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Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« on: Tuesday,June 19, 2012, 05:20:38 PM »
A nice Europa Twin Cam showed up at the last VARA race in Button Willow. Nice to see the little cars out racing.
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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday,July 25, 2012, 06:43:16 PM »
Interesting place for a tow hook!

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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #2 on: Thursday,July 26, 2012, 12:13:07 AM »
^^^^ +1 !

Not only have they welded a tow hook to the back of the speedo, but they've also trapped the mechanic in the engine bay..... :)






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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #3 on: Thursday,July 26, 2012, 01:34:58 PM »
"Where's Timmy?" 
"I don't know.  He was here when we were putting the engine in. . . ."

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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday,July 31, 2012, 03:33:27 PM »
Does this car have rear drum breaks? Looks like that on the picture.

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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday,July 31, 2012, 03:39:34 PM »
Does this car have rear drum breaks? Looks like that on the picture.
Yes, stock rear brakes
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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday,July 31, 2012, 03:44:58 PM »
What kind of race is this car driving? On Circuit tracks? Sprint or endurance?

Could you see, if the front brakes were original, as well?

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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday,July 31, 2012, 04:07:12 PM »
What kind of race is this car driving? On Circuit tracks? Sprint or endurance?

Could you see, if the front brakes were original, as well?
This car races in a club called VARA (Vintage Automobile Racing Association) They race various circuit tracks throughout California. Typical season is 7 to 8 races per year. Front brakes are stock as well. Vintage racing requires that the car can only be raced with modifications that would be appropriate for that car during the period in which it was originally raced. 
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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #8 on: Thursday,August 02, 2012, 02:10:23 PM »
What kind of race is this car driving? On Circuit tracks? Sprint or endurance?

Could you see, if the front brakes were original, as well?
This car races in a club called VARA (Vintage Automobile Racing Association) They race various circuit tracks throughout California. Typical season is 7 to 8 races per year. Front brakes are stock as well. Vintage racing requires that the car can only be raced with modifications that would be appropriate for that car during the period in which it was originally raced.
I read in another thread that you are racing, as well. Are you racing your Europa TC Special with 2.0 Zetec engine?

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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #9 on: Thursday,August 02, 2012, 04:18:06 PM »
I race a 1973 914 Porsche and a 1973 BMW 2002
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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #10 on: Saturday,February 16, 2013, 10:49:26 AM »
just ran across this "new forum"; This is my car.  This is a VARA pic of it on the track; and of the head after a radiator hose vibrated off. the head's been repaired but the engine's still being rebuilt. Mecky, if you're monitoring this, my car is prepared following this  preparation manual: 
http://gglotus.org/ggtech/europa-racecar/europaracer.htm

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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #11 on: Saturday,February 16, 2013, 11:01:34 PM »
Ouch !   I bet that was noisy.....

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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #12 on: Sunday,February 17, 2013, 11:49:31 AM »
acutally just a loud crack, but the temp. gauge is what caught my attention. One of the guy's at tech later mentioned that it's a good idea to have a low pressue warning light on the water line so as to avoid this kind of serious damage. now he tells me.....


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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #13 on: Monday,February 18, 2013, 02:14:54 PM »
Topper,

Who is doing the head work?  On one of engines here a similar issue happened.  Looks like someone got a tiny pavement breaker and had his way with the chamber.

Diggin' on your race car.  Don't see many on the track.

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Re: Europa TC at VARA - Button Willow CA
« Reply #14 on: Monday,February 18, 2013, 09:02:42 PM »
head repaired by john at Omni tech enging. in washington. it looks good, hopefully it will hold.