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Old 11-15-2008, 09:22 PM   #41
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^^Same thing happened to us during our last outing at Autobahn CC. There was so much oil in the filter box, it soaked the entire filter and MAF. I built a catch can after that.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:52 AM   #42
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That's exactly what is happening. I need to install a catch can.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:06 AM   #43
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Hey Tom. Did you manage to get any love from the Ferrari owners when it was all said and done.
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Hey Tom. Did you manage to get any love from the Ferrari owners when it was all said and done.
Actually, I did.

I have to admit that I went in to the event with some pre-conceived notions about Ferrari drivers.

All had chest hair wigs, balding and wearing medallions.

I was wrong. These guys/gals are drivers! Especially in the advanced groups, they pushed these machines.

They came away with a much more positive impression of the focus as well. Most could not believe that new, the car sold for less than $25K.

Much of the day was spent talking about the track and the cars. Who was fast, who was not, and a lot of really good comaraderie.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:44 PM   #46
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Actually, I did.

I have to admit that I went in to the event with some pre-conceived notions about Ferrari drivers.

All had chest hair wigs, balding and wearing medallions.

I was wrong. These guys/gals are drivers! Especially in the advanced groups, they pushed these machines.

They came away with a much more positive impression of the focus as well. Most could not believe that new, the car sold for less than $25K.

Much of the day was spent talking about the track and the cars. Who was fast, who was not, and a lot of really good comaraderie.
That goes to show that is the driver that makes the difference and not the car :) I like your driving style, very smooth and precise.
The fact that a factory-tuned econobox can keep up with an Italian supercar is very nice.
You said earlier that you're using Hawk HPS for pads but these are not recommended for track. You never experienced fade with these?
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That goes to show that is the driver that makes the difference and not the car :) I like your driving style, very smooth and precise.
The fact that a factory-tuned econobox can keep up with an Italian supercar is very nice.
You said earlier that you're using Hawk HPS for pads but these are not recommended for track. You never experienced fade with these?
Sorry for the delayed response. Not sure how I missed it.

The pads are actually HP+. I must have mis-typed.

I have experienced fade with them, but only after a lot of hot lapping sessions on really hot days. Most of the time, the fade is noticable, but not scary. I just back off for a few laps or pit and let things cool down.

Thanks for the kind words!
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This is awesome, all I can say, awesome.
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Yea thats so cool, and totally awesome that the ferrari guys and gals gave you the thumbs up. I've owned my focus for almost 5 years now, and its always been a love to hate to love thing. I'm back in love with it, its not an svt, its stock and its an autotragic....but I'm appreciating it for what it is, and that even though its an econobox its still hella fun to drive.

I totally agree with the if you can't pay to fix it you shouldnt be tracking it. thats what makes the focus so great, you can go stock or even make a decent track car...if you crash it sucks, but you know your not driving an expensive car and you'll be able to push you and your car that much more.

Really thats why whoever wants to get into racing should start out with cheapo cars and get a feel how the physics work and such and experiement. Cars like the focus, miata etc. Good stuff
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X10. MAN what i would give. My life will feel incomplete unless i get a chance to do this
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