Fabrication files that is.
So we got a generous revalue for the car after the Yee-Haw It’s Texas race, and had enough left over after fixing the broken stuff that we decided we should probably make the car faster by adding power. At least it will increase the chances of a spectacular failure. Besides, this is racing, not grocery getting.
So after months of scouring ebay and craigslist, we finally scored an awesome set of Kadrons for $95. And by awesome, I mean horrible. We’ll now be able to use twice as much gas to make 5 more horsepower (if we’re lucky). Unfortunately, the linkage that came with them was rather ancient and worn out, so we decided to fabricate our own.
A quick trip to the hardware store and $10 of ball joints from McMaster-Carr later. I present to you – the LeMons Kadron linkage:
Yes, the bell crank is the old seat belt mounting tab, a door hinge, and a piece of square tubing.
Amazingly enough – this contraption seems to work ok. Will it hold up to the rigors of endurance racing? Who knows. I suspect it will fail sometime between leaving our paddock spot and getting to tech inspection. But if not, it will unleash an improbable amount of power. Probably.