The WMRRA Motorcycle races were at the Ridge Motorsports park this weekend. I was only able to attend one day.
I took it pretty easy and just played spectator for the most part. I did get a few pictures though.
If you want to see the full set, send a message to me.
Meet Xesia and Karleena, the Mechanophelia / SpeedDealer girls at the races last weekend.
They will be attending more races this year, and are available for promotional work for your race team or your shop.
As before, if you are one of the people we shot with your bikes or in your paddock, contact me for access to the full gallery
The SpeedDealer Motors Calendar is about to go to print. We will probably make a limited initial print run to see what the demand is. If you want one for sure you should let us know. We are planning on offering them for $20.00 each.
We are planning a calendar signing November 22nd at Smarty Pants in Georgetown. Come on down and purchase your calendar and get it autographed by some of the models.
I was driving home the other day and I missed a shift and over revved the alfa. it started making an awful banging noise. At first I thought the clutch was starting to come apart because it shifted really hard and pushing in the clutch seemed to make the throw out bearing squeal. Upon inspection the clutch seemed fine. I took the cam cover off and noticed the timing chain was very loose. I adjusted the tensioner, checked the cam timing and the valve clearance. I put it all back together. The banging noise is not as pronounced now, and only at idle and right above, but it is still there. I checked timing again and when I reached down to try to turn over the engine, I noticed the crank pulley rotated on the crank about 1/4 turn without the crank turning. I pulled out the radiator to get a better look, with frars of the crank nose being broken. I see that the pulley spins on the crank, but the TDC mark on the crank nose is in alignment with TDC measured with a dial gauge on the piston. I have not puuled the pulley off yet, I am hoping I just sheared a keyway and the pulley bouncing back and forth is what the banging noise is. Compression checks out good in all of the cylinders so I do not think I bent any valves.
Anyhow, here are some pictures of the engine and my helper, Xesia, working on it.