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Posted by Dr.Dan , 04-20-2011 - - - - - - · 4,810 views

First race of the year. Very excited. so things to do first. Put in side net, check. get new rubber and wheels, check. go out on track and have fun. nope. car was over heating. the steam pipe was clogged. qauled ok, but slow. still learning the car and the brakes suck. to grabby.. I change the booster. that seemed to help. First race it seems I have yet t...


more potential issues WTF!

Posted by Dr.Dan , 04-14-2011 - - - - - - · 2,351 views

Well I could not remove the fill hole on the diff at the track. Finally I got if off and guess what. Not much juice. what the heck did MER do?? They ripped off a dying man as far as I can tell. The tires are old, not new. no juice in the diff, wrong juice in the trans, blown motor, accusump that did not function. What a frikkin dope I was to buy this car....


Vibration Gone.

Posted by Dr.Dan , 04-07-2011 - - - - - - · 3,201 views

I think M_R used (used) parts. man.. I've pretty much changed everything. Got the clutch throwout bled, thanks to help from Bruce Pendelton. Gotta swap diff fluid as I'm sure they have not because it smelled bad when I took off the fill plug. May still have to alter the brake booster. It seems to grab a bit to aggressively. Chime in if you know wh...


vroom vrroom

Posted by Dr.Dan , 03-29-2011 - - - - - - · 3,227 views

So, it was the frikking PP. What a biatch.. all back together and started right up. no VIBRATION!! what, would someone tell me, bent on a new PP with 5 laps on the car?? I'll be up in T hill at the nasa race on the 18th. come by and say hi. I'll either be really happy or something else went wrong..


back to gether almost....

Posted by Dr.Dan , 03-14-2011 - - - - - - · 2,234 views

So I got the new clutch, a zoom, and pp from v8 roadsters. Finally. New brake brackets on the way and hats. Put on the flywheel and clutch assm. Saturday. Could not align the motor mounts by myself so Dean came and helped Sunday for a couple of hours. Got that all buttoned up and the trans back on. We left it at that, w/o a start. I was beat for some reas...


We "think" We found it.

Posted by Dr.Dan , 03-07-2011 - - - - - - · 1,969 views

So, we remove the bell housing, which unfortunatley means you have to drop the motor a bit, then run the car and see what's what. Nothing appears broken. So, we remove the clutch PP. And run the car again. This time with the exhaust off because we were getting lazy. Vibration is gone. So it must be the PP. we hope. I waiting for the new and different...


things to do

Posted by Dr.Dan , 02-22-2011 - - - - - - · 2,091 views

next step is to remove the clutch pack and see if it's out of balance. That will slow me down some because I don't want to buy new stuff if the old is ok. So, I won't have purchased replacement parts yet. Does not look like I'll make the season opener, due to other obligations and no time to work on the car.


more issues Jesus H!

Posted by Dr.Dan , 02-18-2011 - - - - - - · 2,533 views

The vibration I have developed in the rotating mass is iether the clutch pack or the balancer. The balancer seems fine. We took off the trans and put the exhaust back on same issue. can't take the bell housing off with the eng. in place, so I can't check the clutch pack till then. We'll pull codes and restart and do an IR temp test on the cyl...


more issues ugg!

Posted by Dr.Dan , 02-12-2011 - - - - - - · 2,281 views

Pretty soon, I'll just rebuild the whole car. Man did the car builder goof up. No crankcase venting.Put a manual valve on the accusump now. Why revent the wheel with all that electric valve crap. Next issue is this vibration that has developed in the motor. At higher rpm's it's like sitting in a huge vibrator. maybe fun for some, but not me.....


first/second track day

Posted by Dr.Dan , 02-01-2011 - - - - - - · 2,160 views

More r and d for the #39 CAR. EXCESS CRANK CASE o.p. caused the dipstick to pop out spewing oil all over the pass. side of the motor. A small fire ensued. no worries. and no damage.The oil catch can was not vented. So we fixed that. Then I ran it out of gas because the racepak dash said I had more than half full.Then the fuel pump stopped working and coul...

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