RaceCraft is now live! Learn how to do your own wheel alignment with equipment that won't break the bank.
This is the weekly update that comes right before our paid 'Gold Members' only webinar lessons and this week ‘223 | Dry Sump Systems’ was covered. Details on membership below.
HPA86: We had the second endurance racing round as part of the SIERDC 1 hour 3501cc and above class. Things went well in some areas, but not so much in others. Andre managed a PB in the car with a 145.1 lap during race conditions beating his previous best of 147.7 that happened during a previous qualifying session.
The biggest change since that last lap has been our 'ghetto' aero setup that was thrown on the car by Brandon with low expectations, but it has certainly made a big difference to track speed on multiple corners at our local Highlands - Experience the Exceptional Motorsport Park track.
The additions were a plywood front splitter coated with carbon fibre on top for rigidity, and a 'Trademe/eBay special’ rear wang (it’s not quite good enough to be called a proper wing) on the back. While all care was taken in making these adjustments, and we did believe there would be some improvement, we are very happy that such a noticeable difference has been made for what are relatively cheap modifications both time and cost-wise. It has excited us to think about what might be possible when it comes to the series next year and the car's setup even with a limited budget but more time to build.
Along with the good comes the bad, and we did have more fuel surge issues right when we thought we had found the issue and a way to manage it. It turns out the connector on our ill-placed fuel pressure sensor had a fault which saw us pit 4 times, the first being on the formation lap, instead of the planned once. We are moving the sensor to the location it should have been placed in by the original builder and replacing the connector, and thus eliminating the chance of the same issue occurring again. It should be noted that our driveshaft was causing excessive vibrations at the last round and after using a different shop they found it was 20g out of balance, and fixed this issue.
Lastly on the HPA86 Andre touches on the Izze-Racing tyre pressure and temp sensors that will soon be fitted along with a brake temp sensor as well. We’ll definitely have more info on these in the coming weeks.
RaceCraft Launch: We’ve mentioned it in passing, HPA as a sister company that follows a similar format, but covers different topics. The first course release which covers Motorsport Wheel Alignment is now LIVE, and you can view it here: https://www.racecrafthq.com/courses/m...
Future planned topics include:
- Data Logging
- Driver Training
- Roll Cage Design
While HPA is focused on engine management, wiring and engine building, RaceCraft will zero in on car setup and what you can do to get faster lap times with setup changes using equipment and techniques that won't break the bank.
Latest Release: The latest video release sees us visit Renvale Ltd, a somewhat ‘under the radar’ company that supplies wiring harnesses to the likes of Formula 1, MotoGP, Formula E and WRC vehicles.
WEBINAR INFO: If you want the ultimate lubrication system for your engine then it’s hard to go past a dry sump system. There’s a lot to understand when it comes to a properly integrated dry sump set up though and in this webinar, we’ll cover the key points you need to consider when choosing components.
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