Antigravity Battery (51R)

After draining the ETX18L, I decided to get a more dedicated battery solution. Antigravity’s new automotive batteries have huge cold cranking amps while also being significantly lighter than most batteries. I opted for the 24ah battery at 8.5lbs, but wound up with the 30ah battery at 11.7lbs instead. The Deka ETX18L it replaces weighs about…

Air Filter (Evo)

Just a small update – new air filter ordered for the Evo (Amsoil EAAU4560-EA). The old one was looking quite worse for the wear and checking my logs, has been trucking on for 3 1/2 years – well past its prime. The availability of the EAAU4560 seems spotty, so I ordered 2, which should last…

UOA 09142020 (Evo)

Another solid UOA result for the Evo. This car was driven HARD over this period of time, with a lot of track days. The Evo is going to start seeing much, much less mileage on the clock as I now have a tow car, so the UOA analyses will likely stop as well. Overall really…

GLTA Midwest Festival (Gingerman, Evo)

Last track event of 2020! Cannot believe what a year it’s been with all the covid-19 cases, uncertainty going on, event cancellations, and work from home since March, likely extending until at least next March. We decided to wrap it up with one last event at Gingerman Raceway for Grid Life’s Midwest Festival. With the…

CGI 09212020 (Gingerman, Evo)

Really fun first time out at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI. Located in a really beautiful area, this is probably one of the most open tracks I have experienced with lots of run off room – total opposite of Road America. Gingerman also feels unique in that there are a lot of long duration…

GLTA Elkhart 2020 (Road America, Evo)

Road America is an unbelievable track. Stretching just over 4 miles, it is the largest track I’ve ever been to, and maybe one of the largest in the US. While Autobahn feels more like a country club that happens to have a racetrack, the entire facility at Road America is built with the racetrack integrated…

BSCC 09062020

Busy weekend so far – busy last few weeks and months really. With the discovery of a stuck piston in my caliper, I wanted to get another set built and turned around ASAP. As mentioned, this time we went with the high temp seals and aluminum (factory) pistons. Given that I had bled the brakes…

Carbing Tow Hook & Caliper Rebuild (Evo)

Following the discovery of a stuck piston in the Evo’s caliper, I decided to get these rebuilt by the same guy who has been doing them. The calipers this time were built with high temp dust boots and OEM pistons. We’ll see how this combo works – hoping it performs faithfully at Road America. I’m…

Mid Season Updates 2020 (Evo)

As is customary, after I get a few events in with the car, I have a number of tweaks I make to optimize the setup. The first is a minor tweak – the rear bar was set to the middle setting last event for the last session at Grid Life, and while the car felt…