2013 June Sprints

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Bill Wessel
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2013 June Sprints

Postby Bill Wessel » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:01 pm

Sorry race fans, very frustrating weekend and not much to report.

I worked the week before to replace the engine that I'd used at Brainerd with the engine that had lost the head gasket at last years Runoffs. I wanted to find out the issue in this engine. What I found was that the pistons were just kissing the head on the exhaust side of the spark plug on three of four cylinders, so I "massaged" the head and the piston wedge abit and used a thicker head gasket. But the engine in qualifying had no power and ultimately started "popping" out the #2 solex intake.

Took it home and replaced the engine again with the one I'd just removed, with freshened valve springs (down ~10% tension from new) on Saturday. Brought it back for the race on Sunday, starting 30th because of the poor qualifying (found a broken pushrod, #2 exhaust), and promptly broke an axle one the first lap! (that sucked). Due to attrition in the race, had I finished it might have been a podium!

Next up is Blackhawk at the end of the month.


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Re: 2013 June Sprints

Postby Ponder » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:38 am

Sorry to hear about your trouble. Hope repairs go well.
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