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jsooke
08-01-2010, 07:54 PM
I will get the You tube version up late today ... now here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wYGtJaBW7c

Big Saturday Night event ... yeah, send out 25 cars on short track, mixture of experts and rookies. Had bad feelings, would not have attended except it was a points race and I (was) tied for first in Rookies. Lap 20 of first 33 lapper I am pretty sure a rookie got my rear left going in to turn 1, causing a huge slide, I am hanging on good into turn 2. Unfortunately for me is the lead experts are coming through as well, racing for position. Some one hits the left front, cancelling the slide and sending the car to the right, where another expert is coming through full speed and wallops the right front.

http://www.celicatech.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=14&pictureid=175

http://www.celicatech.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=14&pictureid=174

http://www.celicatech.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=14&pictureid=173

http://www.celicatech.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=14&pictureid=172

http://www.celicatech.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=14&pictureid=171

http://www.celicatech.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=14&pictureid=170

The car well be hauled home Tuesday. Now have to decide what to do:

1. Have a 90 GTS with an auto, seriously considering swapping in standard.
Find dead Gen5 for low bucks and swap in engine and safety gear.

2. Salvage all and part out. Have 89 Civic that can be easily prepped.

Anyways, only 4 races left and too busy and too broke to do anything this summer.

It was fun while it lasted!

Jay

Colossus20v
08-01-2010, 10:01 PM
Sorry to hear this. Glad you are alright though. Any chance you will be able to race in the final 4 races?

jsooke
08-01-2010, 10:46 PM
Sorry to hear this. Glad you are alright though. Any chance you will be able to race in the final 4 races?

There maybe some options ... but having missed two of the three races last night will make it a bust in the points most likely.

Jay

acidice333
08-02-2010, 05:11 AM
Looks worse outside than in lol.

Not much cheap gen5's here I dont think? I've seen a bunch of cheap stuff from time to time on the mainland tho. Thats where I got my 2nd one for $800, but then I ended up putting in probably $3500 into it now lol. My 1st one needs fixing up it needs a new rear lower quarter panel or two since its rusted :(

jsooke
08-02-2010, 05:50 AM
Looks worse outside than in lol.

Not much cheap gen5's here I dont think? I've seen a bunch of cheap stuff from time to time on the mainland tho. Thats where I got my 2nd one for $800, but then I ended up putting in probably $3500 into it now lol. My 1st one needs fixing up it needs a new rear lower quarter panel or two since its rusted :(

There is a 1990 on Used Vic for 675.00.

Also, somebody has called dibs on the motor.

Jay

Grot
08-02-2010, 05:59 AM
Eh, chain her to a tree. Chain a come-along to another close tree and pull her out.

Get it straight-ish and have it aligned. She will run again.

acidice333
08-02-2010, 06:53 AM
Not bad.. that one's a new listing.. I want a cheap blown GTS :) well if you need help swapping in a motor or something let me know and I'll come help.


There is a 1990 on Used Vic for 675.00.

Also, somebody has called dibs on the motor.

Jay

jsooke
08-02-2010, 05:56 PM
Eh, chain her to a tree. Chain a come-along to another close tree and pull her out.

Get it straight-ish and have it aligned. She will run again.

Yup, that is possible too .... once home and up on jack stands will make a decision.

Unfortunately (but happily) in 4 weeks travelling to Ottawa to give away a daughter and to send the other daughter to University, so nothing happening until earliest September.

Also, if I can't bring home another vehicle until I get rid of one of the fleet ... no room (well, actually the wife would kill me)

JDM SNUKUMZ
08-02-2010, 07:32 PM
glad to hear youre oka and hope everything works out.

KoreanJoey
08-03-2010, 05:20 AM
Awe man, that sucks! Sorry man, hope you get back on the track ASAP.

Maruki-kun
08-03-2010, 05:22 AM
I have a NA MR2 for sale :)

Doowstados
07-05-2011, 10:58 PM
Wow, sorry for your loss man. That's some serious twisted metal. Crazy to see the alternator pressing up against the wall of the engine bay like that.

Hookecho
07-06-2011, 01:00 AM
What an odd thread to resurrect.

Eric Barrera
07-06-2011, 01:10 AM
Didn't notice the dates till now.

Waffles!
07-06-2011, 02:39 AM
Holy resurrection Batman!