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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Thu 13 Aug 2015, 10:19 am

I have a Shelby Series One spec build ready to race... but for me its been three years since I did a Miata series. It was the first series I ran at TORA, even though I had no clue what I was doing at the time. 

In user created public lobbies, the Miata has always been the biggest draw, provides great racing, and with SCCA Spec Miata, has a great real world US tie-in.

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Thu 13 Aug 2015, 10:20 am

Don't get the wrong idea Mike, I'm totally up for it. Just suggesting for the next series maybe we try something off the wall....
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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Thu 13 Aug 2015, 11:43 am

I've done Spec Miata in the past also.
I think even in the IFCA. Driven

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Thu 13 Aug 2015, 12:19 pm

EZT MAKO 6669 wrote:
Don't get the wrong idea Mike, I'm totally up for it. Just suggesting for the next series maybe we try something off the wall....
+1

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Fri 14 Aug 2015, 12:12 am

After Miata: Falcon XB? Fiat 500? Dodge Charger Daytona?

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Sun 16 Aug 2015, 11:46 am

I'm sorry I didn't get this week's Trans Am sign in opened until Saturday morning... but we've only got 5 confirmed IN so far. 

Bang Head

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Wed 19 Aug 2015, 10:28 pm

Thanks guys for letting me bring the Heavyweights to TORA. While my luck has been a little shy of good, the series has been a success.

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Thu 20 Aug 2015, 11:25 am

Thanks goes to you Mikey, for hosting the event! This has been an outstanding series, with a lot of good racing. A good group of guys, as usual.

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Thu 20 Aug 2015, 1:45 pm

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Thanks goes to you Mikey, for hosting the event! This has been an outstanding series, with a lot of good racing. A good group of guys, as usual.

+1!!!  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Fri 21 Aug 2015, 1:15 am

Time and day for the next series will have to wait to see what my new employer schedules me for. Got laid off for a week or few at the end of the day today. Stopped by to visit an old friend at a better business, and got a job offer out of the exchange.

Everything happens for a reason. I've seen lots of proof, this is just the latest example.

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Tue 25 Aug 2015, 11:00 am

Thanks again for the honor of bringing the Heavyweights to TORA. 

Sorry Mako for the hit going into T1 on lap 1. Things got all bottled up and by the time I reacted to that all I could do was lock up and hope for the best. I forgot how slow that turn can be in the opening laps.  crash

Hope to race you all again very soon  bounce

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Tue 25 Aug 2015, 11:14 am

It's all good Mikey, I could never be mad at you! Besides, Coot was the better driver this time around and deserved that podium spot more than me anyway, so it all worked out in the end.

On behalf of the team, and myself personally, thanks for bringing this series to life. I knew it would be great if given the proper forum, and it was!! Despite some tough outings for some of us, in the end it really was a ton of fun, with some GREAT racing along the way.
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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Tue 25 Aug 2015, 11:17 am

I don't know how much longer we can wring the blood outta FM4 - but at some point, not necessarily the next series, I'd sure like to give those Shelby Cobras a try. :-)  They're a handful, but Mako and I had a blast testing. I tried to match the build to the original specs. 

As far as this series - Outstanding!  cheers

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Tue 25 Aug 2015, 11:18 am

EZT MAKO 6669 wrote:
On behalf of the team, and myself personally, thanks for bringing this series to life. I knew it would be great if given the proper forum, and it was!! Despite some tough outings for some of us, in the end it really was a ton of fun, with some GREAT racing along the way.
THIS ^^^^  Thumbs Up

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Tue 25 Aug 2015, 11:25 am

I have a Shelby Series One spec build that is "not" a handful to drive. Matter of fact, it is rather pleasant and forgiving to drive... two character traits that can provide very close and intense racing as that formula puts everyone in a very tight pack.

Just a thought.

On the other hand, I've toyed with the idea of the original Shelby for a long time. As long as we can find some grip in a sport suspension package I'd give it a shot, as I like to keep tuning to a minimum in spec series.

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Fri 28 Aug 2015, 11:20 pm

I have a "what if?" for you guys...

Instead of Spec Series, what if we raced a season of classic (mid 60s) NASCAR next?

I've got the cars, the builds, all set. Was to be on Saturdays, but I'd almost rather see a more mature, more American crowd for this.

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 5:44 pm

A little more info would be really good, Mikey!  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 6:29 pm

Builds are still being tested to make sure the cars are as even as possible.

But I can give "some" info:

1964 Ford Fairlane 
1965 Pontiac GTO
1967 Dodge Coronet
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Upper A Class
Forza Aero
Race Tires
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"Possible Spec builds"

Three ovals
Two road Courses
One "Roval"

still toying with: transmission, HP and weights.

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 6:49 pm



This could even be the promo video

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 7:23 pm

An image showing the era...


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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Sun 30 Aug 2015, 2:08 am

You've got my attention.......
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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Sun 30 Aug 2015, 11:50 am

OK... after much tweaking and retests, an on and off process since July of 2013, I now have what I feel is a balanced build for each car.

565PI
450-500 HP
3200-3300 Lbs

I'll be sending the builds in (almost) default trim to you guys, for further testing as well as gauge interest in such a series.

Edit: one track that we'll likely skip is Sunset Superspeedway, as that seems the only place where there is not parity.

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Sun 30 Aug 2015, 12:44 pm

As long as Annette can be the starter!

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Mon 31 Aug 2015, 12:15 pm

Builds sent. Please keep final drive ratios in mind before hitting the track, especially in the 3spd cars. When done right, the lack of shifting can actually help some driving styles (mine, LOL)

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PostSubject: Re: TORA FM4 Stuff   Wed 02 Sep 2015, 8:44 pm

May actually go Spec Miata first, then... hoping Throwback NASCAR.

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