopefully round the car out nicely. I drove it for the first time in about 5 years on new years eve. 

My other project is an 88 Suburban, "The Pig Rig" that I drive anywhere I want to go, it's been as far north as Gobler's knob Alaska, and as far south as OKC. I want to take it to Moab this year, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to swing that. 

k20a2DC2
k20a2DC2 New Reader
1/15/21 1:48 a.m.

Hello GRM  Just an introduction from a newbie. Names Mike I'm from western Maryland. Been a GRM fan for years while learning and making life to be able to do some track events.  Never knew where track events were. So last few years I been reading on the forums and hoarding parts and slowly been building a streetcar. While doing so I finally made my decision for a track build and one of my Acura Integras will be my first track build. I don't want to cut any corners. So I'm here to learn and talk to others with similar builds and maybe make it to an event in 2021.

I own a stock 1995 Acura Integra rust-bucket for a daily, a 2003 Acura RSX Type-S its a project maybe the new daily this summer, and my weekend car soon to be stripped for preparation for the track which is my 1996 Acura Integra with k20a2 engine swap.

I hope to do some events like grid life or road track racing and continue this journey of building Honda/Acura Cars. 

But I'm at a standstill not sure where to go next. The car needs a roll-cage and was looking to rewire the car basically need to strip it from streetcar to racecar and delete all the non-necessary stuff.  

 

 

 

CatDaddy
CatDaddy None
1/18/21 11:29 p.m.

Hi GRM,

I'm Bailey. I have a few cars, the main one being a 1994 Infiniti Q45:


 

I converted it to S13 macpherson up front.  It has GKtech knuckle adapters and PartsShopMax front coilovers.  Has a lot of angle! The differential is a welded 4.9 vs stock 3.54 gears. 
It has hicas which is heavy and disabled. I'll be taking that out soon, along with the rest of the weight hidden under the dash, the bay, and behind the door panels.
 

It weighed 4050 stock w/ 1/2 tank of gas. I'm hoping to get it to 3450. 
 

I really dislike working on any ohc V configuration engines. But the stock engine is pretty powerful. So it will do for now. I want to put in an RB engine but the prices these days are just astronomical. They also weigh a lot, but I digress. I wish there was an I6 alternative that had a transmission that will live at 600+whp.

Good manual transmissions cost more than engines these days. It's a trip. 

CatDaddy
CatDaddy New Reader
1/18/21 11:32 p.m.

In reply to OGsx :

Have you checked motorsportsreg.com? Or SCCA website, you can filter by region if you dig around the site. 

Indyjps
Indyjps
1/25/21 7:18 p.m.

FNG here,

on many other forums - same user name.   Building 69 camaro 6.0 LS, T56 magnum,  9" 4.11.   I paint, weld, fab, build engines as a hobbyist. Hopefully I can add to the discussion. 

hoots04
hoots04 New Reader
1/28/21 2:56 p.m.

I've subscribed to GRM in the past and even had my car in the readers rides (or was it internet hot rod of the month?) way back when (primer black S13 240sx coupe with Silvia front and SR20 swap).  Kind dropped out of the auto scene when my kids were born but slowly drifting back in.

Past car list includes 94 Civic Si, 87 CRX Si, 88 CRX Si, S13 240sx, NA Miata, 96 Eclipse GS-T, AW11 MR2, and now R56 Mini Cooper S (plus a bunch of other more pedestrian cars like a Mitsubishi Diamante, Honda Pilot and currently Honda Odyssey).  Longtime lurker but starting to post again.  Glad that this forum is still around!

sweetshawn
sweetshawn New Reader
2/6/21 5:45 p.m.

Hi I'm shawn and I'm looking at trying to get into hill climb racing. I have a custom built hayabusa go kart I would like to use but not sure what class that falls into or what what kind of safety I need to add to it or for me.

barrindw
barrindw
2/12/21 9:27 a.m.

I've just joined the GRM forum but I've been around since the magazine was AutoX.  Frankly, I'm hoping to find a buyer for my unfinished Alfa Romeo Alfetta track car project.   Now I just have to figure how to put a post with all the details in the cars for sale section of the forum.  

