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    Mine too. I work races in the summer and the same...

    Mine too. I work races in the summer and the same thing happens there. At least there, most people with radios are in sight and one can either look to see who's transmit light is on or figure out...
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    In most cases, it pretty obvious. They will be...

    In most cases, it pretty obvious. They will be holding the control unit, a box with 2 levers and perhaps an antenna. Looks much like a standard RC airplane controller. In the case of my SNO*DRIFT...
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    As I remember , it was an actual FAA license.

    As I remember , it was an actual FAA license.
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    I ran into this at SNO*DRIFT 2018. I had a pilot...

    I ran into this at SNO*DRIFT 2018. I had a pilot at a spectator area and he showed me his FAA license. I told him of the RA policy towards drones. He, in turn, informed me that we had no authority...
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    There are couple of us still here.I only check it...

    There are couple of us still here.I only check it once a week or so rather that several times a day. My understanding is that most activity has migrated to FB. I'm not directly on FB so I don't know...
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    Many year ago, we painted a car with rattle cans...

    Many year ago, we painted a car with rattle cans in the motel parking lot before heading to tech. Must have been "presentable" as we passed.
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    SCCA's policy is no drones over race events also....

    SCCA's policy is no drones over race events also. When asked over the rally safety net, I've been told no drones. As a long time volunteer marshall, I've stopped a number of issues including drones. ...
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    Winter tire test in Consumers Report November...

    Winter tire test in Consumers Report November 2017.
    1. Michelin X-Ice X13 Overall Score 70
    2. Nokian Hakka R2 Overall Score 70
    3. Blizzak WS80 ...
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    A thread resurrection of sorts. One of the budget...

    A thread resurrection of sorts. One of the budget choices mentioned here is the Altimax Arctic. As mentioned , it was a rebranded Gislaved Nordfrost 3. After soldiering on for many years it will be...
  10. It's been done at least once before on the east...

    It's been done at least once before on the east coast. Someone may correct me but I remember an Audi V6 and a quattro/syncho driveline.
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    I don't know if I'm anti-facebook but I don't...

    I don't know if I'm anti-facebook but I don't have an account. I borrow my wife's if I need access. When she joined, Jimmy said " welcome to the greatest time suck known to man." Nothing I've seen...
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    Hard to believe that this has been up for 24 hrs...

    Hard to believe that this has been up for 24 hrs and there have been no comments. Have everyone moved on from SS or has this just happened so many times we no longer care? Rally America has become...
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    Rally batteries

    Rally cars place a lot of strain on batteries. Usually we use a pretty substantial battery , which is heavy. We also seek to lighten up what we can.
    In the racecar world, there has been some...
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    It's been a while since I studied this so bear...

    It's been a while since I studied this so bear with me. The new hex bolts are grade 5 ,if I remember my bolt markings. Grade 5 bolts (SAE) are close to metric 8.8. Metric hex heads are also...
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    Aviation radios/headsets are usually a much...

    Aviation radios/headsets are usually a much higher impedance than ham/commercial radios. I don't remember the numbers. Something like ham/commercial radios are 8 ohm and aviation units are 1000k- or...
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    Kevin, Perhaps a clarification is in order. I...

    Kevin,
    Perhaps a clarification is in order. I assumed that your need is for use with a mobile,while the other poster seems to think the need is for a hand held. Or is it both depending on what...
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    I've used products from this vendor- Ebay store...

    I've used products from this vendor- Ebay store W030

    http://stores.ebay.com/wo3o?_rdc=1

    His cables allow use of a standard PC type headset with almost any radio. We use one for the Anytone...
  18. Not that I agree with it but the proposed rule...

    Not that I agree with it but the proposed rule doesn't prohibit the conversion of cars. It just says that one can't disable the emissions controls on vehicle. Technically, one can't do that now...
  19. I've always been happy with Bilsteins for almost...

    I've always been happy with Bilsteins for almost any use. When I first started this nonsense, the were pretty much the only choice. Suspension was not very sophisticated many years ago. I think it's...
  20. A lot of your observations really depend on the...

    A lot of your observations really depend on the control crew. When I work a control and there's a big backup, I'd rather keep the road clear than clog it up with competitors trying to check in on...
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    For B5/B6 programming I'd recommend CHIRP...

    For B5/B6 programming I'd recommend CHIRP software and a FTDI cable.
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    As I understand it the "Pofung" name is a change...

    As I understand it the "Pofung" name is a change to make the English name pronunciation closer to the actual Chinese pronunciation. One of the original Wouxon websites had a link to Chinese...
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    Sorry,no. The first Audi that was transverse, at...

    Sorry,no. The first Audi that was transverse, at least in the US, was the TT, followed by the A3. All the earlier cars were N/S dating back to the Audi 80 of 1969. The first platform sharing began...
  24. Thanks for posting that,Alan. I've only read...

    Thanks for posting that,Alan. I've only read about 80% of it but most of it looks very familiar. It's interesting to see that at least part of the rest of the world has been dragged into the measures...
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    Scott was a speaker at a club meeting years ago....

    Scott was a speaker at a club meeting years ago. He brought a number of films( I told you it was years ago). One was about Chrysler's team of 300Cs for the 1962 ( or 63) Continental Divide Rally in...
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