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Old 01-27-2006, 08:11 AM
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Im in Navarre so if you find a F-body club or a car show let me know and we can hook up and go.
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Old 01-27-2006, 12:17 PM
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Reposting here... another autocrossing event

Anyone interested in autocrossing on saturday march 4 at Buckingham airport in North Fort Myers?



TEST & TUNE SATURDAY

GATES OPEN AT 7:30AM
REGISTRATION AT 8:00AM
NOVICE CLASS AT 9:00AM SHARP!
(NO LATE ENTRIES FOR SCHOOL)
COST: $ 20. 00 PER DRIVER INCLUDES LUNCH

SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS EVENT

GATES OPEN 7:30AM
REGISTRATION OPEN 8:00AM-9:30AM
COURSE CLOSES FOR WALKING AT 9:45
DRIVERS MEETING AT 10:00AM SHARP
ENTRY FEE $30 PER DRIVER INCLUDES LUNCH
SOME LOANER HELMETS AVAILABLE
BIKES AND SKATES ALLOWED ON WALK THROUGH.
MILE LONG COURSE

Anyone is welcome, a class is held that morning for newbees.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE "SETUP" TO RUN AUTOCROSS, MY CAR IS STOCK W/AUTOMATIC, IM STILL RUNNING.

http://gulfcoastautocrossers.com/


Damn it Shagwell if you dont come out to the airport that day i'm gonna shoot myself!! I wanna see that car in person!
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Old 01-27-2006, 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by 19kilo
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Im in Navarre so if you find a F-body club or a car show let me know and we can hook up and go.
ill keep my eyes open, do the same for me
thanks
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Old 01-28-2006, 02:59 AM
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shagwell-- looks like the villas, i work at bell tower. sweet ride
92trans- thanx for the advance notice on the autocross. wanted to make the last one, but couldnt get off work. ****, you should definetly go.
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:16 AM
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Went to towers last night......no 3rd gens besides me sadly....

Some guy came up to me and talked about my car though, said he had one just like it and he was tempted to do the LT1 swap like mine had.
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:15 PM
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thanks for the complements guys! - actually its in Alva, right by the locks on the north side of the river. - I'll be lucky if I've even got to start working on it buy March 4th. This land barge is going on a major diet. I'm tired of blowing trannies out on the ground/I wanna go 10's all motor...then spray it!

I'm not giving up my a/c, pwr windows/locks, etc, so I'm going full-frame and eliminating ALL unibody structure. As it stands, 4161 w/ me(160 at the time) and a 1/2 tank, I intend on being down to around 3k

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Old 01-30-2006, 07:35 PM
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common guys was the big-azz 4X4 Cheessan(chevy/jeep/nissian) not a give away? - Alva, the home to TWO flashing lights...
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Old 01-31-2006, 03:51 PM
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if you dont come out shagwell!!!!

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Old 01-31-2006, 10:51 PM
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Vero Beach here. Right in the middle of f'n nowhere.
Pics soon
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:40 PM
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west palm beach.
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Old 02-01-2006, 03:27 PM
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you third genners in palm beach and fort pierce/lower PSL, not sure on a date yet but we should get together for a test/tune at moroso one of these days(after my camaro is track ready)
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:59 PM
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Everybody forgets about Vero!!! LOL
Yeah a test and tune at moroso sounds good lemme know.
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:12 PM
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I've actually never been there (Moroso). How expensive is it to drive in and tear down the strip? What's it like for a day and is there any sort of longer-term races of several laps around or is it all 1/4 mile type deals?
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:16 PM
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ahhhh, Moroso Motorsports Park, the most azz-backward track in the world. the first half of track is asphalt, the rest is concrete... - ever wonder why your 60fts suck?

92transam16

- I wish the car could be done by then...unfortunately, other projects have to come first...hopefully I'll be started by then though...
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:19 PM
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Phlax, Its like 10-15 bucks on wed and fri nights run from 7pm or so till about midnight.
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:10 PM
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Originally posted by mateo
Went to towers last night......no 3rd gens besides me sadly....

Some guy came up to me and talked about my car though, said he had one just like it and he was tempted to do the LT1 swap like mine had.
Mateo-
You should have let me know....I would have met you up there. Then at least there would have been two of us....

Lack of showing does not surprise me though, when I proposed a meeting on January 20, no one showed - I was the only person. t least I ate good at Fanagin's
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:56 PM
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lol a week or 2 of prior notice will help alot to get more people to show up...
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:16 PM
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Shagwell......Alva is an intersting little town. If you sneeze you'll miss it. Pass though it all the time on my way to visit my grand father in Punta Gorda.
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:22 PM
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Originally posted by Shagwell
ahhhh, Moroso Motorsports Park, the most azz-backward track in the world. the first half of track is asphalt, the rest is concrete... - ever wonder why your 60fts suck?

It seems every year Moroso gets worse. Track prep never seems to be consistant and I think they forget they even have VHT.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:16 PM
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I can hook in the rain and I can't BUY traction at Moroso.... I go from 1.6X 60fts to 1.8X...

yeah Alva is small. I actually don't live in the town area though. I'm actually closer to the Riverdale area, but I'm on the north side of the river.
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:20 PM
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1989 2.8L Firebird representing NW_Broward! You can see my rattletrap with its faded red paint and F**k Work sticker on the back just about any day on Cypress Creek road during rush hour.
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by bobdole369
1989 2.8L Firebird representing NW_Broward! You can see my rattletrap with its faded red paint and F**k Work sticker on the back just about any day on Cypress Creek road during rush hour.
Hmmmm, where abouts on Cypress Creek Road and what time? I drive it every day and I live near it, but I do not recall seeing anything matching that description...
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:56 PM
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Anywhere from pine island down to powerline. 7:10-8:00ish, and 4:30-5:15ish.
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by bobdole369
Anywhere from pine island down to powerline. 7:10-8:00ish, and 4:30-5:15ish.
I will have to keep an eye out. I am usually going westbound along that same section in the morning and eastbound in the evening....

