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Greetings FEOA road racers,

I'm new to your organization and to your forums. I have a question that prehaps someone can help me with.

I recently bought a '91 EGT with the sole purpose of racing. For the remainder of the year it will be used in SCCA Solo II (autocross) and during this coming winter converted to an ITA SCCA road race car.

The Q is this - Is the top speed on a 91 GT limited by the computer or any other device. Well two questions - if it is how is that feature disabled?

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Thanks!
 

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If it is a manual (most egts are) then you shouldn't have a problem. I think the autos have some sort of speed limiter but I don't know how to remove it. My question is, what kind of racing will you be doing that will require your escort to go 120 mph or more? I know in autocrossing I usually don't get out of first gear which is only about 25 - 30 mph. And, unless your in the NASCAR series I don't see how you would need to go that fast.
 

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This type of racing is SCCA Improved Touring road racing. It's the whole deal, roll cages - helmets - fuel cells - fire proof undies and all. It's done on regular road racing tracks such as Watkins Glen, Sebring and Pocono (Sonoma for the left coasters). Check out SCCA.org or SpeedChannel for more info.

I also run Autocross with the Phila SCCA Region in a 99 Contour SVT. We regularly bounce the rev limiter in secong gear, speeds of better then 60mph are not uncommon in the speedier classes.

I really appreciate your reply about the top speed limiter!
 

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:D What-sup man, welcome to the forum.
What you could do is check with *Super-chip, Jet or Venom*, see what they have cause a chip/module can remove the speed-limiter.
some tracks have rules against use of chips, so check into that first.
8) This class sounds interesting, i might be interested in taking ppart myself.
Can you send information about it?.
 

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From my understanding.. no speedlimiter.

You may want to look into a new EFI setup for race use... something programable (unless your class rescrictions forbid it).

SDS makes a good, cheap programmable system. As you add more power to your engine (and more fuel) the ability to tune is severly limited by the stock computers. You can use piggyback fuel management and timing systems, but you're just adding to the complexity, which, as you probably know, isn't good for a racecar.

I'm not saying that it's something to be immediately concerned with, but the price of the SDS system (and there are probalby some other good options out there), it's worth considering for future modification.

I'm considering using an SDS system to compliment a reliable turbo setup for my 1.9L LX daily driver.

Keep us informed of your, and your car's, progress! :wink:
 

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You will have no problem with a speed limiter.

He won't need anything done to the ECU or custom ECU because the SCCA rules in the class he is running don't allow anything crazy enough with the engine that would require it. At least the last time I checked. Wayne H. from the EGT yahoo group used to do ITA racing. He is the one that championed the building of the 1" rear sway bar. He loved it and even wanted one a little bigger.

Keep me informed. We can do an article on the buildup of the car for ITA specs if you like.

shame-less sales pitch: I sell that 1" rear bar interestingly enough :)
 

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I'm not really good at attaching web stuff but you can go www.scca.org for the classes they race.

The class allows .5 increase in compression, headers, .40 overbore, bluprinting and anything in front of the MAF. Nothing else. No cams or computer stuff. No wheels over 15" and no rim width over 7". Coilovers are Ok if not permanently attached.
 

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ie, threaded body coilovers are illegal. ;)

Wizard Racing aso has a 2G here in New England. You will bounce off a rev limiter more in an autox than at the track, due to the nature of the autox's shorter course and lower speeds.

I don't know every track in the US but I don't believe you will have your car topped out before you hit the end of the straightaway. ;) We actually carry more speed down the shorter front straight at Lime Rock than at NHIS, due to the downhill at LRP.

Head on over to http://www.improvedtouring.com and look in your part of the US for help on tracks in your area
 

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I just wanted to reply to Diane, but couldn't find the direct link to your e-mail. So this is to you Diane.

I have a lot to learn...what's the difference between threaded body coilovers and Ground Control spring coilovers? Are Ground Control set-ups illegal? I see the Ground Control logos on some IT cars.

The IT series link you supplied is helpful. Is this seperate from SCCA or is it the actual SCCA IT series?

Thanks,

Dave
 

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The Improved Touring forums are not run by SCCA but I'd say close to 99% of the members are SCCA members or people like yourself, building cars to race the SCCA IT (Improved Touring) Series.

Ground Control may make a non-threaded coilover kit, I'm not sure as we run the Ledas. Anything good for the 1G's needs to be custom made. :x Also, we have Ground Control camber plates and have bought Eibach springs from them, so we could have their stickers as well, without the struts. :)

Hope this helps some!
 

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Yes, it does.

I'll make a pilgrimage to a couple of events this year to become more familar before the spending starts in ernest.

Diane, would you mind another question? The brakes on the gen2 don't seem all that great, can they be replaced with something better?

Dave
 
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