I thought it worthwhile giving an update as to where we are at with my car, three weeks till the first race of the season and in short it's all going down to the wire....
Over the past few weeks several things have come to light...
Crank manufactured wrong, the engineering firm are now fast tracking my crank which is now due around the end of March, latest progress says it will arrive just in time.
Front Brake discs, no one knows how but we ended up with two identical discs, i.e. not a right and left, this is being rectified by way of another being made which should be with us in the next few days.
Suspension... our friends at InTrax are doing a great job but the original parts had previously had adjustment worked into the mounting points, so there has been a delay in ensuring all is precise and accurate, parts due with us in around a week from now.
Wheels... I believe I'm to blame on this one, wrong offset has led to a situation where we are now looking to move to 15" rims, this means a change to the final drive etc etc... the new wheels may or may not be here in time, whats definate is that we can run the 14's but with a 15mm spacer, this may be happening for Race 1 assuming all else falls into place.
Timetable as follows....
Assuming all goes well and parts arrive...
Crank back from balancing with flywheel 3/4
Engine Build 4&5th April
Rolling Road 6th April
Testing @ Rockingham 7th April
Quali & Race @ Knockhill 8th April
This is not to mention all of the other bits and peices which have to be completed, at what is an extremely busy time for Dave & his team @ Brunswick.
We had a good chat the other day... at best right now we are 50/50 as to whether this is all going to fall into place in time for 8th April.