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    Default Mini Lap Timer with Delta Indicator

    I ran my first race weekend at Pacific Raceways during Spring Sprints this past week in my new to me 1967 Russell Alexis.

    The only thing I really miss is having some type of Delta indication and lap timer. I'm a bit large for the cockpit so I sit slightly tall. Glancing at the center of the steering wheel isn't an ideal option, although when I get my bead seat done it may drop me enough to have a better viewing angle.

    In other sports I'm involved with we have toyed around with digital goggle displays. I searched the net today and didn't see anything similar for auto racing.

    What solutions have you Formula Ford (small cockpit) guys found?

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    Default Digital displays

    Congrats on the first outing!! Sovren is a great group to run with, you might want to check the rules on digital displays. Not quite vintage, or just use the cars around you as a delta.

    Best of luck enjoy the new adventure!

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    I ended up using an AIM with a cutoff wheel. First I mounted it on the wheel, then I just played around with mounting options and got it back on the car.

    I had similar problems, my position in the car made it such that I was having to look around the wheel to see the gauges, I could only get the tach positioned so I could read it.

    The good thing about the digital dashes is the ability to keep much better tabs on engine health.

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    Scott, this is how I mounted my Solo2. You may have seen it at the historic? I recall it has predictive lights on the right, but I'm just looking at the shift lights for now.

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    Default Vbox Mini Lap Timer

    Hi Jim... I actually didn't see it mounted but it looks great in the photo.

    I ended up with the VBOX Mini Lap Timer for a couple of reasons. My space is far more limited but the main reason I went VBOX is the combination Delta T and Delta V. There are two SUPER bright LEDS that indicate live Delta V at every corner exit. They are so bright I can see them in my periphery. Being the reigning champ of back markers I need this type of live data to see where I can improve my times.

    Sure wish I had been able to get more laps in but grateful that my A arm decided to fail in a slower section of the track. I learned some new big words though.... Hydrogen Embrittlement.

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    Bake after plating to 250C, prevents hydrogen embrittlement. I see these chrome, cadmium and nickel plated suspension bits all the time and I think, I hope they were baked after plating. Hydrogen embrittlement can be a very low cycle failure.

    Hope to see you out there again!
    Jim Phoenix Van Diemen RF79 CF

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