I enjoy just about everything at the race track: the noise, the smells, the cars, the rigs, the pit bikes, etc. You just may have noticed that through many of my posts. So here are three great links that feature some very fine race car transporters.
Archives for May 2015
Had a great weekend with SFR SCCA at Thunderhill Raceway, we even had cool temps for May, in the mid-70s. The Crossle was running strong, and the fresh shock rebuild from Performance Shock in Sonoma worked quite well. Had some great battles on the track with the regular pack, and rolled it back on the trailer afterwards ready for the next race weekend, can’t ask for much more than that. We even had a Novice racer doing his first race weekend in his just-purchased Datsun 510, gotta love the old school race cars that just won’t quit!
That’s a close finish…
I got to use a cool new tool today, a pop rivet removal tool that prevents the rivet head from spinning while drilling out the mandrel. It wasn’t cheap but it sure does the job. During the last race at Laguna Seca, I was dragging the rear of my Crossle chassis through the Corkscrew, shaving my engine belly pan almost down to the frame rails. When I tried to raise the ride height I discovered I was already at max spring perch height. So while I had my Koni 8211 shocks out being rebuilt this month (its been years since their last service), I installed some longer springs so I could get some more ride height out of the rear. Removing the old engine belly pan was much easier with the right tool. I then installed a new .080″ 6061-t6 pan with both Hysol and steel mandrel/aluminium head Q-rivets. Much easier job now with my new pneumatic rivet gun.