Finally the time has come to see how healthy Sandy's new heart is. I wish I had been able to dyno the old motor for comparison, but I do have longitudinal accelerometer data from the tracks I have run to compare old to new ass hauling capability, so.
With the super thick break in oil still in the motor, we warmed Sandy up, established a baseline and then began tuning. We ran through a series of different ignition timing and fuel pressure settings. All in all we did 28 pulls. The new motor is strong. I am stoked.
I was hoping for mid to high teens in terms of horspower, like 117hp would be bad-ass When we were done Sandy made 123hp / 117lb ft. I couldn't believe it! I can't wait to get back on track, I'm gnawing my arm off over here. Check out the video of Sandy on the rollers below.
In other news fAceMast (seen below) and I made a dollar bet on who could get their own engine running first. I won. This was my welcome back to work after winning, and yes his eyes are naturally that shade of red.
Taking a lesson from my failed attempts of refueling during my last endurance race, I found out that you can cut out the fuel flapper door legally. So I did.
Now look what fits!
And finally probably one of the sweeter items I have been gifted, my mom got me a inflating guardian angel. Perfect.