Archive for February, 2011

Mt Cotton Hillclimb Turbo Rotary (Rear Suspension View) 39.89 sec Run

Posted by on February 26th, 2011 No Comments

Hillclimb Results Round 1 – Mt Cotton 2011

TIGHE CAMS HILLCLIMB, ROUND 1, 19th & 20th Feb 2011.

The first round of the Series kicked off under very hot conditions, approx 36 degrees heat making conditions slightly uncomfortable for the 88 people that had entered this round.

Drivers Briefing Sunday - Mt Cotton Hillclimb

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Posted by on February 24th, 2011 No Comments

Getting ready for 2011 Qld. Hillclimb season

Getting ready for 2011 Hillclimb season in the rotary hillclimb racing car.

The rotary hillclimb racing car need to be re-freshed to get ready for the 2011 hillclimb season.  During the 2010 Noosa Historic hillclimb in November the engine suffered over heating problems after that event the engine developed a knocking sound in the front rotor. Curious to see what had happened, during the Christmas break I stripped the engine down to see what the problem was. The front rotor bearing had spun inside the front rotor damaging the crankshaft and the rotor. This was not good news as I would have to replace the crank and the rotor.

Fortunately I had a spare engine and that I stripped and cleaned then I gave it to Ben Hunt at Rotary Motorsport for him to rebuild. The rebuild consisted of Ben’s own porting, internal dowelling and internal rotor modification all hoping to make the engine more reliable. Ben also suggested that I fit an external oil cooler to help with the cooling of the engine.

The Mazda 13B Turbo Engine Ready For installation.

The Mazda 13B Turbo Engine Ready For Fitment to the chassis

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Posted by on February 17th, 2011 No Comments