Thursday, June 21, 2018

New top Mini Mod in Denmark

,,Black Smed´´ that´s the name of a new 950kg / 2095lbs. Mini Modified Tractor in Denmark. It´s also a return of a not unknown person into the pulling sport, who was successful as Modified driver for a Danish Pulling Team in the late 90s. The person is Flemming Smed, 44 years old from Herning in Denmark. Flemming was a long time Team member of the Fox Pulling Team, who was own by Torben Larsen in that time. He was the engine man behind the Fox Team and also later the driver of the Modified Tractors called ,,Fox´´ and ,,Fox Junior´´ from 1997 - 1999. In 1997, Flemming become the new driver of the Fox Tractor, because Torben Larsen´s brother Peter retired from the Pulling Sport in the beginning of 1997. He was pretty successful in that time, won a couple of Euro Cup rounds and national pulls in Europe. 2 times he finished in runner up position of the Euro Cup point standings in the 4.5t Modified class. That was in the year of 1997 and 1999. In the end of 1999, Flemming stopped with Pulling. But he never was completely away from the pulling circus. Sometimes he helped out as engine mechanic at the Fox Team or he was at the pulling events as spectator, like at the European Superpull in Rotterdam, the Netherlands or on his Euro Cup home pull in Herning / Brande.
Last season there came the possibility to built a Mini Modified Tractor. A Mini Mod Chassis of the Lambada Pulling Team was for sale. In September 2017, he purchased the old Hella Lambada 9 Chassis of the Dingerink Family from Zwolle, in the Netherlands. The Chassis has a chrome-moly tube frame with a chrome-moly cage, a custom built steering, a Advanced Chassis sheetmetal rear axle housing from the USA and light weight carbon fiber fenders.
The Advanced rearend has a TRB Machine & Tool billet aluminium center section with a billet aluminium diff, a Rockwell F106 ring and pinion gear, Strange brake calipers and brake discs. The billet aluminium diff is a Vampire Gears (Bennie Vreeman) / TRB Machine & Tool combination. The Mini also got a Vampire Gears transmission with a custom built driveline, a new Trick Titanium bell housing and a Molinari 10" inch centrifugal clutch with 2 discs.
In the package of the Lambada Tractor also were a set of used Real Wheel aluminium rims with Pioneer Giant Puller tires.
The new Black Smed is powered by AJPE 5300 V8 Hemi engine on methanol fuel.
It's currently one of three Mini Mods (Ghost Buster Pulling Team from Germany also has two Minis with AJPE motors) in Europe who's running with an AJPE power plant.
The new engine has AJPE billet aluminium block with new AJPE 5300 cylinder heads, Manley valves and valve springs, homemade stainless steel exhaust headers, a Bryant crankshaft with GRP billet aluminium rods and Wiseco pistons, a DMPE 18-71 blower with a Enderle big & ugly scoop, a RCD oil pump, a homemade fuel tank, a Sassy Racing fuel system with a Sassy Racing fuel pump and a MSD 44 Pro Mag ignition. Last but not least the ride received a completely new paintjob and new vinyl graphics on the fenders. 
All in all, the new Black Smed is currently the most powerful Mini Mod in Denmark. Flemming compete with his new toy in the Danish Championship this season.

Flemming Smed would also like to give a big thanks to Johannes Hauge for machining all custom parts for the Tractor !

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