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 Post subject: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:32 pm 
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That’s Jason Ernst from Atlanta.

Lou and I will be racing it with Jason at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham this weekend. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:57 am 
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We worked on that car yesterday aft/eve at Jason's place and will head back to work on it within the hour... 7 AM now. We should be in tech inspection in the afternoon at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL and do some racin tomorrow and Sunday!

Should a gallon of fun... (with a 1 gal engine)

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:07 am 
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Good luck guys. Looks like a whole lot of fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:28 pm 
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Car is ready to go and we are going to bed early! Knock on wood everything works as well tomorrow as it seemed today...

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:23 am 
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Good luck to the Lemons team! (and we do like pics and vids, over here.)

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:07 am 
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I’ll get some tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:29 pm 
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Go get um boys!!!! :D :D Sounds like a blast.

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:32 am 
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That was fun!

Although I still haven't raced a Slant "6" in Lemons... :(

I'll let Lou explain... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:03 am 
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Great times, but had an engine failure late Saturday when our 1/4-20 air cleaner bolt sheared and a 3/4" piece got digested by 4 different cylinders. wOOOHHw. Carnage and autopsy to follow. We actually ran it on 6 cyls for about 1 hr after that, then one piston must have been cracked and blew a hole. That brought us in, and we disabled those valves and ran as a Slant 5 for about 2 more hours until the motor essentially seized somewhere deep inside...

195 laps total and 66th place of 91 cars overall. A great weekend. The car really handles and stops well and was decent on power early on the first day. New motor in the works and we will return for the CMP race on April 28th!

Sorry you did not get more "real" seat time with a good engine, Rob. Something to look forward to at CMP. Wonderful having you there as part of the team! Great to have Flyin' Brian there too! Jamie and Rae were also wonderful team members and hopefully we can have them drive again sometime.

I made it home at 9:40 AM and just got to work...

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:19 am 
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Sounds like one heck of a good time Lou. Is there a post on here about the engine build that ate the air cleaner stud? What's in store for the new engines.
Inquiring minds ya know?

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:17 pm 
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This was the photo they texted me when I was about 45 minutes away Saturday late afternoon. Shortly after the text from Lou, "We are leading C class!"... :shock:

I only have a video of the car running as a Slant 5 blowing smoke. It only smoked on hard deceleration and hard left corners... :lol:

Others have good pics of further carnage and some shots using the bore scope. More to follow during the autopsy.

This is the car running Sunday down the main stretch. I think the compression at this time was something like 70-80-100-120-80-80... It went down hill from there.

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:33 pm 
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Old engine ("gen 2" - meaning not bone stock with a BBD): Re-ringed 1964 shortblock with no milling. Head with 1.70/1.44 valves with just a bit of porting and only a cleanup mill (0.010-0.020"), so compression about 7.8:1. Oregon 346 cam, Clifford 4V intake with 25 yr old Holley 500 2bbl. Clifford shorty headers with 2X2" into 2.5" exiting in front of the driver rear wheel. When it was fresh it probably made 180 HP? When we started on Saturday, I bet it was 150-160 HP or less due to several races of wear and tear.

Engine plan ("gen 3"): I have a well ported head with 1.70/1.44 valves and 44 cc combustion chambers and we will put that on another older but good condition shortblock and use the same Oregon cam degreed around 100. ~ 9.5:1 comp and same induction and exhaust. Should be good for 200 HP. We have another shortblock to re-ring that we have run before as a backup.

We are using a custom dropped/baffled/kickedout Aspen oilpan I built for my 64 Valiant that is now gone. 8-9 qts (a bit overfilled) gives rock solid oil pressure everywhere on the track.

All this in front of a 10" truck clutch and 833 ball n trunion 4spd (all iron).

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 Post subject: Re: Lemons racing
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:12 pm 
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Made it home at 3:30 am today, dead tired and could barely keep my eyes open. I had an absolutely fantastic time! Except for having to mess with those pesky Clifford shorty header collectors (replacing gaskets) :evil: I am looking forward to CMP in April.

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