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I bought a UPR dual catch can setup a couple of weeks ago and finally got around to installing it. Pretty straightforward setup and quick to install. The part that took me the longest was deciding where to put the retainer wire for the mounting/removal nut. I finally decided to pop rivet it to an open hole in the fender apron. I've never had any issues with oil consumption, so it'll be interesting to see how much oil it actually captures. I don't know that the dual setup was necessary, but the filter on the driver's side shouldn't hurt anything. I'll monitor to see if there ends up being anything to drain from that side. Looks like I need to clean up the engine compartment again. It's getting pretty dusty.PXL_20211212_213102626.jpgPXL_20211212_213051139.jpg
 

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Steve , since you are in K State Land, we in the Midwest know you likely travel down to Topeka to play on the road course or even autocross on occasion. Just wanted to let you know Motorsport Park Hastings was just repaved in October with a very similar asphalt compound as the Terrifically Tire friendly circuit there in Topeka, so put September 2022 on your calendar to zip up to Nebraska to run with a bunch of TMO crazies, Ford Engineers, and other Mustang Maniacs in the Fast Ford and Mustang Roundup. Close to you and a definite " Bucket List " for TrackAddicts in the Heartland of America.

My sister and brother in law went to KSU and I lived in Salina for years, so I am a bit acquainted to Aggieville ---- heh, the area is just celebrating Kansas's tremendous wheat production by allowing folks to understand the wonderful tributes of cereal malt beverages, ha.
 
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Steve , since you are in K State Land, we in the Midwest know you likely travel down to Topeka to play on the road course or even autocross on occasion. Just wanted to let you know Motorsport Park Hastings was just repaved in October with a very similar asphalt compound as the Terrifically Tire friendly circuit there in Topeka, so put September 2022 on your calendar to zip up to Nebraska to run with a bunch of TMO crazies, Ford Engineers, and other Mustang Maniacs in the Fast Ford and Mustang Roundup. Close to you and a definite " Bucket List " for TrackAddicts in the Heartland of America.

My sister and brother in law went to KSU and I lived in Salina for years, so I am a bit acquainted to Aggieville ---- heh, the area is just celebrating Kansas's tremendous wheat production by allowing folks to understand the wonderful tributes of cereal malt beverages, ha.
Yes we are definitely in K-State land. We originally moved here in 2013 when my wife took a job with KSU. She has since moved on, but my job is about 15 minutes away and she can work from home, so we'll probably be here a while.

So far I've been to Topeka to autocross and drag race. Still haven't been on the road course, but there's a good chance I'll do that next year. I've been autocrossing in Topeka, Salina and Yoder (Wichita) mostly, but I have been to Lincoln a few times. I know I've heard your name over the loudspeaker a time or two. Next time I know you're there I'll try to find you and introduce myself. I'll probably try to hit more events at Lincoln this next year, as my wife's family lives in the area (Lincoln and Beatrice area). I'll definitely have to look into the Mustang Roundup. I've talked to someone else that's a regular there and he also said it's a lot of fun. I've been doing the Tulsa Shelby meet for a number of years and have hit the Mohawk Track Experience at Gingerman a few times (the Mohawk organizer is a friend of mine from doing Bullitt stuff). Those two tracks are my only road course experience at this point.

I used to go to Aggieville occasionally back when I was in school. I wasn't smart enough to make it through engineering school while partying all the time, so it wasn't very often. I honestly can't remember the last time I was there since we've moved back. Just about all of the bars are different than when I was there (mid 90's). There's a brewery/restaurant on Poyntz called The Tap House that has a pretty good variety of beers, so that's where we end up going on occasion.
 

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Oh, I was in Aggieville primarily in the 70s, so let's not go into all the changes I would experience , ha. I often run with NASA at Topeka and they will also have a track event at Hastings this coming year , one month before the Mustang Roundup. With all the cool stuff the Ford Engineers from Dearborn usually bring down, it is a special event not unlike the Shelby event at Hallett. The difference is a your Pony will have a lot more time to gallop --- up to 4 days!! I run with SCCA in my son's Silver EVO 9 so wander over and introduce yourself when you are in Lincoln.

