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Old 02-10-2016, 01:44 AM   #41
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On saturday I finally tackled the power steering leak. The previous weekend we drove it and found the leak. The PS fluid is routed through the speed sensor on the tranny. One of those was leaking. I replaced them both. Rockauto sold me 3/8" hose, but the big one was 5/16 and the other was a size down from that! I hope it all worked and that the leak wasn't from the speed sensor itself. On sunday we packed up for the race. Last week I ordered our new tires. Tirerack is having a closeout sale on the BFG Force Rivals. $114 each. Not bad for a 200 treadwear tire. Then in a fit of craziness I started shopping frantically on CL for some wheels. I didn't want to get rid of the Dunlops that still have some tread left. I found some and bought them and got the new tires mounted to them. If all goes well I'll have lots of in-car gopro footage.

The build blog is updated http://picknpullracing.wordpress.com
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:29 AM   #42
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test drive

https://youtu.be/w3v6OXKyW4A


we took it out for a test last weekend

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Old 02-10-2016, 10:45 AM   #43
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Old 02-13-2016, 12:21 AM   #44
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I'll try to keep the blog up to date this race weekend. With pics etc. In car video will have to wait.

http://picknpullracing.blogspot.com

I've already seen lots of honda goodness. There was a 600 that was really more of a purpose built race car than a 600. We are paddoked next to a team with an early integra. I think the prelude is back.
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:36 AM   #45
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I can't wait for the updates! That should be this weekend. I have never attended a race of any sort.

I know some of my family goes down south for a race every year but I generally have school and work.

May I ask why the track requires "distilled water" instead of coolant? Sorry if that is a noobish question. I honestly do not know why.
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Old 02-13-2016, 05:06 AM   #46
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Rules 3.K.2 Coolant.

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Old 02-13-2016, 08:51 AM   #47
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Rules 3.K.2 Coolant.
yeah, it took 3 drainings and three fillings before it ran clear. And by then it was really hot since I had to make sure the thermostat was open. But now it is full of DI water.
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:31 AM   #48
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Dnf

Didn't quite finish. 45 minutes before the end we ran out of brakes, and got our final penalty all at the same moment. Our day was done. We were in 63rd place. It probably ended with us around 80th or worse. Pics and some vids are linked in the blog. I'll link some here another day. There is in car video on youtube. Watch a mostly stock accord blowing past mercedes, bimmers, a jag, a porsche, a toyota corona, a few miatas. Also watch countless bimmers and mitatas and other cars that are hard to believe are less than $500 blow past us like we were parked. I gotta say LeMons makes me want an e30.

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Old 02-17-2016, 12:59 AM   #49
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It's so weird, I was at Sonoma on Monday drag racing. You were there the previous two days Lemons Racing. Did it reach the 80's during those two days? It was about 80 degrees at 1pm on Monday.

Say, talk to Tishock and/or I if you are wanting to race at Buttonwillow, but not in your car (wink, wink).
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:20 AM   #50
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Talking Two videos

My Saturday morning fast lap 2:16.4.

My Sunday fast lap 2:15.5.

The battery died on Saturday afternoon before my overall fast lap. It's pretty hard to swap drivers and also pay attention to fiddling with the gopro. Since Tedd drove right after me I failed to get any video of him at all. He's our ringer. He had a dozen laps as fast as my fastest and posted a 2:11! He'll he had a 2:12 at the end when we basically had no brakes left. I really wish I had video of him so I could see how he does it.

On my channel there is also a 20 minute video of one of my Saturday drives. I may post a blooper reel, but I've only found me flat spotting the tires running off in the bus stop. We actually ran a very clean race with only one bit of contact all weekend.
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Old 02-21-2016, 04:30 PM   #51
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Awesome build. A lot of great input here.


I do notice with your racing, brakes are often changed frequently.

You should consider changing the front brake setup. There is a DIY to convert to (rotor over hub)ROH. Instead of the shitty HOR the accords came with.

2.2 CL hub with prelude 95 vtec rotors 11" and prelude vtec calipers and brackets.

Very easy to change rotors for pit stops.

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Old 03-19-2016, 03:07 PM   #52
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We are planning the roh upgrade. But the rotors we have now are great. We will wait a bit.

In the mean time it looks like we cooked the boot on the caliper pistons, so I figure the seal is cooked too. In need a rebuild kit. We have the akebono calipers. I measure the piston diameter at 54mm. The old nissins I measure as being 57mm with the same tape measure. I measured a few times to confirm. I had thought they were the same size.

