……….. two weeks ago we start rebuilding again.
Missing our last race at the Zwartkops Raceway, watching would would have been our race and on the edge of our seats …… and Andre De Kock’s Dart putting a conrod through the block with the resulting oil slick on the track and following slipping and sliding ….
The engine is assembled like pro’s with yet more experiments employed. Installation goes smooth, side draughts fitted. With oil pressure present she starts quickly and the engine sounds wild. The Roach watching the oil pressure gauge and it is climbing, to an approximate sixteen bars …….. and the floor is flooded with four liters of oil as the seal on the oil filter pops out and a second later we run a big end bearing.
Armed with more knowledge and fresh spares we will be rebuilding again this coming weekend …..