I do not usually drive my Z to work because I am afraid of some idiot hitting it during the commute, so I am typically incognito in my Blazer.
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Old 02-19-2006, 01:48 PM
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i'm in tampa, carrollwood area soon to be brandon area , however if i dont this thing running soon i may leave it tampa. (ignition gremlins)
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:43 AM
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just a reminder, autocrossing is March 4th if anyone would like to come.

quickL98- Nice to hear that there is another 3rd gen on the board in the tampa area. Im in riverview
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Old 02-21-2006, 10:51 AM
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:43 PM
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riverveiw ... thats not that far from brandon. does anybody here ever meet at bradenton any track meets? i know the westpalm f-body club was gonna do somethin' awhile back but i believe it was rained out. i would be nice to see some quick thirdgens getting it at the track ya know what i mean.

ahhaaa! the ignition probs are gone and ole' red runs again. it revs like its angry , all igotta do now is break in the new rear and and cross my fingers
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:44 PM
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where do you guys autocross at?
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:59 PM
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anyone know of a powerglide for sale in palm beach area, let me know if you or any of your friends have one sitting in a shed or garage that you want to get rid of, thanks

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Old 02-23-2006, 10:34 AM
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autocrossing is in north fort myers they have a 1 mile course, its really fun. if you go on saturday, it $20 to run all day, that includes school and lunch, not bad price to pay i think!
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:07 PM
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that sounds cool, i might try that in the future.
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:30 PM
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****, are you close to the civic center, or a lot farther east? my brother hangs out there, but i only go out that way to put in jetskis. where is moroso?
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:50 AM
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so, who owns the iroc that was owning everyone on hoosiers in the rain?
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:41 PM
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alright, shagwell, your gonna be there right?? i want to see that car! dont make me put another suicidal smilie up...
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:26 PM
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no one on here is the guy out at homestead last weekend?(i didnt go I heard from someone else)
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Old 03-01-2006, 06:18 PM
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has anyone heard of a meet at fuddruckers on US1 in s miami on the first saturday of every month.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:26 AM
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yea, ive heard about it, my mom lives in homestead and ive heard there are some nice cars out there...if its still around..it was a while back that i heard about it...
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Old 03-02-2006, 12:23 PM
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ive heard about it also. one guy said it was the first saturday and another guy said he went last month but it was like the third or forth saturday of the month.
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:29 PM
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Orlando here. If anyone wants to help me find an LT1/T56 and do the swap with me on my 92 RS let me know!
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:53 PM
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bah skip the lt1 either go carbed and automatic or go home....

(or attempt an ls1 swap...)
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:34 PM
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- WckdDudeMan - awww, come on man, nothing wrong with an LT1 intake. -

- 92transam16 - so where's this T56 you're giving me so I can be there??????I can stuff it in in one night, but ya coulda gave me a week atleast...

- burnieslo - The parents house(= garage for car) is right at the locks on the north side of the river(east of the civic center about 7-8 miles) I actually live in town, right by colonial and fowler...
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nah man I just hate dealing with a swap that requires electronics... I also hate dealing with FWD cars... and unibodies for that matter... HAHA

*cut out 3 paragraphs of ranting about life and cars being obnoxious and not having a garage or driveway, etc*

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Old 03-02-2006, 08:37 PM
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yet someone else who's afraid of "the black box"...
- A TPI 4x4 Tahoe and a blown TPI 4x4 suburban would probably scare the crap out of ya then, huh? Electronics are simple. Besides, he could be just swapping the motor and running his factory ecu/harness...
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Old 03-03-2006, 03:03 AM
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****- my girl lives right by page field across from villas elementary. you got along drive to pick up your car! but i understand i just moved and lost my garage
i'm replacing my rear end and adding SFC's. but i need a good body shop to check and alighn my uni body. do you know anyone good in town?
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ive seen the messes that truly radical swaps make(3.8 in place of a 2.8/3.1, 3400 in that same spot, electronically controlled 4 speed tranny) tracking down wiring errors are not fun... add in the general hassle of doing a swap in the first place on fwd cars... grrr, add in 92 degree weather, sunshowers, red ants, and no decent breeze and have to crawl around in the dirt while your working makes for a very annoying place to do anything(i did a full trim swap, and half of a motor swap before I gave up due to issues[hydraulic jack on the engine lift breaking was last straw] had the junkyard haul the parts car off, 40 when it was basically stripped, only paid 100$ though.)

I dont have the luxury of a driveway, or garage, or shop for that matter, to work in.
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Thats why I make sure not to have any "wiring errors". I also wire as good as, if not better, than factory wiring. Solder and heat shrink everything, route through factory looms, etc...

burnieslo - a good buddy of mine works at a body/paint shop off of cargo dr. They have a frame machine, and they do excellent paint work.
- When I had my accident in my car(several years ago) Gene's, off metro, pulled the frame square...(slight tweak by steering box)
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heh... Im lucky if I have connectors for a wiring job... I dont have a decent soldering iron....
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since it's saturday the 4th, and YOU didn't bring my new trans, I guess I won't be there....hope ya have fun....
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