Almost Ready for Our Next Race – 12 Hours of Sebring with SVRA

There’s been a two-month layoff since our first race, but we certainly haven’t been idle.

We were hoping to have our direct-drive gearbox and the higher gearing differential installed for the SVRA vintage race during the 12 Hours of Sebring weekend, but decided not to rush this job and will postpone it until after the […]

Four Weekends Prior to Our First Race

Five Weekends Prior to Our First Race […]

Third Track Test — Sebring, October 3 2009

· Found why throttle would not return to idle. The front carburetor accel. pump rod came out of throttle shaft lever and jammed on carb. body. Earlier troubleshooting did not discover the problem because apparently, the rod fell back in place when throttle was moved.

· Due to the throttle jamming problem, we could not […]

Updates since the June 20 Sebring test.

One weekend left for getting ready for the last track test on October 3, 2009 prior to our first race in December.

· We had noted that the driver’s position was too upright. Since the Kirky seat has a fixed back of 10°, we modified the seat rail supports to drop the back and increase […]

Sebring Test 6/20/09

More details on our latest test at Sebring:

Ran four 20-minute sessions. Engine temperatures remained normal.

Used just under 2.5 gal. of fuel per session, so our 8-gal. fuel cell should be sufficient for the usual 45 minute races.

Maximum temperatures (measured with temp. labels) for gearbox, differential (clutch type R160) and brake calipers were […]

Second Track Test — Sebring, June 20 2009

Our second test was at Sebring. The ambient temperature was around 100° F, with no rain. It was a good day for gathering more temperature data, since it was as hot as we’ll ever see in racing conditions. Engine temperatures were normal throughout the day, but we may have to do some work on the […]

Team Development

Why a Datsun 510:

Our involvement with 510s goes way back to early 1971, when Team Engineer Néstor Moya, who happens to be the father of Team Owner/Driver Alex Moya and Team Technician/Web Designer Christian Moya, purchased a new 510, which he still owns. Since then, we have built up our 510 collection to four […]