Failure Investigation

As we mentioned, track test of our new race motor in preparation for The Mitty at Road Atlanta ended in a catastrophic failure of the engine.

Upon disassembly, the root cause of the failure was soon identified as an assembly error.  We presented the evidence to our engine builder, who had built the engine to our specifications.  It was the “if  something can go wrong, it will” type of mistake that should have never happened.   He accepted responsibility and is building us a new engine.

The issue we had with the trailer hub, which failed only 40 miles since “preventive maintenance” by a trailer specialist, was also traced to an assembly error; they forgot to put grease in the f _ _ _ _ _ _ bearing!  We cut our losses and didn’t go back to that supplier.



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