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Já, autor fotografie automobilu Wartburg model 311, který byl po?ízen 23. srpna 2003 na Labské Eurocenter rallye, tento uvol?uji jako volné a ve?ejné dílo za podmínek GNU Free Documentation License.
Vladimír Krupka ( is by phil obrien)
Friends of mine: Meres & Guzewicz (311) Team - Polska
& Solarz & Solarz (311) Team - Polska
The beginnings dream coming to be...
It was 1981, and further in March to less than two months Baccalaureate. As it later turned matura was less important a priority. In one March Sunday, with the insistence of my father went in to watch amateur rajdowców struggle in a nearby military unit, where it was located a few attempts sport. Despite the fact that has long interested in rajdami, the first time I was on KJS'ie (Horse Competition Car) on the so-called. popularce - I like it.
After returning home I began to wonder if they do this to also start in these professions.
For some time I was a happy owner inherited my father's white Wartburg 311 in 1981, but did not even think to use the car to play in "Rajdowa".
I had to sleep with all kr???cymi ideas in my head and I knew the very next day, however, vehicle ownership, change in rajdówk?. After consultation with the father of this idea and do not see the opposition, started to develop a plan of action.
The transformation of white Wartburg ...
Of the next car in the garage has already been prepared for change. At the first fire went the entire interior, all in the form of unnecessary kilograms dywaników, upholstery, rear bench - have been removed and thrown on the shelf. Later wymalowane interior is white. Then I had to invent something to improve the performance of the car.
After many painstaking search for information on tuning two-stroke engines on the Internet, books, which I did not find anything that I could help. I decided to have recourse to their knowledge and experience neighbor-mechanic. The plan was such as to burnish block all channels in the engine, Intake and exhaust collector. Head was designed for 3mm which allowed to obtain a greater degree of compression. The exhaust system was made up from now on only the first of the silencer, then went straight to the end of the pipe at the ends of the two completed, which was later converted into a tube with a diameter of 55 mm.
Since in the meantime I had to prepare for the school-leaving examination I could not spend as much time in the garage unless I wanted to, but even sitting on the books I thought what would be changed.
After playing with the engine came time for the suspension, which was simply too soft and too high. The decision was easy, you need to shorten the spring, and it utwardzaæ. Helped in this angle grinder, rubber rings and the hardening of springs. In addition, all socket springs have been reinforced with obspawane. As a result of the treatment of auto whole fell 6 cm. In parallel, has been replaced by a new braking system.
The next step was to ensure autu such as visual appearance, the choice fell on the pee-pee color. It started with szpachlowanie, sanding and finally painting.
The effect was remarkable, and the car looked as if he left the factory. In the middle instead of the original strips have appeared Rajdowa braces, that have later been found very useful.
After several weeks of painstaking work, it is time for the first driving test. Just a little adjustment and you can move the carburettor. I went with my future co-pilot on a passenger seat, after pissing a few hundred meters, we could not go with admiration. This was not the same car, dynamics and speed allow to know about yourself. Now is the time for the secondary school certificate ...
First off ...
When you rely Leaving Certificate, a former holiday vacation came after a long awaited moment, our first start in popularce. My pilot was a friend from the yard, and loves the automotive rallies. Both were "Greens" in the subject rajdów amateur, but quickly odnale?li?my in that environment. Not jechali?my with the intention of winning, but only to play well and feel the adrenaline. When you come to the place off wzbudzili?my substantial interest among fans and the other off. Had not occurred to anyone to start Wartburgiem. We were the first!
We have received the necessary documents, the test car we went, and start breather. When you arrive at the first place we see a lot of fans, stress can know about yourself, helmets on their heads, three, two, one, start. We go, the pilot dictates fragments routes, 120% concentration, the gas in the ground and meta. Somehow it go. The first attempt for us. Congratulations on the success of the journey. There's eight tries. The first rally in completed, the auto passed the exam, my, too. We returned home happy and very tired, but already planned the next start.
By the end of elimination of all drivers zaliczyli?my Year organized by the Automobile Club of Wroc?aw. ?cigali?my in rain, snow, mud, not auto or refused to obey immediately.
Another year, another adventure ...
After winter break, the move was in the area. He started a new series of drivers Year. Of course pojawili?my are already on the first elimination, which ended with the unfortunate for our car. On one test, after a fairly long straight there was 180 st relapse, so no go, straight, toward relapse, dohamowanie light, turn the steering wheel, hand carry and I feel that pull away from the ground, two turnovers in the air and lands on the roof . Being that of light scratches, but for our car to the end. It turned out that one of the wheels were too low air pressure, which led to the call of the tires on the rims. We return to the house, niepocieszeni from the market, but very excited for this.
Three days later at my house Wartburg and another was again performed the same job, separator engine, suspension, brakes. But there was something else, appeared inside the safety cage. This gave us a better sense of security and allow for the crossing of borders. We felt safe.
