The USA approved rollcage and the completely Rockwell rear axle were took over of the old Intertechno Lambada. The new Domex frame rails and all the engine brackets were laser cut and bent by their sponsor Tosec BV. from Zwolle, in the Netherlands. Tosec BV. also has laser cut the brake discs of the new ride.
To keep the Tractor in bounds, the rear axle received a single wheel brake system with Engler Machine & Tool brake calipers, own constructed brake discs and brake pads from the company called ,,Vekoma´´ (also a small sponsor of the Team).
The rear fenders were made out off carbon fiber by a company in Germany. After 5 years the Team replaced the old fenders by new ones. The new ones also got a completely new design and colour sheme. The new design was made with the help of Kees Vreeman (Vampire Pulling Team) and MW Design from Schijndel in the Netherlands made the paintjob on the new fenders. Ed van der Hoek from the Cloud Nine Pulling Team made the paintjob work on the new Chassis.
The new Intertechno Lambada is powered by blown BAE V8 Hemi engines on methanol fuel. The Lambada Team driving with 3 of those BAE Hemis in the 3.5t / 7700lbs. Mod division and with 4 in the 4.2t / 9260lbs. Heavy Mod division. The power plants have a BAE billet aluminium engine block with Darton sleeves, a 4.5´´ Winberg billet steel crankshaft with MGP billet aluminium rods and Diamond billet aluminium pistons, Veney alcohol cylinder heads with Manley valves, Dan Olson Racing exhaust headers, a Com cams billet camshaft from the USA, a billet SSI 14-71 supercharger with a carbon fiber scoop, a Sassy Racing dual fuel system with a Sassy Racing fuel pump, a homemade aluminium sheet metal fuel and oil tank, a RCD oil pump and a Racepak IQ3 data logger.
Since many years with the same engine combination, they switched over to a different cylinder bore in 2018. The engines have a bigger bore with 4.440´´ inch and they have changed the intake manifolds to get more air into the engines. The Dingerinks also changed the nozzles in the fuel system to get a higher pressure.
After all the technical insight what are the hopes of the Lambada Team after those improvements?
With the bigger bore in the engines, the crew hopes to have more horsepower than last year.Things that the team didn´t know, but what they know now are the big engine failures in 2018. The big damages also were sometimes bad luck.
Füchtorf, Germany was the start of the Euro Cup season. They made nice passes in the Mod class, but in end of Heavy Modified class a rod broke in the front right engine. Back in the Lambada workshop, they found out, the problems were the bigger pistons with more compression and the wet sump oil lubrication system wasn´t good enough anymore for the front motors. The Dutch guys worked 3 weeks to rebuilt both front engines on dry sump lubrication system.
The Lambada Pulling Team will compete in the Dutch Grand National Championship (Modifieds and Unlimited division) and in the Euro Cup (Heavy Modified) next year.
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