Author Topic: What's a Yeehaw?  (Read 4687 times)

[SJ]AlarmedBread

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What's a Yeehaw?
« on: July 06, 2009, 12:02:49 pm »
Marcus asked if I could get some video from my SJ 'race car'. This past friday spent some time at the track fooling around on allseason tires. Nothing to get excited about, but it's good practice for grocery getting!  :rotfl:

Video --  MAM 7-3-09


[SJ]Earnhardt

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 12:23:00 pm »
 :D
Man, that's a fine vid!

Great driving there AB, your line is fun to watch  :salute:

[SJ]7tastic

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009, 01:22:56 pm »
Nice one Mr Bread

was it a drift day or a regular track day? in the UK they would chuck you off a track day for having that much fun  :D

nice driving, I was expecting a trip onto the grass much sooner  :D

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 01:51:48 pm »
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[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 02:09:44 pm »
Thanks guys, I do have some more video but I figured 2 laps was plenty for anyone to sit through. lol

was it a drift day or a regular track day? in the UK they would chuck you off a track day for having that much fun  :D

nice driving, I was expecting a trip onto the grass much sooner  :D


It was a regular open track day, usually they are a little more strict about drifting. But a few reasons I got away with it, main one being that the only other car on track at the time was that yellow spec racer, I know the corner workers (it was the end of the day and only 2 workers left) and discussed my intentions with them beforehand and was not giving off huge plumes of smoke since I don't have enough power to do that. It is just my daily driver after all. :)

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 03:18:24 pm »
That's awesome Bread  :D

 :excited:  :excited:  :excited:

I wish I had a course like that to go run on  :yes:

[SJ]mr.peabody

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2009, 03:55:14 pm »
Oh cool! Where did you get the stylin' SJ number plate stickers? I want some!

[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009, 04:09:57 pm »
I used Byron's wonderful number plate graphic and had it printed at a vinyl shop, I chose to use magnetic sheet since that makes it easy to put on multiple vehicles. Tough to beat for $60, I think just the vinyl is around $40. I got a 24x24" with the plate and number printed next to it then cut it out myself, but anywhere can do it easily. Anyone who wants it I can email the .psd template.

« Last Edit: July 06, 2009, 04:18:11 pm by [SJ]AlarmedBread »

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 04:11:44 pm »
A credit to Simjunkies, that's what you are.
I feel proud whenever you take the Beemster to the track!  :hats off:

[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 04:16:02 pm »
:hats off: to all you fine gentlemen who have taught me how to drive, whenever someone asks I tell them I learned at SJ.  :toast:

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2009, 04:32:03 pm »
 :D

Come 'ere you, I'll teach you some more!
 :rotfl:

[SJ]Alex Wulf

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2009, 05:25:15 pm »
Thats a cool number plate :) The vid too!

Marcus

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2009, 07:13:06 pm »
Thank you so much for taking the vid!  Thank you again for not putting any music on it!  That was fun to watch.  :gtg:  Loved the sound of the tranny whining.


[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2009, 08:12:08 pm »
Cas - It is true though, I have so much more virtual seat time than real seat time and it really does make a difference in my driving. The ability to criticize myself, accept criticism from others and use it to improve as a driver all come from the values I learned in this great community.

That whine is the differential thanks to poly mounts on it. :)

Another one following a similar car for a few laps once it finishes converting. About 6 laps this time, make sure you have a beer lol

09-7-3 MAM laps w/ some traffic

Marcus

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2009, 08:58:09 pm »
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That whine is the differential thanks to poly mounts on it


Keep talking like that.  You have no idea what it does for me lol

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2009, 11:20:28 pm »
Cas - It is true though, I have so much more virtual seat time than real seat time and it really does make a difference in my driving. The ability to criticize myself, accept criticism from others and use it to improve as a driver all come from the values I learned in this great community.



Yeah, I hear ye mate.
In real life driving, if I am aware that I can NOT reset anything and stay alive, I definitely can use sim racing experience to negotiate tough situations with no panic nor fear.
I would never critisize your driving though, hehe.

Come to think of it, it is SO cool that people you can teach something in some sim or mod  beat yo' ass at other mods or cars.
I think that is one of the things that make SJ so cool.
One can never rest, and one can celebrate oneself unexpectedly too.  :hats off:

[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2009, 12:34:46 am »
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That whine is the differential thanks to poly mounts on it


Keep talking like that.  You have no idea what it does for me lol

Hmm, so I should not mention the spherical bearings up front or heim joints in the rear? lol

I would never critisize your driving though, hehe.

I'm sure you could, criticize is not a bad thing, critique etc. It is all in the name of progress feel free! :toast:

Next installment of the yeehaw show is ready for viewing!

09-7-3 MAM laps w/ some traffic

[SJ]mr.peabody

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2009, 01:41:40 am »
Yea-I'll fly the colors. sdwarf36@aol.com It actually matches my paint-blue + orange.

