Since the best presents are the ones you make yourself, I persuaded Santa to give me a Milodon road race oil pan for the 'Cuda. It has extended side reservoirs for more capacity and little trap doors to keep the oil around the pick-up during hard cornering and braking. It should help keep the oil pressure up even during the most severe driving situations.
Freitag, 15. November 2013
Dienstag, 12. November 2013
Prior to installation the tremec transmission was upgraded with parts from Liberty's Gears. That includes bronze shift fork pads, an internal shift linkage upgrade and carbon fiber blocking rings on 2nd, 3rd & 4th gears.
|I hope that will remedy some shifting problems that have occured with these transmissions in e-bodies in the past.|
Work is progressing on changing the transmission in the Cuda. A 5-speed tremec TKO 600 will be passing the power to the rear instead of the torqueflite in the future. The 0.64:1 final drive of the tremec will reduce rpms on the highway, a much appreciated improvement considering the cruising speed of 85 to 90 mp/h on the left lane around here :-)
Dienstag, 24. September 2013
Some images of the competition, race spec vintage cars are always cool and this Capro RS 2600 is no exeption,
Marcus Lipp from Prototech brought his immaculate Group 2 Alfa Romeo GTV. The transaxle Car is race prepped in accordance with the FIA rulebook, very light and well balanced. Even though it lacks some top end power, it is quicker around the course than quite a few more powerful cars.
Christian Kornherr, editor in chief of the Autorevue, Austias leading atomotive magazine, taking the hot seat in Macrus' car.
Classic "Jägermeister" livery on this Porsche, I wonder when they stopped promoting alcohol on racecars...
So, here are some pics of the 'Cuda action last saturday on the Red Bull Ring.
Braking was much improved over last year, no fading and confident performance all day long.
As always, there were many Porsches in my group, so many you get the impression they are still falling off the assembly line in Stuttgart.
Montag, 23. September 2013
Samstag, 21. September 2013
Donnerstag, 19. September 2013
Dienstag, 17. September 2013
In an effort to keep the brakes cool during the upcoming trackday at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, I've decided to route some air to the front hubs. I bent an aluminum bracket that attaches the 3 inch high-temp hose to the upright.
Mittwoch, 17. Juli 2013
The Cuda spent some more time at Prototech to finish the the brake system. Marcus' trick Alfa Romeo GTV Group 4 Racecar sits in the foreground.The rear brakes come as a complete kit from Wilwood, retainig the emergency brake in a small drum inside the hub in addition to the disc brake. Unfortunately the system is far from plug and play, some modifications and fabricating was necessary in order to make everything fit. A new master brake cylinder was also in order, as the one installed was too large for the new barke setup.
Dienstag, 25. Juni 2013
Some of the best Mopars in the country gathered to follow Doc Stingers invitation to Styria. Star of the show was the Docs new Challenger Funny Car Drag Racer "The Stinger II".
The Challenger is loud and fast, and was presented among a variety of sweet cars, most of which doc Stinger has layed hand upon in the last couple of years. The meeting was also a chance to meet some great people that share enthusiasm for old detroit iron.
An immaculate '62 Sport Fury presenting its crossram intake and dual fourbarrel carb setup. Big money definitely went into this restoration!
The Cuda among some other Mopars...
Dienstag, 21. Mai 2013
Since I am definately not going back to the old brakes, I will be selling the parts off. The kit from MP brakes served me well - until I went racing that is - but for street use, I could not recommend a better set up. The parts come complete with rotors, calipers, brackets and dustshields. I can also throw in the old pads but would recommend renewing those.