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  • #302819

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Bill, I’m hoping you’ll be bringing the car this year?

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 2.3, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #302830

    bebop
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    @bebop

    What happened? I’m no longer on the member list,  But I can still sign in the old name and password?

    Did any of the other old members have any trouble updating to the new format?

    oops    ok  anyeay I was at Pikes Peak this year for the hill climb. One japanese team stayed right in our hotel.

    not much to report, had to get new shocks last year and couldn’t find for a ’86 ford Cortina  had to measure and have them special made.  I got the name of the outfit if anyone needs it.?

    #303729

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Okay, here you go. A collection of photos and film from this years Pagoda Hillclimb. At the end of the run at the turnaround the first person you see in the shadows on the right is our very own Ed Ericson (edsnova).

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 2.3, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #303730

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    A side note…

    This weekend was the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb outside of Wilkes-Barre, PA. My son went for the first time. David ran the Sharpie car and on his second run set a new class record.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 2.3, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #303744

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Great video Bill. And great driving!

    I really like the camera placement. Perfect view. And you appear to have worked out the engine/road noise vs wind noise balance!

    That’s our man Ed. Always working in the shadows. Or is that lurking? I’m never quite sure!

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #303746

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Good runs as always, Bill. Consistency.

    I think I can speak for the SCCA gang there when I say that everyone here is invited to Reading, PA next month for the Duryea event. Show up, get a free t-shirt, hang out nice and close to the track, shoo-away any deer or joggers that get on the road and grab a fire extinguisher if things go south. You also get a sandwich! What could be better?

    #303926

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    This last weekend was the Duryea Hillclimb. Due to weather and the large number of novices it started late. I only had one run before lunch. On my second run in turn 10 my pcv hose separated and threw oil on the distributor. Even though it spit and bucked the last mile to the finish I took .4 seconds off my first run. I nailed the bottom end of the course. Well that was it for Saturday. I brought parts up at dawn on Sunday and made the necessary repairs. First Sunday run at turn 8 it began to spit and buck again. I made it to the finish and when I stopped I found that the cam seal had decided to let loose. Oh well, it was a beautiful day to watch a race.

    My son, David, with his Sharpie car, shattered the class record he set last year by 3 seconds. That should stand a while.

    When I stop sulking, I’ll bring the GoPro in and at least link one run. Here are some photos.

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/128426013@N03/0nEN5U

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 2.3, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #303927

    royal
    Participant

    @royal

    Thanks Bill,  Looks like despite some rough going, you’re still having fun.

    Has David done any more to his car or is he “just” learning how to drive better?

    #303929

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    David finally got his transmission sorted out. Different gear sets with a steeper final drive.

    That, and he’s young and invincible.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 2.3, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #303930

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Good times, Bill. Sorry I had to miss this one; Karen and I were down in S. Carolina watching the eclipse.

    I’m guessing/hoping your cam seal will be replaced and everything ship-shape long before VA Beach, yes?

     

    #303931

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    All right, here you go. First run, Saturday morning.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 2.3, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

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