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==FreeSide ChumpCar 300zx==
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A 1991 Nissan 300ZX car that was acquired for the 2014 [http://www.chumpcar.com/ Chump Car] racing series. The car is being stripped down and set up for race requirements in the [[Garage]] space.
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Pictures of the car can be found in the [[Race_Car_Gallery|Chump Car Gallery]]
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==Freeside Chump Car 300zx==
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* 1991 300ZX Non-turbo, T-Top [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_300ZX Z32]
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* Cost: $500 USD
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* Engine: Quad Cam V-6 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_VG_engine VG30DE]
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* 5-Speed Manual Transmission
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* Horse Power: (When New) 222 hp (166 kW) and 198 lb·ft (268 N·m)
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* Top Speed: 155 mph
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==Information==
 
==Information==
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Here are the Basic Rules
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Not including the required safety equipment that you'll need – roll-cage, racing seat, racing harness -- your car must be valued at less than $500. That’s valued at, as assessed by the general market, not what you paid for it.
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Personal safety gear includes a Snell SA helmet and SFI-FIA certified driver's gear.
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Strip out all the interior and take out all the glass, except the windshield. Install the roll cage, seat and harness. Add some numbers and you have just created a $500 race car. Okay, so there's more to it than that, but not much. Read the rules to fill-in the blanks.
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You can upgrade the brakes a little but don’t even think of adding any trick racing suspension crap. Tires are up to you... as long as they’re DOT legal and rated for treadwear according to the rules.
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ChumpCar has various race formats, but they're all endurance racing... ranging from 7 hours to 36 hours. You’ll need a minimum of 3 drivers for most events – 4 for the longer events – and it's wise to have a couple of crew guys as part of the team. Get people on your team that know what end of a screwdriver to use and can think clearly at 3:19am when a wheel bearing starts to disintegrate.
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If you cheat or screw-up or both... you'll be docked laps. If you come to Tech Inspection with a car that's worth $1,500... plan on starting the race about 100 laps down from everyone else. You can still run in the race and you'll have a great time... but you’ll never win. If that doesn't bother you, you're our kind of Chump!
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* [http://www.chumpcar.com/ Chump Car]
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* [http://www.chumpcar.com/rules.php Basic Rules and Links]
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* [http://www.chumpcar.com/downloads/chumpcar-rules.pdf Full Rules]
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* [http://www.chumpcar.com/tracks.php Tracks]
 
==Team==
 
==Team==
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Team Captains:
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* Michael Ahearn [[User:LordNykon | LordNykon]]
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Drivers
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* Michael Ahearn [[User:LordNykon | LordNykon]], Walter Vaughan, Kevin Lee, Scott McGraw
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Design Team Walter Vaughan
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Build Team
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* Michael Ahearn [[User:LordNykon | LordNykon]], Walter Vaughan, Kevin Lee, Scott McGraw
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Electronics Team
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Documentation Team
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* Michael Ahearn [[User:LordNykon | LordNykon]], Walter Vaughan
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==Status==
 
==Status==
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Current Phase of Build
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* Remove engine and begin replacing seals.
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===History===
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'''2013 - 09 - 09'''
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* Stripped most of the rest of the car interior and planned [http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/140203852/ our next session].
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'''2013 - 09 - 24'''
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* Did some more stripping, removed wheels, bumpers, rear lid, dashboard. Check out the [[Race_Car_Gallery|Gallery]] of stuff we did.
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'''2013 - 10 - 08'''
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* Removed exhaust pieces, drained oil, getting ready to remove the engine. Going to have to put wheels back on and turn the car around to give us more space for that.
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==Results==
 
==Results==
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* 2014 Schedule TBD

Revision as of 19:34, 28 October 2013

300zx.jpg

A 1991 Nissan 300ZX car that was acquired for the 2014 Chump Car racing series. The car is being stripped down and set up for race requirements in the Garage space.

Pictures of the car can be found in the Chump Car Gallery

Contents

Freeside Chump Car 300zx

  • 1991 300ZX Non-turbo, T-Top Z32
  • Cost: $500 USD
  • Engine: Quad Cam V-6 VG30DE
  • 5-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Horse Power: (When New) 222 hp (166 kW) and 198 lb·ft (268 N·m)
  • Top Speed: 155 mph

Information

Here are the Basic Rules

Not including the required safety equipment that you'll need – roll-cage, racing seat, racing harness -- your car must be valued at less than $500. That’s valued at, as assessed by the general market, not what you paid for it.

Personal safety gear includes a Snell SA helmet and SFI-FIA certified driver's gear.

Strip out all the interior and take out all the glass, except the windshield. Install the roll cage, seat and harness. Add some numbers and you have just created a $500 race car. Okay, so there's more to it than that, but not much. Read the rules to fill-in the blanks.

You can upgrade the brakes a little but don’t even think of adding any trick racing suspension crap. Tires are up to you... as long as they’re DOT legal and rated for treadwear according to the rules.

ChumpCar has various race formats, but they're all endurance racing... ranging from 7 hours to 36 hours. You’ll need a minimum of 3 drivers for most events – 4 for the longer events – and it's wise to have a couple of crew guys as part of the team. Get people on your team that know what end of a screwdriver to use and can think clearly at 3:19am when a wheel bearing starts to disintegrate.

If you cheat or screw-up or both... you'll be docked laps. If you come to Tech Inspection with a car that's worth $1,500... plan on starting the race about 100 laps down from everyone else. You can still run in the race and you'll have a great time... but you’ll never win. If that doesn't bother you, you're our kind of Chump!

Team

Team Captains:

Drivers

  • Michael Ahearn LordNykon, Walter Vaughan, Kevin Lee, Scott McGraw

Design Team Walter Vaughan Build Team

  • Michael Ahearn LordNykon, Walter Vaughan, Kevin Lee, Scott McGraw

Electronics Team Documentation Team


Status

Current Phase of Build

  • Remove engine and begin replacing seals.

History

2013 - 09 - 09

2013 - 09 - 24

  • Did some more stripping, removed wheels, bumpers, rear lid, dashboard. Check out the Gallery of stuff we did.

2013 - 10 - 08

  • Removed exhaust pieces, drained oil, getting ready to remove the engine. Going to have to put wheels back on and turn the car around to give us more space for that.

Results

  • 2014 Schedule TBD
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