Project 10 Update: Getting ready for some 10.90 racing

Project 10 Update: Getting ready for some 10.90 racing

 

I have not updated the progress on "Project 10 - The Hard Way" in quite a while and we have had some interesting twists and turns in the project. We have had great support from several manufacturers in our quest to get Project 10 as reliable and as nearly bullet-proof as possible.

 

We ran 15 races during the Winter Series in Florida and finished it off nicely with a runner-up Saturday and Sunday during the Citrus Nationals at Palm Beach Int'l Raceway. We put it away for a couple months; then I couldn't stand being so close to an IHRA Pro-Am so we entered the IHRA Pro-Am at Immokalee Regional Raceway in the Hot Rod class. I had not run the Firebird on the .5 Pro-Tree so that issue and the fact I did not have a throttle stop would prove interesting. Had a great time, went a few rounds, and parked it until we got home to Iowa in April.

 

I was changing the oil and found a big piece of metal stuck to my drain plug. (UH-OH!) After about 20 minutes trying to figure what it was we decided it was the top part of a chain link on the roller timing chain. Thought I might as well do a compression test to see if everything else was good and we found #5 cylinder only had 90 lbs. of compression. The others were all about 165 lbs. So much for never taking the engine out, right? Better safe than sorry.