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by WyMCoupe
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Solo 2018
Topic: Index Variation Idea
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: Index Variation Idea

What about running the course in reverse on the same day and vice-versa the next. So it would be course 1-2 day one and 2-1 day two. It would need to be designed for easy switching but could provide some fun and it would be interesting to see the difference in times.
by WyMCoupe
Fri May 11, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Solo 2018
Topic: LIVINGSTON MAY 12 CANCELLED
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: LIVINGSTON MAY 12 CANCELLED

Hahahahaha! If the lot is open, I might just head out there and do that. The fuel in the MCoupe is getting a bit old and needs used up so another small road trip is in order. 8)
by WyMCoupe
Fri May 11, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Solo 2018
Topic: LIVINGSTON MAY 12 CANCELLED
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: LIVINGSTON MAY 12 CANCELLED

I was looking forward to this. Honestly, I wouldn't mind standing out in the cold and rain but I doubt anyone else would :D
by WyMCoupe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Solo 2017
Topic: 2017 Event Awards -
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: 2017 Event Awards -

I was just thinking this as I was enjoying an ice cold beer out of one of them.
by WyMCoupe
Sat May 07, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: Solo sound limits?
Replies: 18
Views: 2252

Re: Solo sound limits?

Amazon has plenty of sound level meters starting at less than $20 If one of those meets the criteria as acceptable I say we get one. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ECCZWWI/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687742&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001THX3M0&pf_rd_m=...
by WyMCoupe
Wed May 04, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: May 14 at the Commons
Replies: 37
Views: 3533

Re: May 14 at the Commons

So, if anyone wants to learn it, speak up! It's a pretty cushy job overall... you get to sit down, in the shade, and people only yell at you a little bit when things go wrong :). I second this. It's pretty easy to pick up for anybody with some computer knowledge and a decent eye for what's going on...
by WyMCoupe
Wed May 04, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: Helena 5/1 Post-Race
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: Helena 5/1 Post-Race

Thanks everybody for a fun event. I really enjoyed the course even though I gave Mudge shit about it. The new timing system did have some kinks and they got ironed out throughout the day to work flawlessly on the last set of runs. I really appreciate Alex taking the time help me learn the new setup....
by WyMCoupe
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: From the club R.E :Club information sources survey
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: From the club R.E :Club information sources survey

mdlfCRXs wrote:Anyone using smoke signals?


Yes but only when my steam powered printing press is broken.
by WyMCoupe
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: From the club R.E :Club information sources survey
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: From the club R.E :Club information sources survey

I use the forums/website pretty much exclusively since I rarely log into facebook. I might be the only one to suggest actually using the RSS feed for club news so people with smartphones and various other electronic devices can get news and updates about the club happenings easier.
by WyMCoupe
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 5
Views: 1436

Re: Howdy

MikeJ wrote:My 2002 needs a new heart.


Are you going to go original or swap it out with something interesting? M10's are getting expensive. It might actually be cheaper to swap in a M20.
by WyMCoupe
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mazda electronics?
Replies: 4
Views: 1393

Re: Mazda electronics?

I would be very surprised if it needed firmware work. Agree. Unless he's using an aftermarket tuned or modded ecu a firmware update won't do anything and he would most likely get a recall notice in the off chance the stock ECU required a firmware update. I'm with russ as well on the failing TPS/BPS...
by WyMCoupe
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Random Off Season Picture Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4579

Re: Random Off Season Picture Thread

The important part is the preliminary overall polish Very cool! I always like finishing raw metal in interesting ways. It makes sense because the glass beads are making little dents in the steel. Without the initial polish, it's going to have a bunch of other smaller marks on it that are going to s...
by WyMCoupe
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Random Off Season Picture Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4579

Re: Random Off Season Picture Thread

That is a gorgeous bicycle frame. Is the finish just straight sandblasted with the shiny parts polished and masked? ^^^I didn't see that earlier. Pretty cool. Exactly what are those for? USBs in a standard outlet box? They fit in common button holes in BMW's. A lot of cars have blank out plates in a...
by WyMCoupe
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: Wireless timing lights
Replies: 7
Views: 1271

Re: Wireless timing lights

Laptop should be perfectly adequate, and hopefully with the new (and clean) installation of Windows 7 will be problem free and reliable. I do need to do a bit of testing to confirm that. I agree. Pulling it apart, cleaning it, making sure all the fans work properly, testing the memory and the HDD s...
by WyMCoupe
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: Spring 2016 to-do list.
Replies: 15
Views: 2069

Re: Spring 2016 to-do list.

