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T.A
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Posted - 18 Dec 2007 :  21:38:46  Show Profile  Visit T.A's Homepage Send T.A a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
My brother wants to know how it is safer and what the average top speed is.
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xtreme
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Posted - 19 Dec 2007 :  18:55:17  Show Profile  Visit xtreme's Homepage  Click to see xtreme's MSN Messenger address Send xtreme a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Everything depends on things, ie gear ratio's and what tracks your competing on. Formula Vee have 2 classes, 1200cc and 1600cc. If you run at Phillip Island it'd be 180-190km/h ish im told. As for why a car (Vee) is safer than a kart well a car has a roll cage, Vee's and Formula Fords are basically a cage as the chassis that goes around you with an engine behind you and your belted into the car with it around you. Your probably looking at 20k to buy a car plus a years running costs...

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T.A
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Posted - 19 Dec 2007 :  19:21:17  Show Profile  Visit T.A's Homepage Send T.A a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
He also wants to know these questions also.
How much horsepower?
How many gears?
Is it clutch or sequential?
Is there a NSW state Championship & if so where do they race in NSW?
Where can I (meaning him) find all the info on this style of racing?

Thanks
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Gidders
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Posted - 19 Dec 2007 :  20:30:39  Show Profile Send Gidders a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
http://fvee.org.au/

Sounds to me he wants to be in the fastest kind of car straight away. He needs to work his way up F Vee great place to start, learning the asspects of openwheel racing in something that is not blindly quick dont get me wrong for what they are they are quick.
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Hati
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Posted - 19 Dec 2007 :  20:41:17  Show Profile  Visit Hati's Homepage Send Hati a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Isn't it easier to ring up the nearest club where they can answer all these questions???

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Posted - 20 Dec 2007 :  07:16:35  Show Profile  Visit laser's Homepage Send laser a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
... or actually join up and ask the questions yourself

  
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Gidders
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Posted - 20 Dec 2007 :  15:29:14  Show Profile Send Gidders a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I dont see the problem in him getting as much info from as many parties as possible to me it's a good idea.
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xtreme
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Posted - 20 Dec 2007 :  18:05:51  Show Profile  Visit xtreme's Homepage  Click to see xtreme's MSN Messenger address Send xtreme a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by T.A

He also wants to know these questions also.
How much horsepower? depends on class but there are some varying numbers
How many gears? 4 from memory
Is it clutch or sequential? Clutch
Is there a NSW state Championship & if so where do they race in NSW?
Yes, 6 rounds, Eastern Creek, Oran Park, Wakefield Park, next year a national event at Bathurst.
Where can I (meaning him) find all the info on this style of racing? http://www.fvansw.asn.au/

Thanks

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Posted - 21 Dec 2007 :  07:25:32  Show Profile  Visit T.A's Homepage Send T.A a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by xtreme

quote:
Originally posted by T.A

He also wants to know these questions also.
How much horsepower? depends on class but there are some varying numbers
How many gears? 4 from memory
Is it clutch or sequential? Clutch
Is there a NSW state Championship & if so where do they race in NSW?
Yes, 6 rounds, Eastern Creek, Oran Park, Wakefield Park, next year a national event at Bathurst.
Where can I (meaning him) find all the info on this style of racing? http://www.fvansw.asn.au/



Thanks






Thanks, he will be happy with that information.
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amonfan
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if you want to run a kart but avoid the biff and barge that often comes with Sprint karting you could always buy a Rotax max kart and run it as a Superkart...
1m19s @ Mallala, 1m31s @ Winton, 1m19s Oran park GP, 1m09s Calder, 1m30s at QLD Raceway, 1m09s @ Morgan Park... the Creek you may fall asleep as i think they do 1m51s there ;)

You'll get a good Rotax for around $5000 or go new for approx $7500

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V8 SuperCabs
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Posted - 28 Dec 2007 :  23:38:35  Show Profile  Visit V8 SuperCabs's Homepage Send V8 SuperCabs a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by scotthydro

...and if it wasn't for the restrictor that CAMS puts in our carbies, we'd go faster (than Formula Fords) too.


No, absolutely, unequivocally not.

In real terms, what do you think the restrictor plate is worth? 5hp? I would dare say not even, more so it would be slightly crisper throttle response, and it ‘may’ result in higher rpm at the end of the straights.

Now, if you compare 1600 Formula Ford – i.e. State level lap records to the equivalent 1600 Formula Vee records, lap times vary significantly, from 8.25 seconds (in favour of Formula Ford) at Eastern Creek to 7.4 seconds (again in favour of Formula Ford) at the twisty Wakefield circuit. So you’re stating as fact that taking a 28mm restrictor out of a 34mm carburettor will drop a 60hp cars lap times by over 7 seconds per lap? I find these claims dubious to say the least…

I love Formula Vee, honestly I do. As an entry level (and I stress, entry level) class it’s great – kind of like ‘bucket racing’ for cars, but sometimes I’m left shaking my head in bemusement at the promotions and proclamations to come out of Vee racing. They must have Spiderman for a PR consultant, as only he could spin that much sh**.
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