Monthly Archives: June 2011

Start, Stop & Seat

Slowly but surely more progress was made today. The seat is in, the new starter is on and we finally have brakes. Sean also gave the car a good thrashing. 2nd gear is a doozy.

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Baby racer on board

This should fly in tech inspection after the waivers are signed. From PunisherGP

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Another major sponsor signed on

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The parts swap with PeugeotHolms

We managed to squeeze all the smelly parts into our pristine family car. Thanks to Brian Holms for helping us source the very rare bits we needed.

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En avant, marche! …prudemmente

Forward motion was achieved for the first time without the assistance of a 4 year old or other living creature. She’s still pretty rough but the 20 year old swamp rat is on the move. Burnout Video PunisherGP The shakedown … Continue reading

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Dropping the cl*tch bomb

The wait is finally over.  Clutch and tranny came out tonight. The Unveiling PunisherGP Bad news: The clutch is indeed as fried like a very very thin pancake and the throw out bearing and clutch pivot bearings show evidence of … Continue reading

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Milk of magnesium gearbox

Slow but steady progress toward getting the transaxle dropped so we can get a look at the dubious clutch situation. Draining the gearbox revealed a milky substance. Luckily no metal shards or bits of mouse bones. Gearbox drain – PunisherGP

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Getting lower in the seat

Prepped seat height and location tonight to do the roll cage measurements. All dimensions are in and going to S&W tomorrow. Video getting lower The A/C compressor was removed and serpentine bypassed. Another 30 lbs lost. I was duly impressed … Continue reading

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Punisher superleggera – So light a 4 year old can push it

Kaz and the Llanos the bros were at it tonight. The dash, sunroof & glass are out. Its looking and feeling more and more like a can of coke by the day. From Today’s progress – PunisherGP

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Punisher Lives, local kids freak out

After a weeks worth of trepidation the Punisher has been brought to life, . It blew some chunks but ultimately seemed to run well. Clutch work and brake work lay ahead. Video From PunisherGP Album

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