Well, another partially successful but very fun weekend was had at the BFE GP this past weekend. The new intake and ported heads definitely made a bunch more power up high, the motor really rips now. We beat on it hard the whole weekend and the motor took it like a champ. That's 3 races so far without a single engine related failure, which just goes to show that the Cadillac 4.9 is obviously the best pushrod motor to come out of Detroit.
We got the car into B class with zero penalty laps this time instead of A after bribing Phil with this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-9WHpF … e=youtu.be
There was a charging failure Saturday that cost us about an hour of time to figure out, the charge wire connector on the alternator had broken off. We pushed the pace hard after that to try and catch back up to the B class leader. We were down about 23 laps after the failure, but managed to work back up to within a few laps with over an hour left by the end of Sunday. At about an hour left, the brake pads completely disappeared at the end of the long straight and our driver took a short cut over the grass at about 120mph. Somehow he kept the car upright and got back on the track and back to the pits, but it sounded pretty terrifying. We did finish out the day after a pad change, but ended up around 15th overall.
The car is super fun to drive and was easily the fastest car out there this past weekend. We were stopping about every 30 laps for fuel which is probably too often, but was also fun to cycle drivers through. Its quite exhausting to drive the car at the limit with the huge tires and non-boosted brakes, so the rest was welcome. Fuel plus driver change was under 2 minutes each time. Fastest lap time of the weekend was a new track record, 2:06.
Here is some fairly shitty in-car footage from early Saturday, at least the soundtrack is decent:
Petrosexual Racing - 4.9 HT swap/Trashback Miatahttps://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/view … p?id=35746
BFE GP '18 - 1st in C, High Plains Drifter -19 - 1st in B/Overall
Uh oh, Spaghettios...