Monday, August 8, 2011

"It's's alive"

The boys headed down to Rex Rods in Santa Rosa where Keith Tardel had the primary engine ready to run...check out the videos of it coming to life while on the test stand.

By the end of the day, the engine was dropped into its proper home, the Hillborn injectors installed, scattershield on, cooling system and electronics plumbed and wired respectively and the car all but ready to go.

Keith is finishing up a few things and will be delivering the car back this way on Tuesday (fingers crossed).  We'll take the car over to Paul deBecker at DB Tuned (a Subaru performace guru with the only 4 wheel dyno in the region).

Funny aside, I met Paul at a family block party on the 4th of July...I happened to be wearing a Cannarozzi/Tardel tshirt and we got to talking.  Turns out, Paul grew up in Santa Rosa and went to school with the Tardel boys but hadn't seen them in a number of years. Paul offered up his dyno to test the new engine and "tah-dah", new friendships were made and old ones rekindled...gotta like it.

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