Transponders

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Postby grundy » Tue Nov 18, 2003 10:17 am

Since AMB transponders are manditory for all cars in MiDiv next year I've contacted them to see if they have a group discount for us. I think that was mentioned at the convention but can't remember. Once I get an answer I''l post the info here and on the IT Discussion Board.
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Postby Speed Raycer » Tue Nov 18, 2003 11:07 am

I thought that the regions usually made them available for purchase?

If not, a group buy sounds like a heck of an idea!
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Postby grundy » Tue Nov 18, 2003 11:24 am

Scott,

At the convention no stipulation was made as to who or where the transponders were to be purchased. The only 2 requirements were:

1. Transponders will be required for all cars in 2004.

2. Transponders will be AMB.

I seem to recall some conversations about discounts but this motion was after the IT7 decision and I was concentrating on self medicating at the time.

Maybe someone who can recall all the detials will post a reply. In theh mean time I'm ready to but and if I can wrangle a discount I will.
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Postby CGerber » Tue Nov 18, 2003 11:59 am

I will continue to work on getting a deal for the transponders for everyone in the division. Look for something in your letter from Kelley about numbers. I hope to send some info out with her letter.

I will also post info here if that is what you all would like.
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Postby grundy » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:28 pm

Candy,

Thanks. We all appreciate your help.

Upward and onward.
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Postby Speed Raycer » Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:20 pm

Ok... group buy it is then :D
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Postby theenico » Tue Nov 18, 2003 7:09 pm

Hey guys. Do you think we could buy two.... one for the front and one for the back. Then I could put them on a switch to help get that last 10th of a second in qualifying
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Postby Speed Raycer » Tue Nov 18, 2003 7:30 pm

LOL... only you Nico :D
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Postby grundy » Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:58 pm

Nico,

For that to work for me I'd have to race a '63 Catalina. I think they are close to 30 ft. long.
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Postby bbetting » Tue Nov 18, 2003 10:01 pm

We found at Hallett that you only needed to walk back and forth in the cafe.

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Postby Chuck Clark » Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:54 am

I was just going to wire tie mine onto a faster car.
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Postby mustanghammer » Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:35 am

I can see Bob Gill's car with 42 transponders stuck to the bottom of it in the IT group!

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Postby grundy » Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:51 pm

Scott,

That the absolute BEST performance Modification tip I've ever seen posted. It's easy, cheap and requires very little skill. It's like the mod was made for me. Bob probably wont even notice the extra weight. My winter projects just got canceled.

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Postby Speed Raycer » Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:22 pm

Let's see... with the weight of 42 extra transponders ..... hmmm.. I'd think that'd slow em down enough for even myself to be able to catch him!.... Ok... maybe not catch, but at least see him from the back of the pack.
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Postby theenico » Thu Nov 20, 2003 8:23 am

Ok OK, I have an even better idea, but it requires an additional third transponder. Rig up a harpoon gun with a solenoid to work the trigger and mount a rechargeable transponder (that is rented from the region ;) ) to it. Hide the whole mess inside a brake duct and at the end of the race you should be able to make up about 20 car lengths in well under one second.
Ok, I had to come back and add this as another possible scenario:
Say you are in either ITA/ITB/ITC and Bob Gill (ITS) is getting ready to lap you. As he passes, you tuck in behind him and fire the harpoon/transponder into his rear bumper. Then you just take it easy for the rest of the race and try not to forget to go to impound. :D
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