The enhancements continue…

by Racing Aspirations on April 14, 2010

I’ve made some major enhancements to the cooling side of things over the last couple of months. Firstly, I’ve moved the swirl pot to the rear of the engine and routed the inlet and outlet piping past the exhaust side of the engine. The oil cooler has returned, but this time it’s mounted infront of the engine with its own dedicated ducting and intake at the front of the car. I’m also going to have a new exhaust manifold made up which will be clear of the water pipes by at least 200mm. I’m confident this will cure the cooling problems that were the bane of my life last year. Pictures to follow…

A new seat is almost complete, based on a OMP kart seat, which will allow me to sit further rearward and lower in the car.

I’ve installed a 3.77 differential in the car so, fingers crossed race starts will be better and high revs in top gear will now be achievable.

The prop shaft has been shortened by 20mm as there was no tolerance. This was putting undue strain on the gearbox mount.

Lastly, I’ve added a NACA duct on the side of the bonnet to direct air towards the carburettor as last year there the carb did not have a dedicated air intake and I’m sure this hurt my top end power.

Sorry no pictures. I’ve been so busy, not only with the work on the car, but my wedding as well. I’m aiming to be racing again in August, though.




Comments (1)

Paul Davies April 18, 2010 at 10:09 am

Hi Huw

like the new look website and glad that things are working out with the car. I guess that it must take a lot of tinkering and practice to get everything working in harmony.

The fotoage of Mallory was awesome and Julia and I watched it a couple of times.

Good luck and see you next weekend