the good , the bad, and the ridiculous!
Posted by Dr.Dan , 04-20-2011 · 2,665 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 to solve an oil overflow problem. Lap three, lots if smoke at T5. I pull off. get out cause it looks like a fire of something. I grab the extingisher, open the hood nad just before I see steam. WTF. I open it and MER had put a cheap plastic hose adaptor onto the expansion tank and it melted and deformed. nowhere near the small header fire. It cracked, and put the fire out. amazing bit of bad and good luck. The irony! So, we fix that, and that, and other things. and go out for race 2 qual. now I've got it figured out a bit. take 4+second off my first qual time. Come back in. real happy. finally seems ok. hugs all around as everyone knows the bad stuff.. Waitng for the afternoon race and I start the car to check something and a noise appears.. uh oh? Turns out a plug is bent. only one way that can happen. bad bearing. this motor was a gm performance crate. usually reliable. now it need rebuilding after just a few laps. I'm sick about it and have little energy to give the car..I need a break.