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Garbage tour was a success!!

Black Smoke Garbagegarage Tour

We organised a “small” tour in from our hometown and through a couple of villages, surprisingly not just home to a few Mercedeses! Starting in Kokkola 13:00 we gathered up at ABC, a local gas-station and waited until 13:45 for people to show up for the tour. Behold 11 cars had lined up at the…

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Throwback: Gatebil Rudskogen 2015 (video)

Black Smoke - Gatebil Rudskogen 2015 video

Throwback to the Gatebil main event in 2015. Filmed in July 2015. With English subs. Aerials by Engen Pikselindustri – http://pikselindustri.no/ Music by Cartridge 1987 – https://soundcloud.com/cartridge1987 Video by PIFA – http://www.pifa.fi Chase cars by – Team pony drift, Viktor Mårtensson, TV2 Norway www.teemupeltola.fi www.pifa.fi www.kokkolanautohuolto.fi www.migatronic.fi www.parkkila.fi

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Exhaust manifold variations

Exhaust manifold variations. Version 2.

There has been some debate about different exhaust manifolds on CDI engines. Some think that longer manifold with colletor is the only way. On the other hand some say that the right way is to get a manifold that is as short as possible. Long exhaust manifold: Those who shout out for long manifold think…

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Report 1/2014

Picture by Christoffer Jakobsson

The whole 2013 we were struggling with the engine. For 2014 we were supposed to be driving with another engine but as usual nothing went according to the plans. When we realised that we were not going to be able to make the direct injected engine ready in time we decided to make a backup…

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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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Camber, caster, toe what?

Yup, the w203 got it’s first wheel setup and this was indeed done with some proper equipment. Jesse at the biggest local car service center Kokkolan Autohuolto made this thing happen. Jesse is a good friend of the team and always seems to have quite a lot of knowledge, without giving him too much compliments…

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First testrun.

Yesterday we decided to go testdrive the car with only one and a half day left before we leave for England. There was som fixes to be done before it was drivable, like fitting the sponsor stickers and som less important things like fitting a seat and harness for Teemu. Sponsors More sponsors. As usual we were a…

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The to do list is getting shorter.

We were a bunch of people at the garage yesterday and by the end of the evening we got to replace theese to-do-lists to one short one. To do list We have fitted some new safety equipment and a new shut of system that actually works for this season. Markings for the main electrical switch and the…

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Paint-job and a lot more done.

A while since the last update as our regular writer went on a vacation for a couple of weeks so i had to go to the garage to keep you updated. A lot have got done in a short amount of time but we are still far behind as the seasons first race is closing…

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Engine fitted, dashboard done!

Engine is mounted fitted and piping has started. Enjoy some pictures! We replaced the oil pump and changed the gear for it to get rid of the cavitation. The wheel did not fit properly in the oil pan so we remade it a little, check out the pics (; Oil coolers are fitted and tubing…

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Dashboard, Handbrake & Wiring

Productive day at the garage again! Magnus and Anton did the wiring for the head- and taillights while Emil and teemu worked on the dashboard. We got a few more parts delivered today, again by SSp. The dashboard looks stunning with fans and all installed. The wood wrapping continues, what do you think about the dashboard?…

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Engine demount & cleaning up for painting

Because of work, Teemu could not be with us this session so he just brought us some pastries (very much appreciated, atleast judging by Emils flabbergasted face on the picture (:) Emil made the cardboard models for both the driver and passenger side floor plates. Here’s also a few pictures of the finished steering and…

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Exhaust system almost done!

As Teemu was busy working today, his father stepped in to take his position. This job mostly means driving us to do things faster, I’m not sure wether we’re slow or Teemu is fast but I would love to think it’s the later. Anyway things went on and we actually got a lot done. “3.4…

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