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« Reply #1590 on: November 29, 2017, 04:02:03 PM »

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« Reply #1591 on: November 29, 2017, 04:25:02 PM »

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« Reply #1592 on: November 29, 2017, 04:25:17 PM »

Works on my Windows machine.   cool

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« Reply #1593 on: November 29, 2017, 05:05:10 PM »

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« Reply #1594 on: November 29, 2017, 05:07:11 PM »

I had to nudge it along a couple of times but I did get to the end which was a little before what I imagine is the end. That was fun to listen to and I've been on those programs. The most important thing you should have learned is complete all the work in the shop before you leave. It's never easier to complete the work at the race and getting there a day earlier doesn't mean anything if you can't perform.

That's a hard earned lesson that I've learned over several ugly experiences.

Good luck in your recoveries.  grin grin grin

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« Reply #1595 on: November 29, 2017, 11:56:29 PM »

We pitted right next to Steve with Burton's liner. Like Steve, Burton & the guys had just run out of time to finish the liner at home so we spent the first four days finishing it on the salt & Goran had his Dieselmeken hands in that too before we were done. I knew some of Steve's dramas but we were pretty busy dealing with our own but Burton did manage to Two-Club it on the goat track.
The podcast played fine for me.
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« Reply #1596 on: November 30, 2017, 10:47:52 AM »

Glad to hear that at least "most" folks were able to see & hear the podcast.

Summary - we (I) made a plan that was a bit too ambitious for 2017, running out of time to get everything sorted and tested before Speed Week.

We had a great time and plenty of adventures at Speed Week.  Once there, we spent our time as wisely as we could, and had the best help available anywhere on the planet (I can't vouch for other planets).  We spent a lot of time wrenching, parts chasing, and testing.  It was a tremendously good time!

Ultimately, although we were very close to getting a new driver into the record book (I think 133 on a 135 record), we couldn't get that part of the plan done, and we did not have success with the other engine & trans combination, either.  We managed to make a lot of new friends, which cannot have a price put on it.

For 2018, we are going to maintain a singular focus, and put all efforts into achieving the goal of maximizing the performace of our G/DT effort.

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« Reply #1597 on: December 04, 2017, 04:24:49 PM »

All Righty then....  back to work on the Rampage, pulling the 2 liter engine apart to see what needs to be done for 2018.

Most of this Mercedes engine is pretty typical, although it does have a few particular "Mercedes" features, like this rotary camplate on the front of the injection pump drive sprocket:



In this case, the bad news is shown in the roller bearing follower that is driven by that camplate (this bearing looks BAD):



For those of you who might not know, MB is fond of chain drives and sliding tensioners:



The last sad picture for now is this milkshake which was drained out of the oil pan:




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« Reply #1598 on: December 13, 2017, 04:48:02 PM »

All righty then.... a little more disassembly took place, and I'm ready to drop off the block at AMT Racing engines for a thorough cleaining, magnaflux inspection, and having the deck of the block machined the absolute minimum amount to clean up the surface finish.



Rods and pistons are ready for another round in 2018.

I "think" the block is fine, except for the very rough surface finish on the top deck surface.



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« Reply #1599 on: January 09, 2018, 01:23:44 PM »

New adventures.... learning a few things about running this CNC mill (from someone who knows what they are doing), and making a torque plate for the OM604 block.









I'll drop the torque plate off at the "real" machine shop on Wednesday afternoon, so they can get to work on the 2018 version of the G/DT engine.  There are some other guys out there chasing this same record, so I really need to put my best foot forward in 2018.

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