Friday, March 20, 2009


So our first week into this craziness went pretty well. I was able to acquire a trailer with all the goodies like a generator, compressor, tire rack and cabinets.
Bob worked on sponsors and our new logo for the race, when we get stickers we will send them to our followers. After saying quite a few choice words and grinding and cutting for a couple of hours the front suspension is done except for shortening the coils and alignment. That will come later once we get the car running. Here are some of the latest pics.

Notice the notch I cut into the frame trying to get the bolt out. Only to find out later that I didn't need to do it. It made for an easier time when I cut the bolt out of the passenger side control arm.

Nice Pretty red bushings. I know the Judges will see them right away but you have to give them something to bitch about or they will be just bored as hell with our entry.

Monday, March 16, 2009

We are in!

We received our acceptance letter to the Reno/Fernley race today, and it couldn't have come at a better time.
Bob and I decided to do a work day today and well let's just say more things got broke or were broken than fixed. The engine we pulled last week has a couple of nice holes in the side of it, I think it's broke. We decided to work out some frustration because we hadn't heard anything about the race, so we started putting the new Polyurethane bushings in. Needless to say after shearing the nut off the control arm, and a lot of cussing, Judy called me with the good news. Now I have to figure out how to get the rest of that bolt out of the frame. (Anyone with any Ideas?)
Just wanted to thank everyone who made this "hell" possible and to say I will see you at the track! O Yea! and Bob didn't break anything, I did it all by myself.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Let the fun begin!

Well we did it, we started something that's going to be hard to stop now. We got together to do a little engine thrashing and photo taking to officially set the wheels in motion for the Reno race. We know we still have not been accepted for the race but at this point I don't really think that matters much. We are a team and that's a good start.
Bob and Andy did some more crazy work and pulled the engine out of our little racer. I think we will be good enough at pulling engines that if it ever comes to pulling it out of the car during the race we could probably do it. It may take us a couple hours but now we know it can be done. I think we got some of our inspiration from Larry's brother Joe when team Snow Speeder Association attempted a full engine replacement at the track at Altamont in 08. Here are a few pics of us working on all the wiring and such, notice the nice layer of sand on the motor and around the top of the engine compartment. I think I learned the real reason you wear safety glasses and keep your mouth shut when you under the car. I used an impact wrench to remove an engine mount and the car fought back the only way it could, with sand and lots of it. Lets just say when you take the car to wash it, you do your best to get the damn engine hood open! Having said as much we did really good for the first 6 hours of work on the car.

Jerry joined us for the team photo and Bob said something about using the photos to persuade some sponsors to give us some much needed moolaa...

Here are some pics of this weekend, Judy of course had to pic us at best or in some cases our worst poses. Enjoy and thanks to everybody for their support including Judy our "Official Photographer"