Sounds like fun!
Congratulations on your first run, should only get better.
Any chance you are going to post some photos?
> It all came together last week and I raced it yesterday. This is the 2 liter
> Alpine engine I have been telling you all about from time to time. ( Actually
> 1965cc, but whose counting.)
> The event was at Blackhawk Farms Raceway near Rockton, Illinois. ( I looked
> for you Gary, sorry I didn't call. ) I took it easy during the practice and
> qualifying sessions as it was a very HOT day and I didn't want to cook it
> first time out.
> I can hardly wait until I have a couple of hours on the motor. The car is a
> relative bullet to what it has been with the 1600 engine. On the main
> straight away I could pull 5200 before having to break. The new motor was
> pulling 6200 and I wasn't even trying. I did run it up to 7000 rpms a couple
> of times but I want this thing to last so I am trying to wait until it has
> some time on it. The bottom end should be good for 8000 rpms reliably. Valve
> train will be the limiting factor.
> I easily blew the MGBs away, ran ahead of the BMW 2002s and ran right behind
> a 2.0 liter Porsche 914. Once it's broke in I expect to run in the very low
> 1:30s at BFR. Best time yesterday was a 1:33:559.
> Thought I would let you know that all the mad scientist crap has paid off. I
> hope to post a build sheet soon.
> Oh...( I own a Tiger, so don't start sending me hate mail) for those of us
> who feel snubbed as Alpine Racers, I ran away from a 65 Tiger. Don't know
> what his problem in the corners was as he could pull away from me on the
> straights, but once I got past him I just went and hid. And Yes, he snubbed
> me. That's OK .... I ran ahead of him.