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Exocet Rally Update: It Ran & Mostly Didn't Break

For anyone who might have caught my post from Monday, this week has been nuts. I finished the fuel cell and got the Exocet on the road in time for the rally.

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When last we left off, we were here:

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Monday: Wired, plumbed, and not started.

Tuesday: I put the pressure gauge on the regulator and some fuel in the tank. Test fire time. It started right up.

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Drip. Drip. Drip.

Woops, NPT needs gas resistant teflon tape. A quick trip to Home Depot and we were fixed.

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Wednesday, I got the back lid on and took it for a test drive at 9pm . No problems. I wired up the gauges and called it rally-ready.

Thursday on the rally, the car held up pretty well. I broke a spot weld on the seat bracket on the last road - leading to a somewhat dynamic seating position. I’ll fix that pretty easily.

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The engine seemed happy enough? I am getting a slight stall issue as I come to a stop. If I crawl to a stop in-gear then clutch in, it wants to die. Not sure what that’s about but I’ll be tuning the fuel pressure in a bit this week. Probably too low.

There were about 75 cars in total. All kinds of great stuff. Old VW’s, classic Mustang, GT350, Camaro, all manner of Porsche (GT4 cayman, 911T, etc), a Hellcat, MGB, Elise, LS swapped Volvo V90, etc. The roads are a great equalizer.

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Next rally is Thursday. Quick turn around. I think I’m going to put some new tires on.

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