2014 and Lets get back to Work

The winter has been spent doing everything but working on the race cars.  Now that that is done lets see what the list is for the cars:

Mk-10, sent the carburetor to Curtis Farley to have rebuilt, jetted and perform the magic that he does.  He will run the rebuilt carb on the engine dyno to set jetting.  Bilstein shocks are finally rebuilt and will be ready install. Need to order new tires, American Racers for the 2014 season.  Time to nut and bolt everything, realign with the new shocks and set corner weights.

MK8, I am fabricating Al side panels to go along the chassis to ensure that debris, or hot coolant doesn’t find its way into my cockpit.  This came to light from Bill D in Grand Junction, CO when he had an accident that damaged the coolant lines that run alongside the chassis mid height.  He moved his to lower on the chassis and I decide to put a light Al panel to minimize the risk.  Will add some pictures later.  The engine for this car is done and awaits installation. Need to get new bearings for the MK9 transaxle.  Several of those bearings are old needle bearings and newer ones are ball.  Taylor Engineering to help.  I have 2 Bilstein shocks rebuilt for this car.  Still need to more for the front.  Currently old Armstrongs are there and I would like to replace.

Another task that is taking more time is finding some longer 3/8-24″ wheel studs for the front and rear.  The fronts are Triumph Spitfire and they are a bit short when using the Revolution alloy wheels and their sleeve nuts.  The 3/8″ studs are pretty much a dinosaur in favor or 7/16 or M12  wheel studs.  But since I have 3 sets of revolutions and spent the money to true them up I want to stay with the 3/8″ studs.  I have scoured the forums like “www.apexspeed.com” and think I have found a source in the UK.  When that is confirmed I will post that info. 

So that is it for now and off to the shop.

4 thoughts on “2014 and Lets get back to Work

  1. Hi Larry. I was surfing Formula Ford stuff on the net and thought about you and went to your site and read all the Elden stuff, not much current about my former steed. Geez, Peter Hampshire–right to the horse’s mouth! And Curtis Farley–I’m too lazy to break into all my saved junk from the years I raced (more books, magazines and grid and results sheets than you could imagine, as you’ve seen by my ready supply of pics) but I’m pretty darn sure that his and my name appear together on Road America grid sheets (his name farther up). Any way I wanted to make sure we had communicated since I changed my email address, can’t remember. Current is moxie50@frontier.com . (More Moxie Racing was my team name and 50 was my Cendiv National number on my later Dulon MP21. Also need to know in what town you live, can’t remember, may be going somewhat near next month, driving, but New Mexico (I think you said that) is a pretty big place. But if not too big a detour……….?????? Jay Davis, Spring Grove IL

    • Good hearing from you Jay, I ensured I have your updated e-mail, thanks. Still sorting out the first Elden MK10. Rear axle stubs seems to be the main problem and then trying to work the understeer out of the car. Ran the MK 10 about 3 weeks ago on American Racing Slicks and it was a handfull of push. Have some ideas to fix that once the stub axles are repaired.

      We are in Santa Fe, NM and would enjoy having dinner or lunch with you if you get close for either of. Let us know your plans.

      Larry lhaynes99@gmail.com

  2. My name is Dana Moudy. If you need more info on my 1973 Elden mk10 you can reach me at dmoudy@suddenlink.net. The car has a good record at Hallett race track. I won 19 of 21 club ford races with the car. It was also stolen and recovered by .Steve Carbone.

    • Dana, Thank you for your comments on by LCH Restoration blog of my Elden FF restorations. Sorry for the delay as was out on a long family vacation and just catching up with the blog.

      I would like to hear more about your car. Do you have any Photos? I hope to race at Hallet next year in one of my Eldens. If you would allow me I would like to include any correspondence and history of your car on my blog. I assume you no longer have the car or do you know where it is?

      Lots to talk about so I hope to soon.

      Larry Haynes

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