If we do get high visibility vests, it would be wise to make it mandatory for everybody out on the course working to wear one and not make it optional. If 75% of the people out on course working are wearing high vis vests it's going to make it harder to see the workers not wearing one because of the...
by WyMCoupe
Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Party location?
Replies: 29
Views: 7880

Re: Party location?

I have this notion in my head that if folks get a post card they will stick it to the fridge and use it to remind them of the date. Does that make sense or am I the only person who would stick the thing on the fridge? It's an old fashioned notion but we've got a few people who are old fashioned. I ...
by WyMCoupe
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Party location?
Replies: 29
Views: 7880

Re: Party location?

but if all else fails we can do it at my house. That is very generous of you and I'd like to see your shop sometime. I thought about offering up my house as well but parking would be a huge issue. I didn't even think about my shop until Mel said it "would be very cool" to have it out at y...
by WyMCoupe
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: 2015 Award Nominations
Replies: 24
Views: 2504

Re: 2015 Award Nominations

I would also like to nominate myself for the golden porkchop. My first experience as an EC involved pushing a porta potty 1/8 of a mile so it wouldn't be right in the center of Dave's course and also needing to have 6 cars towed out of the way because of poor candlestick/caution tape placement.
by WyMCoupe
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Car Improvement Season 2015.
Replies: 152
Views: 24213

Re: Car Improvement Season 2015.

Nice work Alex! It's really nice to see a clean design come to fruition and be available to the masses!
by WyMCoupe
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Meeting! 11/20/15, 6:00
Replies: 29
Views: 4976

Re: Meeting! 11/20/15, 6:00

I was thinking of fixing small wooden blocks into each corner Pretty similar idea to mine on securing the rubber feet. 8) "Tool grip"is what I have used---dip and spray. Dip is thicker. Exactly what I was thinking about. Another idea, pick up a roll of the thick rubber/cloth electrical ta...
by WyMCoupe
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving all.
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Happy Thanksgiving all.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! I was just scheming on how I might get the Westie to a snow covered parking lot for some fun today. The lots will all be empty and there's good drifting to be had but there's no way I'd try to drive the car on the street to get there. Have you ever studded bicycle tires...
by WyMCoupe
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Meeting! 11/20/15, 6:00
Replies: 29
Views: 4976

Re: Meeting! 11/20/15, 6:00

I think you are onto something with the plasti-dip to be honest. Not necessarily Plasti-Dip, I was thinking more along the lines of something like Rhino Lining, rubberized undercoating or thick latex rubber paint which you can get in spray cans or gallons at Home Depot/Lowes. Plasti-Dip dries way t...
by WyMCoupe
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Car Improvement Season 2015.
Replies: 152
Views: 24213

Re: Car Improvement Season 2015.

They are supposed to have a very low self discharge rate, making them good for cars that get stored a lot / only driven occasionally. I believe you can drain LiPo's completely and not have to worry about damaging the battery unlike AGM batteries which is a plus. AGM batteries also have a higher sel...
by WyMCoupe
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Home page photo contest.
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: Home page photo contest.

I'm sure he wouldn't mind if we put a photo credit on the front page. Somebody could shoot him an email and ask him. His contact info is easy to find through the googles. What about a few of the photos Bob Allen took at our 2 day 2 pad party last year? Those were some stellar images. I think they ar...
by WyMCoupe
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Meeting! 11/20/15, 6:00
Replies: 29
Views: 4976

Re: Meeting! 11/20/15, 6:00

Idea: what about that thick latex rubber paint for coating tool handles and things that can be purchased from Home Depot/Lowe's. Coating the bottom of the crates would make the Cf with the pavement WAY higher. Might just need one or two candlestick bases to keep the timing lights put in the stronge...
by WyMCoupe
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Random Off Season Picture Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4579

Re: Random Off Season Picture Thread

I heated up some pipe and melted some dissimilar metal to it - it's what I do. dave https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/1546319_1046599628725337_1445887446039569353_n.jpg?oh=b10b3e5c673895cb1bd3f8a854968762&oe=56CAC902 I'm always utterly enamored with your work. I made th...
by WyMCoupe
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Meeting! 11/20/15, 6:00
Replies: 29
Views: 4976

Re: Meeting! 11/20/15, 6:00

Idea: what about that thick latex rubber paint for coating tool handles and things that can be purchased from Home Depot/Lowe's. Coating the bottom of the crates would make the Cf with the pavement WAY higher. Might just need one or two candlestick bases to keep the timing lights put in the stronges...
by WyMCoupe
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Home page photo contest.
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: Home page photo contest.

