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06-07-2004 08:41 AM #1
Here a several shots from a mishap that happened to one of my friend last week in Tremblant. Motor is a 2.5 S14. He is an experienced club racer and instructor.
He was drivng 6000 RPM, approching the Carrousel. Starts applying the brakes (did not eben have the time for a downshift), and then sudenly hears a huge BANG! He coasts and the side of the track. Brakes still worked, but no more motor. Smoke everywhere, holes in the floorpan. It was a driver school and the car was brand new them. Head was rebuilt before they bought the racecar but block was suposedly not touched and had about three intense years of drivers schools (chief instrcutor car) and several races.
The crank has snapped newteen #1 and #2 and no marks of valve hitting the piston's top could be found. Bellhousing is split in two. It was my friend's first weekend with the car and obviously the previous owner and engine builder dumps all responsabilities on him. From $50k cdn, the car is now worth less than $15k/$20k. Did I mention that some shrapnels perforated the floorpan at several locations, almost severing legs from the driver and passenger?
<a href="http://pages.infinit.net/chifo/">Tons more gory pictures of the motor</a>
06-08-2004 08:08 AM #2
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06-23-2004 07:44 AM #3
All is being fixed
Being one of the owners of the car in question, I thought I would give the board an update with the accurate information. After the racecar builder and ex-owner got a chance to have his mechanics take the motor apart, they have come to the same conclusion that everyone else has, which is: it was a mechanical failure. He has offered us a more than fair arrangement to get the car back on the track. All in all things are being resolved because he has stepped up to the bar and taken his fair share of responsability, a lot of good things can be said about that. I will post pics of the racecar with the new engine as soon as we get it back... So stay tuned. Thanks,
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