Am I seeing things?

Odd, the forum won't let me start a new thread in here.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:37 PM   #53
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Well I found where they sold the parts that are for the akebono, they didn't specify piston diameter. I went ahead and got seals and pistons for a rebuild. I hope they fit.

We have new video up of our last race. This one is most of my Saturday morning drive.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:19 PM   #54
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Small things like heel toeing, rev matching, and faster shifts make all the difference when seconds are involved. I see you got that a4 header, and are obviously having more fun than most of us are with your CB. I'm in for more! I want a lemons car too.

I thought something was wrong with my speakers due to the video not having sound. I opened iTunes and my face flew across the room.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:44 PM   #55
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Small things like heel toeing, rev matching, and faster shifts make all the difference when seconds are involved. I see you got that a4 header, and are obviously having more fun than most of us are with your CB. I'm in for more! I want a lemons car too.
With the tall gears in our tranny 99% of the race is 2nd to 3rd. Our 3rd gear synchro isn't all it could be. Those slow shifts in both directions are a decision we made as a team to preserve the car. In endurance racing it is less about seconds than it is about laps. Broken cars don't turn laps. When I post my Sunday drive you'll see that cars in the penalty box don't turn laps either d'Oh!

I'm really quite pleased that we ended up with this car. We'll never compete for the overall win. We can't touch a 325i with 170hp or the featherlight handling of the miatas, but the F22 motor just keeps on ticking. And so many other parts are just so robust. For instance lots of cars go through wheel bearings like popcorn at an action flick. Some of the VW teams replace them after just one day of racing. The ford focus teams often replace their CV joints during the race. I'm going to replace our bearing after three 2 day races and that's probably overkill. I'm not even worried about the CV joints. I also love how cheap parts are. Viva Rockauto!

Anyway if we ever do need a new tranny I'll be asking Santa for an H23 with LSD. I spin that inside front at turns 2, 4, 7, 9a, and 11 at sonoma.

My P12-A02 ECU arrived in the mail this morning! $59 for 10hp (more or less). $6 per hp! What a steal.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:02 PM   #57
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what's up with the egg timer on the passenger side door bar?
We use it for the clock. When a driver starts his stint behind the wheel we agree on a time to come in. The other timer on the "dash" serves the same purpose mostly because the red clock isn't reliable.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:43 PM   #58
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Awesome! Cool to see another lemons build. Thanks to the guys for sending me here from the Lemons forum for our build
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:51 PM   #59
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Awesome! Cool to see another lemons build. Thanks to the guys for sending me here from the Lemons forum for our build
I was one of the folks that suggested you come here. Welcome.


So last weekend I rebuilt the left front caliper as detailed in another post in the brakes board.

This weekend my teammate Tedd moved the seatbottom forward to get closer to the pedals, a bit higher, and a bit more reclined. I fabbed up two intakes, for brake cooling ducts that go in the fog light openings. I finally got to make use of my harbor freight bending brake. I used cardboard from a cereal box, scissors, and tape to make a rough draft of the part I wanted. Then I went home and unfolded it and laid it out. I traced it onto a sheet of aluminum that I had and then thought carefully about how I would fold it and attach it. I had to make tabs on lots of the edges so I could overlap two layers and connect them with a pop-rivet. I did the left one first and got it to fit quite well, but it was pretty rough with re-folds etc. Then I copied that one in mirror image to make the right side and it came out much nicer. I'll have to take a picture of the final product.

Before our first race I took out all the plastic plumbing and boxes etc that were upstream of the air filter on the intake. I used some 3" dryer hose to get air from under the right fender. Before our second race, I took out the right front turn light and blocked up a space in the top of the fender well. I figured that we'd get a little ram-air effect. Yesterday I took out the right front headlight. I'm going to use my newly acquired sheet metal skills to make an intake scoop in place of the headlight. Hopefully we will improve our intake pressure a bit. By the way those headlight brackets are in there good with hard to reach screws. I won't be putting that light back in.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:53 PM   #60
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can you post some pics of your ducting work? I have been thinking of doing the same thing.

I think the brakes need all the help they can get. I have been also been looking for some kind of scoop to put on the lower quarters and drilling through the body with a duct to the rear brakes as well. Haven't found what I am looking for on the web.
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