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« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2004, 12:21:36 AM »
That's totally cool Jon! It seems like that little camera takes some reasonably good images. And the price is right too! I do know SCR doesn't allow cameras mounted outside the car, but with that little suction cup, you could hide it anywhere and no one would be the wiser. I might have to get me one of those and right it off as a business expense. It's video gear is it not?  :P That would supply some very cool images to say the least.

As for my house, I live about 20 minutes south of the race track. Not far at all. That's why I decided to offer up my place for the after track event. I'm hoping not to be working on the Thursday before track day so as to get all the prep work done early.

PM me for the address and directions.  :-D
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« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2004, 03:11:33 AM »
but remember Chas, we are having a private session, so they have no say over what we video, or how we video it, and the worst they could do is tell us to take it off, so then we take it off and film from the inside of the car.

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« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2004, 03:11:33 AM »

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« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2004, 03:37:47 AM »
True about the video there, Jon.  We have the track to ourselves, so something like that would be very cool.

Chas, G-money has a buddy that is making camera mounts and wants to sell them for $40.  I was thinking that might be a good cheap option and you wouldn't have to do any work.  A pretty good deal, I'd say.  Have you made the rest of the parts though?  If so, I'll let Greg know and see what else I can find, but the pickings, as they say, have been slim.  Where did you get yours?

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« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2004, 03:45:34 AM »
it's good to see my legs sticking out of chas' moonroof after so many years.


I'll be there,   and if the insurance company is nice, I might have me a nice car to get on the track.   But since I wont be racing my truck, I will just bring some refreshments and my smart ass jokes.

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« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2004, 07:56:59 PM »
Hi Guys! Back in town from a weekend with the family up in Glenwood Springs. Well I started in on the mounts and have most of the aluminum cut and drilled. I was cutting out the mounting points for the pan/tilt head when I almost lanched one through the windshield of my car. A new windshield BTW!!!! Anyhow, work is progressing with them.

What are you talking about Winston? Is this guy making the whole deal or just a part? I thought I was doing the camera mounts? Please let me know so I don't waste any time or aluminum doing something someone else has now taken up.
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« Reply #65 on: July 26, 2004, 08:05:01 PM »
Dub is talking about the entire mount.  I don't have any details, but it sounds like we can buy the finished product for $40 per unit.
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« Reply #66 on: July 26, 2004, 10:00:51 PM »
OK, well that's news to me. I thought I was the one building them. It would have been nice had someone told me before I went out and bought some stuff to finish them up. Idems at this point I can't return.

Please let me know if I should bother with them any further. I have two almost done and all the pieces for the third cut and waiting.
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« Reply #67 on: July 27, 2004, 12:55:38 PM »
I'm in on the track day.
Let me know where to direct the moolah.
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« Reply #68 on: July 27, 2004, 12:57:07 PM »
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I'm in on the track day.
Let me know where to direct the moolah.

Please send me an email and I'll email you the instructions.
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« Reply #69 on: July 27, 2004, 11:31:37 PM »
Chas, I want one if you have one to sell, let me know please  :)  I don't have a camara yet to use for it, but I do want the mount if I can maybe borrow my brother's video camara or something!

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« Reply #70 on: July 28, 2004, 12:11:22 AM »
Chas let me know on cost as well, I wouldn't mind having one

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« Reply #71 on: July 28, 2004, 01:50:40 PM »
Pat - Check number two is in the mail today.  This is for my friend Jay with the WRX STi.
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« Reply #72 on: July 29, 2004, 04:45:05 PM »
Whew...

Thanks to some really good friends, I'll be able to make the track day.   Now if I can just get my leaking FPR replaced in time... Put me down, Pat!

 :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D

Hey, how come the "Very Happy" smiley is smaller than the "Happy" smiley? :?:
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« Reply #73 on: July 29, 2004, 06:08:58 PM »
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Whew...

Thanks to some really good friends, I'll be able to make the track day.   Now if I can just get my leaking FPR replaced in time... Put me down, Pat!

 :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D

Hey, how come the "Very Happy" smiley is smaller than the "Happy" smiley? :?:


That's great news man, I'm very glad to hear that you'll be making it! Money well spent is the way I see it!  8)  :-D  :-D  :-D  :)  :)  :)

And to your second point, I've often thought the same thing. Why? WHY? For God's sake WHY??????????

