SpecRacer Enterprises & CSR News
New Bead Seat – The new Wilwood brakes are running on cars and working great. They are in production and are currently shipping. A limited quantity of the new brakes are available, so put your order in ASAP for your new set. The brakes have low rolling friction but require a little more pedal travel before they grab.
Ride Height Rule Update – Ride Height measurement language will be updated to the rules to better specify how the ride height should be measured and where. A new measuring tool may be introduced that can be used by CSRs, Prep Shops and Tech Inspectors.
New Brakes – The new Wilwood brakes are running on cars and working great. They are in production and are currently shipping. A limited quantity of the new brakes are available, so put your order in ASAP for your new set. There are a few things to know about the new brakes when using Weld wheels and the torque of the bleeder valves.
Weld Wheel Fitment Issue: Clearance of some types of bolts with the new Wilwood Calipers may have fitment issues with the Weld Wheels. Depending on the type of bolts heads and washers fitted on the Weld wheels there may be some slight contact with the Wilwood Calipers when mounted to the car with new rotors & pads.
Weld Wheel Fix: Replace the Weld Wheel bolts with 1 ¼ X 5/16 - 24 Grade 8 Hex Heads with the hex head fitted towards the caliper without a washer and fit the bolt end to the outside with a 5/16 X 15/32 Washer with a 5/16 - 24 Jet Nut or a 5/16 – 24 Grade 8 Hex Nut. These parts can be sourced through Enterprises or with your own third-party suppliers. In some cases, just removing the inside washer will give enough clearance with new rotors and pads. Torx head bolts may need to be changed out.
Bleeder Valve: Wilwood Bleeder Valves should be torqued to 10-12 ft./lb. Do not over torque! The New Wilwood Calipers may take 1-3 heat cycles for the bleeder valves to seat in the calipers. You may notice a tear drop or so of brake fluid around the threads of the bleeders for the first few heat cycles but then they will dry up after that.
New Kevlar Sprung Hub Clutch Disc – The following is the latest from SCCA-E Kevlar SRF3 Sprung Hub Clutch Disc is still in process. Still there is no firm delivery date. So, don’t plan on them being available for at least a month or two.
New Straight Cut Gears – New straight cut gears are in full production and are available as a set or individually.