The first Lemons race at Infineon Raceway will be on March 6&7. Our car is in pretty good shape for the race. Except for the fact that it has no engine in it and I tore down our "good engine" to replace the rods. After our last race when we blew our third engine I did some more research and found that the previous model year's connecting rods were beefier and should help us not break them so easily!
Here's the difference between our current rod size (silver here) and the ones we just pulled over the weekend in the junkyard:
Hard to tell the difference? Well they're ~.1" thicker and wider (~20%).
We're going testing!
Assuming we get this thing back together in the next 3 weeks, we're doing a track day at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey to "break in" the new motor! My fingers are crossed!