Originally Posted by Dakota rube
Same dude who builds Tommy Archer's? I knew TA and Bobby when they were racing on ice in the Upper Midwest in the 80s.
No. Tommy had his work done by 3R here in Denver, but switched last year to someone else (can't remember who.) 3R has done suspension work for me, but not the engine work.
The builder is a guy named Kevin Singleton of Exotic Engine Development.http://www.exoticengine.net/
He does Jim McCann's engine work for McCann's Speed World Challenge Viper Competition Coupe, and Viper engines for some of the European endurance racing series.
I could have had more power at less cost with a twin turbo or supercharger set up, but I wanted to keep it naturally aspirated. The boosted cars tend to overheat after a while, and I wanted a car I could flog for an hour at a time on the track and not have to worry about heat. What I ended up with is a slightly detuned endurance racing engine. The rest of the drivetrain has also been upgraded, with a Tilton carbon/carbon clutch, a beefed up transmission with closer ratio 5th and 6th gears, carbon fiber drive shaft, upgraded half shafts, Quaife differential, etc. The suspension has also been tweaked, with Moton shocks, stiffer springs, etc. I also installed a fire supression system, 6 point roll bar, 6 point seat belts, etc.
So, it's pretty much a street legal race car.