Introducing….”Junkyard 300″

We are going to attempt something that we believe no one else has ever done.  We are going to take a Junkyard engine (without changing anything from the valve cover to the pan and only bolt on pieces), and will attempt go over 300 mph with the Streamliner. Thus  the project we have named as the “Junkyard 300” is born.  (This will be right up Pedigo’s alley :))

“Junkyard 300” is only possible due to several people helping us get this project up and running:

Mike Schmidt at Schmidt’s New London Auto Salvage.  Junkyard 300 all started with a trip to visit Mike and to talk about Diesel Cores.  I left with two engines and a smile on my face.

Göran Lindgren at Dieselmeken in Sweden.  After conversing with Steve Menendez on, he highly recommended that I contact a Diesel Pump expert in Sweden named Göran .  After doing a little research and watching several youtube clips, we were SOLD on the 7.5 and 8 mm additive to just put in our tank and go like hell LOL.  If you want a good laugh, check out some of his clips.  He is hilarious.  Reality is, he is the best in the business and we will be running his pumps and injectors (and maybe a little additive).

Luke Dale at Diesel Pump UK in United Kingdom.  Luke has done extensive work and testing of the exhaust side of the engine.  His complete turbo kit is on its way from England.  Hopefully we will have it bolted on the engine with a mocked up intake at the World of Wheels in a few weeks.

Look out Bonneville here comes the Junkyard 300…





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Calling all Gearheads….can you help??

World of Wheels is just a few shorts weeks away with several things left to do.  There is always too much to do and not enough time at the Shop.  So, I’m hoping to attract some volunteer help.     Anyone that can help out with any of the tasks listed below, please let me know.
Prior to World of Wheels:
Prep truck (put new brakes on)
Empty trailer
Find Valve Cover, starter, and intake manifold for OM 606
Make solid works model of engine mid-plate, then machine mid-plate
Modify Scattershield to 5″ depth
Build front engine mounts
Install mock-up engine and trans in car
Additionally, I would need some with the World of Wheels Show where we will actively be looking for sponsors.  If you can help the weekend of the WOW Show (Feb 23-26 at State Fair in Milwaukee), below is a link for a sign-up sheet that we are we trying out.  Please sign up for any help you can offer as well or call me.
There is quite the list of things that I will need to have done to be able to go racing.  We will do the best we can and when everything is done, that’s when we go racing.  If anyone wants to see the list of things that need to be done and can help, please email me:
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Mercedes OM606 Fits!

img_4390Mercedes turbo diesel, Mustang Bell Housing, and G-Force Trans…..just for mock up.  Looks like it will fit.  It will need custom intake and custom exhaust.  Rear-end TBD.   Let the fun begin.

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Plans for Land speed racing 2017

img_4309Thanks to Mike at Schmidt’s New London Auto Salvage who donated the cores for a G and F diesel engines – an 06’VW BRM 2L TDI and a OM606 3L.   This hopefully will be the start of our Diesel records.  We will be going after the E/F/G/H diesel records at El Mirage and Bonneville in 2017.

Since large amounts of cash took our F records, the Z car are also under way for the GT records.  We will attempt to take them back for a fraction of what was spent by the big guys….Stay tuned for updates.  Brian and Dave are hard at work on these gas engines.

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1st pass in Georges car at Elmo

1st timed pass for me at Elmo with the Mayors car…..Pretty cool deal. Now we have an “A” license good at Bonneville and El Mirage. Next get everything ready for the July meet!

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