Topic: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

Are people still hammering on their cars? Or too busy hydrating for the 108 degree heat? Where is the smack talk?
Lets have some action on the forum.
Our Mazda 323 is pretty much done minus the vinyl graphics that will be here this week.  We worked on it last week for two straight days to finish things up.

Zoom, Zoom...Boom

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#114 1990 Mazda 323- Zoom-Zoom..Boom (Blah- too slow, but my first love)

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

We're all still trying to get our heaps put together!

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

PANIC!!!!

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

MurileeMartin wrote:

PANIC!!!!

You don't know the half of it!

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

Yeah, lots of "are you sure this will work?!?" action this weekend.
The Cavalier will be reborn for Buttonwillow! Well, most of the old car and a new body shell, anyways.

Volvo PV544 - now with Chevy 3.9 power!
2007/2012/2013 Driver's Championship (what was I thinking!?) 127 races and counting
11/04/2022

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

We just won pole position, which means we all but have this race in the bag!

The Homer: Powerful like a gorilla, yet soft and yielding like a Nerf ball.

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

ecniv wrote:
MurileeMartin wrote:

PANIC!!!!

You don't know the half of it!

Bet you my story tops your story...

Our cage still isn't done. Lost our welder a week ago before much was notched. Good news is we got a pro to weld the cage up and he's also going to drive  (little bribe'n never hurt nobody). Should be done and secured to car by Tuesday, the day the engine can hopefully start going together because the piston wrist pin buttons will be done getting machined (the circlips were rotating in the pistons and threatening to punch out-- good thing we checked them). Had a second guys quit this week because of my poor management skills-- we convinced him to sign back up to drive because he's worked so hard on the damned thing. All will hopefully go together starting next weekend and if all goes well we MIGHT be able to drive it around the block once before heading up to the track... I won't even bother to run through all the family drama outside of the damned car and the countless house guests we have...

--Spank

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

Why so quiet? (Crickets)

I am busy counting the oil drips coming off the jag and trying to determine if i really really want to fix them and Johnny Mag our leader is trying to schedule every shaman,witch doctor and religious healer he can find to bless the car and remove any curses that may have been put on it from the factory.

Also trying to get our Ebay cheapo nascar radiator and oil coolers to fit.



Pen

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

For Free Range Racing, it's cause everyone is working (you know, like jobs).  So much so that the car isn't done and hasn't been worked on much.  I've got commitment from one member to work on it next tuesday.  Yup, one day before we pack up and leave. 

Third race, least prepared.  Weird.

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

troubleonwheels wrote:

Third race, least prepared.  Weird.

Ditto!

The Homer: Powerful like a gorilla, yet soft and yielding like a Nerf ball.

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

Still have a few things to do but so far so good.  Had a chance to do the final checkout at Thunderhill last weekend with the National Corvette Museum/HOD event.  It's still running.  See you in 11 days!!!!!!
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Jim
Old Fast Auto Race Team & Sons

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

i know of at least 4 people feverishly trying to make there car work. lets hope for optimistic things

arse-sweat-apalosa thunderhill 2011 : team killer zomBee!

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

jerjozwik wrote:

i know of at least 4 people feverishly trying to make there car work. lets hope for optimistic things

Do you know if the scavenger hunt photos are going to be posted anywhere?

The Homer: Powerful like a gorilla, yet soft and yielding like a Nerf ball.

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

LTDScott wrote:

Do you know if the scavenger hunt photos are going to be posted anywhere?

mine should be up by end of the week. ill post them here, flickr, and facebook.

who knows about lovermans...

arse-sweat-apalosa thunderhill 2011 : team killer zomBee!

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

jerjozwik wrote:

i know of at least 4 people feverishly trying to make there car work. lets hope for optimistic things

who?

Uberbird!

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

Just got Friday off of work (when my team was accepted I didn't even have a job!). I test drove the car for the first time this past weekend. I can't f'n wait for this race! Really looking forward to a more open track and no contact, my last race was Altamont October 2007... demo-derby-parking-lot style.

Just another crappy BMW and moto-powered MR2: http://www.facebook.com/BlackIronRacing
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Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

troubleonwheels wrote:

For Free Range Racing, it's cause everyone is working (you know, like jobs).  So much so that the car isn't done and hasn't been worked on much.  I've got commitment from one member to work on it next tuesday.  Yup, one day before we pack up and leave. 

Third race, least prepared.  Weird.

Don't group me in with our group of slackers.... I've at least provided SOME level of support!

I'm making our cool-suit system this week, i have all the parts.  Should be entertaining smile

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

LTDScott wrote:

Do you know if the scavenger hunt photos are going to be posted anywhere?

linked!
http://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/viewtopic.php?id=934

arse-sweat-apalosa thunderhill 2011 : team killer zomBee!

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

I'm waiting for someone to show up with the C.H.I.P's theme...

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

Got the cage ALMOST done. Still need the rear dog legs/diagonals and the cage welded to the shell, seat mounting tabs and 1 weld ground out and redone. Pistons/rods went back in the block last night (well, done at 2:43 this morning and then up with my son before 6:30!). Brake and some used suspension parts came in last night. Gotta put the head back together after lapping in valves and then mate the tranny to it. hopefully all of that powertrain stuff will happen tonight. Wiring scheduled for Saturday in addition to assembling the parts onto the caged shell. Hoping to fire up engine for the first time on Sunday. First drive likely won't happen until the track, though. Wish I had more reliable help.

--Spank

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

Vinyls? Kinda high dollar for Lemons... what are you too good to Krylon?

Sons of STIG
Judge Jonny, "So, what's the next formerly thought to be immune from winning that will steal the nickels?An MR2? A Fierro (ha ha ha)? A Datsun/Nissan Z? A Camaro?"

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

Riktor wrote:

Vinyls? Kinda high dollar for Lemons... what are you too good to Krylon?

Krylon? Pssh.

http://www.ltdlx.org/albums/painting/IMG_2166.jpg

The Homer: Powerful like a gorilla, yet soft and yielding like a Nerf ball.

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

LTDScott wrote:
Riktor wrote:

Vinyls? Kinda high dollar for Lemons... what are you too good to Krylon?

Krylon? Pssh.

http://www.ltdlx.org/albums/painting/IMG_2166.jpg

Rollers are pretty lah-dee-dah.  We did some coloring on our car with a watering can full of paint.

Car to Pit telemetry (OBD2, GPS, and analog inputs) with little more than a phone, router, and laptop.  It's not MacGuyver, it's WifiLapper (forum | facebook)

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

bongle wrote:
LTDScott wrote:
Riktor wrote:

Vinyls? Kinda high dollar for Lemons... what are you too good to Krylon?

Krylon? Pssh.

http://www.ltdlx.org/albums/painting/IMG_2166.jpg

Rollers are pretty lah-dee-dah.  We did some coloring on our car with a watering can full of paint.

OOOOOOOOHHHHHHH... you had a can?

We might just sport the 80's splatter paint... Could be fun.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l106/teknomaeg/Cars/PICT0112.jpg

Sons of STIG
Judge Jonny, "So, what's the next formerly thought to be immune from winning that will steal the nickels?An MR2? A Fierro (ha ha ha)? A Datsun/Nissan Z? A Camaro?"

Re: Buttonwillow is less than two weeks away.... Why so quiet? (Crickets)

LTDScott wrote:
Riktor wrote:

Vinyls? Kinda high dollar for Lemons... what are you too good to Krylon?

Krylon? Pssh.

http://www.ltdlx.org/albums/painting/IMG_2166.jpg

Paint rollers are the way to go!