Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fun in the sand.

Hi All,

Sorry for more non MG stuff but still lots of fun. I have just spent a week in the dunes of Liwa helping Newtrix racing as Chief Mechanic (actually only mechanic) in the 2013 Abu Dhabi desert challenge for 1300 km of desert racing.

The car is a Nissan Patrol with a LS2 V8 corvette engine fitted and it runs in the FIA T1 modified category.

 We had our share of problems, lack of spares limited the amount of repairs that could be done so Ian had the struggle on.

My work base for the week.

Sheared bottom front shock mount.
Burning HT leads at the rate of one a day.

 Rear body mounts to the chassis cracked.

 But it was all worth it in the end.

Completed, everyday with zero penalties and finished 16th overall and 2nd placed GCC entry which was an amazing result.

Richard B.

Next . . . . . I have just ordered a new speedo from the states so I will be cutting my hands to ribbons under the dashboard.

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