Yeah I like beating those imports too. Best feeling in the world. Problem with the GTO is that the imports get to drive home, park in the garage, and go flip on the TV. The GTO gets to trailer home, get pushed into the garage, get disassembled and then reassembled to prepare for the next race in 3 weeks.
Decided to install an M22 Muncie for the next race. Talked to 3 old school transmission builders today and they swear by it. No cutting or mods needed. However, they did recommend case modifications to increase the strength and that will be enough.
After the trans install I am going to get the harness you reccomend. I would hate to wreck with my 1969 Lap and Shoulder straps. That would be bad. It looks like one of the straps goes between the legs. Seems like a strap in the crotch would be very painful in a wreck....
SCCA Mandates a roll cage once you enter Club Racing. The PDX and Time Trails do not require roll bar. PDX is limited to passing on the straights and 100 mph top speed on straights. I think the NASA club rules are the same. 3 point seat belts, brake lights, and Snell rated helmets are the minimum requirements.
Here is the wheel and tire combo pic. Year One Rally II 17x8 all around and Nitto 555 Summer Tires, 255/50/R17. They grip awesome, soft tire.
The trick to the handling is more in the SPC Adjustable Control arms and upper and lower extra tall ball joints on the front end. This corrects the camber and caster geometry of the A-Body and allows a road race alignment at -1 Degree Camber and +5 Degree Caster. That is impossible with almost all the other control arm manufacturers.
Higher spring rate SPC Lowering springs and tubular rear control arms with pivot joints in the control arms allow the rear end to flex like it needs to. UMI Performance makes some of the best stuff and they actually test their stuff on cars they have in their shop. Koni adjustable shocks set to very stiff also help out.
Poly suspension bushing all around fix the body role. However, I still need poly body mounts to complete the job. Lower tubular control arms are really not necessary, they don't do anything for front end geometry, however, they do add strength over stock lower a-arms.
I dont have any external video's of the races. Maybe soon I can get a friend to record one.