Friday, July 07, 2017

From V12 to V8: Money Pit All Screwed Up

From Stonington, Illinois in the USA, the Money Pit Pulling Team and Corzine Motorsports have joined together to bring a new entry to the NTPA Light Unlimited division this year. After many years with Allison V1710 power plants on the Chassis, the Money Pit Team made for the first time in 31 years the switch to the V8 engines. The Money Pit is a Modern Machine and DeClerck Custom Machine tube chassis with a Modern Machine chrome-moly Rollcage, aluminium fenders and a Modern Machine billet rearend. The rearend has a billet aluminium differential with a billet aluminium center section, a Rockwell ring and pinion gear and Franklin billet aluminum planetary housing with Full Pull Motorsports planetaries (Franklin style). The vehicle ran with 3 Allison V1710 V12 engines in the NTPA GN Unlimited class in the past and had a crossbox with special made gears by Höner Technic from the Green Monster Team in Germany on the chassis. All those Allison engines and the GM crossbox were replaced by new different components. The Tractor received a new Modern Machine Crossbox with a new custom made driveline and a SCS reverser. Each engine on the vehicle have a Crower 8´´ inch centrifugal with a Browell aluminium clutch bellhousing.

Because of the switch from V12 to V8, the Team made some changes (new engine and Crossbox brackets) and some improvements on the chassis. All the bracket parts were built by DeClerck Custom Machine in Taylorville, Illinois.
The Money Pit is powered by 2 blown MBR V8 Hemi engines on methanol fuel now. Every power plant have a MBR billet aluminium engine block with MBR Alcohol heads, a PSI screw blower with an PSI Carbon Fiber scoop, a homemade fuel tank, a Waterman fuel pump and a MSD Pro Mag 44 ignition.
The Mod made his maiden voyage in Tomah, Wisconsin with Craig Corzine in the hot seat, 2 weeks ago. Craig made a nice pass in the Light Unlimited division and finished on a good 3rd place.

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In the past: Money Pit with 3 x Allison V1710 V12 engines


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