DaveMk1 wrote:Anyone know who took it?


The high contrast and style would suggest Ross Perkins. Most of his photos were watermarked though.

https://instagram.com/rossmperkins/

EDIT: Have you checked out the EXIF data yet? Says it was authored by Jared Perkins.
by WyMCoupe
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Home page photo contest.
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: Home page photo contest.

My vote goes for the one posted above of Joe's Porsch-----e ignoring the blinding fact that absolutely no cones are clearly visible so it just looks like a crazy person wearing a helmet driving fast in an empty parking lot.
by WyMCoupe
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Meeting! 11/20/15, 6:00
Replies: 29
Views: 4976

Re: Meeting! 11/20/15, 6:00

Missed the meeting... Vote yes on everything above except for just "new milk crates for timing lights" because of the issues we were having with them blowing around in the wind. Maybe if someone could create some sort of cone milk crate hybrid that would be heavier at the bottom with rubbe...
by WyMCoupe
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Home page photo contest.
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: Home page photo contest.

I like photo contests because I never win them! I took a few this year that I think are front page worthy. I'll title them as well because I think the titles will help new people understand our club better. Everyone in our club hates gold wheels. If you have gold wheels, go somewhere else. http://i6...
by WyMCoupe
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: August 2nd - Cardinal thanks.
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: August 2nd - Cardinal thanks.

It was a fun course! I needed a slightly taller 2nd gear though. I was bouncing it off the rev limiter a bit too much.
by WyMCoupe
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Event officials for August 2cd at Cardinal
Replies: 14
Views: 2117

Re: Event officials for August 2cd at Cardinal

DaveMk1 wrote:I'm fine with setting the cones for this event


That would be great Dave. Thanks!
by WyMCoupe
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: apres Mt C-3
Replies: 13
Views: 1904

Re: apres Mt C-3

I hear those LS engine put out a little power. Just a little. Not too much though. I couldn't quite get the corner station 2 workers to curl up into a ball, just had them retreating for cover. WyM: Exactly what I should have done, and was envisioning before I got there. Like Jon said, don't beat yo...
by WyMCoupe
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Event officials for August 2cd at Cardinal
Replies: 14
Views: 2117

Re: Event officials for August 2cd at Cardinal

I can be EC! I've never done it before but I've spent plenty of time observing what an EC does.
by WyMCoupe
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: apres Mt C-3
Replies: 13
Views: 1904

Re: apres Mt C-3

Mel had directly and clearly told me about how much faster he was when taking the corner from the road course onto the pad wider, it only makes sense right? I knew that and heard what he said and stored the information. Then every time I went out there I dive bombed the inside cone, 9-times, over a...
by WyMCoupe
Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ceramic header coating?
Replies: 13
Views: 2399

Re: Ceramic header coating?

From my limited experience of wraps vs. coating not counting the effectiveness of heat shielding, coating works much better because there is no gap for liquids/moisture/dust/dirt/grime to get in-between the surfaces and cause problems.
by WyMCoupe
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Accomplishing a simple task the complicated way
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Re: Accomplishing a simple task the complicated way

We have a Fusion3 F306. It's an entry level industrial 3D printer. No frills, accurate (for a 3D printer), fast and it can print in a wide variety of materials. For quality conventional plastic ones, they seem to be bottoming out in terms of cost vs. quality just like desktop CNC machines that botto...
by WyMCoupe
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Accomplishing a simple task the complicated way
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Re: Accomplishing a simple task the complicated way

Fairly sturdy. They feel like they will stand a fair bit of abuse before they come apart. I was testing the limits of the springs earlier and I'm guessing the entire structure could hold 30-40 lbs in tension before something fails on them. They also have an internal "lattice" structure fro...

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