Carlisle 2006--New MCA Award Categories

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Post by Ed Lijewski »

Add: "Quickest R&R of a Waste Gate Actuator" using only a 13mm open and closed end wrench."

[Duh duh duh dah, duh duh duh dah....tick tock tick tock tick tock....] :wink:

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Edit: change 10m to 13mm

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That might be a tad difficult, as the compressor bolts are 13mm. At least you could get the oil drain line off...
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Post by Ed Lijewski »

Add: "Fastest Correct Diagnosis of an engine malfunction."

The idea is that an XR would be purposely disabled in advance (won't start; chuffs only; starts but stops; idles erratically; has no power; etc.). The challenge is to diagnose the malfunction(s) in the shortest time.

This might work best if there were an XR mule, e.g. Maybe this could be one of the tech sessions. If Dave Planakis were willing, he might provide the mule as well as run this contest. Since many would likely be interested in competing, it might have to be done by Teams of, say, 5-10 people. :wink:


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Here's one: "Most die-hard Merkur/Merkur owner"

Only those cars that by all logic should have been scrapped a long time ago, yet still persist would be eligible.

Mine would get the award, plus celebrity pick. :D

Owners that refused to give up and brought their car back from the dead (and I mean really DEAD) would be eligible for the award, regardless of the end result.

Since I've given up on mine, I wouldn't be eligible for that one. :(
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Post by Ed Lijewski »

Have you seen Steve Duchene's rat Merk XR? :wink:

But, if you can compete with him or even beat him, that's wonderful! :D :wink:

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Ed Lijewski wrote:Have you seen Steve Duchene's rat Merk XR? :wink:

But, if you can compete with him or even beat him, that's wonderful! :D :wink:

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Is Steve's the red one with the Cossie bumper in primer and no cladding and tons of primer and crap all over it? And it's been like that for like 6 years? Yeah, I saw it. But at least his looks like a work-in-progress. Mine's just gotten nasty over the years. It has duct-tape on it, for Christ's sake! And rust showing through the primer.
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Post by Ed Lijewski »

I didn't check out Steve's car this year at Carlisle, nor yours, either, unfortunately.

But when I first saw Steve's ride about 2-1/2 years ago at a NOVAMOG meet at Hartwood Automotive (Dave Planakis' garage), it took my breath away. The outside was ratty but walking up to it I didn't recoil from that, but when I saw the inside, my jaw dropped. The dash was out (IIRC), there were wires and components hanging everywhere, stuff was in disarray everywhere you looked. I didn't even look under the hood; who knows what waited there to further stun the central nervous system (my brain was already numb). Just the totality of the ratty outside with unbelievably messy, untidy and almost unlivable inside was as much as I could take.

So, keep in mind that the award for Rat Merk of the Year includes exterior, interior and under the hood (and maybe under the car). :wink:

Can't wait to see your car and his next Carlisle. :D

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My interior this year consisted of an upper dash, an unbolted speedo cluster (no trim), and 2 seats. My poor fiancee had to pull on the little "Z" bend to open the door during the trip. But yeah, next year I hope to pickup "most progress" award. ;) If I can't get to the exterior, at least I can start on the interior now. It's all stripped and cleaned, just time to put the (best) bits back in.
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Re: Carlisle 2006--New MCA Award Categories

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Ed Lijewski wrote:
Ed Lijewski wrote:My recommendations:




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Add: "Most Unsupportive Wife or S.O."
[Note: Nominee need not be present to win.] :wink:


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Well I pulled mine out a wreckers. It had been hit in the front end and burnt.
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The more I think about it Ed the more I like the idea of a RatMerk award.

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Post by Ed Lijewski »

Add:

"Most Innovative Use of the Dash Cubby"



"Most Innovative Use for the Rear Shelf Box"


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Post by Colin »

Funny you should mention that dash cubby... Whenver I have a bottle of pop in the car I shove it in there to keep it from rolling around. It's a perfect fit! :lol:
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Post by Ed Lijewski »

Colin wrote:Funny you should mention that dash cubby... Whenver I have a bottle of pop in the car I shove it in there to keep it from rolling around. It's a perfect fit! :lol:
Ah, yes; an indication of a true Minnysodan :!: :P :lol: :wink:

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