A quick aside

April 23, 2009

I was reading “The Grapevine” at Autosport.com and came across this story. It’s second story the article.

http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/74664

Apparently we’re not the only ones naming our race car (Not that I’m claiming that we invented the phenomenon). Let’s hope we don’t total Bianca and have to contend with building Bianca’s Dirty Sister. Although if we built up a Motec fed 1600…

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Deadline set – 30 May

April 19, 2009

We managed to spend a couple of hours on Bianca yesterday. She got a re-shim, and we realised just how well the head had been machined! The shims were all within about .05 mm of one-another.

The next job was to pay John a visit, and he pressed our wheel bearing into the new front stub axle. Once more, the small jobs on the list are taking the time, but we’ve set a deadline.

30 May, Alfa club sprint at Phillip Island. We will be there, rain (probably) hail (likely) or shine (with luck). This means that we have much to do in 5 short weeks. The car will be at the Island, whether it is going or not!

Tuba’s, not trumpets.

April 6, 2009

The intake system is nearly all together. Clearances are tighter than the current economic climate, and a few special tools may have to be found to make servicing quicker and easier due to the locations of some of the fasteners, but it all fits.

Full Up!

Full Up!


Throats that will swallow Phillip Island birdlife whole...

Throats that will swallow Phillip Island birdlife whole...

Check the sexy vernier cam wheel, epic ‘bespoke’ air box and tuba’s (not trumpets).

Still on the list is the wheel bearing, catch can, dyno and tune to name a few. The end of the tunnel is in sight!

Top End

April 1, 2009

While I was busy watching probably the most exciting F1 race Albert Park has ever seen, Julian was busy putting together the results of months of running around.

Last week we dropped the cam box off to have nearly half a mm skimmed off it to make sure we didn’t overshim it with the monster cam. It was collected on Friday and was on the car on Saturday.

Choices.

Choices.

Julian selflessly forewent free tickets to the F1’s to make sure everything went together, and go together it did.

The precision measuring tools are posed. The only tools Julian used was thumbs and Mk. 1 Eyeball

The precision measuring tools are posed. The only tools Julian used was thumbs and Mk. 1 Eyeball

The carbies go on tonight, it should be started in the next week, Dyno’d by the end of April and On the track by June. We’ve said this before, but this time we’re serious. We’ve said that before too…