Re: RF40 race debut delayed
Hi to all
Yes as Chris has described I did not get to race the RF40 this weekend.I had all the paperwork in place but final assembly and testing of the car could not be completed in time.The motor was only fired on wednesday night and I new then we were up against it.Problems encountered on the way included 1/ Water leaks caused by ill fitting manifold in the valley- solution- remove manifold and fit 2 gaskets and use sealer around water ports.
2/more water leaks from water pump and water temp sender solution- pull pump apart and seal gaskets again.
3/Internal thrust bearing replace with new unit.Old one u/s.
4/gearshift unfinished but design works ok.
5/Motec and throttle body tuning completed at last
There are also quite a few small jobs to do and will be completed soon.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people for a gallant attempt at helping me to get to phillip Island Robert Logan, chris and other Roaring Forties staff, Will Croll (Mr Bolts)sorry to Natasha for keeping him out late at night, and Ross Holder.
The next race is at Sandown on the 20th of July and the car will be well tested by then.I will have driven it a few times by then as well.