The WR Alpine was called into service for the "Drivers Appreciation Weekend" at Laguna Seca.
I didn't do as much to the car as I wanted, but I did change the Trans and installed an O2 bung to check the Carb mixture.
The trans checked out OK on the street test and the Wide Band O2 revealed the A/F mixture was leaning out above 4000 RPM.
Also the Carb fuel metering was all over the board, calling in question the Fuel pressure, needle and seat function and who knows what else.
I took a pair of 130 main jets and hand drilled them to .063" and took them in the spare parts box.
I would have drilled some more jets, but based on the O2 reported mixture wild numbers, the carb/fuel system needs other basic help first.
When I entered The Big event, I selected the slower mainly '50s small Bore production car group.
For this event THEY put me in the Faster '60s Small Bore group, not a big surprise.
In the first Session, It was clear I NEEDED the bigger jets, but I was Real happy with rest of the car.
The session was a mise mash of Yellow and full course Black flags, so no one really got great lap times.
I "Qualified" 23rd out of 30 cars running, 37 on the entry list.
The Trans was flawless!
In the afternoon Race, I had installed the BIG jets and the car responded nicely, clearly the best it has ever ran, so far.
I settled in and chased a couple of cars all Race, Life was good!
A least as good as it COULD be with the least Powered car in the group.
I finished 25th out of 31 cars, clearly others were having more issues than I.
Sunday morning was a new ball game!
With at least 6 cars behind me that could run faster lap times, it was shaping up to be SOMETHING.
On the Green flag, you would have thought this was a Money Race!
I was past left and right, close and tight!
By half lap I was dead last and watching them drive away!
The two cars I ran with yesterday had upped their game, I had nothing more.
After 3 laps, there were no cars in sight, so I brought the car in to save the ware and tear.
The good news, I didn't loose a starting position...
The afternoon Race was a repeat, without all the cars passing me at the start, I brought the car in early.
And again, didn't loose a Finish position...
Based on the Saturday afternoon video, My best lap time was 2:06.4
The Sunday afternoon results have my best lap time at 2:07.2
The MGA I ran with on Saturday had a best time of 2:03.4 (the sand bagger).
I finished 25th out of 26 cars entered.
The Trans is STILL flawless, and the rest of the car is quite good too!
It was a GREAT weekend away from the rest of the World BS.