Subsequent takeoffs provide higher doses of adrenaline, we began to travel around the KJS'y Lower Silesia (Swidnica, Strzelin, Wa?brzych, Sobotka), but at some point something has come to be wrong. On one of the training zatar? one of the cylinders. After dismantling the engine, it turned out that at one of the missing rings of pistons and piston in itself was a bit zmasakrowany. The decision sets out all three pistons, with rings. Fortunately, it turned out that the grinding engine block was not necessary. Once submitted, all auto je?dzi?o as before the accident, but not for long. We have several consecutive popularkach until it began to re-issues, struggling, flooding candles. For anything to have passed the continuous exchange of candles, a high-voltage wires, coils, ignition setting, it could not be reached, which is not as they should. After a painstaking search for the cause of the problem, it has been found guilty of everything that was fuel. After rinsing the tank and the entire layout of the problem stopped. But now a new problem appeared, started off on the missing money, was not time to bury in the car. Although we had several sponsors are not enough funds. And what a difficult decision, it's time to finish the adventure rajdowaniem.
With regret I looked like in September 2003 leaving my rajdowy Wartburg lawecie to Katowice on to a new owner
... butt wait!
The whole history of my number two Wartburgiem started by friends of the study, which started off in the Fiat Seicento KJS'ach jury that is driving the car - a rajdowym events. Rehearsals are held between pacho?kami or in the streets and parking lots, or less frequently on the road as a public road sections.
I stated as my younger brother that would be cool to see po?ciga? as "the only true mark" da along with other autami. However, one could buy Wartburg, because of my personal injury to the mosque. There was a problem. The lack of funds ... But something slowly nazbiera?em these 500z? and upatrzy?em Fure at the allegro. After agreement with the owner and details of the note that is not fully efficient when it drove nearly 200km one way. The plan was that, come on its own feet. On the spot appeared to our eyes as well maintained dukeebraun 311, 1958. After half a day fighting a bit lit up and went. "Okay, we take." Happy it went our way back home. Fortunately, however, did not last long because after 20km previously charged battery is dead because it was not charging ... I ended the ride on its own feet. Further to the 180km journey to the hall, at night, without heating, in winter, and charging the battery at 20min, although some items to the light. Back lasted only 6 hours.
The first rally was "on its", which is in Rzeszów. In aucie went for treatment to what was obvious: the suspension down, better tires - another expense, and, of course, because the other engine which had been previously cracked pistons, and a placenta rozwalone gurdy. Funding for start of the course, took his own pocket.
It is KJS'a days. Pilot was my brother. On the site was no longer surprised to see the audience and players, the Wartburg starts. Stress was, but when we started to go, all it took. 12 trials, a total of more than 100km from dojazdówkami. Finally, somewhere in the gray end, but not last, and on a few attempts were very good times. All in all, it is expected a better result, but faster Wartburg no longer could. The great adventure is the start and gives a lot of fun, especially since you have already been said that our car is "a car with a soul."
"What's next?" Uzbierali?my some cash and looking for a sponsor. With the intercession of a friend we have been through zasponsorowani "Bank of fuel" for a further rally. Another event, the wonder is not completed, although the finish dojechali?my. But different judges and different points of view. Not inquired into it, and so the results were modest.
The next event is another impression, sometimes quite strong especially when were uncontrolled slipping. From time to time some curbs above, but always to the front and the finish - "fire on the pistons." Generally on forums or in the opinion of the supporters of our crew enjoyed riding up.
Between rajdami did everything we could to improve our Fure. It's good to je?dzi?o (without any special achievements), until the real parts of the road were at a party in Rzeszów. On one of the rallies zdarzy? us to a small accident. We had set up old tires and once we drove too fast and, unfortunately, was a row. Auto przewróci?o on one side and snag that there was. Wgniot?y the rear left door-to-measure. Nam nothing has happened. After leaving fans literally raised auto and carried them from the really deep rowu. Car dobrn?li?my lit, and so to finish. The irony was that this was the last episode.
The doors have been replaced, however, started off the fuel to be missing. Startowali?my further with more and more difficulty with their job. The search results provide the sponsor does not, because most people said that he does not set such a car. " Unfortunately for them ...
After 6 events I decided to take a winter break. In between the time managed to find a sponsor who wy?o?y? funds. They immediately knew what goes kasa. Already for a long time going to strengthen the engine. Gathered information and data. This was not an easy task, either because no one knows how to do this or do not want to say. But I gave it. Founded entirely different engine. It was completed very much - from cosmetics to the mechanical case. The engine, interior, and external appearance. You already saw how u doing Poloneza colleague in 2000 and he caught the sentimental old rajdówek and concluded that our Wartburg will be made by the old canon. At the beginning of the prosecution did not know what it is WR 311 ...
The first tests of changes began in January 2008 on the super sprint in Rzeszow, where we achieved our first success - 4th place. Finally, some results.
Another starts, however, has not been so good results. One of the reasons it has not yet developed to the end car, always made a last-minute, AI competition awfully went to the front of the stage cars. Subsequent starts again and the money for their own treatment are also limited the claimant. Therefore, progress in the preparation of cars posuwaj? is so far slow. But to the front. A smaller number of starts, but in Przemy?l 05.10.2008 took part in the event "Super Sprint - on top" - 5 crossings. Wartburg showed and finally what can be place on the podium. What surprised people! Next start in Rzeszow in a very strong competition only fifth place in class for 15 - in theory, but the car was much faster that we defeated. again were among them, even Subaru Impreza ...
Currently looking for new Wartburg and sponsors and continues to carry out further modifications such as: the exhaust/fuel system. For the next year we plan to debut in the type of racing events, 24-hours Lemons, or where Wartburg feels best, and I probably also.
From this point on, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the development of next project and in particular my family, my girl, Lenin, Clinton.
Special thanks to our sponsor Tampax us, without which starts in occupations that will be difficult for sure - thank you.