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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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Engine development

The piston

As we told you last time we have some improvements planned for next season to the CDI engine. Jesse will make a post with more technical details later but here’s a teaser about what we have planned. Jesse dissembling the om648 The first upgrade Jesse wanted to do was modifying the fuel line. He and…

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Checking the CDI engine after 4 races

So as we told you last time we brought the CDI engine to Kokkolan Autohuolto so Jesse could disassemble it and check what it looked like. Engines ready to be dissembled. After opening the engine nothing seems to have completely broken. The fourth piston shoved some signs of melting. The more worrying thing was that…

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Gatebil Mantorp + Pictures

Over the years we have been so many times to Mantorp it almost feels like our home track and we usually have a huge amount of friends there. So we were expecting and awesome weekend an once again Mantorp delivered. However not without the usual troubles ūüėȬ† (more…)

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First real testing with the om648 (video)

This weekend we participated in the car show AutoSaloon, the event was in Turku. We also revealed the new livery for 2015. Read more about the 2015 setup and testing here

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The weeks before and after the startup


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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 ūüôā You will get more posts about the specifics of the engine as Jesse have the time to write em. (more…)

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Black Smoke season 2014 in hindsight, part 2.

Black Smoke

Read Part 1 HERE, if you have not read it yet. After the midsummer event at Kemora, Finland we had two weeks to make the car ready for Gatebil, the main event in Rudskogen. In just a few days we got the cummins injectors for the DI engine, which we were told would fit (more…)

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Black Smoke season 2014 in hindsight, part 1.

Long time since we last made a post. I thought we should do a season recap of the season 2014 and why it went like it did. This season was the toughest yet, it really tested us. Still it was also the most fun. (more…)

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Season opened

As the headline says the season has been opened, if you’re reading this you’ve probably already checked our facebook updates and know how it went. The problems started in the morning at the car inspection when the emergency stop didn’t work or in othe words the cable was stuck.¬†We immediately started fixing this and by…

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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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