last week in pictures

November 20, 2008

We go the airbox all welded up and added the fittings…

airbox inlet

Dropped the left front stub axle out to replace it and the wheel bearing. The chewed up threads managed to do this to our wheel stud…not so fun.
stripped thread

Put the new dampers in, should make a world of difference to the handling of the car. The ones that came out were toast. Sitting nice and low.

The head is also off the car, ready to recive it’s go fast bits. That sorta rounds out last weeks progress.


Less work, more action

November 7, 2008

It’s been an appalling semester of Uni for all, but since Julian’s actually finished uni forever, and i’ve got 4 months of freedom, the covers are off and play is once again underway.

We began yesterday with a good, productive, fulfilling engineering project: the new airbox. It’s really nothing too technical, just an aluminium box with a lot of holes in it, but it’s the progress that counts. It took an afternoon but it’s just about finished, only needing to be welded. Pics are sure to follow.

Before we race, there are but a few more jobs to do. We managed to get a good price on some red Koni’s, which we are just about ready to install, we have to pay for and pick up our super dooper head, find a lumpy old cam shaft and port the while apparatus.

Now that we have once again got time on our side, stuff will happen. Racing is all about waiting, i’ve decided. Or money, if you have it.