Phase 6: Fueling System, Instrumentation & Misc 
Continuing with the work - We're going to need the space for a few things, so the tank had to be cut-up and shortened by about 40%.
Continuing with the work - We're going to need the space for a few things, so the tank had to be cut-up and shortened by about 40%.
Viewed: 1157 times.

This is what the tank (well, the discarded part) looks like - it's baffled.
This is what the tank (well, the discarded part) looks like - it's baffled.
Viewed: 1187 times.

A proper airfield testing using Tesla Electronics' G-Tech Pro device has been arranged...
A proper airfield testing using Tesla Electronics' G-Tech Pro device has been arranged...
Viewed: 1470 times.

...so we mounted Ronal Turbo's with Michelin Pilot Sport tyres back on the Mi32 (they had been on my GTI temporarily, for a couple of years :o)).
...so we mounted Ronal Turbo's with Michelin Pilot Sport tyres back on the Mi32 (they had been on my GTI temporarily, for a couple of years :o)).
Viewed: 1391 times.

When we arrived there, a few things decided to go wrong - front clutch hydraulics and rear throttle cable.
When we arrived there, a few things decided to go wrong - front clutch hydraulics and rear throttle cable.
Viewed: 1401 times.

The problem turned out to be down to the leverage we had recently introduced to make the clutch and throttle lighter and easier to use.
The problem turned out to be down to the leverage we had recently introduced to make the clutch and throttle lighter and easier to use.
Viewed: 1424 times.

There wasn't much we could do at the spot, but we decided to do a few test runs anyway, as the first drag race of the season is only a couple of days ahead!

Video available here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqZNTTc7938
There wasn't much we could do at the spot, but we decided to do a few test runs anyway, as the first drag race of the season is only a couple of days ahead!

Video available here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqZNTTc7938
Viewed: 1324 times.

More than 2 km long secondary airstrip in Mahovljani near Banja Luka is a perfect and safe environment for testing such a car to the full extent.
More than 2 km long secondary airstrip in Mahovljani near Banja Luka is a perfect and safe environment for testing such a car to the full extent.
Viewed: 1262 times.

Severly slipping front clutch and half-opening rear throttle gave rather poor results on G-Tech Pro, but atleast we have time to sort out the clutch, throttle and a few other things before the race!
Severly slipping front clutch and half-opening rear throttle gave rather poor results on G-Tech Pro, but atleast we have time to sort out the clutch, throttle and a few other things before the race!
Viewed: 1299 times.

It turned out the throttle wheel wasn't symmetrical at all so we got it trimmed down to a perfect 1:1 (direct) ratio across the wheel.
It turned out the throttle wheel wasn't symmetrical at all so we got it trimmed down to a perfect 1:1 (direct) ratio across the wheel.
Viewed: 1238 times.

Clutch hydraulics reverted back to 1:1 (direct) ratio as well, so hopefully that should be sorted out, with only a day left.
Clutch hydraulics reverted back to 1:1 (direct) ratio as well, so hopefully that should be sorted out, with only a day left.
Viewed: 1231 times.

The last day and the last crucial thing - rear engine's firewall and cover - obligatory for the drag race.
The last day and the last crucial thing - rear engine's firewall and cover - obligatory for the drag race.
Viewed: 1500 times.

The rear engine is nicely tucked beneath the cover.
The rear engine is nicely tucked beneath the cover.
Viewed: 1269 times.

The cover easily slides out to reveal and allow access to the rear engine.
The cover easily slides out to reveal and allow access to the rear engine.
Viewed: 1244 times.

It's a thick multi-layered material with great heat and sound insulation properties.
It's a thick multi-layered material with great heat and sound insulation properties.
Viewed: 1161 times.

The rear firewall - it's not wood but a very similar material as used for the cover, though it came with the outer face finished in wood effect.
The rear firewall - it's not wood but a very similar material as used for the cover, though it came with the outer face finished in wood effect.
Viewed: 1393 times.

Powered by Gallery v1