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Jan 16th, 2018, 9:09am

1  General Category / Event Feedback & Comments / VMSC Winter Series #1 - Jan 14, 2018
 on: Yesterday at 11:52am 
Started by Glenn Jasechko | Post by Glenn Jasechko
Already on FB, but I'll post these here as well just for old time's sake...

Looked like a lot of fun out there yesterday - hopefully I'll drive at the next one.


2  General Category / Event Information / 2018 Memberships
 on: Jan 7th, 2018, 1:00pm 
Started by Glenda J | Post by Glenda J
Hi everyone!
I'm the new membership director for VMSC.  Just wanted to remind you that 2018 memberships are now available for purchase.  A family membership is $45 and a single membership is $35.  They are available for purchase online from the VMSC website.  They are also available for purchase at events (the first event is next Sunday - January 14th).
Looking forward to another great season!  

3  General Category / General Board / December monthly meeting Wednesday Dec 6th
 on: Dec 6th, 2017, 5:10pm 
Started by andrew britney | Post by andrew britney
Hey everyone!
sorry for the late notice - the annual monthly meeting is tonight, cedar hill rec center. 7pm

Its an information meeting, as we haven't really had any changes over the past month.

If we don't see you there, then have an amazing holiday season and we will see you in January


4  General Category / Classification questions / Re: 1993 Miata 1.6 for STS
 on: Nov 5th, 2017, 7:53pm 
Started by Graham Brockley | Post by Graham Brockley
Thanks Karl.  I finally got around to doing a compression test today and it was surprisingly good so I think I will just do the timing belt for now.  I found a drip which is explaining the oil consumption,  I do have 7.5 inch wide 15 inch Konig Hypergram wheels (have yet to buy tires).  The shocks seem to be in pretty good order too so I may take your advice and fend off the modification impulses for a bit.  Thanks for your feedback!

5  General Category / Classification questions / Re: 1993 Miata 1.6 for STS
 on: Nov 5th, 2017, 10:19am 
Started by Graham Brockley | Post by KarlR
Hi Graham and welcome to the club.  We'll be looking forward to having you join us for the 2018 season starting on January 14.  The Miata is a great car and with the right mods will do well in STS.

1. The sub frame connectors are not allowed in STS and would move the car to CSP.  
2. I would investigate further to find what the maximum factory overbore allowed would be. If you exceed it you will again move to CSP.  
3. Again, we are seeing a trend here, you can mill the head to factory rebuild specs and not beyond.
4. I would have to know more about the bracket you are talking about adding.  You can add larger sway bars in STS but cannot modify the mounting points.  This mod may actually move the car to SSM.  
5. You can add coilovers and such for STS but again, I do not know all of the components you would be replacing with the Fox suspension.  This could move you out of STS as well.  

I usually caution new drivers about making too many mods all at once.  If you have never done slalom before, the car, even in it's current state will be better than you are.  I would recommend coming out, even to watch and learn from others before going crazy on the mods which may not benefit the car.

The one mod you have not mentioned and is the best dollar value is tires.  Having a good slalom tire will equal all of the mods you have mentioned above.  See you in January!

6  General Category / Classification questions / 1993 Miata 1.6 for STS
 on: Nov 3rd, 2017, 7:40pm 
Started by Graham Brockley | Post by Graham Brockley
Hi there!  i just joined your club online. I live in Duncan and hope to come down for some Solo II fun this year!

I have a 1993 Miata that is stock and in need of some attention - close to 300,000 km and overdue for a timing belt.  I want to prepare it for STS and have a few questions:

1) Flyiin Miata sells subframe connectors that stiffen the chassis up by 30% they claim.  According to the rules apparently these can only be attached with 3 bolting areas - front, middle and back.  Would that be two bolts per area so a total of 6 bolts per subframe connector?  The FM comes with (as far as I can make out) an intended 12 bolts per subframe connector so 24 total.  

2) The engine needs rebuilding but the smallest OEM oversize piston according to our local Mazda dealer is 0.025” over whereas the rules state 0.020 is the maximum overbore…is it ok to use 0.025” if that's all that's available?

3) How much can be ground off the head?  The rules in Street (but not STS or STR) state the head can be milled but don’t specify an amount.  Milling the head 0.020” would increase the compression from 9.4:1 to about 10:1.

4) Flying Miata also sells braces that strengthen where the sway bars attach to the chassis since this area tends to fail.  I’m not sure if these would be legal.

5)  I am planning to use the Flying Miata Fox suspension.  Do you see anything illegal here before I order it?

I tried to post links to the products mentioned above but I guess I'm only allowed to do that after 5 non-annoying posts.

Thanks!  I’m sure I’ll have more questions as I order parts and hopefully get things ready before January!

7  General Category / General Board / VMSC 2018 Membership
 on: Oct 16th, 2017, 7:58pm 
Started by Jason Gunn | Post by Jason Gunn

8  General Category / General Board / Executive Board 2017 & 2018
 on: Oct 5th, 2017, 9:21am 
Started by Jason Gunn | Post by Jason Gunn
Thanks to the outgoing VMSC Executive for all their hard work this year! We did an amazing 23 events in 2017! The Awards Banquet is still to come on the 28th of October at the Cedar Hill Golf Course - tickets are available from Andrew Britney and Glenda J Wyatt. Please welcome the new VMSC Executive Board: President - myself, Vice President - Andrew Britney, Treasurer - Jason Cobham, Correspondence - Christian Proch-McMechan, Competition Directors - Bart Gilmour and Rob Keur, Social Director - Alastair James Denovan Beaumont, and Membership Director Glenda J Wyatt.

9  General Category / General Board / Monthly Meeting
 on: Oct 3rd, 2017, 2:18pm 
Started by ChrisZ | Post by ChrisZ
Clear your schedules for tomorrow night!  We will be voting in a new Executive.  Your vote matters!  Wednesday October 4th, 7PM at Cedar Hill Rec Centre. #makevmscgreatagain

10  General Category / Event Feedback & Comments / VMSC Summer Series #4 - October 1, 2017
 on: Oct 1st, 2017, 8:21pm 
Started by KarlR | Post by KarlR
Preliminary results are up on our website from today's event, the last event in our 2017 calendar. Let me know if you see anything untoward.  Thanks to a fine season and all the volunteers that make this club run so well.