Saturday, December 31, 2016

First pics and news of the new Ruff Stuff

The Ruff Stuff Pulling Team (former White Crow Pulling Team) around Kees Wajer, Jaco de Lange, Marco Koers and Gerrit Bultman from Hulshorst in the Netherlands are currently working on a new CAT V8 powered Light Super Stock Tractor. The Tractor gets a homemade 25CrMo4 tube frame with a homemade Rollcage (ROP), a homemade sheet metal rear axle housing, a new drivetrain from Vreeman Special Products (Bennie Vreeman) and a new Profab HD 3 speed gearbox. The hood and the fenders of the new project are come from the new Challenger MT 600 D series (very difficult to get one in Europe). The rear axle receives a Rockwell ring and pinion gear, a homemade aluminium center section, a homemade differential and modified MAN/Mercedes planetary carrier housing with new MAN planetaries. The Tractor also gets a 11" inch Molinari centrifugal clutch with 4 discs, a homemade flywheel and a Browell clutch bell housing. Kees has purchased for his new ride a set of new Midwest rims with new Firestone Puller 2000 HP Pro Stock tyres.
The new Light Super Stock called ,,Ruff Stuff" will have a Caterpillar V8 engine on methanol. The engine receives a 3208 Caterpillar engine block bored to 466cui with Darton sleeves, a 4.1 stroke counterweighted stock CAT crankshaft, homemade aluminuim rods and CP-Carrillo billet aluminium pistons, revised 3208 Caterpillar cylinder heads, new special made camshafts, new bigger Victory valves and better  springs from PAC, a homemade intake and exhaust manifold, a billet Holset HX 82 turbocharger from Santen Technics with a 4.25" inch intake wheel, a VSP (Veldhuizen Special Products) alcohol fuel system, a homemade fuel tank, a MSD 8 Plus ignition and a Racepak datalogger.
The Ruff Stuff Pulling Team will compete with their new Challenger MT 600 D Light Super Stock in the Dutch National Championship next year.
The first start of the new ,,Ruff Stuff" is planned for 2017.

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