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by jtc161
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: F500 - Classifieds
Topic: 2004 Red Devil Rotax 493
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

2004 Red Devil Rotax 493

For sale 2004-LD Red Devil Formula 500 Fresh 493 Rotax Polaris Primary Arctic Cat Secondary Digitron - exhaust temp and rpm Water temp gauge Willwood single piston calipers Brake bias gauge 2008 Updated rear suspension 3 sets slicks 1 set rains Trailer tires Spare primary and secondary clutch Extra ...
by jtc161
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: F500 - Classifieds
Topic: KartSmarter.com taking MyChron 5 Pre-Orders
Replies: 1
Views: 1808

KartSmarter.com taking MyChron 5 Pre-Orders

For those who are not aware, I am an AiM Dealer. AiM is set to start shipping their new MyChron 5 in the next month, and it is a very viable option for F500's. I'd recommend the MyChron 5 2t, which allows connection of two temp sensors, as well as adding a MyChron expansion for the water temperature...
by jtc161
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: F500 - Classifieds
Topic: 2000 QRE Invader f/s in NY
Replies: 8
Views: 4260

Re: 2000 QRE Invader f/s in NY

I'm the new owner and picked it up yesterday. Will be going through it over the winter and have already reached out to Mike Quadrini to see about having it looked over. Plan to run it in the spring in autocross and may do some road racing in the future. Plan to do-drive with my son but have some wo...
by jtc161
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The NEW Formula500.org Reset Your Password to Login!
Replies: 8
Views: 16494

Re: The NEW Formula500.org Reset Your Password to Login!

Chuck, I just made Scott aware of your issue, we should be able to get it figured out shortly.
by jtc161
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: F500 - Tech
Topic: RPM Drop
Replies: 24
Views: 17477

Re: RPM Drop

I took them to Leon. :) I couldn't get the clutch off the car but Jeremey got it off (with that tool you posted) in 30 seconds. They're going to look at them. I'm a bad F500 owner. I've never taken apart a clutch before and cleaned it. :oops: We built a tool out of some flat plate that was welded t...
by jtc161
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The NEW Formula500.org Reset Your Password to Login!
Replies: 8
Views: 16494

The NEW Formula500.org Reset Your Password to Login!

In order to login again to Formula500.org on it's new server, you will need to reset your password. You can do so by clicking the "I forgot my password" link located below the password field on the login page. You can access the login page here: http://formula500.org/ucp.php?mode=sendpassw...
by jtc161
Fri May 08, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: F500 - General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Autocross - understeer and over drive
Replies: 17
Views: 11668

Tom, what kind of car is this? I'll offer a few pieces of advice. Don't buy bathroom scales, save and find a used set. Scale your car often. The pucks are more or less wear items during the course of your season. If you don't scale, you may find yourself chasing a problem which is really just pucks ...
by jtc161
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: F500 - Tech
Topic: newer driver / car setup
Replies: 28
Views: 48272

Sorry - that was a typo - it was 10 front - 11 rear (after starting the day 10/10 trying to reduce the oversteer) You're probably in the ballpark, that's pretty close to what we ran on asphalt surfaces. When we went to lincoln, we'd increase by about 2 pounds. I'd estimate we were in the 12-14 neig...
by jtc161
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: F500 - Tech
Topic: newer driver / car setup
Replies: 28
Views: 48272

that's interesting Jeff - I was basing my camber numbers off of what the car had on it when I picked it up and what Hoosier was saying about their bias ply tires (which isn't truly autocross specific.) I always thought the 1 degree wasn't enough - my sweeper turns and even running though slaloms ha...
by jtc161
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: F500 - Tech
Topic: newer driver / car setup
Replies: 28
Views: 48272

Brad, In my experience I found on my chassis that between 2-3 degrees of camber works well, and we'd increase it as surface grip picked up. Too much and you're throwing away braking power on the front end. I've also found that castor helps, so we were at about 9 degrees. Alignment - can be surface d...
by jtc161
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: F500 - Event News & Reports
Topic: MC vs. Rotax duel at the June Sprints
Replies: 57
Views: 36248

Inside of a tenth in Q1?

1 second difference in R1?

Not too bad considering the track is 4 miles long. I'm gonna guess the 2 stroke cars still have the advantage on a twisty track.
by jtc161
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: F500 - Event News & Reports
Topic: MC vs. Rotax duel at the June Sprints
Replies: 57
Views: 36248

My understanding is that they don't plug into any thing on the car and don't hook any sensors. These are strictly looking at Lat and Long. G's and I presume they will have GPS antenna. Should be enough for them to get a pretty good idea on performance in the corners and acceleration out of the corn...
by jtc161
Sun May 04, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: F500 - Classifieds
Topic: Mold for radiator ducting
Replies: 0
Views: 2552

Mold for radiator ducting

We made this in 2011 for the red devil autocross car we campaigned. The mold is sized for the 8"x14.25" RD radiator core, though it could work on other similar sized cores. Asking $100 plus shipping. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5gNT_yNhnHs/U2aGnn-iIKI/AAAAAAAAIB8/MEixLF6FjLQ/w646-h8...
by jtc161
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: F500 - Classifieds
Topic: Red Devil package with trailer $4000
Replies: 5
Views: 5494

Morgan Petty wrote:
Bill Schmidt wrote:Does this car have the factory 4 link rear end? What diameter of rear axle does it have? What does it weigh without driver? More photos would be great.


