Author Topic: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing  (Read 253 times)

Offline MiniDave

New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« on: September 01, 2018, 10:29:35 PM »
I'm setting up a play day at a great local shop to run our cars on the dyno. The fellows who run this shop are extremely experienced with old English cars and carbs. The results from our first Dyno there were incredible. Not every car benefited but those that did made significant gains and really run well now. so grab your car and come play with us....

Friday, Oct 5th

Prather racing is on the southeast side of Topeka, Ks and there are plenty of hotels in the area -

Jesse Prather Motorsports
4950 SE Adams
Topeka, KS 66609
785-249-0284

There are a lot of very reasonably priced hotels near the shop and Heartland Park road course is right down the road.

Details are we'll show up at the shop about 8 am and he'll load the first car on the dyno. Each run takes between 20 min to a half hour and as we get closer to the date I'll set up a schedule. Everyone is welcome to hang out at the shop while the other cars are being run on the dyno - I find it fun to see what kinds of results the different cars bring. Right now my plan is to have all the classics run first, there will be some new MINIs in the afternoon.

We'll break for lunch around noon and start back up about 1-ish.

I was hoping there might be an event at the nearby Heartland Park Road course that weekend but it appears not, however it's only a few miles down the road if anyone wants to go see the track - I've done probably 500 laps there over the years!


Right now the following people are going to go, subject to change: So we have 2-3 possible openings left......

Dave Craven          Mini
Bruce Kennedy       Mini
Don Ipock              Mini
Stan Chen             Mini
Gordon Fitch          Mini/Sprite/both?
Seth Weaver          Mini
Dan Stoughton       Mini
Michael Playle         Mini
Deighton Brunson   Mini
John Styers            Jensen Healy
« Last Edit: September 10, 2018, 06:13:22 PM by MiniDave »
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2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 11:03:19 PM »
Probably change me to Fd3s Rx7.  Should know in the coming week if I have the day off.

Offline MiniDave

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 12:57:12 PM »
I confirmed with Jesse this morning that we would be there on Oct 5th, he's looking forward to it. He says he has plenty of needles in stock if we need them and he's confident he can gain something on pretty much every car - should be a fun and beneficial day for all!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MiniDave

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 05:13:19 PM »
For those travelling up from the south, there is a Wyndham Super 8 just a few blocks south of JP Motorsports at 5922 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66619 (Forbes Field) Just take the Topeka Blvd Exit off 75 and go a few blocks further north and you're there. Plenty of parking space for trailers and such.

For those coming up I-35, then I-335 take the 470 exit then go south on Topeka blvd a little ways and you're there.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2018, 05:18:06 PM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 05:08:18 PM »
Rooms booked for the trip.  Staying at the suggested Super-8 in Topeka.

Edit:
What is the individual (or per car) dyno cost?  Do we prepay that to someone and if so, who?

« Last Edit: September 15, 2018, 05:09:55 PM by MPlayle »

Offline BruceK

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 07:12:10 PM »
Iím booked there too.

I believe in another thread Dave said the cost was about $110 or so  depending on the number of cars done.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2018, 07:16:27 PM by BruceK »
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Offline MiniDave

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2018, 04:59:41 PM »
$100 each will cover it, pay me when we get there and if there are less than 10 I'll make up the difference.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MiniDave

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 08:52:13 AM »
Before we get to Prather Racing, if you can - make a note of which needle and spring you're running, also what you have your timing set at. If you don't know it's no biggy, we'll check it anyway but it's good to know where things are set for the baseline runs.

Jesse will have Kent's box of needles and jets and I'll have a few of the more common needle sizes for the HIF carbs too.

Still have a couple of spots open for anyone who hasn't committed....

Based on replies I'll be making up an order of run list next week. If someone wants to go first or last or whatever, just let me know. Generally my thought is to have the out of towners go first and the locals go last. If you have a time crunch, let me know and I'll put you at the top of the line up and you can leave as soon as you like, or hang out all day with us. I expect we'll all head for dinner somewhere after the last car has run and all are welcome.

I think this will be a great opportunity for all of us to get to know our fellow RM'ers - I'm looking forward to seeing all of you there!
« Last Edit: September 18, 2018, 09:04:03 AM by MiniDave »
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Offline Scargo

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Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2018, 12:18:37 PM »
Makes me wish I lived in Kansas.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2018, 12:56:54 PM »
Makes me wish I had a whole car.
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Offline MiniDave

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2018, 01:04:00 PM »
Makes me wish I lived in Kansas.

Uh...Ö.no you don't.     ;D

But you could live somewhere close enough to join us!  77.gif
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Offline 94touring

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2018, 03:00:17 PM »
Tulsa!

Offline MiniDave

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2018, 09:54:46 AM »
So Michael, when you tow the Moke up do you remove the top? Lay down the windshield?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: New Dyno Day at Prather Racing
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2018, 11:03:41 AM »
I have not towed this Moke anywhere yet. 

The first Moke I had I flat towed behind a 2002 Mini Cooper-S.  I removed the top on it, but left the windshield (they are not hinged and do not really lay flat.  The top had a fixed rear window that would make the top act as a "drag chute".

This Moke, I had the top made with a roll up rear window.  I could go either way on the top, but most likely to remove it.  I have not decided whether to remove the windshield when towing.