One Sunday at the beginning and end of every season becomes devoted to the dismantling and reassembly of the beast they called Spawn. This ritualistic behavior has come to symbolize the passage of time (and money..), and provide escape from the frigid temperatures waiting beyond the shop door.
Soon the beast roars to life again, and anticipation builds for the day it can be let loose yet again. Twelfth of March; fast approaching, yet so far in the distance.
8 Passes at Sanger, nothing broken, and a whole grouping that were within a few tenths. Turbo 350 bracket racing should be a little smaller chunk to bite off than TREMEC bracket racing was, I think. We’ll be taking our first stab at it this Saturday, but till then here’s a video from Friday –
So, it turns loose a piece of this rocker arm at startup in the shop last weekend. I would say it hates us, but doing it in the shop instead of down the road-or at the track-might actually mean we’re on it’s good side again.
In ither news, change of plans #3,263 is officially official, a turbo 350 is on the table and bracket racing will soon commence. We discovered at Sanger a few weeks back that the TKO is in need of some TLC before it makes another trip to the track. Guess Tremec means it when they say don’t shift it above 7,000 rpm..over and over again..for a year.
Oh well, still thinking Texas Mile in October, but who knows what might happen between now and then. Should have some automatic timeslips soon, and we’ll see how much the driver (ahem, was that me?) was slowing it down.