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Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  cannonball on Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:25 pm

Hey guys,

I have been absent for a while attending to the real world (job, kids, etc)  but have decided to compete in the 2015 One Lap of America.  We won the Vintage Foreign class in 2011 and intend to try and win it again in May.  The reason for my post is to tap the knowledge in this forum and have the following questions.  

1.   I am pulling the LS1 since we burned a valve at Daytona and the engine could benefit from a rebuild.  Has anyone pulled the LS1 out the top and if so, do you have any lessons learned that you can pass on?

2.  I need a co-driver for the event and am waiting to hear back from a potential partner.  Since I am supplying the car, we would have to work out the financials for campaigning the car.  If you are interested, shoot me a pm and we can talk about it.

3.  Also,  I am trying to secure some sponsors to offset the cost of the event.  It is good exposure for sponsors because the conversion is literally photographed hundreds of times during the event as well as the occasional magazine and website exposure.  We have pictures in both Car & Driver and Motor Trend during the recent 4 attempts.  In the past I was sponsored by Renegade Hybrids and Ernst & Myer.  Typically hood or quarterpanels go for around $750 per.  It aint huge money but helps to offset the $5k or so that it takes to compete.

4.  Lastly, if anyone has tips on better braking, handling etc,  would love to hear them.  The car drives well and stops decently in its current configuration.  I am running coil overs on all 4,  no torsion bar, willwood calipers and master cyl.  225 x 45 in the front and 245 x 40 in the back.

Good to see you guys again.  Car can be seen at www.expuppy.com
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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  pormgb on Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:19 pm

cannonball wrote:

1.   I am pulling the LS1 since we burned a valve at Daytona and the engine could benefit from a rebuild.  Has anyone pulled the LS1 out the top and if so, do you have any lessons learned that you can pass on?


Removed mine for pilot bearing alignment, you just need to remove everything that's in the way, really not that difficult.

As you can see in the picture, I just added the FPR otherwise the engine bay was clean.

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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  cannonball on Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:35 pm

your engine looks super clean and really nice, well done!!! follow up question: did you separate engine from bell housing for removal or did you take it loose from the torque tube first? and obviously, thanks for the reply and help!!!
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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  docwyte on Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:29 pm

Much easier to drop the engine out from the bottom. I ran One Lap in 2007 in my Audi S4 wagon.

I've been debating taking my 948 out to One Lap this year too. Mostly because it's running through my back yard, two of the tracks are my home stomping grounds and I've driven another two tracks a fair amount. Think I'd be giving you a pretty good run for your money in Vintage Foreign if I can make it happen! Mostly it depends on begging almost 1.5 weeks of Hall Pass time from my wife/kids.

I run 275-40-17's all the way round on the track. Your tire size is pretty small if you want to hook up the power.

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Post  pormgb on Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:31 pm

cannonball wrote:your engine looks super clean and really nice, well done!!!   follow up question:  did you separate engine from bell housing for removal or did you take it loose from the torque tube first?  and obviously, thanks for the reply and help!!!

I separated the motor from the bell housing; the motor was removed only with the flywheel. As you can see it goes in with flywheel, clutch and pressure plate so it comes out the same way.

I actually installed the motor twice to get the correct pilot bearing clearance. The first time I installed the motor with the flywheel so I could see and measure the gap between drive shaft and pilot bearing, removed it then installed the motor with clutch and pressure plate.

This picture was taken right after I installed the motor from the top adding the pressure plate and clutch, I then bolted the block to the bell housing.


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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  cannonball on Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:38 pm

Doc, where are you? Maybe if we don't find co-drivers we may talk about teaming up?
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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  zeusrotty on Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:25 pm

If you are interested I have a set of 243 heads that I just replaced. Id sell them for 600.00 shipped. Also, dont bother taking it out the top... Way easier to go through the bottom. Just drop the entire assembly with the crossmember.

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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  docwyte on Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:50 pm

I'm in Denver CO. So High Plains and Pueblo are my stomping grounds. I've also run Hallet and Mid America in the past...

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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  cannonball on Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:12 pm

I have run Hallet , Pueblo, and Mid America before. The others will be new, but may get a chance to get on the Ky. track before the event. Our cars do well on the drag strip also. The Porsche powered cars hate to see us at the drag strip, lol. You probably heard that One Lap decided to run Hallet counter clockwise once until one of the vettes went airborne into the woods.
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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  docwyte on Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:19 pm

Airborne isn't good! I've never taken my car to the drag strip, I've always been concerned about blowing up the tranny with a hard launch.

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Post  zeusrotty on Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:50 pm

I am actually thinking about running that race also. Seems like a good time.

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Post  cannonball on Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:02 pm

usually a hard launch= broken halfshaft ( don't ask how I know,lol). We have so much torque that we really don't need to launch that hard. we usually run a low 12 second run pretty reliably on street tires. There are actually 2 events at the drag strip during One Lap. The first is a low elapsed time ( we win that one in our class every time) and the second is a bracket drag where you have to estimate your time and you lose if you go faster than than your estimate.
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Post  cannonball on Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:03 pm

zeus, where are you? maybe we can meet at a track day or something?
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Post  zeusrotty on Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:19 pm

I'm in Chicago. My tracks are Autobahn, Blackhawk, Mid O, and Road America.

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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  cannonball on Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:25 pm

I have been on both Autobahns ( and sucked at both of them), done road America several times including in the snow once, which was terrifying!!! One Lap starts in South Bend, which is your backyard. Event starts with a wet skid pad there next year and then off to Omaha, which is a hike. Usually we hit Autobahn, and Road America either at the start or at the end, but not this year. The event is a blast if you like cars and car people.
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Post  zeusrotty on Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:31 pm

Yeah, I saw the map. I have a few sponsors. Strongly considering it. I talked to my best friend today about taking the time off of work. How much is the entry fee? Do you win anything?

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Post  docwyte on Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:06 pm

Entry fee is $3000 this year. You're also required to buy a set of tires from the Tire Rack, although they sell them to you at a discount. Then figure in gas/food/lodging.

Budget somewhere between $5-6000 to compete.

No prizes other than the plastic gold trophy if you win your class/overall.

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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  scryfst on Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:28 pm

Best of luck! I will be there for the start and finish. Being only 1/2hr from Tire Rack, I autox there often. I extend an open invitation should the need arise for local support.
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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  docwyte on Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:53 pm

My co driver has dropped out. I'll come out to spectate at High Plains. Look for my car, guards red with graphics 706 on the side. Happy to talk people around both HPR and Pueblo

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Re: Prepping for the 2015 One Lap of America

Post  docwyte on Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:21 pm

Just blocked out May 4th from my calendar. Barring some kind of emergency I'll see you guys out at HPR that morning.

Contact me ahead of time and I can bring parts etc out to you at the track.

Look for my Red 948, large #706 on the side.

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