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« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2016, 05:09:29 PM »

Roll Bar

To follow up on the roll cage discussion   .  .  . I received a very logical PM from another racer concerning my decision not to run a cage.  .  .  Based on that input I have decided that.  .  YES I WILL NOW BE INSTALLING A ROLL BAR. 

What it comes down to is that it seems a bit stupid to be running a racecar and leaving a roll bar in the garage. 

A few years ago I bought a BD Racing 8-point roll bar kit.  They did not have a kit for a Geo Metro.  This is a pre-bent and notched kit that is designed to fit a Chevrolet Chevette.  Before I ordered it I found a Chevette and took a few measurements.  It appeared to be a close enough fit for the Metro.   I have test fitted the main hoop and all that was required was to trim a small amount off the base of the main hoop. 

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The tubing is 1 5/8 diameter .134 wall Mild Steel.  An additional kit is available to add the bars for a full cage.  There is also a kit to install a funny car style driver cage.   
Just now I tried to go to BDRacing web site (BrokeDickRacing) but it goes directly to www.rhodesracecars.com for Rhodes Race Cars.  Rhodes seems to have everything I would need (extra mounting plates, gussets, etc.).  Now I need to find someone to do all the fitting and welding.   If I still lived in Pennsylvania I would take the car to Delaware Chassis Works and have Joe do it. 


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« Reply #76 on: May 26, 2016, 05:23:57 PM »

Just got back from four weeks in Spain.  The plan was that when I returned from this trip to finish up remaining items to get the car ready for September ECTA event.  But there is a little set back.  The Spain trip included two weeks of bicycle touring.  The second week (Friday the 13th) I crashed hard and separated my left shoulder.  Was still a nice vacation (food, friends, sightseeing, etc) but for the short term  I have limited use of the left arm.  It will heal but not sure how soon I can be turning wrenches.  Shoulder specialist in Boulder, Colorado will evaluate the injury next Tuesday.  Still hopeful that I can be ready for September.
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« Reply #77 on: May 26, 2016, 06:50:26 PM »


Art, Don't know if you've seen this this thread about the future of the ECTA @ Wilmington that was discussed at the last meet:

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,15834.0.html

Hopefully, we'll find out at the June meet if the September meet will happen or if we're done there.  cry

Gregg
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« Reply #78 on: May 26, 2016, 08:15:56 PM »

Art, Don't know if you've seen this this thread about the future of the ECTA @ Wilmington that was discussed at the last meet:
http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,15834.0.html
Hopefully, we'll find out at the June meet if the September meet will happen or if we're done there.  cry
Gregg

Gregg,  Yes I am aware of that.  Hopefully ECTA will still run a Sept event in Wilmington.  If not I'll re-evaluate the best move for racing this little car.  The Colorado mile is held about two hours from home.  El Mirage is about 300 miles closer to home than Wilmington.  But running with SCTA will require adding the full cage, fire system and a few other items.  I'll just wait and see . . .
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« Reply #79 on: July 22, 2017, 12:53:29 PM »

Hello there.   I haven't made much progress this year.  And I am currently recovering from prostrate surgery.  The good news is that all is well and I am healing quickly and completely.

HOWEVER - I see that all my photos in this diary have gone down the photo bucket drain!   

I hate it when that happens.   

I don't intend to pay the Photobucket $399/yr rate.   So I'll probably go back and repost most of this diary in a new diary and I have the original photos and all the narrative.  It will just take some time . . . . . stay tuned
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« Reply #80 on: July 22, 2017, 01:37:14 PM »

Test page to see if I can add a photo without using a 3rd party hosting site like    Photobucket

According to the forum help  - 
"Attachments
If enabled, this feature allows you to attach files to your posts in much the same way as most email clients, so you simply have to browse to the relevant file(s) on your computer before clicking Post. You can delete your attachment(s) or add more by modifying your post, but please note that:

The permitted file types and sizes are set by the forum administrator(s).
Although most forums are likely be configured to display attached images as part of the post, it's not possible to preview attachments so you should always browse to and attach your files just before you finally post your message."


So  . . . I have attached a file called test image and now I will hit Post and see what happens.  Hopefully the image will appear . . . .


* test image.jpg (35.89 KB, 800x534 - viewed 61 times.)
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« Reply #81 on: July 22, 2017, 05:53:01 PM »

Looks like it worked perfectly LL.  cheers cheers cheers

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