Archives for January 2010
I needed a new SA2005 certified helmet for the 2010 season, and wanted to stay on my budget. A buddy and I bought these GForce Pro Eliminators, and are very pleased with them, especially for the money. It’s easy to spend $500 on a helmet, so it was nice to get a comfortable helmet with a lot of top features for $250. I got mine through Apex Performance, and they even threw in free shipping and a helmet bag.
I finished installing the rear disc brakes on the wagon today. I’m using a small, two piston Wilwood caliper, 200SX rear rotors, and a set of T6 aluminium caliper brackets that I made. It all fits inside my 14×7 Panasports vertically, but needs a 1/4″ spacer to keep the caliper from rubbing horizontally. I could shave down the corner of the caliper to make it fit if I decide to axe the spacers.
A quick update for today: I test fit some BRE style rear flares from Classic Datsun Motorsports, a fiberglass rear hatch from Pare Composites, and the fuel cell from ATL.
A great way to get ready for your next track weekend is to get familiar with the track map before you show up. You should at least know the corner numbers and which way they turn. If you’ve already been to that particular track, take the time and see if you can remember your braking and shifting points from your last visit. Maybe even write them down so you have a good reference for next time. Taking the time to make good notes about reference markers for turn-in, apex, and track-out will really make your next visit easier. Or if you have the funds, you can buy a racing simulator and get a little electronic practice the night before…
I finally have the all prep work done on the rear crossmember and control arms. The new control arm mounting brackets are set-up for camber and toe adjustability, and the exhaust pipe cross-through hole has been enlarged. The chassis mounts for the crossmember and moustache bar are now solid, and the CV-joint swap using BMW 2002 axles is almost done. Next week I’ll start building the structure to tie the rollcage into the rear suspension.