I know, do I even race anymore?
So, now that we are somewhat settled into the new abode in Alabama, we all headed to the racetrack yesterday for some testing. Dan & Josh made some repairs to my car Saturday from the Atlanta outing, discovering why the darn thing wouldn’t go down the track– the wheelie bars were bending. Dan reenforced the bars adding thicker metal over the exsisting bars to strengthen them and eliminate the flexing problem. First pass, Dan asked me to take it to the 330′ so he can watch it. The launch was smooth, Dan made some minor adjustments to the wheelie bars, but noticed that the tranny was still leaking significantly. So, we remove the trans tunnel sheet metal, and find that the wraps placed around the tranny in Atlanta to stop the leaking were soaked and oil was still coming out. Apparently, the old-school Lencos are notorious about leaking from the seals since day 1. So, we clean and place fresh rags to catch the oil, and head back out. Dan added power, and the launch was clean and straight– the 60′ improving from 1.20’s to a 1.13. A few more adjustments, and we decide to run it through the 1/8th mile. Even with a slight opps on my part (he said to run it through, dummy!), the car ran a 4.8 in the 1/8th. Definitely glad to have solved the handling problem from Atlanta.