Club Room at Kings

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    BarkingSpyder
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    Hi guys – Major Buzzkill checking in!
    STEREO KNOBS
    Two years ago someone went Ape with the Selector knob on our Marantz stereo and twisted it so bad that to listen to a phone/MP3 player the knob had to point (incorrectly) to TAPE-1, instead of the correct AUX. Last week King Kong did it again further twisting the knob way out of whack! I hope and assume that nobody from our club is mauling the stereo that Russ is generously lending us.   ** I was able to carefully remove and re-set the knob – Now to listen to a phone or MP3 player the knob has to be on AUX.

    ! The ONLY things you should change on the amp is the Power switch and Volume knob. Leave all other switches and knobs alone. I have emailed Rudy to make sure all King’s employees get the same message.

    DON’T CLOSE BROWSERS
    After each race the video needs to be uploaded to YouTube – this process takes several hours. When using the “TV computer” please DO NOT RE-USE or CLOSE ANY EXISTING BROWSER windows, especially if it is on ASCC’s YouTube channel. This happened recently and Steve had to re-upload the video.

    BATHROOM
    Last weekend I fixed the leaking shop-sink, JIC you ever use that. This weekend I (again) fixed the back toilet. However it is still slow filling the tank – so BE PATIENT when you drop a huge deuce needing multiple flushes!
    And – please please pay attention to the sign on the door and LOCK THE DOOR by turning the Key Left – When you LEAVE the bathroom. The latch is Not automatic – you Must turn the key to keep the door shut and to Prevent the AC from leaking out of the bathroom.

    CATALOGS
    Magazines and parts catalogs have been organized. Catalogs and slot car books are on the shelf next to the stereo. Magazines are grouped with similar titles and are in the lower right hand side (facing the truing bench) of the ARK.

    ... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red Barchetta

    #12294
    Radial TA
    Radial TA
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    Thanks for the attention you pay to the club facilities.

    #12295
    Radial TA
    Radial TA
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    Thanks for the attention you pay to the club facilities.

    #12301
    porsche917
    porsche917
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    Mark,

    Thanks for all the work on the club room, especially the bathroom!

    #12324
    BarkingSpyder
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    On Sat May 26 I draped the Ark with the tarp. (On Thurs there was noticeable drop-through from the gaps between the covers.) Next step is we need bungees and mounting holes or hole-bolts.

    ... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red Barchetta

    #13026
    BarkingSpyder
    BarkingSpyder
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    POWER SUPPLIES
    — The Rally Power Supply is fixed. The voltage control pot (potentiometer) had it’s case broken, either by slamming the P/S computer cubby door on the knob, or an overly enthusiastic racer trying to dial in a voltage. A multi-turn precision pot -like the won that broke- was installed; it has some metal reinforcements on the case in the back so hopefully is lasts.
    MIN voltage is 8.24, MAX 15.7 – currently set at 10v for October.

    !! The MASTEC (big truing-machine power supply) has *again been Over-voltaged – While I was at Fryes Sat afternoon, someone clipped the Red(positive) wire on the Black(negative) post. This is the 2nd time in about 3 weeks – come on guys pay a little more attention when you are putting up things!

    ... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red Barchetta

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    BarkingSpyder
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    UPDATE -The MASTEC has been reset; to reset it unplug it from the power strip behind the computer (I have a tag on the MASTECs power cord). Give it a day to discharge its capacitors and fully re-set. Erik somehow tripped if the other day when truing tires on the ‘new’ dual-wheel truer. Maybe this thing needs to be replaced?! I will discuss at annual meeting.

    BROWN REFER – I am moving drinks out of the dorm fridge below the TV PC. It seems to Freeze everything *regardless of coldness setting. I suspect the Sensor attached to the freezer-can has died. These are generally not replaceable/repairable at a reasonable cost. We may need to get a new fridge at Goodwill.
    I will discuss at annual meeting.

    ... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red Barchetta

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Overhauled a Simca engine & tranny, 2 IH tractor motors & go-cart by 15. Aspired to be Ed Pink, Smokey Yunick, or Wernher von Braun-instead became a sound engineer and worked at NASA by 24. Current gig = software engineering & project management best-practices SME