Thursday, October 23, 2008

A shot of our new oil cooler installed over the weekend, the lines will attach to a block just ahead of the oil filter. I could not resist the wood shim and hope to get a rise out of the Lemons inspectors at Thunderhill. Its a trans cooler out of a Ford explorer.
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Unauthorized Fiat (fix it again tony) Work

Here is the rear treatment of Mayuko's Abarth bumper conversion, with usual supervisor present.
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We're in

It's official we've been accepted for LeMons Thunderhill '08!!! As usual I was stressin' about getting in. We've been putting a lot of work into the car after our dismal Altamont race and not getting to race it at Thunderhill would have been really weak. I guess we might have tried to fake the papers, turn it into '75 TR7, get it registered and turn it into a daily driver. That was one of my dad's harebrained schemes anyway. With over 200 entries and only 100 spots I was close to totally losing it and emailing the organizers about our status but cooler heads prevailed. I mean it is a Triumph after all. Barring any French entries we could take home the coveted "Index of Effluency" trophy.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Spring things

We have been racing several solo events this summer, and our car handeled like a pig with no makeup. So I talked with TR7 Sean(he has a very fast stock TR7 and is ranked in the top 3 of his class) about handling, I decided to buy and install some of his spares, 200# front lowering springs and KYB struts. I think this combination will make our 231 Buick engine sit pretty. This weekend we will fabricate some front brake coolers, adjust the new shoes in back, install the oil cooler, and r/r igniton wires. Mayu and Mike will be on hand as well as the canine quality control supervisors inspecting all work. A new trainee inspector Yuki will make an appearance as well, photos later.

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