Since the classic car show at the NEC things have gone completely mad. At the project we have been completely blown away by the level of support from all quarters. Being as close as we are to the project things have lost their wonder and to meet people outside that have been pleasantly amazed by our efforts has reinvigorated all of us in our efforts.
After much web searching we have now made contact with one of the organisers of speed week, a very nice gentleman called Jack Masson.
The next step following on from the event in Birmingham was to get the car stripped for the roll cage fitting, but Jack has informed us that within the next few months a rule change is coming specifically around the roll cage specifications so we now have a slightly enforced hiatus until the new rules become available.
Also, following our chats with Mr Masson we have learnt that our interpretation of the rules was not completely correct and we are running in a slightly different class. It transpires that we will be competing in the modified saloon car class. This as it turns out is good news as we are now able to carry out a lot more aerodynamic adaptions than we first thought. During our down time we are working hard to adapt the car to our new plans.
Other people have not been so fortunate with time off, our engine builder John Sleath has now completed the build of the engine and has given it a quick test run on his dyno. This first run was simply to bed in the rings and to check for any unexpected issues, so the turbo was not connected and a carb was bolted on for convenience. The very good news was that this went excellently and that all went as expected. Hopefully work on the engine will continue until we can reach maximum rpm and power.
I have slightly delayed this message as we were supposed to be taking part in a professional photo shoot as part of a magazine feature (news on that to follow), unfortunately the weather stepped in and prevented that from happening yet.
Thank you all for your support with our project and we all would like to wish you a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.