AAS round 12

Ran with AAS again on Sunday. The car felt really well balanced, but I am still limited by the shocks. Today was the first time that I experienced wheel hop under braking… no bueno.. AAS round 12 was last modified: September 27th, 2015 by chrisw52 Advertisements

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Weber Carburetor Setup

This blog post discusses how you can setup a new Weber 32/36 DGV carburetor for your Ford powered Formula Ford. With these old Kent powered formula ford race cars, proper carbonation is key to good performance. My race car came with a old and tired carburetor. The throttle shaft had a lot of play in…

Using the Seek Thermal Camera

Today I played around with the seek thermal camera, learning how to use the software and figuring out the general capabilities of this new device. Over all the device is pretty cool, and there are many uses that I can use this for on the race car despite the limitations of the software. Here is…

Seek Thermal camera

So I got a new toy today, I bought a Seek Thermal Camera attachment for my iPhone. This device turns your IOS or android device into a thermal camera! The resolution is not that great, but for the price its not too bad. The resolution of the camera is 206×156, with a 36 degree field…

Swift DB1 vs Swift FB 91

At the last autocross I attended with the SCCA, I met a fellow CM competitor who normally road races his Swift DB1 in the regional SCCA club races showed up at the event to run a few laps.  While in the pits we had the opportunity to compare cars. It’s really interesting to compare these…

Race car winter maintenance

So, here we are in January in the middle of my winter refresh and maintenance.  This project is taking a bit longer than anticipated.  But I guess that is to be expected from a 21 year old race car. At the end of last season, I managed to break a wheel stud.  While fixing the…

FF damage inspected

I got a call from Porter racing.  Looks like the car had an accident at some point and the initial repairs were a hack.  The impact from the accident killed the clutch slave cylinder and it was dented, that is why it was leaking.  The original attempts to repair the transmission included re-welding the top…