The previous owner had bypassed the heater core and I’ve never fixed it, so the day started with me driving down the street poking my head out the window because I couldn’t see through the fogged windshield with the temperature in the 40s. A few miles down the road we made a quick stop by the coffee shop, then we were on the road to Zachary.
Although it did warm up a bit as the sun came out, it was still cold and there was a small turn out. Props to the CenLa folks for still running a smooth event, even though it was almost cancelled due to lack of volunteers.
Did I mention it was chilly? Well, the first thing of note was how little grip there was. The two driver cars definitely benefited from the extra heat in the tires – it wasn’t until my 4th and 5th runs that my car had more than wet weather traction. Also, after having put a few miles on the car and breaking the brakes in, the bias was all out of whack – the fronts were locking up way too easily. Every run I added a little more rear bias, the course warmed up, the tires got a little heat in them, and I got a little faster.
There isn’t a whole lot more to say about this event. I simply had an off day and couldn’t put together a decent run.
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|Unless specified, parts are stock on a well-used 128k mile high option 92 GT.|
|Subframe Connectors:||Maximum Motorsports XL Full-length|
|Strut Tower Brace:||Ford Racing 3pt (93 Cobra R spec)|
|Weight Reduction:||Removed sound deadening and tar from interior|
|Springs:||H&R Race f / BBK r|
|Struts/Shocks:||Koni SA Sport struts f / Koni DA Sport shocks r|
|Brakes:||sn95 13″ (93 Cobra R spec) f / SVO r, sn95 booster/mc, Maximum Motorsports stainless front lines and bias knob|
|Brake Pads:||Hawk HP Plus f / Porterfield R4S r|
|CC Plates:||Maximum Motorsports|
|Alignment:||0 toe, -1.5 camber, and ? caster (it used to be 1.22, but is now a bit more than that – didn’t get the exact numbers after alignment, but whatever it is, it’s maxed out)|
|Wheels/Tires:||17×9 Bullitt replicas w/S197 offset, 1/2″ Maximum Motorsports spacers (f), ARP studs, Sumitomo HTRZ II 255/40s|
|Intake:||BBK cold air/filter kit|
|Exhaust:||Unknown shorties, 2.5″ h-pipe, and Flowmaster 2 chamber cat back (and some really stupid LX tailpipes modified to work with the GT rear facia)|
|Rear:||Fresh Trac-loc w/carbon fiber clutches and 3.27 gears|
|Gauges:||Assorted “boy racer” gauges: oil pressure and water temp in pod on a-pillar, Monster tach remounted to the side of the gauge cluster housing on the dash.|
|Seats:||Corbeau VX 2000 f / rear seat delete (93 Cobra R spec)|