 One piece of advice-got a bigger steering wheel-and a seat. Your holding yourself up when your drifting on the wheel-and its moving too quick to keep up with.

[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2009, 03:10:47 am »
Yes I know I need a seat, these are just for daily driving and I'm planning to purchase nice buckets, used to have corbeaus, but want something better. The wheel seems fine, much better than the stock one, but I will keep your comment in mind and see about trying some other sizes, IIRC this one is 350mm.

Very cool, we will have an SJ army of cars before long! :D

[SJ]Joe Maters

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2009, 06:54:59 am »
I tough you had a built tranny and dfrential with straight cut gears. First time I heard someone has that noise cause of Poly mounts. I have them all in my FC and it doesn't make any sound like that.....


The steering wheel is perfect. No need to buy another one. Just need to be a little quicker moving your hands lol....

Marcus

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2009, 07:40:22 am »
If you Email me some pictures of the car I'll make you a page here on the site.  We can link your sig to it as well. :)

That goes for anyone who races in any form.  I've been wanting to do this for a while, but nobody has sent me anything to work with yet! lol

[SJ]Stein

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2009, 02:57:34 pm »
Just as i wanted to post something positive for a change, the site wasn't reachable for me.. doh!



Well Done Chris, the Yeehaw was a bit faint though... as are those on comms as of late.. lol.. very well done and what a lovely track.

the grass might have been greener on the other side... a bit more steinways and you would have found that out the hard way.
It beeing you daily driver, wow... takes balls m8ey..

as i wouldn't try it with the colt..

Woof ~  Woof


[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2009, 08:02:45 pm »
Well, I consider it my daily driver, but my daily commute consists of walking about 50'. lol Also notice I didn't fool around near any hard obstacles! the worst consequence for me going off track was grass. Still it's not a great idea to take a car you NEED to the track, because at any time it could be written off, just like your regular driving you could crash and die at anytime right?

Marcus, here are a few pics of it sitting still, I have some action shots too. I've been meaning to update my community profile to include the car, that will be my project for tonight. :)
You can see the 'transformation' from when I got it to now here...
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v345/AlarmedBread/doppelganger/?start=0





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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2009, 11:01:55 pm »
That is a nice gallery Chris.  It really showed me how much heart you've put into this car.  It looks fantastic, and I am envious of your ambition.

:gtg:

Now I want to make the drive out to go for a ride. :)

[SJ]HeatCAN

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2009, 11:56:49 pm »
Finally got to check out the vid.  The grass may still be green, but your pants are all yellow!  he he.  Cool stuff and great props for SJ  :)

[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2009, 03:04:09 am »
Now I want to make the drive out to go for a ride. :)

Ride? Hell you can drive it! Invitation is open to any SJ, if you're ever near Omaha on a friday let me know and we can work out the details. Don't worry about breaking it, you'd have to be a extraordinary individual to do any worse to the old girl than I do. ;) The local track here is very good for newbies and learning with very soft, grassy consequences.

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2009, 03:46:57 am »
Will you ride along and call out the corners?  Is there an rFactor track for your home course?

[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2009, 04:14:15 am »
Yes and Yes, but the version of the track isn't very accurate, no camber. I have another home track which I have made for rfactor too. Also check out High Plains raceway and Hallet. I don't have video from either yet, but they are semi-local to me. :)

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2009, 05:00:52 am »
Well my three year old son is ready to drive out.  He made me watch both videos in their entirety again.  :gtg:  He has big plans to put his car seat in and wear his bike racing helmet.  I don't have the heart to tell him that it just wont happen.  Luckily he can't read what I'm typing.

[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2009, 04:22:51 pm »
Well, my car has no airbags so he can ride in the front like a big boy! :D Actually he could ride along at an autocross, for the road course the minimum age is 12 w/ parental consent. I'll have to check what the nearest ones are and plan my trip to be in SLC for an autocross weekend.

I tough you had a built tranny and dfrential with straight cut gears. First time I heard someone has that noise cause of Poly mounts. I have them all in my FC and it doesn't make any sound like that.....

Indeed, it is a combination of things, That diff has an unknown (300k?) milage on it, so I'm sure it is out of spec, but the LSD still takes 90ftlbs to break! I think there is a rear wheel bearing just starting to talk to me too, but maybe it is in the diff output flange. The old girl is due for some service in the rear end honestly, I have a spare rebuilt diff, just no real reason to put it in yet. Everyone seems to enjoy the gear whine! ;)

[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2009, 07:29:14 am »
Here's a pic to clarify how I did the numbers, it was the cheapest way to get them printed, anyone who wants them PM me and I'll send the psd. :)


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[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: What's a Yeehaw?
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2009, 12:54:19 am »
Some more yeehaw this weekend! We had a evening/night time rallycross, it was a lot of fun!  :excited:

I need to make a better camera mount.



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