Saturday, April 9, 2011

Rebirth of the Escort

Deep in our secret lair, in the heart of Atlanta, our Escort is being reborn. In a facility that would make the Punisher feel right at home, it’s deepest innards are being checked. Leaks are being plugged, seals are being sealed and bouncy thing are being made to bounce less. We are actually investing a few bucks in the car. We will race again over the weekend of May 21 and 22 in Kershaw, SC in the 24 Hours of LeMons' LeMons South.

The reality of the situation is that we’e run the better part of four full races on the car and motor and it is time for a refresh. We found the head gasket “lightly” blown. We are swapping it out with something more durable. We are also going through the seals and pumps. We are also putting in a high performance clutch. The car will not be much quicker, but we hope it will be reliable.

As far as a theme goes, we will be wringing energy from mother nature. We will be using physics, junk and a couple of years of engineering know how to improve the efficiency of our racing car. Think Al Gore meets John Force. What could go wrong?

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