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Old June 24th, 2013, 04:06 PM
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Anyone have a steering wheel puller I can borrow? Got a replacement turn switch to hopefully fix the damn headlights.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 11:12 AM
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hey guys,

i've been out of the scene for a rover-less year and a half and want back in and to get my hands on another. it was recommended that i check out this event.

that being said...anyone passing through either central maryland or the delaware coast for next months event that i could bum a ride with?

i'll buy you a couple beers as compensation of course ~jake
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Old June 25th, 2013, 12:15 PM
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Tyler:

Ironically I just went through this, and have been talking with Billy (that bought the yellow 90, Murph's old truck).

From what I could gather, you can easily make one...just a flat piece of steel with 2 holes drilled into it at the same distance apart as the 2 threaded holes that are behind the crashpad on the steering wheel.

Then you just get 2 1/4-28 thread hex-head bolts, and pass them through the holes in the homemade steel piece and into the threads. As you tighten, it should pop the steering wheel right off. We're going to give it an attempt this week I believe.
Let me know how it goes.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Let me know how it goes.
Welp finally pulled the steering wheel and changed the switch. Same thing happens and the new switch didn't fit the wiper switch. Did pick up a rubber mallet to use on the steering column instead of my fist.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Giant Snap Ring Pliers

Bought the heavy duty internal/external set just for the sake of my turbo housing re-clocking thing. Anybody needing to disassemble their turbo or do anything else involving huge snap rings (Hey, no questions asked) hit me up. I won't be needing them again for a while.
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NOVA guys - did anyone see the Washington Post story on the recent LeMons race at Summit Point? They featured a fellow named Matt Bartlett who claims to have restored a Series III 109.

Is he inside our teepee?
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Old July 8th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Saw the article and Matt's team at the track. There was a Series 88 parked w/ VA tags in the paddock for the weekend. The BMW E30 in the background is my car in line for the tech inspection. Short weekend for us. Overheated and warped the head.

Grab three other yahoos and pull together a team! It is a blast.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 01:47 PM
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What do you mean doesn't fit? You know you could have plugged in the new switch as a test before pulling the steering wheel right?

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Welp finally pulled the steering wheel and changed the switch. Same thing happens and the new switch didn't fit the wiper switch. Did pick up a rubber mallet to use on the steering column instead of my fist.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Saw the article and Matt's team at the track. There was a Series 88 parked w/ VA tags in the paddock for the weekend. The BMW E30 in the background is my car in line for the tech inspection. Short weekend for us. Overheated and warped the head.

Grab three other yahoos and pull together a team! It is a blast.

That pic there is Matthew Yip's series III. He's been to a couple of NOVA Happy Hours. Matt works for OG Racing and I believe is officiating at some of the Lemons races.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 05:34 PM
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Funny - that think looks familiar...

Too bad about the E30 in LeMons. The running joke is that E30s make poor LeMons cars for whatever reason.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 06:07 PM
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Some of you may have noticed already in the For Sale Parts Section that I'm offering misc parts for sale/donations to raise funds for a Kilimanjaro trip I'm doing in October. The trip is being organized by a foundation my company established earlier this year for its Every Child Everywhere initative. I've committed to paying my way to/from and raising $5,000 to participate.

Thinking of ways to ask for cash is tough. It's much easier for me to ask for money if I'm giving something in return.

I have a cabin in Wintergreen, Virginia which is 3 hours door to door from the DC area. I offer it here as I have to assume the NOVA crowd can take advantage easier.

We (the family) find Wintergreen a pretty nice place. We've been there for over 10 years now. Its very family focused so not tons of crazy nightlife to be had on the mtn, per se. There's some nice brew bars in the valley though. It's also about 30 mins from Shoe Creek which is a nice trail run anytime.

