Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The new Gators Light Mod is ready !

After almost 4 1/2 years of planning and building, the new Gators Light Modified of the Gators Pulling Team from Skjern, in Denmark is ready. The new Tractor has a homemade Domex 700 wedge frame with a revised ACE Chassis Rollcage, homemade Docol wheelie bars, a homemade steering, carbon fiber fenders from the Rocket Science Pulling Team and a homemade Domex sheet metal rear axle housing. The new design and the stickers on the fenders were made by Steffen Schaab from in Germany. The Vehicle also received a set of new Midwest aluminium rims with new cut Firestone Puller 2000 HP tyres from Hoosier Pulling Tires in the USA. The rear axle got a Humpco billet aluminium center section with a Humpco aluminium diff, a special made ring and pinion gear and homemade aluminium planetaries carrier housing with special made Mercedes planetaries. The new Light Modified is also supplied with a new constructed / homemade Crossbox with special made gears, a new homemade reverser and a completely new driveline. The aluminium housing of the crossbox and the reverser were CNC milled in their own workshop in Skjern. The reverser is dirctly mounted behind the crossbox of the Tractor. Each engine received a aluminium clutch bell housing from Browell, a 11 inch Eagle centrifugal clutch with 4 discs from Finland and homemade flywheels. 
The new Light Mod is powered by 2 Rover Meteor V12 tank engines on methanol. The engines have a Rover Meteor stock block with self built steel sleeves and revised Rover cylinderheads (Hemi style) with more compression, homemade camshafts with bigger valves and valve springs, homemade stainless stell exhaust pipes, a Fowler / Kobelco 14-71 Xtreme Edition blower with a JPR carbon fiber scoop and a homemade CNC billet aluminium intake manifold, a homemade belt drive, a revised stock crank with homemade aluminium rods and pistons, a MSD 44 Pro Mag ignition, a Racepack data logger, a Aviaid oil pump, a Petterson oil tank for the dry sump lubrication, a homenmade aluminium fuel tank, a Rage Fuel Systems methanol fuel pump and a homemade fuel system. Because of the weight, all the cylinder banks of the engines were milled down, the water jackets removed and the spark plugs exempted.
The former Mini Modified Team will compete with their new 2.5t/5500lbs. Light Modified in the Danish Championship and in the Euro Cup this season. 

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