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The weeks before and after the startup

It’s been a busy winter and we haven’t really updated you enough. Heres a quick recap of the last week and the first burnout video with the new engine 🙂 You will get more posts about the specifics of the engine as Jesse have the time to write em. (more…)

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Old dog is learning new tricks for year 2015!

After having major problems on season 2014, we decided to make big changes for upcoming season. Biggest problem was the engine, so that needed the biggest changes. OM606 could not keep up with the competitors, so it had to be replaced for 2015 season. We did consider many options between engine manufacturers and models. MB…

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Plans for diesel-drifter 2014

Hi guys, long time since we made a real blog-post. We promised yesterday that we would reveal some of our plans for next season so here you go. Those of you who have followed us on Facebook know that the season ended for us in Riga with yet another engine failure. The failure were the…

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Status update on the piston-melter.

We’ve had a very rough couple of weeks/months, or pretty much the whole season here at Black smoke racing. Setbacks on almost every flank has lead to kind of an annoyed feeling for the whole team. We have also tried to enjoy the short Finnish summer a little while simultaneously being very busy working. All…

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Rebuilding the 203 setup

At gatebil we broke the engine and the turbo, we’re now changing the setup a little, we’re getting a new, a bit bigger turbo and we’re getting rid of the supercharger.   Why? because it produces too much heat. Two of the six pistons had melted and a few of the exhaust valves were all…

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