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Author Topic: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.  (Read 799 times)

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Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« on: May 11, 2014, 12:29:53 PM »
I'm pleased to announce that Ace will be providing our performance parts and services to a top Australian Bullet racing team, Guy Brown a.k.a. "speedybrowndog".
Guy is intent on winning the Australian vintage 500 championship, and he has enlisted our services to help him achieve that goal.

Bullet Whisperer will also be working with Guy and ourselves on the project, providing the specialty piston and valuable guidance. Essentially, the engine will be as close of a model to the previous one done with Bullet Whisperer as possible. This would be the 2nd iteration of our prototype racing engine platform collaboration of Ace/BW, and may portend eventual availability of complete racing engines in the crate, or maybe even race bikes complete. This is something that I would like to do, and BW and I have spoken about doing it, so I think it is a strong possibility for the future. We work well together.

Anyway, we want to help Guy to achieve his goal on the continent of OZ, and we'll do as much as we can toward helping him build the winning ride for that championship.
It will be the ACE GP Big Head package with the raised port, high-ratio roller rockers, modified chamber, ultralight BW custom piston for methanol. Just like what was done with Bullet Whisperer's bike. 8000+ rpm and as close to 60hp as we can get.
He just asked for our shipping address to send his Big Head in, so we should be receiving it before the end of the month.

Upon completion of this, we will have our racing heads on 3 continents, because we are also working with Scottie J and his 700 twin Bonneville LSR effort here in the US.

Maybe we need to bring it all together as an international racing team on the vintage circuits.
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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 01:04:22 PM »
Congrats, Ace. Nothing but good can come out of this. Racing improves the breed!

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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 03:44:17 PM »
Congrats, Ace. Nothing but good can come out of this. Racing improves the breed!

Thanks Cyrus!

We are already trickling this technology down into our street packages, albeit at the higher end of the price range.
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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 05:05:04 PM »
Nice Ace, now let's go kick some Manx ass!
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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 05:30:17 PM »
Bigger picture please! ;)

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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 05:43:54 PM »
Bigger picture please! ;)
I got that off his blog "Speed Dog Racing".
I don't have any pics that aren't published there.

It used to be a 612, and now he's coming down to 500.
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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 05:49:54 PM »
Nice Ace, now let's go kick some Manx ass!

That is the aim, Chuck!
We will certainly do that, and our sights are set on beating the very top echelon of big-bore short-stroke highest-priced Manxes and G50s. We think that is a real possibility, although it is a lofty goal. Gotta aim high!
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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 06:27:49 PM »
For those that haven't already seen our U.K. based R.E. classic racing machines, here are some pictures. The 350 has been excluded from scoring points and is forced to start from the back of the grid in BHR events, because its' Indian 5 speed gearbox gives it some sort of unfair advantage, apparently, over the 6 speed Manxes, Goldstars, 7R's etc that it can frequently put to shame. It has a good few outright wins under its' belt. In 5 races in Anglesea a couple of weeks ago, it took four 2nd places and one 3rd place, beaten by one Manx five times and another once, all the rest behind and several of these were more Manxes. This little bike was once allowed [pre ban] to run in a 500 race after our 500 broke a conrod - when the 350 crossed the line in 4th place, a big fuss followed and we were denied the points for the championship we had been leading up to then. This reinforces our desire to put something out there to totally 'stuff them' - we really want this!
 The 500 has been a very capable machine, reliable, but less consistent than the 350, it too has had numerous respectable placings and three wins out of four races in Pembrey a few years back, the fourth race gave a second placing, because 'Henchy' looked the wrong way over his shoulder coming out of the last bend and got overtaken over the line  ::)
 If the 500 gains as little as an extra 5 bhp, it should be dynamite, the maths and paperwork seem to point to a larger increase in power. Fingers crossed, we might upset a few more people on 'thoroughbreds' soon  8)
 B.W.
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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2014, 07:14:01 PM »
It would be safe to say, if it hasn't already been said, that the "apple cart" has been upset?!! And some of those teams will soon have to swallow that hard pill!! It's always fun to see that sort of stuff, when they're at the top.... for what? ever? and here comes something from left field with a head of steam, just rolling on! ;D

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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2014, 04:56:53 AM »
It would be safe to say, if it hasn't already been said, that the "apple cart" has been upset?!! And some of those teams will soon have to swallow that hard pill!! It's always fun to see that sort of stuff, when they're at the top.... for what? ever? and here comes something from left field with a head of steam, just rolling on! ;D

We will know more once the engine is up and running, and we can get some data. I'm sure that some sorting will be needed because the changes are so big.

However, on the positive outlook side, the changes are so big that the potential hp increase has a great chance to also be big.
Here's a basic estimate.
The previous engine had about 45hp at the rear wheel, at about 7200 rpm. That equates to 38 ft-lbs torque at 7200 rpm. If we only keep the same torque as before, but are able to hold it to 8200 rpm, then that would give about 52 hp at the rear wheel. That's not even increasing the torque, but just holding it at the previous level.However, we have increased the breathing by 30% and increased lift 45% over the entire lift profile. That would almost guarantee some significant torque increase to add to the extra 1000 rpm at peak.
You can draw your own  conclusions about what that might be, but I think it's gonna be pretty dramatic.
The best Manx and G50 bikes in the world are running between 53-55 hp at the rear wheel. I'd say we have a real shot at it.
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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2014, 11:59:36 AM »
Great news Tom!   :D
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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2014, 04:11:58 PM »
Received word today that the Big Head shipment is on the way to us.
Due to arrive the 28th.

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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2014, 04:38:08 PM »
Sweeeeeet!!!   ;D
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Re: Ace/BW assisting Australian vintage racing team.
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2014, 11:38:45 AM »
Okay, there was a huge delay at US Customs, where they felt compelled to ask for massive amounts of information, taking days in between each info request, and finally opened up the box for physical inspection. I have no idea why this was singled-out for such treatment.

Anyway, it has finally cleared US Customs, and is on the way to us. It will probably get here tomorrow.

Yayyyyyyy!
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2014, 09:05:25 PM »
Finally, the delivery of the Big Head was finalized today, and it was signed for at Mondello's.
So, I will check up on it tomorrow.

Also, the "fixings" kit for the Big Head from Hitchcock has already arrived without any issues with customs.
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