Madly racing to get Madhatter to the races!

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  1. Bill Pemberton

    Bill Pemberton TMO Addict

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    Heh, your friends in the Northern Hemisphere have not heard the latest status and you have a race in two weeks or less , so........................what be happening? Have you given your friends the Chile shoulder, as we need to know if all your hard work and insane shipping fees are going to pay off? Wishing you the best, but we all need an update?
     
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    Go Mad Hatter!
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Almost all the parts have arrived and hoping to start assembly any day now... Still getting to the last mm as far as the chassis goes... Fingers crossed and thanks for the positive thoughts!!!
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Tim at Optimum Performance helped get my MOJO back with a set of S550 Bullit calipers etc.... Trying out the Gloc-18 pads as well. Thanks to Tim, quite a few of the local S197 and S550 cars down here are are getting great brakes. Still have a shot at keeping my championship but will be decided in the season finally, the 3 hour enduro. Car is getting Trackspec grills on the hood and much better cooling.... Not to mention at least 50lbs less weight. Will be improving the front splitter and thinking about a wing for the end of the year. It never ends!!!
     
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    Thanks for the update and kudos to Tim at OP for the brake help ---you will like the 18s, I have personally used them. Now get back to the jigsaw puzzle , we need another Championship!
     
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    Poor pony looks like it's in a medieval torture chamber.

    Great to hear you're making progress. Waiting to hear about your pedal feel with the new brakes.

    Good luck!

    Chris
     
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    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    Not sure who is tourtured more, you or the car. Best of luck getting her up and racing!
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    LOL.... thats exactly what I said to the the Head torturers
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    I think the Wallet is the one who took the biggest hit!
     
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    Wallet?? At the pace you were going I figured the wallet was empty and you were sneaking into your wife's purse?
     
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    The desire to go fast and the effect it has on your wallet....

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    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Bad memories...get her fixed up!
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Well every "event" like this leads to UPGRADES!!!! And you feel less guilty since you do have to fix the car ...right??
     
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    This goes under the heading of , " Honey they don't make the little spoiler I used to have , anymore, so I had to get this bigass wing, as you like to call it?"
     
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    Sounds familiar.
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Yup.... more or less
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Well the car is coming along.. supposed to have it running on Thursday and race practice starts on Friday and racing Saturday.... Yes, I am nervous.....

    The Boss valence and splitter will not make it in time, Racing the car with out one would be OK?? I only have the stock Boss rear aero setup... Need the points!!
     
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    Any thoughts on making a splitter from plywood?
     
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    TMS has a great idea , and we actually made a bunch of splitters for racing Vipers , many years back, out of marine grade plywood. Carbon Fiber was in it's infancy and the price was triple what it is now, and after shattering one at the track , Bob Woodhouse started making them out of plywood. We ended up selling others these splitters and the cost savings still exist today -- just not as dramatic.

    PS - super excited to see you are making practice this weekend and we all look forward to hearing your progress?!
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    YEs! want to make the splitter from plywood!! Its just the valence above the splitter with the brake ducts etc thats kind of wrecked,,, was hoping to have it for the race but no luck....

    Now the weather report says rain for Saturdays race......... I guess that mean I won't need a splitter Lol!

    Bought a set of Dunlop Maxx gt tires for the rain... Had good wright ups and they wre very cheap.
     

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