Monthly Archive March 2018

ByJohn Mickle

The Gob-Stopper

At 4:00 PM. The guys had the GTX ready to go on its’ first trip. I hopped in, started the motor and pulled out of the shop. I made 3 short laps around our parking lot as a first test. In the video you will notice quite a few trucks and trailers sitting around. Because of that I kept things calm. The last run was full throttle for about 1 second. We are now going to go over everything, and there is a pair of braces we need to install. After that a full blown road test will be done.
First impressions are that it is quick, and stable. After the first pass I got fairly comfortable. No shimmy, no wobble and I didn’t need to fight it under acceleration. The brakes worked fine, although we will need to work on the bias settings, as I had too much rear brake. It felt great, I cant’ wait to do the next drive.

The last time we weighed the car it was at 1650 pounds. We have 180 horsepower at the flywheel. That works out to about 9.1 pounds per horsepower, a pretty good figure. We are going to weigh it again before the next run to see where we are now.

Stay tuned. This is getting’ good!