4 link - yes

Axle - not sure

Weighs ~600 w/o driver


Should be a 1.25" x .250" axle
by jtc161
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: F500 - General Discussion
Topic: Looking at a F500. Need help.
Replies: 16
Views: 21083

I would suggest a payment, they pay 150.00 for you to take it off their hands and make room in their shop. looks like a lot of work even for autocross. I think if they paid you to take it, they'd still be taking advantage of you. As someone who has bought 3 basket cases, take my word for it... it's...
by jtc161
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: F500 - General Discussion
Topic: Really good deal on video camera
Replies: 16
Views: 19973

Anyone have a GoPro 3 yet? The video I've seen on their youtube channels from the new camera looks amazing!
by jtc161
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: F500 - Tech
Topic: Roll Bar Extension
Replies: 9
Views: 9654

Wow that Iooked really good, I never would have noticed. Jeff did you bend that yourself? Or are bent? Thanks, Jon A fabricator made those up based on a cad model and some measurements. The old one came to almost a point and was not legal. The new one allowed our helmet to go between the hoop and m...
by jtc161
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: F500 - Tech
Topic: Roll Bar Extension
Replies: 9
Views: 9654

Ours wasn't made as Jim describes (original or replacement), nor are several cars that come to mind. If anyone is looking at your car that closely tell em to beat it. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NAD6bOjpaKI/T4Yr0jExpYI/AAAAAAAAClU/FCzG4TmnJTc/s1152/IMAG0173.jpg New https://lh6.googleuserconte...
by jtc161
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: F600 - Car Builders
Topic: phantom 600 makes the track
Replies: 6
Views: 7494

Do you have any pictures of it?
by jtc161
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: F600 - Tech
Topic: kevlar
Replies: 2
Views: 12310

http://uscomposites.com/hybrids.html

Bought a bunch of fabric and resin from them, always good stuff.
by jtc161
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: F500 - Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Red Devil Suspension, Rack, Clip, Spares
Replies: 5
Views: 4947

Looks like 87-89 ish
by jtc161
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: F500 - Tech
Topic: 440 Start up issues
Replies: 25
Views: 20321

Hmmm, I take it you are not that fond of these motors Jeff. The motor has actually been very consistent and reliable. I'm not the best carb tuner for sure but its a very quick motor and I have nothing bad to say about it. I honestly think this is the optimal way to go. Many of yous swap it out for ...
by jtc161
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: F500 - Tech
Topic: 440 Start up issues
Replies: 25
Views: 20321

Throw it in a lake and get a rotax. It will start much easier.
by jtc161
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: F500 - Event News & Reports
Topic: 2013 Runoffs Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 35302

Thanks to Jeff and Scott for helping us get copies of the race. Once I figured out that I hadn't actually downloaded torrent yet, things started progressing. Once I got the software downloaded, it only took about 25 minutes for the race to download. Now I just need to find a free DVD burning softwa...
by jtc161
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: F500 - General Discussion
Topic: F600's Legalized.
Replies: 18
Views: 22474

Re: 4 cycle engines allowed in 2 cycle formula class

These engines are about as far apart as the moon and earth. Relatively speaking those aren't so far apart. The only people saying it will increase participation in the F500 class are the few F600 drivers and apparently the SCCA. The only people who don’t think participation will increase are the ...
by jtc161
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: F500 - Tech
Topic: Alignment and Weight System
Replies: 8
Views: 8113

Or look around on the various forums and scoop up a real set of scales. I got a set of rebco's on the cheap, very useful to have. You can set alignment with a toe stick. Camber and caster can be done with a $30 electric angle finder from craftsman.
by jtc161
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: F500 - General Discussion
Topic: F600's Legalized.
Replies: 18
Views: 22474

F600's Legalized.

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I'm interested to see the exact details of what they allow.
by jtc161
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: F500 - Event News & Reports
Topic: 2013 Runoffs Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 35302

Re: uTorrent

I've been downloading for 30 minutes and only have 4.2% downloaded. Is this thing really slow or what! Never mind. After the seeding hit 1.0 I selected "stream" and it now indicates the download time as ~2.5 hours. Update: never never mind. I really don't know what I'm doing with the micr...
by jtc161
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: F500 - Event News & Reports
Topic: 2013 Runoffs Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 35302

Here's a link to a torrent in case you'd like to have a copy saved on your computer.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/d6j9s5xg73d8s ... 13.torrent

you'll need a torrent client to download the video, try utorrent.com

I'll leave it up seeding for a while. If you do download it, let it seed.
by jtc161
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: F500 - Classifieds
Topic: Keizer 3-piece wheel set, 4 bolt or 5 bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 5548

I just picked up some of the new 5-bolt centers from the machine shop, they look awesome. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Uz4TyBGhEIE/UkRyOBBCxII/AAAAAAAAH4Q/lMjqr7oIpPk/w1024-h704-no/_MPC7944.jpg https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-93uSl5LqMsM/UkRyNcKAhpI/AAAAAAAAH4A/rYcKJQrLv1o/w800-h742-no/_MPC...

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