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Brian Jackson

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  1. The Corvair got zero upgrades. However, the little spindly front bearings wore out again after only 2 years of use and actually spun in the hub. So I switched to US-made Timken bearings with Sta-Lube high temp grease (and a replacement hub of course). Evidently these are the preferred parts and materials for autocross abuse on old cars.
  2. V8 where a 6 shouldn't be, way under weight, too short wheelbase, can't imagine why that thing might not be allowed. 🤣 But regarding Corvairs in CAM, I'm quite certain that the Corvair is intentionally written out of the rules. Yeah, it's old and made in the US but it's also a rear engine, air cooled, sometimes turbo'd car with all wheel independent suspension. Definately not American Muscle.
  3. But again, the video may be deceiving. Plus your car has way more power and weight than mine and different suspension so the line may be a bit different.
  4. It's tough to tell from the vid but I think you entered a couple corners tight so you couldn't get on the throttle as early for an upcoming faster section. I tried to stay pretty far right before crossing the the west side of the lot. (1st pic from your vid) To me, that west-bound section was reasonably fast. Setting up on the outside helped me apply throttle early for a fast section. Then there were the two cones on your left before the finish. (2nd pic) You appeared to be on the throttle late around/after that left hander. Again, I tried to stay far to the right before that 2-cone left hander so I could almost backside the 2nd cone and get on the throttle early toward the finish.
  5. I ain't gettin' beat by no truck! Come n' get it Sean!!! 😎
  6. Now I don't feel so bad about beating Sean! 🤣 But yeah, I love the competition and the variety of machinery. I raced once in CAM here in Phoenix a year ago or so. The field was smaller and all the cars were fast. I got whooped! I was a little bummed there wasn't a better place to compete with the Corvair when I finally moved back from CA. But 11 cars in CAM-T makes it interesting! Pretty stoked right now!
  7. If only I were more observant haha. I'd catch registration when it opens.
  8. I just wanna reach out to the rest of the CAM-T competitors in the name of good sportsmanship. My Corvair is not legal in your class AT ALL! But it's a 60s American car and CAM-T is about the most appropriate class for my car, especially considering the close competition so far! Lovin' it! I barely beat out Sean Bubeck and Juan Leal. So let me say it first, if you guys wanna give me the boot, I'll understand. Don't even sweat it! 🙂 Normally I'd bring this up at the track but covid restrictions prevent that. Thoughts?
  9. Even those of us who don't belong in the class? 😉
  10. Dane, thanks a million for the photos! I saw you with the camera after I pitched the Corvair sideways into the finish. I may just frame that one! 🤣
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