It’s been six months since the last time I posted an update and some pretty cool stuff has happened in that time.
I added some aluminized tape to seal off the gap along the top of the radiator. This will help keep air flowing through, rather than around it, increasing it’s cooling efficiency.
Two M16x1.5 oil drain plug bolts replaced the plastic plugs in the radiator. The exhaust is too close for comfort when it comes to plastic right there.
With the radiator to keep things cool, it was time for another trackcross. Unfortunately the weather was less than ideal.
On one of the last runs of the day the car suddenly became 100x louder. I limped the car back to the paddock, ears ringing, and found a broken downpipe. The slice/bent/re-weld method had bitten me in the ass. Fortunately a good friend of mine towed me home and then the car sat while I accumulated parts to fix it.
After getting the right wire to weld stainless I was finally ready to start creating a new downpipe.
It’s not pretty but it should be stronger and flow better than the old one.
Can’t forget the wrap! Heat is the enemy.
The car was up and running just in time to make it to the fall cruise. Clay and Brian also brought out their FX’s!
I’ve never seen three in the same place before, so this was a really cool experience.
I love boxy cars!
That’s it for this update, the next one will be up very soon and covers some nitty gritty suspension work.