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General / Re: Spinning and smooth throttle application
« Last post by Jelly39 on October 26, 2020, 11:22:25 am »
Thanks Steve, I am well aware of the difference in two and 4 wheels. I am sure there is differences in some lines and braking into before them. I have been reading all I can to learn as much as I can. And I'm the first to admit I have know nothing about these cars. I will do that and I did write down braking points and everything I tried to learn. Thank you for all the help. I need as much I can get.
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General / Re: Spinning and smooth throttle application
« Last post by justfreaky on October 25, 2020, 09:08:48 pm »
2 wheels and 4 wheels are two different things. Not saying that you have no clue as to what you are doing. It's an adjustment.
I've raced street stocks and mods... These cars are so much different! Be sure to make only one change at a time and keep a notebook as to what changes you make and how that change made a difference. Good or bad.

Steve
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General / Re: Spinning and smooth throttle application
« Last post by Jelly39 on October 25, 2020, 05:21:21 pm »
Thanks Steve, I know  seat time will be an important part probably  the most important. I used to race wera so I understand the apex and the line at least on a motorcycle and I understand the transmissions in motorcycles. Well thank you for all the info I will utilize what you said.
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General / Re: Spinning and smooth throttle application
« Last post by justfreaky on October 25, 2020, 02:30:16 pm »
Hi Blair,

I've heard, or seen, several people that have had issues with starting smoothly. As you only have about 2 hours in your car, I think that is just going to be a practice (seat time) issue. Perhaps you can find a large parking lot to practice your starts. The throttle pedal and clutch can be pretty touchy on these cars. You may need to change the pivot point on your throttle pedal to get a better response and feel from the pedal.
You may also need to adjust your clutch pedal as well. Remember to immediately push in the clutch if you spin. Getting backwards while in gear can cause some serious damage to your starter chain.

I have seen many cars with knee protectors (knee guards). You can make or purchase them. Speedway Motors and many other race part dealers sell them. Or you can fab up your own.

Again, I am going to say that Seat Time is going to improve your driving skills. These cars are very twitchy (quick to respond). Not like driving a street vehicle. Everything happens a lot faster! Several things could be causing you to spin... Wrong chassis set up, bad corner entry and/or exit (driving line), braking and throttle points throughout the turns, etc..... Get all the practice time you can!!! Perhaps find a race driver or team that you can work with to help you improve your driving skills. Study the faster drivers at your track. Watch videos from any of the races you can find online at your track. Make note of where they brake, turn, accelerate. Perhaps follow a faster driver through some practice laps (as best you can) and learn how they are getting around the course. I know it is not an easy thing to learn; But follow the driver ahead of you and think about how you can make the next lap better. Don't know if you are a lone wolf or have a crew to help you out. Have a friend or family member video your runs. Or even get a video camera and mount on your your car so you can study your strengths and weakness around the track. All this doesn't cost a bunch; It's just a bit time consuming. What you will learn is priceless!

Steve
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General / Spinning and smooth throttle application
« Last post by Jelly39 on October 24, 2020, 11:13:36 pm »
Hey guys, I really only have about 3 hours at speed and only about 2 of those in my car. I know this is going to sound stupid but  I am having trouble starting off smooth even though all I have ever driven was manual and I spun 3 times on the atlanta road course coming out of corners, do any of you wear knee pads or have a piece of foam on the wall to help stabilize your leg while driving. I didn't hurt the car just slowed everyone else down with my 3 yellows which socks. Any tips on starting off and corner exit. Am I  going wide open to fast. Any help would be great
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Setup and Handling / Re: Camber in Rear End
« Last post by th3bik3man on October 23, 2020, 01:26:34 pm »
Steve,

I race circle tracks and this was my first time ever racing a legend car. Luckily I didn't have any preconceived notions about the old tires before the Hoosiers! I agree with you that stagger is very important for us. We played around with it all year and finally hit our stride with a few races to go. Hoping to try out these things like cambered rear tires during testing this offseason.
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Setup and Handling / Re: Camber in Rear End
« Last post by justfreaky on October 22, 2020, 06:09:33 pm »
Kind of depends on what type of track(s) you are running and under what sanctioning body. I am  running under SCCA rules so get a bit of leeway as to INEX rules. Most people that I know tend to run the rear end square to the chassis. As I have both left and right turns, that is my choice as well. Rear end camber is normally used for seasoned drivers at a particular track. I think tire stagger is more new to the set up as opposed to the old tires. With not much of a season to try out the Hoosiers, I think that is where the gains (or advantage) will come from. I could be wrong! Then, throw in the FZ09 engine and gearing. I think if we all ever get a full season to test and tune everything, the racing may get very close. I watched some friends this past season run the FZ engine for the first time out. They must have had things pretty much right on... They were extremely fast! Without a full season to test all the theories, I think it is going to be who can deal with their set up the best.

Steve
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Setup and Handling / Camber in Rear End
« Last post by th3bik3man on October 22, 2020, 03:56:25 pm »
Hi All,

I was curious if any of you are familiar with running camber on the rear end. Just looking at other series, there is a max camber rule for the rear end and everybody is right up against it. Given there is no such rule for us, I would think you would want to run at least some amount of camber in the rear.

What are you all's thoughts on this?

Thanks
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General / Re: Official "Introduce Yourself Thread"
« Last post by justfreaky on October 22, 2020, 10:47:21 am »
Hi Blair,
 Welcome to the LegendsRacer family. Thank you for the introduction.

Steve
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General / Re: Official "Introduce Yourself Thread"
« Last post by Jelly39 on October 22, 2020, 03:48:05 am »
Well hello, My name is Blair. I live in Knoxville TN but my car is being looked after by Dennis Harry down at Atlanta Motor Speedway. I am 41 so talking to the most of the other drivers are a quite a bit younger and a heck of a lot faster than me. Hopefully I'll get the hang of it. It was the first time I drove my car and I know I have alot to learn. But I'm hooked.
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