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bruceman
bruceman Reader
8/24/12 6:12 p.m.

Once again the rotary is excluded from competition

stan_d
stan_d Dork
8/25/12 9:44 p.m.

The rotor covers the ports so use the rotor and mill out to meet weight spec.

Done

spin_out
spin_out Reader
8/30/12 7:53 a.m.

Well I built another racer last night that I threw together in very little time using a Lot of "Zip Tie Engineering" (Copyright 2012 Cobra Kai Racing all rights reserved). I rolled it on the table and it was much slower than our other car. Much slower. Like it had the parking brake set.
I should have tossed it in the garbage, but instead I decided to roll it across the carpet ....... and it flew. I tested it again, and it flew. If this race is on the carpet in the banquet hall, this racer has a chance (assuming it rolls down the ramp with any velocity, which is iffy). Can we carpet the ramp? Kidding. :)

grinch77
grinch77 Reader
8/31/12 10:15 p.m.

A WRX or STi valve cover would be perfect heavy and a very low profile.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Intern
9/10/12 1:27 p.m.

I've added the times and awards to the first post.

spin_out
spin_out Reader
9/11/12 3:17 p.m.

One stock, One slammed. Both TR7

PhilStubbs
PhilStubbs Reader
9/12/12 10:40 a.m.

Can my valve cover have a belly pan? Or is that too much modification?

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Intern
9/12/12 2:07 p.m.

That's fine, I look forward to seeing it!

aeronca65t
aeronca65t Dork
9/16/12 4:29 p.m.

Went to this VW show today and they had valve cover racing.
With air-cooled VWs, the valve covers are itty bitty.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/16/12 4:35 p.m.

I was at a swap meet today and found a Buick straight 8 valve cover. Sadly, I have no venue in which to compete.

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette SuperDork
9/16/12 6:47 p.m.
Woody wrote: I was at a swap meet today and found a Buick straight 8 valve cover. Sadly, I have no venue in which to compete.

Parking lot in the back , gentlemen Place your bets place your bets

SilverFleet
SilverFleet Dork
9/18/12 8:02 a.m.

I still need to build my racer.

GVX19
GVX19 Reader
9/18/12 6:55 p.m.

In reply to SilverFleet: I have some wheels. You may have for a beer

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

spin_out
spin_out Reader
9/19/12 6:35 a.m.

Cool.

stan_d
stan_d Dork
9/19/12 6:35 p.m.

Mine is done!! Basically unbolted it and cleaned up. Put a belly pan on with wheels. Get home remove Ian and put back on the car with a new gasket.

m4ff3w
m4ff3w GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/20/12 8:45 p.m.
GVX19 wrote: In reply to SilverFleet: I have some wheels. You may have for a beer Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

I recognize that valve cover....

It cleaned up nice.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Intern
9/24/12 1:42 p.m.

I built mine yesterday, now I'm ready to win.

SilverFleet
SilverFleet Dork
9/24/12 3:51 p.m.

LOL I still haven't built one! Maybe I'll get around to it on the car ride down to Gainesville.

sporqster
sporqster Reader
9/25/12 9:21 a.m.

My 3-year old and I built the Litte Lamb-orghini entry from 100% borrowed or stolen components. I will have it in the wind tunnel this afternoon.

spin_out
spin_out Reader
9/25/12 12:54 p.m.

^ That is sweet. ^ Love the wheels.

Tom, have you decided how the eliminations will work?
Is it something like Loose 3 and you are out? I have not done something like this since I was 8, and I was not paying much attention then, so I'm a bit lost. (I would say to borrow the Martin timing equipment, but odds are that we would all drive under the light. :)

pimpm3
pimpm3 Reader
9/25/12 3:31 p.m.

Will there be a concours component to the valve cover race or is it strickly a performance challenge?

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder Technical Editor/Advertising Director
9/25/12 3:33 p.m.

we can do an award for the best looking car---but for scoring, the fastest cover wins...

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette SuperDork
9/25/12 4:48 p.m.

Had a mock up for 1st thru 5th trophies ready

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
9/28/12 10:56 p.m.

So did wide & low work best or skinny & tall?

PBeeMax
PBeeMax New Reader
10/1/12 10:41 a.m.

And the winners are.....?

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