Then we send them to the "Worlds Fastest Aspirated Motorcycle" rider @ 222.123mph, Mr. Rick Stetson
of Harry's Machined Parts.
If you've never heard the name Rick Stetson
then you were captured by aliens and during the mind probe you never remember having been to a Prostar, NMRA or NHRA
drag race event.
was the mastermind and crew chief behind the Worlds Quickest Funnybike at 6.451 E.T.
is also the machine shop used by the "Worlds Fastest Aspirated Motorcycle" builder, Mr. Dave Owens.
When the cases were returned to us here at the Tiger Racing R&D development center (my garage), they had been cleaned better than new and had some magical mysterious machine shop wizardry performed on them by Rick
hones the main crankshaft journals in order to get them perfectly straight to within .0001" of an inch.
That's 1 tenth of a thousandth of an inch.
Now that's perfection.
The next important item on the list, Rick
installs Heavy Duty Studs to keep the cases from moving under those High HP loads, there is nothing more important than keeping your cases from shifting once assembled.
then closes some oil passages, and re-jets the piston oil spray jets.
Without giving up all his
secrets for his
magic, suffice it to say, if you don't start with a set of cases capable of lubricating and holding over 400HP on Nitrous, then this whole project is doomed before we even get started.
knows what he's
talking about because not only does he
have 3 NMRA Pro-Comp National Championships behind him, but 3 NHRA Pro-Stock Wally's from the NHRA and last but certainly not least, 4 Funnybike National Championships at AMA/Prostar as Crew Chief for Clark Racing
credentials are beyond reproach and I for one am ecstatic about having him as part of my racing program.
In the next chapter, we will install into my pristine, magically built and modified motor cases, the heart of the motor, the Crankshaft.
I bought a brand new crankshaft from Suzuki Motors and I have sent it to one of the premier crankshaft artist in the business, "Jay
" at APE.
Special Thanks to:
Harry's Machined Parts - Rick Stetson 508-366-1455