Friday, June 09, 2017

New Mini Rod Team in Germany


Germany has since this year a another new Mini Rod Team, namely the ,,Fuchs Oil Miracle Light Pulling Team´´ from Hipstedt in Germany. Sven Meierjohann, the owner and driver of the Mini isn't a unknown person in the German Tractor Pulling circus. Sven won in 1999 the German Championship title in the 500kg Super Stock division with his Garden Puller Tractor called ,,New Toy".
After a 17 years absence he returned with a new Tractor back on the German Pulling tracks, but this time with a 950kg Mini Rod. Sven and his Team started with the new challenge in the winter of 2014 and finished that in his Workshop in the spring of 2017. The Mini Mod has a 42CrMo4 tube frame with 42CrMo4 Rollcage, a homemade steering, homemade aluminium fenders and a Rockwell 60 rearend. Sven purchased the completely Chassis with the rear axle from the Wild Toy Pulling in Denmark. In the package were also included aluminium rims with the Firestone Mini Rod tyres. The Chassis has a big history. The Chassis (is a copy of Zimmermann's Joker Mini Rod Chassis) was built in 2001/2002 by the Norwegian Blower Power Pulling Team. The Team won with this frame the 2002 EC title in Bakel, the Netherlands and the 2004 European Superpull in Ahoy, Rotterdam. In 2005 the Tractor was sold to Jorgen O Lauridsen from Spjald in Denmark. Jorgen also was very successful with the Tractor in his Country and won several Danish Championships between 2006 and 2013. The rearend has a 15" inch Rockwell SQHD rear axle with a TRB billet aluminuim center section and a TRB aluminium diff. The Tractor also got a Lenco reverser with a homemade driveline, a 8" inch Molinari centrifugal clutch with 3 discs and a Browell aluminium clutch bellhousing.
The Fuchs Oil Miracle Light will powered by a Keith Black V8 Hemi engine with 8.6l capacity on methanol. The power plant has a Keith Black Stage 7 cast aluminium engine block with Veney cylinder heads, Dan Olson Racing exhaust headers from the dutch Lucky Ducky Pulling Team, a Littlefield Hi-Helix 14-71 blower with an Veney injector scoop, a billet Valesco crank with billet MGP aluminium rods and CP-Carrillo pistons, a Waterman fuel pump, a RCD oil pump, a Dan Olson Racing oil pan, a homemade aluminium fuel tank and a MSD Pro Mag 44 ignition.
The engine was built up by Egbert Dros of Post & Dros from Dronten in the Netherlands.
Sven Meierjohann and his Fuchs Oil Miracle Light Pulling Team will compete in the German Championship this year.



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