Interesting you run at Salina as I was one of the guys who pushed to start the Salina Region of the SCCA, and since we branched out from the Wichita Region I actually ran at Yoder in the 1980s! Have autocrossed in Topeka numerous times, but it was alot more fun when we ran on the airport concrete in my estimation.

I will flat guarantee if you enjoyed the Shelbyfest at Hallett you will absolutely love the Hallet event --- even more fun as your runs are timed!!
 
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Oh, I was in Aggieville primarily in the 70s, so let's not go into all the changes I would experience , ha. I often run with NASA at Topeka and they will also have a track event at Hastings this coming year , one month before the Mustang Roundup. With all the cool stuff the Ford Engineers from Dearborn usually bring down, it is a special event not unlike the Shelby event at Hallett. The difference is a your Pony will have a lot more time to gallop --- up to 4 days!! I run with SCCA in my son's Silver EVO 9 so wander over and introduce yourself when you are in Lincoln.

Interesting you run at Salina as I was one of the guys who pushed to start the Salina Region of the SCCA, and since we branched out from the Wichita Region I actually ran at Yoder in the 1980s! Have autocrossed in Topeka numerous times, but it was alot more fun when we ran on the airport concrete in my estimation.

I will flat guarantee if you enjoyed the Shelbyfest at Hallett you will absolutely love the Hallet event --- even more fun as your runs are timed!!
I'll have to try to make it to Topeka when you're running. There was an event or two this year where they had open track and autocrossing scheduled for the same day.

Salina is currently my ROR. Our RE (Monte Rans) is moving back to Indiana next month, so there will be a new RE next year. There has been some question whether the ballot would get filled, but at the last minute it was filled. Yoder is a special place for me, as it's a big part of the reason I'm here. My grandpa was stationed there in the early '40's and met my grandma while he was there. There's no way they would have met if he hadn't been stationed there. It's funny, I always think of Yoder as one of my local autocrosses. In reality, it's 3 miles further from my house to Yoder than it is from my house to Lincoln. I should probably consider myself lucky that there are 5 active regions (if you include the KC region, which I've never been to) within about 2 hours of me. Running at HPT is a lot more like running at Lincoln than either Yoder or Salina. It's a lot more wide open and I can actually use the power to some extent. I think they're all fun venues, though.

You've got me talked into thinking Hastings is an event that I need to go to. Sounds like a great event.
 

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I was one of the guys who pushed others in Salina to become a Region ( I was the first President of the Salina Chapter of the Wichita Region ) so I have alot of love for the old Municipal Airport. My son was born hours after I won my Class at Mirrorkhana in 1983 , so we still joke he was literally born to autocross. I was spoiled as from my house to the Autocross site was less than a mile and only about 1/4 of a mile as the crow flies. I guess I can't complain much since living in Nebraska I am only 60 miles away from the National Solo site in Lincoln. With your grandfather stationed in Yoder , your family story has a similar ring to it and I guess you too were just meant to autocross. From one cone killer to another , I look forward to seeing you skipping through the slalom pylons in 2022.
 
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I haven't made any real parts yet, but I got a 3D printer a couple of weeks ago. It uses an IDEX system (Independent Dual EXtruder), so it's set up to do 2 different materials at the same time. I had access to one at my previous job and ended up making a couple of injection molded parts based on 3D prototypes. I use Solidworks at work and can use the license for it at home after hours. Makes it a bunch easier to come up with new stuff. Does anyone out there have experience making 3D parts for automotive use? I'd be interested to hear any experience that others have had. It's relatively obvious that PLA (the most common and easiest to use material) isn't usable in an automotive environment. It looks like ABS and Nylon are probably the most common materials, but there are other more exotic materials that can be used on more critical parts. Right now I'm trying to get the slicer figured out so my prints are a little better. There is definitely a learning curve, and I'm starting at ground zero.PXL_20220116_001552031.jpg
 

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