Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The new Wild Thing

The Wild Thing Pulling Team around Stefan Kronvall and his daugther Anna Kronvall from Ystad in Sweden have built a new 950kg Mini Modified Tractor last year. In 2015, After 4 years in the 3.6t Super Sport class in Sweden, the Swedish Team has decided to make the switch back into the Mini Rod class. Stefan Kronvall was very successful in the Mini Rod class in the past. He won in that class several Swedish Championships, one Euro Cup title in 2002 and the European Championship 2000 in Herning, Denmark. For their return into the Mini Rod class, Stefan bought a complete chassis from Emil Roth (Nasty Toy Pulling Team) and the old blown Ford V8 engine of the formerly Mini Mod called ,,Crazy Witch´´ from Sweden.
The Tractor has a Strenx 650 wedge frame with a TRB Machine chrome-moly ROP (Rollcage), a homemade steering, homemade aluminium fenders (built by Emil Roth) and a TRB Machine rearend from the USA. The Chassis with the cage etc. is the old ,,Just a Toy´´ Mini Rod of Emil Roth from Ljungbyhed in Sweden. The TRB rearend has a aluminium billet center section with a billet aluminium differential and a special made ring and pinion gear. The new Wild Thing also received a SCS Twin Counter Shaft transmission with a homemade driveline, a Eagle Clutches centrifugal clutch with 2 discs from Christer Örn in Finland and a Probell clutch bell housing. The SCS transmission comes from the Lambada Pulling Team in the Netherlands.
The Swedish Team purchased for their new vehicle a set of new Real Racing Wheel rims with new Pioneer Puller tyres from the USA.
Normely was planned to run the Mini Mod with a blown Ford V8 engine on methanol, but after the first round of the Swedish Championship last year, the engine was ready for the junk yard. The engine kicked through the engine block a rod out. After that the Team purchased a used Hemi engine for their Mini and built that up during the last winter. 
The new Tractor is powered by an Keith Black V8 Hemi engine with 526 cui. on methanol fuel now.
The engine has a KB Stage 6 cast aluminium block with Veney cylinderheads, Dan Olsen Racing exhaust headers, camshafts from Sassy Racing, Moroso valve covers, a Winberg crankshaft with billet aluminium MGP rods and Sassy Racing pistons, a SSI 14-71 blower with an Veney aluminium scoop, a Sassy Racing fuel system, a fuel tank from the Burning Baby Pulling Team (S) and a MSD Pro Mag 44 ignition.
The Wild Thing Pulling Team will compete in the Swedish Championship and in the Euro Cup this year. The first start with the new engine on the Wild Thing is planned for the 19th of May 2017 at the Euro Cup opener in Lidköping, Sweden.

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Wild Thing with the blown Ford V8

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