OK, so maybe not that big of a why, but still...  :P :roll:
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« Reply #74 on: July 29, 2004, 06:25:42 PM »
Hey I won't be racing, but is there a cost just to watch?  I will be able to go.  I can be the road side camera guy
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« Reply #75 on: July 29, 2004, 06:38:59 PM »
Randy, there's no cost to watch and even go for rides.  We'd love to see you out there.  Got a stopwatch to record lap times for people.
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« Reply #76 on: July 29, 2004, 06:42:48 PM »
You mean Dave ;)

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« Reply #77 on: July 29, 2004, 06:46:47 PM »
DOH!  Damn screen names.  No you know why I chose the one I did.   :?
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« Reply #78 on: July 29, 2004, 07:38:39 PM »
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Randy, there's no cost to watch and even go for rides.  We'd love to see you out there.  Got a stopwatch to record lap times for people.


Hey  :whaasup:   :evil:  :evil:
I will be driving.  I have sent you $200.00 and I will be getting my moeny worth out of two cars!!!

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« Reply #79 on: July 29, 2004, 09:01:54 PM »
What other car are you bringing man? Or is the the buddy you where refering to?

I'm still hoping to get my nephew out there with his nasty RSX-S. I like to drive that little bugger on the track!

Hey all, also remember to get yourself some Toluene to bump your octane rating and keep the detonation down to a minumum. Kwal-Howell paint stores sell it. About $10 for a gallon of 114 octane. Half a gallon of the stuff really improves the drivability of your turbo hotrods in the heat!
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« Reply #80 on: July 29, 2004, 09:05:32 PM »
Also, If anyone wants one of my camera mounts that I made, PM me and I'll get them done this coming wekend. I'm going to be out of town tomorrow, but I'll be back tomorrow night. Then I'm gone for about two weeks up in Crested Butte doing a Indie Film. I hope I'll have access of some sort to the internet just to check my email and this place once in a while. But I will be back on the 17th.

Have fun while I'm gone!!
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« Reply #81 on: July 29, 2004, 09:33:39 PM »
Looks like my friend didn't get payment to you yet Pat. I'll give him a ring.

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« Reply #82 on: July 30, 2004, 12:13:26 PM »
The other car is my friends STi.

Thanks for the tip on the octane, got to get me some of that!!!
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« Reply #83 on: July 30, 2004, 06:23:25 PM »
Hey guys. Iwon't be driving but i'm defenatly gonna be thereand i'll bring my cam and a stopwatch(if i can find it) so i'll help you getting the track times. Besides i just wanna meet some members, the i've only met a couple at the VWOTG...but anyways i'll see you there.

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« Reply #84 on: July 30, 2004, 08:23:19 PM »
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...Hey all, also remember to get yourself some Toluene to bump your octane rating and keep the detonation down to a minumum. Kwal-Howell paint stores sell it. About $10 for a gallon of 114 octane. Half a gallon of the stuff really improves the drivability of your turbo hotrods in the heat!


That's a great tip, Chas, and lots cheaper than race gas.  If we only need 1/2 gal, does anyone wanna go halvsies on a gallon?  I'm not sure I want to make a road trip with a gallon of Tolulene in my car... it might leak and I might get flashbacks to the days of building model airplanes... :lol:
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« Reply #85 on: August 02, 2004, 03:16:02 AM »
Hey Chas, I still found out and to my knowledge it is still up in the air until it is completely done.  Since I got the whole ball running with you on that and have been a little swamped to try and keep up, I will still buy at least one of them from you, but I still need to find the mounting plate, which I have not been able to find yet.
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« Reply #86 on: August 02, 2004, 03:21:24 AM »
Hey Chas, I just saw a PM from Greg and he has DVDs with footage of the mounts and the quality, I believe.  

For now, go ahead and put them on hold.  We will sell the ones you made, but since these will not require us to track down the mounting plates, this may be easier all around.  

I just installed my first windshield too.  Not too tough, but it was a slight pain getting the seal cut out all of the way around.  The old windshield did not survive the extraction.
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« Reply #87 on: August 03, 2004, 03:06:06 PM »
Woo hoo, I have a spare unopened canister of Toulene in my garage -- I was supposed to use it for a furniture restoration project.  I didn't know you could use it in your gas tank!

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« Reply #88 on: August 03, 2004, 05:04:50 PM »
Here is a very good atricle on the Toulene AKA Rocket Fuel.

I am going to give a test run today when I fill up..

http://www.elektro.com/~audi/audi/toluene.html
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« Reply #89 on: August 03, 2004, 06:05:36 PM »
nice Randy!  That's a good article.  Imma have to save that one.
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