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Stoogefest 2019

Discussion in '348/355' started by vvassallo, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. vvassallo

    vvassallo F1 Veteran

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    I finally got my head above water to plan this year's event. This is possibly the last one I will be able to host - in this state. ;) We'll see what comes up.

    Anyway, we're looking at Saturday May 18th. Please let me know how this works and if you will be able to make it. Alternatively, you may suggest another date, such as June 1st. Remember that May 25th is Memorial
    Day weekend so that is probably not a good one. June 2nd is the FCA picnic at the Botanical Gardens. For some of you out-of-towners, it's a great free event for FCA members but you need to call Peter Lund for a reservation as early as you can.

    Stoogefest 2019 will be the usual nonsense - eating, lying about cars, maintenance coaching/kibitzing, some actual work, and telling lies. All years welcome, but favor given to 348's and 355's. This is a great place to learn more about your cars, how to work on them and saving money.

    Cheers,
    Vince
     
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  2. SoCal1

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  3. TrojanFan

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    I'm personally a "No Go" for May 18th as I am up at Edwards AFB on the FCA trip.

    June 1 may work for me however I'm back in almost the exact area the following day for the FCA picnic at the Botanical Gardens on June 2nd and unfortunately the event is completely full.

    Just to throw it out there, June 9th is the FCA Concorso at San Marino so yet another bad weekend for me. June 8th will be a prep day for the event.

    I am around and open Memorial Day weekend though.
     
  4. SoCal1

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    Botanical garden will be great this year with all the rain
     
  5. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
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    5/18 ok
    memorial WE not for me
    6/15, 20 ,29 ok
     
  6. Derekevan13

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    Any Saturday in June works for me! Will be in Europe the second half of May.


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  7. FerMaz

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    Not sure if I can make t but will try.
     
  8. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
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    Any suggestions for a tech talk? How to fix something?
     
  9. SoCal1

    SoCal1 F1 Veteran
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    Alignments and suspension is so overlooked. nobody seems to do it or understand how why, single most important thing in a performance car

    Or even proper brake servicing
     
  10. TrojanFan

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    I'm also good with 6/15, 20 or 29
     
  11. fatbillybob

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    Both are deep topics we can have a clinic on. But it would be very difficult to perform without decent tools. Im too old to crawl under ramps to get at shims to adjust camber. I work only on a lift. Also Ferrari springs are preloaded and quite a pitas to deal with. I have yet to find a spring compressor that fits nice insitu. I just take the coil over out and work on bench a real pain. But I'm a racer so I converted to real coilovers and adjustable shocks with coil springs and helper springs so I can adjust ride heights abd scale my car with my hand on my 550. But if you want to dial in one of your challenge cars we could probably get it done if I point and someone else does the crawling. Your 355 challenge might have not preloaded springs and that would make all the difference in the world. We would need to clear Vince's garage too it is the flattest spot and we furthur need to level the floor with tiles...an easy task.





    Or we need a car that needs a brake service and go through that including flush and bleeding.
     
  12. SoCal1

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    Was thinking of more a classroom deal so they can ask questions and we can give dumb ass answers

    I may have some ICAR and ASE material
     
  13. Culprit

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    I haven't met you guys but I'm OC with a 95 GTB, would be cool to swing by
     
  14. fatbillybob

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    That could work. I always fell asleep in class. Let's see what the group wants to do. Anyone??
     
  15. yelcab

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    Ooh, fresh meat.
     
  16. TrojanFan

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    What about Ketel coming down?

    And who has the ketel?
     
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  17. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
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    Didn't we give the ketel to a new guy?
     
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  18. yelcab

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    Ketel has the Ketel and he expressed that he wants to make the next event so he can give it away. He is one busy boy and we still have not gotten a date.
     
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    Once a date is firmed up, I'll see if I can get Dr colorchip and Eagle eye the dent guy there.
     
  21. TheOnlyest

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    Oh man, its been a long time... So glad that some things never change around here. Miss you guys!!
     
  22. SoCal1

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    I need some yeller touch up paint
     
  23. ketel

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    Yes, I have the Ketel award and dying to bestow that to the new rightful owner. Basically it boomeranged back to me when I missed the last stoogefest.

    How's that date firming up, VInce?

    Ketel
     
  24. vvassallo

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    The date is not holding up for me guys, so let's move it into June. Not the first weekend because we have Ferrari events, but maybe mid-June, like the 15th? Give me some workable dates, please.

    Vince
     
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  25. SoCal1

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    Just tell me when Im a looser with nothing to do :)
     

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