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I only have a minute (at work). I took third place a the race in Flint.
I was beat by two of the best drivers in the country in an MX3 (Fessler)
and a Celica (Burns). Burns beat me by .005 seconds and Fessler beat me
by .210 seconds. I had the lead for a while. For the first time, I
would have to say I lost due to a lack of power. The car is visually
slower on the straights than the others in my class. I hate to use it as
an excuse, but I know the car is handling as well if not better then my
competitors and my driving was very good this weekend.
Now, how can I squeeze out a few more hp? I am thinking about a valve
job (never been done w/100k on it), but I do not know how much of an
improvement it will make. As I recall, the test showed between 80-86% on
the 1-4 cylinders and about 65% on the 5th cylinder. Is it worth the
money? I am getting to the point where I wonder if I may be throwing
good money after bad... maybe the car is too slow to beat the current
generation of cars? I would love to make it a winner. I really enjoy
running the car and all of the attention at the races.
Any ideas on what to do?
Also, I finally met Grayden Stuckey. His car is really cool and he is a
great guy. He had a bad day at the races. I think it was the Audi Gods
seeking revenge on him for running a friends FX16. BTW, his driving
lights in the bumper are really cool. A few friends asked me about his
car at the track. They also liked the sound of the car, as did I, but
Grayden said it was only an exhaust leak;-)
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