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Ruby Racer 2.0

Ruby has gone through several transformations.  She is a working model of the excelsior motor, and she has had her good days and her bad days out on the race track.  August 13, 2011 was her inaugural race, and she handled quite well.  In all, we did two practices and two races. Best lap was a 1:54. She’s good in the corners; stable but agile. No wobbles, but definitely light under acceleration. My race motor is very similar to the boardtracker motor, except for 12.5:1 pistons, Spanish Amal carb, electronic ignition, and tuned pipes. On the dyno it had 70.9 rear wheel HP at 6000 rpm. This is likely 85 engine HP.

If you want to learn about her performance and the issues I have encountered on the track, check out my race diaries in the Archive.  Lots of photos and descriptions of her performances.

Below are the two principal phases, 358 and, currently, Ruby 2.0.

 

Ruby Racer 358

Ruby Racer up on the Bench. Checking her out before Seattle

Ruby up on the Bench August 13, 2011. Checking her out before Seattle race.

 

Ruby Racer 358 posing for the camera July 5, 2012 by Paul Brodie

Ruby Racer 358 posing for the camera July 5, 2012

Ruby Update September 2011

Ruby Racer Sept 2011, Paul Brodie Flashback Fabrications

Ruby’s Having Problems, September 2011. She’s on the workbench.

Ruby Update October 2011

Ruby Racer Excelsior motor

Ruby did well in the race until her head gasket let go, October 2011

 

Ruby Racer 358’s Nose Job

358 Vintage Racer "Ruby" pretty nose job complete

Ruby’s Nose Job June 2012

 

Ruby Racer 2.0 Progression

Ruby 2.0 - 358 Vintage Racer by Paul Brodie

Ruby before she got dressed with a new frame, November 2012

 

Ruby 2.0 - 358 Vintage Racer by Paul Brodie

Ruby after she got dressed with a new frame, November 2012

 

Ruby Racer 2.0 by Paul Brodie

Ruby’s Photo Shoot, August 2016

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