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  1. Greg Funny thing is that I still attend the...

    Greg

    Funny thing is that I still attend the races, in the spring I instruct at the drivers school in South Jersey, and get a feel for what the newbees are looking to get out of club racing....
  2. Being an old time racer (started in early 70's)...

    Being an old time racer (started in early 70's) the "National Races" were something that the Regional drive aspired to, the ability to run well regionally and show you had the skill to compete (and...
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    Dave Part of the real enjoyment of amateur...

    Dave

    Part of the real enjoyment of amateur racing is that everyone who follows the rules when it comes to preparing a car has the same chance to win as the "rich guy". This does not matter if it...
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    How about just making it a whole lot simpler and...

    How about just making it a whole lot simpler and dispose of regional/national status, combine the series, make all the cars eligible to run the events. I don't think now a days the Majors is all that...
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    The best way to prevent oil pressure dips is to...

    The best way to prevent oil pressure dips is to use an Accusump, I have used it on everything from a GT4/5/lites to ITA Honda's. It is far superior to baffles, 1) you can mount the accusump all the...
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    worry about the guy in front of you not behind,...

    worry about the guy in front of you not behind, once he gets his nose next to your door panel you'll know that he is coming and then you can react.
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    Buford I am not sure it would be necessary to...

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    I am not sure it would be necessary to manufacture custom hubs. I have done the research on the 88-91 CRX pieces and have solved the same problem by heat treating (to a predefined hardness)....
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    Dave If your going to the NJ Motorsports park...

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    If your going to the NJ Motorsports park event this weekend, I will be one of the instructors, so look me up. I've been racing CRX's for a number of years (just retired a year ago) and can...
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    Too bad, Bill was a character. I first met him...

    Too bad, Bill was a character. I first met him was in 1975 when I took his driving school. I remember during class he asked my girlfriend (later to be my wife) who was sitting in the pits watching...
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    I believe it could be a number of items but in...

    I believe it could be a number of items but in order of importance I'd check

    Lower Ball Joints
    Radius Rod Bushings (yes I do make the best replacements)
    Tie Rod Ends (but if it's up and down...
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    That was one of my motors, but I suspect it has...

    That was one of my motors, but I suspect it has lived a hard life!!

    Give me a call or send me an email, let's see what needs to be done.
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    Well actually if you look at the design of the...

    Well actually if you look at the design of the pocket (where I have the fitting installed) it is actually a more effective air source, since it is longer and has more frontal area so it will collect...
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    I have attached a link to the fitting that I used...

    I have attached a link to the fitting that I used on the CRX-Si. http://raceshop.sbmsinc.com/photos/Hose_adapter_0.JPG

    I also started to make Brake Ducts again, so if you need them let me know.
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    The best you can do is try and vent as much air...

    The best you can do is try and vent as much air to the center of the rotor (if it's a vented rotor) since it is trying to force the air out the veins. What my unit does is push air to the center and...
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    I'll have to get a look at the differences in the...

    I'll have to get a look at the differences in the front hub carrier etc, but if it is similiar it should not be hard

    If they are a lot different than the 88 than I would need to get a hold of...
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    My custom brake ducts are back!!

    Gee guys, I didn't realize you liked these parts so much.

    I have decided to put them back on the list and will be building them on a per request basis. I have templates for the Civic/CRX and the...
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    SBMS Racing Brake Ducts

    I haven't made these in a while (although I sold quite a few a while back) because it is pretty time consuming, but give me a call and we can chat about it.

    I know a number of people who have them...
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    Guys Why are you going through the ARP stud...

    Guys

    Why are you going through the ARP stud process? Stock head bolts are more than capable of holding the torque. Head studs normally are used when you start cranking up big compression changes...
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    Part of the entire racing experience is setting...

    Part of the entire racing experience is setting up the car correctly for the track your at, that is why there is a practice session, then qualifying and then the race.

    Your willing to spend an...
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    I attended the Pocono event this past weekend,...

    I attended the Pocono event this past weekend, and frankly I was suprised at how small the field was and from what I picked up from discussions with a couple of drivers it that they are tired,...
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    Thanks Matt, your exactly right. Most club racers...

    Thanks Matt, your exactly right. Most club racers don't have a huge budget, and have to build a car for the area they race. The first CRX I had came with a 4.9, and for the tracks I ran it seemed...
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    The 18 ITA legal D16 motors I built are the basis...

    The 18 ITA legal D16 motors I built are the basis for the numbers. Remember your still running a stock cam, stock compression, and stock heads, so there is no justification for the extra rpm's. If...
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    Unfortunatly what your missing in the equation is...

    Unfortunatly what your missing in the equation is that these motors don't make any power or torque at 7800 rpm's the torque falls off way below 7000 and the max hp is in the 6500-6800 range, so...
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    Actually if your motor is working well I have...

    Actually if your motor is working well I have found that the 4.5 gearset is faster since you don't run out of gear in the middle of a corner especially at 2 in L/R or the downhill left at Summit
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    Sounds like we need some weight adjustments in...

    Sounds like we need some weight adjustments in ITA! If my memory server me well, some of the front running Honda's (that got weight added as a "performance adjustment") were cracking the high 15's...
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