FMB42
FMB42
2/19/21 3:14 p.m.

Hi all,

I became a forum member after several months of lurking. There are many very good info/posts on this forum. Meanwhile, my intro to motor sports started back in 1970 on a generic 3.5HP mini bike. I went on to own/op numerous motorcycles (off road, on/off road, street, and off/on road racing machines). I, like many here, have owned a good number of cars and trucks over the years. Anyway, enough with the boring intro,

Thanks for having me,

Martin F.

 

footinmouth
footinmouth Reader
3/17/21 6:57 a.m.

I've  (John Thorpe ) been lurking in the shadows for quite some time now due to messing up my login account and never getting around to fix it. I've always loved the aspect of learning how to drive low HP cars fast. My fun vehicle is an 01 2 WD Tacoma, supercharged , 3/4 inch drop, the right way by spending$$$, springs and shocks  custom made to my specs, polyurethane everywhere I could put it, 100 treadwear tires, posi , 4 point cage, 5 point harness, carbon fixed seats and the truck has 250K with the original clutch , can't kill this thing. The next upgrade is a 300 RWH motor on the way,just have to figure out how to pay for it.I love checking out some of the insane builds I see here. 

ScottyB
ScottyB HalfDork
3/19/21 9:24 a.m.
footinmouth said:

fun vehicle is an 01 2 WD Tacoma, supercharged , 3/4 inch drop, the right way by spending$$$, springs and shocks  custom made to my specs, polyurethane everywhere I could put it, 100 treadwear tires, posi , 4 point cage, 5 point harness, carbon fixed seats and the truck has 250K with the original clutch , can't kill this thing.

dude, that thing is awesome.  i don't know why but i love small trucks turned into handling machines. 

ScottyB
ScottyB HalfDork
3/19/21 9:29 a.m.

In reply to OGsx :

i'm in east GA, and done a few rally-x'es with Atlanta Region SCCA.  Covid screwed up the season bigtime last year but normally the Atl region would be running at Atlanta Motor Speedway, using one of their grass parking fields for rally events.  they just recently absorbed Middle GA SCCA's rallyx program to help boost turnout i think.  the AMS location should be awesome but i haven't had a chance to run there yet.

depending on where you are, there's also Tennessee Valley Region (TVR) SCCA that runs rallyx events just over the border in NE AL, in Hollytree.  their site is excellent and they get a healthy turnout every time.  its just too far for me so I can't make it.

DerekF
DerekF New Reader
3/24/21 12:30 p.m.

In reply to sweetshawn :

Wow, that's cool.  I think I'd start with a will and testament.

 

DerekF
DerekF New Reader
3/24/21 12:36 p.m.

In reply to footinmouth :

Cool Taco.  My one of my first design jobs was sketching your Tacoma stepside for Calty ( Toyota's North American design studio in Newport Beach, CA ).

Our company ( DZN Studio at the time ) did all the production engineering and also  build two 4x2 stepside prototypes for Toyota, in which I applied the 4x4 front fenders, which I guess Toyota thought was a good idea that they used for all the subsequent production Tacomas.

DerekF
DerekF New Reader
3/26/21 1:04 p.m.

I'm new to the forum, though a long-time subscriber to the magazine.  I work in the auto design industry ( 25 years almost ) and have a passion for interesting vehicles-the more diverse the better.  I've participated in track days for 30 years and have also competed in Champ Car, 24 Hours of Lemons, NASA endurance and SCCA sprint and endurance events.  My personal vehicles currently span a range of categories from nostalgic Japanese, German and American cars and trucks ( '64 Ford Country Sedan, '72 Datsun 240Z, '73 Ford Capri, '91 Honda CRX Si, '97 F-250 CCSB 4x4 7.3,  '07 Honda Ridgeline, and '18 Chevy Volt DD ).

I've always enjoyed the $2000 Challenge articles, jealous that southern California is so far away from the typical southeastern venues!

footinmouth
footinmouth Reader
3/30/21 6:17 a.m.

In reply to DerekF :

Wow, that's very cool! I have only seen 4 of them in the last 15 years, only one in red. I was wondering how many they made?

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