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Old 06-09-2017, 10:11 PM   #521
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Here are some recent runs from my memorial day drag racing visit, along with my fastest time slip to date:



Unfortunately, that run was not filmed. The other two runs were filmed:

15.111 @ 90.41



15.149 @ 89.43



I also got an in car cam of the third run:



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Old 06-13-2017, 05:22 PM   #522
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On the way to that last drag racing event, right in the parking lot, I got pulled over and cited for expired registration. So, now it's time to make the car more inconspicuous.

Got a JY bumper, cleaned it up, and prepared it for install with modifications:





Well, when I say inconspicuous, I mean less easily spotted than before..





Some of you are probably wondering why I did this to the bumper. To me, it is all about reducing drag where possible while keeping weight in the rear.

I also removed all the decals and stickers on the car, except for the "CB7Tuner" decal:



I have to say, I am happy with how the car looks now. I am getting in touch with some folks about an underground smog deal so I can get this thing a green 2017 sticker.
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:05 PM   #523
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I like it better than the Civics with holes in the bumper. Are you going to make under body panels? ABS plastic sheets are durable, flexible, cheap, malleable.
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:36 PM   #524
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Yeah, I am not a huge fan of this either:



I know it allows some air to pass through, but you will still create quite a bit of turbulence due to the remainder of the cup of the bumper cover that is still there.

As far as under body panels for the rear. I could go that route to help direct the wind better. I will have to find a raw ABS distributor.
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:06 PM   #525
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Well, most of you now know I am moving to San Antonio over the next few days. So here is my last post in California.

On June 24th, I went to an autox event at the Marina Airport. Flat concrete is a different autox experience than a not-so-flat asphalt parking lot. It was still tons of fun, even though the tack was majorly confusing, with 3 crossover points.

Third run, a 59.32s run:



Fourth run was the fastest, a 58.122s run:



The fastest times of the day were 50s flat, pulled off by an old Fiesta with a Tornado V8 and FWD trans swapped into the rear end, and a Porsche 914 with individuals on a boxer 4. I wish I had video of them running.

Also, since I got a registration ticket on the way to the drag strip on May 28th, I decided to take the challenge of getting this thing smogged and registered before moving to Texas. That involved having a 2.25" exhaust from the resonator back welded on and putting on the stock intake/vacuum lines. I went to one of those places where the visual inspector "did not know" if the AEM fuel components were smog legal or not. The car passed! The only real issue was the idle, but the idle screw worked its magic.

Here is the exhaust at idle:



Off to San Antonio!
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:02 PM   #526
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Man, San Antonio was really hot for July and August, but now things are reasonable. I just started racing with San Antonio Sports Car Association. This is a pretty big association, with about 100 serious drivers showing up for every event. I haven't had a chance to drag at SA Raceway, but I did race the car at the SASCA Auto X event. Hopefully, this video gives you a chance to see that I painted the door trim pieces white, and you get to hear how obnoxious the car is with 2.25" exhaust to the back with one 18" resonator.

I DNF'd the first three runs, the track was so confusing. Too many slaloms in my opinion. Here is the third run:



Here is the last run. I placed 5th in the Novice class, so now I have a goal for next time: first in the novice class.



Sorry my camera guy did not zoom in.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:56 AM   #527
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I moved back to Santa Cruz in November, wow. Texas no longer worked when my wife let us know she was expecting. Texas has great people, great food, and great churches, but we do not want to be states away from our entire family and then try to start our own. I also realized that I had to move all the way to Texas to figure out that I do not enjoy teaching and need to pursue my passion to freelance tutor, which I am now doing.

I am still trying to figure out the best free image hosting solution as I slowly migrate all of my photobucket offline. It is painful. I am also trying out the YouTube monotization with a few different channels (af_1132racing for the car people). You really have to create content that people can either relate to on a personal level or consistently use to better their lives in order to achieve the views required to make money.

I've got some winter projects going for the CB7, including an all billet aluminum catch can kit, black box delete, a custom cold air chamber with exterior air entry, and some comfort equipment for my passenger (a visor and something to hold on to).
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