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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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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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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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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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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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Cardiac transplant 1/2. Donor car, fitting & Piping

We had a great garage day on saturday and got a lot done. As you may have heard we will “Loan” the engine and gearbox from the w123 to the new w203 to save time. The w123 won’t be needed in the spring months so we will have more time to fix a new engine…

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OM606 Cylinder head

OM606 Cylinder head TGIF right? This week has been quite hectic for the whole team, I have been seeking sponsors like a maniac and Joni has been updating the website (if you haven’t noticed, PLEASE NOTICE :D). Teemu has been working on the steering and helping out Ville Herlevi as he has been working on…

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