My regular driver - Autocross - Roadrace Monza

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Re: My regular driver - Autocross - Roadrace Monza

Postby NixVegaGT » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:43 pm

That's a good point about the installed height of the S10 spindle. I hadn't thought of that. Interesting.
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Re: My regular driver - Autocross - Roadrace Monza

Postby ssamonza » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:03 pm

I also melted the nylon pad cross-pins in a SCCA 18 lap showroom stock race in 1983.They re-hardened on the cool-down lap,and left me with a scarey few moments at the pit stall! I have just retreived the car from long-term storage, and want to drive it soon. Any source for a new fuel tank or advice on re-hab.of mine (and the in-tank pump-sender)? Thanks.(BTW the 305 V-8 car was just the opposite on the track of what you'd expect:compepative in braking and handling,but too slow a top-end on the straights vs.Porsche ,Rx-7 Mustang turbo SVO etc.)
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Re: My regular driver - Autocross - Roadrace Monza

Postby ck_carnut » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:54 am

I did the tank on my Cosworth with the Renu process: http://www.gastankrenu.com/

It's been 3 years so far and no problems.

As for the sender, I haven't seen them around. Some have used one from a Fiero, you may want to search the site on that. If you're feeling adventurous, you could probably clean and/or replace just the potentiometer part of the unit, as it's a standard 90 ohm GM piece.
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Re: My regular driver - Autocross - Roadrace Monza

Postby tinsfci » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 am

I noticed that I haven´t posted anything in my thread since Nov 2009...! :oops:

That´s the drawback with "everyone" posting on FB instead nowadays..

However, I still own and abuse my Monza at tracks sometimes. But there was... wait for it... NINE YEARS (!) since previous TrackDay :shock:

But beginning with autumn-2018, we´ve had an opportunity to go on TrackDay in a new location. It´s actually more of a Go-Cart track, so the straights are short and the corners narrow.

Here´s a movie and some pics from the event

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Link to YouTube-video:
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Re: My regular driver - Autocross - Roadrace Monza

Postby hammerdown7 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:08 am

The Cosworth Vega Club has also used larger Go-Kart tracks for track days in the past when they were in the area of our meetings. They are great for a variety of drivers, those new to performance driving on a road course as well as those with more experience. Plenty of excitement as you see how well your street car and yourself will do. Your Monza still looks great.

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Re: My regular driver - Autocross - Roadrace Monza

Postby leander » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:00 am

Looks like your Monza is still in good shape. By the way, nice video!
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Re: My regular driver - Autocross - Roadrace Monza

Postby tinsfci » Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:12 am

Two years (!) since I posted something here... time flies :shock:

Well, I still take my Monza to trackday events from time to time.

This video is from Sept-2020. Same circuit as the last video.
This time I have better camera (read better mobile phone) and, a very nice app named "RaceChrono" that lets you log/show your laptimes and AND take nice videos with "OSD" - On Screen Display :)

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Re: My regular driver - Autocross - Roadrace Monza

Postby rpoz-29 » Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:33 am

Good times! What tires are you on?
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Re: My regular driver - Autocross - Roadrace Monza

Postby tinsfci » Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:01 am

rpoz-29 wrote:Good times! What tires are you on?

Thank you, I'm still on my Very old BF Goodrich tires...
I'm very tempted to try R-type tires, but I'm afraid for the extra load that will put on car and suspension. Especially when I'm driving the Monza to and from track
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