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We met again this past weekend to finish work on the car, install bazooka spotlights courtesy of our sponsor Lifetime LED and install our secret weapon, to be announced later this week.
$3,565 later, we are officially entered in the 2014 Baja 1000 in Class 11. 2.5 weeks to go and a lot is in the offing.
We’re three weeks out from the Baja 1000 and finally turned the corner for “working on the car” to “buttoning up the car.” There’s still a ton to do (like register for the race), but it’s really going to happen.
Starting Saturday, we upgraded the torsion bars , fabricated new rear bump stops and shock tower supports and welded them in place. On Sunday we removed, inspected, repacked and re-installed the CVs. Pulled the spare engine, removed the pressure plate and removed and inspected the the flywheel (all good). We also got the alternator light working again, wired the night lights into the new gauges, wired in the winch, and cleaned/rewired the headlight harness (including the markers). We also I spent some time replacing funky looking connections and other janky things, but this is an ongoing process.