Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby bertvorgon » 02 May 2017 20:05

Sounds like a CONSPIRACY to me...we better strike a committee to look into that.

I'm glad this cropped up, as the new ones are so nice and fit the wrench perfectly. Even the hose nipple is not as worn.

I'm hoping to TD the car this Sunday, as the weather finally looks to be good. Blast over to Specialty, bed the brakes in a tad and see how the carb jetting is doing.
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby bertvorgon » 07 May 2017 15:46

Wow, was that fun! Nice sunny but cool day, perfect for some boost and brake bed.

One does forget how fast these cars are after driving our 3,500 Lbs sleds for 6 months. Brakes felt like crap as I rolled out of the plant. I de-greased some parts of the engine bay, then washed the whole car and wiped it down in the warm sun. Grill and mirror look a lot better if I do not say so myself.

I drove around the back lot of my work for some laps, just making sure things seemed to be ok, and then rode the brakes a tad. The rattles I had were gone, so the heat shield definitely was the culprit on that one, plus my aluminium finishing panel in the back seat area.

With the old race carb now having a venturi in the secondary, the old bog is gone! I gave it a few blasts on #91 but it is so hard to drive fast, watch for traffic and watch for police, it is virtually impossible that time of day. I braked hard a few times and can feel the brake pads getting better and the new front rotors eliminated the pedal pulse I had.

As I headed off to #10 and Andy's shop, I the the brakes really hard, the g-force quite impressive on decel. Once I got onto the side road to Andy's shop I let'er rip, fighting for traction all the way to 5th gear, then nailed the brakes, putting me hard into the seat belts. COOL!!!

Colin Jackson was at Andy's, checking out his car after tire testing for GoodYear at Button Willow. Colin broke the lap record for GT3 again, smoked it actually. Goodyears tires turned out to be too soft for Colin, much to the shock of the Goodyear engineers. Next race and test will be at Portland and Colin has qualified for the SCCA Runoff at Indy now.

I headed to White Rock, figuring I might as well get some driving in, and, pick up my Garmin which I use as a speedometer, forgot it this morning. Car was running just perfectly. I did another brake heading off at the Pink palace at the end of #99.

Traffic was heavy heading back into Richmond, so it was just a cruise watching temps and the Wide band, again being so hard with traffic about.

Ready for a season of driving, Knox is but two weeks away now and of course the 510 day next week..
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby bertvorgon » 10 May 2017 07:17

Cleaning out the camera today, here are a few pictures, one of the new bleeders on the BMW caliper.

You never know what will show up at Specialty Engineering. This mud bogger was there to get running. Andy built the 700 HP engine for him.
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"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby funwithmonkeys » 10 May 2017 07:44

Nice I was there last week and he had Harry's Moke on the lift.
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