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Old 03-27-2012, 07:09 PM   #461
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What are you going to race the Formula vee in?
SCCA Regional and National events. It has its own specific class that I run in. So I'll be running with other FV's. It's a fun time and gets me out on the race track. I could also solo course the car too if I wanted too but mostly i'll stick with the auto racing. Right now I can go to any sanctioned SCCA racing event in the Northeast devision. So new hampshire, watkins glen, summitt point, pocono, ect.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:47 AM   #462
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SCCA Regional and National events. It has its own specific class that I run in. So I'll be running with other FV's. It's a fun time and gets me out on the race track. I could also solo course the car too if I wanted too but mostly i'll stick with the auto racing. Right now I can go to any sanctioned SCCA racing event in the Northeast devision. So new hampshire, watkins glen, summitt point, pocono, ect.
Sweet. That sounds like a lot of fun. Good luck this season.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #463
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Well, I don't know whether to laugh or cry right now. Today I vowed that I would find that rattle that I've been fighting in back of the car for over a month. I assumed that it was coming from the build that I did in the back so I tore the whole PS rear fender portion apart and added a bunch of foam to insulate all the wood. After I put it all back together, I took the car for a drive up and down the driveway only to find that the rattle was still there. I than tried opening and closing some of the build's doors to make sure it wasn't coming from one of them.

At one point, I got so mad that I didn't bother shutting the hatch before I started driving. Silence. After all that work, it turned out that the hatch had come out of line slightly and was jumping around on it's latch making all the noise. 5 seconds later, everything was quiet again.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #464
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ouch!!! at least you figured it out..
that is why i want to use hood pins for my hatch... shouldn't move at all. and its an awesome theft deterrent
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:37 AM   #465
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That's an interesting idea.
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02ford svt, I know the feeling, I have a rattle that I have found but have not had a permanent fix for yet. When my rear seat is up right it squeks and rattles like crazy while I'm driving. The temporary fix is just to leave the seats down when they are not in use or lay something pretty heavy on the seat, both stop the rattle but i want something more permanent.

Svviftsvt, I am intrigued as to how you decided to hood pin your hatch closed :) I might be interested in trying it...
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well, it was just a thought one day, esp if i were to get a cf hatch, like i have dreamed about..
and since i have just "a little bit" of premium stereo equipment in the back, i would like to securely lock it up. also, i want to put a rear-mount camera in the keyhole.

i haven't gotten it all planned out, but i was thinking of using "aerocatch pins" and using the "bump stops" on the hatch.
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Gotcha, I don't have a handle on my hatch, the only way to open it is from the inside or with the remote. Pretty secure unless someone decided they were going to break some glass.

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well, it was just a thought one day, esp if i were to get a cf hatch, like i have dreamed about..
and since i have just "a little bit" of premium stereo equipment in the back, i would like to securely lock it up. also, i want to put a rear-mount camera in the keyhole.

i haven't gotten it all planned out, but i was thinking of using "aerocatch pins" and using the "bump stops" on the hatch.
Still an interesting idea and I like it. Do it so we can see what it looks like.

By the way, as eagle_eye said, isn't the back secure enough without having a handle back there or is it the key hole your worried about.
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Still an interesting idea and I like it. Do it so we can see what it looks like.

By the way, as eagle_eye said, isn't the back secure enough without having a handle back there or is it the key hole your worried about.
well, i would be removing the locking mechanism to make room for the rear camera... i will prolly be diving into this in about a month or so.
gotta get the camera and hood pins.

my main worry is the swinging angle of the hatch coming down and that allowing the hatch to line up with the pins.. it will be done... just a matter of planning.. and having the time/materials to utilize.
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