Episode 3 of The Spirit of LeMons is out! In this episode, we gut the Cessna and talk about how the van will fit.
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Tonight we attempted to power up the flight control systems in the Cessna. Using two car batteries and a battery charger, we were able to provide enough voltage to light up the avionics panel, and the navigation beacon. Dave Mills walks us through it.
It really depends on what kind of racing you hope to do in LeMons. Do you want to go reasonably fast and focus on maximizing track time while racing? Get a Civic/Saturn/Escort/Miata/second gen MR2/Volvo 240/etc. Wanna be more reliable than most, but necessarily all that fast? Get a Corolla/Tercel/Geo Metro, or something along those lines that really doesn't have enough power to destroy itself. Do you want to drive something ridiculous, probably much less reliable, but potentially worthy of the Index Of Effluency (the GRAND PRIZE in LeMons racing)? Buy an unusual old car that has no business being anywhere near a race track. If you have to ask Jay Lamm for a weight waiver, you're off to a good start. If you've never heard of the car manufacturer before finding the car, even better! I personally find the oddball stuff to be far more fun, and more challenging on the track as well. Most racers can go relatively fast in a good car. Not many can go relatively fast in a total POS, but I assure you they will have more fun trying! I grinned far more broadly while sliding around Gingerman in a rusted-out '65 Impala wagon on forty year old rubber than I did running the fastest lap of the race at Summit Point in my Mark VIII.