In the winter of 2018, the Lucky Ducky Team together with Berrie Boer of the Screamin' Bobcat Pulling Team started to planning the new tractor on the computer. The whole light mod machine was constructed on CAD, which made the later building process of the tractor much easier for the team.
All the sheet metal parts for the Domex chassis were laser cut and bent by Tosec BV in Zwolle the Netherlands.
The Lucky Ducky Team purchased for their new Uncle Duck a set of new polished Northern Sheen aluminum rims with new Pro Puller 30.5-32 tires to have a good grip on the Dutch and European Pulling tracks.
The Rockwell rear end received a billet aluminum Humpco center section with a billet aluminum Humpco differential, a Rockwell ring and pinion gear, custom built half shafts, billet aluminum planetaries carrier housing with new custom-built CAT 966 planetaries and new Engler & Machine billet aluminum brake calipers with new laser cut brake rotors. The new custom built CAT planetaries were built by Bennie Vreeman of Vampire Gears from Neede, the Netherlands.
The new fenders for the new project were made off carbon fiber and are very light compared to aluminum or steel sheet metal fenders. The fenders were built by the Rocket Science Pulling Team from Weert in the Netherlands. The crossbox for the new tractor was purchased from the Screamin' Bobcat Pulling Team in Ijsselmuiden, the Netherlands. Because of their new unlimited project with 4 Hemi engines, they couldn't use the crossbox for the new machine anymore. So, the Boer Family made an offer to the team to purchase the box for a good price. The crossbox was used before on the light mod and mod machine called "Double Screamin" and was constructed and build during the winter of 2014 / 2015. Bennie Vreeman of Vampire Gears did all the calculations and Berrie Boer of the Screamin' Bobcat Team developed the aluminum housing for that box. After that, the company Breman Machinery from Kampen machined the aluminum housing on a CNC-milling machine and Vampire Gears did all the gears and shafts for the crossbox.
On the crossbox, they can switch every time on the events the gears, to change the ratio for the different conditions. The box isn't built only for 2 engines. They can put a dropbox on the top of the crossbox and then they can run with 3 engines. The little gearbox between the crossbox and clutch is for the rotation of the engines. With this little gearbox, they can run one engine clockwise and the other one counter-clockwise. With this setting, they can take the torque out of the chassis, which makes the tractor is more stable on the track and they can bring their power better to the ground. The same system worked very successfully so far on the light mod tractor called "Wicked Screamer" of the Screamin Bobcat Team in 2018 and 2019.
The power plants have a BAE billet aluminum engine block with Darton sleeves, a billet Winberg steel crankshaft with billet aluminum rods and pistons, BAE Alcohol cylinder heads, Moroso aluminum valve covers, homemade stainless steel exhaust headers, a Mike Janis 14-71 blower with a Mike Janis billet aluminum injector scoop, a Waterman fuel pump, a homemade aluminum oil tank, a dry sump lubrication with a System 1 oil pump, an MSD 44 Pro Mag ignition and a Racepak data logger system from Post & Dros in Dronten the Netherlands. The fuel tank sits on the front end of the light mod and comes from the old Double Screamin' of the Boer family. The tractor is currently the only light modified tractor with a Mike Janis superchargers on it in Europe.
The team was ready with the tractor a few days before their home pull in Putten. After the machine was ready they decided to make a test pull before the main day Saturday in Putten. For the test pass, they also received help from Egbert Dros and Dick Koster of Post & Dros from Dronten in the Netherlands. They helped them to find the right settings for the new Racepak data logger system and the Mike Janis blown BAE Hemi engines.
The Lucky Ducky Pulling Team will compete with their new Uncle Duck in the Dutch Grand National Championship and in the Euro Cup this year.
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