Dang.. That was a HARD month. The Thrash is over, kinda. The HAL COLE KK2000 went to indy. I finished all my work in time, and the car looked great! ...but, it DID NOT make laps. I pulled the typical 17 hour days for a couple weeks striaght, and with the help from my ol' man, Jim at Zakira's and a few other good friends we made it happen. We had issues with the starter trying to crank the Offy, and finally stopped trying, finished the car, and tried PUSH starting it. That's when we discovered something was wrong with the Timing. We tried all the usual tactics, pulled and checked the Mag, firing order, plugs, etc. Finally as dusk fell Monday night (1 day before it had to go to Indy) we started the tear down on the Engine to check Cam timing. That is when we discovered an ODD thing.. The Intake cam was from a Turbo engine and set up for Reverse rotation! A reverse Rotation cam on a 255, 270, etc is not uncommon... but a 220 Turbo is odd. As many of you know, when you set up cam timing on an Offy, you only look at #1.. and with there being NO reverse turbo 220's out there, there is really no reason to look at the rest of the cam. So, in this case.. the fine gentelman that assembled this 220 before we bought it never even dreamed it would be a factor. To his credit, we had NEVER heard of this either. He (Engine builder) felt terrible about it, and I assured ALL involved that "Man, it's just one of those deals.. do this long enough and you'll see EVERYTHING!! We thought about making a Bonzeye run to get the correct cam and try to get it in and fired but it just wasn't worth it. There were too many other variables that could give us trouble still yet.. so... I focussed on making it pretty, and taking the car to Indy for DISPLAY ONLY. Plus... I had 3 vintage Dirt cars that had to be at the MILE friday night to run! (Luckily I was able to pawn the work on those cars off on the fella's driving them! Racer5c, Richcraft Mike, and my pops) But, either way it was a GREAT weekend! Here are some shots of the Thrash, and the Kurtis' return to Indy after 61 years!!!! Enjoy!