If you visit the WTG site you'll see there is a ton of stuff to do all year round. From the Wintergreen location there is a ton of stuff to do as well. The temps in the Summer on the mtn are excellent. We were there over the 4th and it never got over 75.

www.wintergreenresort.com

If interested or if you have questions you can email me at clay.ayers@hotmail.com

Summer $175/night, Fall $200/night, Ski Season $225/night

Sleeps six (two bedrooms and a sleeping loft)

$75 housekeeping
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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:13 PM
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Funny - that think looks familiar...

Too bad about the E30 in LeMons. The running joke is that E30s make poor LeMons cars for whatever reason.
Eh? E30 and E36 have won more races, have more top 10 finishes, and has the smallest percentages of DNFs of any other car in Lemons and Chumpcar. Jay and Phil hate them for this very reason, hence it is difficult to get them into full LeMon races unless you are bringing a good theme. This is why most are moving over to the faster ChumpCar series where ~40% of the field are E30 and E36s going up and beating V-8 and turbo cars.
Looking forward to meeting over beers at HH one day.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 09:43 AM
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LeMons is more about the spectacle and the struggle than it is about the car - I'm always amused that the Overall Winner is "mentioned" but the focus is on the Judge's Choice and the IOE winners.

Haven't been involved with ChumpCar - I'm already balancing a multitude of spinning plates. I fear that adding 1 more will send them all crashing down (faster).
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:50 AM
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LeMons appeal, following and demise to some, is the circus at the track atmosphere. Where else can you find a Cessna 310 racing with a camper trailer, a boat, etc.? However, the slower cars are starting to get scrutinized more (viewed as a hazard by many) and our sister teamís MGB failed tech at SP for the first time. The cage and fuel cell are being addressed and the 4-banger is being yanked for a 3.5 Rover V-8 (might have been sourced by Carlos?). Interesting what another 100+ HP and 70 lbs weight savings will do. Will find out at NJMP next month.

The Union Jack needs better representation. NOVA HH needs to collaborate on getting a Land Rover out there. Not a stretch as a Willys DJ-5 was built last year. Perhaps OG Racing can help us out?
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Old July 10th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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I did BS tech but had done Safety Tech in the past. I get the impression that Jay and Jeff are doing Safety themselves to ensure consistency. I've seen some scary items come thru Tech including the car with a tacked-together cage AND a team owner who honestly thought he could bribe his way out of the situation. Bribes for your claim of a $50 junk-yard "crate motor", yes - Bribes for your claim that a fuel cell with an oil-rag cap - not-so-much.

Interestingly enough, Jeff, the fellow who ran control for the event, had an LR and currently owns an MG TC. He followed me out to Rt7 on Sat evening - I asked him on Sun if he was getting high on the exhaust fumes...
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What do you mean doesn't fit? You know you could have plugged in the new switch as a test before pulling the steering wheel right?
I mean the mounting holes on the bracket don't match the ones on the switch. Yeah I realized after I pulled the wheel that I could have just plugged it in. The flash to pass work so...
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The Union Jack needs better representation. NOVA HH needs to collaborate on getting a Land Rover out there. Not a stretch as a Willys DJ-5 was built last year. Perhaps OG Racing can help us out? [/FONT][/COLOR]
It'd be a hoot to do a soccer-mom themed disco.
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It'd be a hoot to do a soccer-mom themed disco.
I know of a white 5 speed on Craigslist for months that would be perfect to wring out...all it needs is a stick figure family and some honor roll bumper stickers and we're on the move...
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I know of a white 5 speed on Craigslist for months that would be perfect to wring out...all it needs is a stick figure family and some honor roll bumper stickers and we're on the move...
Perfect! Cut the coils, install baby seats throughout, flip the manifolds and extend through the hood with flappers and run it!
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I mean the mounting holes on the bracket don't match the ones on the switch. Yeah I realized after I pulled the wheel that I could have just plugged it in. The flash to pass work so...
It's in a thread somewhere but I ran into this too. Didn't take much modification to make it fit though.

Odd because I had the same symptoms and the switch cured it.
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