Using a scale you can mix and match the various piston assembly parts (piston, rings, gudgeon pins and retaining snap rings) to get the weight balance close and then modify the pistons by removing material to fine tune.
We return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the Spec Racer Ford festival weekend and also celebrate our long term partnership with Red Line Synthetic Oil.
The next step in our Datsun Engine build series is to set the piston ring gaps. Gapping the piston rings is important to the performance and reliability of the engine.
We unbox the mighty Robello Racing 3.0L Kit for the Datsun L-Series engines. We discuss the various components, specifications we choose and the work ahead to turn our new motor into a beast.
We decided to replace the old bent and misshaped suspension rockers with the new lighter and stiffer tubular rockers. The step by step guide should make it easier for those attempting the work themselves.
The latest article in our go faster tips series has us looking at video review, mindset and using a new mantra “Fast In, Faster Out”.
A critical part of any cars suspension is the dampers also known as shock absorbers. The seals wear out over time requiring a removal, rebuild and re-install.
Our first and only race weekend at Sonoma Raceway for Races 9 & 10 of the SCCA San Francisco Region Championship. A tough weekend where we lose another transmission but still manage to get a new personal best lap time and another Top 10 finish.
Want to driver faster? Of course you do! Here are 5 more tips to help you get the most out of your lap times.
The next step in our Datsun Engine build series is to clean out all the old rust, grinding dust, grease, oil and grime that has built up from the previous work.
We had a few upgrades done at the machine shop to add some performance, serviceability and reliability to the Datsun L28 F54 Engine Block.
We return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for Races 7 & 8 of the SCCA San Francisco Region Championship a great weekend of racing with two Top 10 finishes and set a new personal best lap time.
A guide to installing new race car harnesses into the Spec Racer Ford, including how to re-web for different end fittings.
At Thunderhill Raceway for my Birthday weekend as we compete for the 2019 SCCA San Francisco Region Championship. Race 5 was chaotic as I spun in Turn 5 and dropped to 30th on the opening lap. Race 6 had me starting 6th running up front with the fast racers.
A guide for picking your safety harnesses including Rules, SFI vs FIA ratings, Latch Link vs Cam-Lock and many other features to consider.
Unfortunately the Fuel Cell bladders do not last forever and over time they will start to leak. This step by step guide should make it easier for you to tackle the job.
A step by step guide for installing a ButlerBuilt seat in the Spec Racer Ford to improve your feel with the car.
Races 3 & 4 of the 2019 SCCA San Francisco Region Championship we had some great fast laps topping the timesheet in the morning practice before a bad qualifying and chaotic Race 3 but recovered for a Top 10 finish in Race 4.
The opening races of the 2019 SCCA San Francisco Region Championship we had some great fast laps a top 5 finish and managed to avoid the carnage which took out 10+ cars during the second race.