I play many instruments and have a passion for good music that is topped only by my passion for racing. I like anything that has a motor (or turbine) in it. For my day job I make fire. I am the Electrical Engineering Manager at Webster Combustion Technology, be manufacture burners and control systems for industrial; commercial and institutional boilers, heat treat and rotary aggregate driers (asphalt/concrete industry). My car is the #59 Honda CRX. I built this car myself, motor and all, with my own hands. It had a D15 block with a Y7 head that I ported and polished with my Dremel. I put P29 pistons with Crower rods in the block. With that combination I had a NA, 12.96 : 1, 1493 cc, 1800 lbs, road racing go kart on steroids. Ran great for 3 races but, apparently the 145k miles on the block didn't like the 7800 rpm I hit a few times. (Note to self; use a rev limiter next time) It was the best D15 on the track, and probably the only. The next go was a quickie JDM front clip extraction, no rebuild, just swap. I put a B16A from a JDM Mugen adorned CRX SiR. That motor was fast, beat my fastest times by almost 3 seconds. 6-7 laps into the feature BOOM. Forgot to get that limiter, hit the stock ECU limit twice (8200 RPM) though. (Note to self, put a damn rev limiter in next time). The next go is sitting on the shop floor waiting. Another B16A, however this one will be rebuilt, no swap crap anymore. And will get a CSD with a rev limiter this time, promise.
What car(s) do you own?
1989 Honda CRX (Road Racer)
2001 Kia Optima V6 SE w/ Sportmatic Tranny.(kid's project car)
2004 PT Cruiser (kid's learner and toy car for the home track)
2011 Chevy Traverse (wife's car)
2013 Dodge Ram 1500 w/ 5.7L Hemi (The Black Stallion)
What do you like to do (e.g. vintage race with...)?
Racing (real life or video game, doesn't matter), makin' music, "roughing it" (back country camping), going crazy on the go karts and jet ski (or anything else with a motor or wheels), playing and building stuff with my boys and blowing stuff up (safely of coarse), etc, etc.... all the stuff real men do that our wifes most generally disapprove of. he he.
What clubs do you belong to?
Hallett Racers Group, National Consorteum of Standards Labratories International (NCSLI), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA); International Heating Equipment Association (IHEA); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); BSA (scout leader)
Great Home Page :-))
We've added some stuff in the Honda Group.
Thought you might like it.
You can create a new Group for your business on MyVRL and invite your customers to join.
All the best - Stephen
whats going on brosef!!!!!!.....Cant wait to get the clutch put in your car and get you out there racing!!!!!....you better be fast....Im going to bring the heat on ya next season...got the points clinched for 2nd...so im rockin the corolla this time out!!!!! ahhhh yeaaaahhhhh.....see ya fool
Welcome to MyVRL.
Please join the Honda and Hallett Groups, post photos and invite your friends to join.
BTW - I also love Hallett :-))
All the best - Stephen Page
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