I get to the midgets in sun prairie wi were the midget hall of fame is . there struggling bad. the local madision int race way will be down to a limited schedule an that's were kensit , kulwiki , dick tricke raced an got good along with bickcle an many others.
I worked on cars in Rosa California from 1979 to around 92. I was lucky to work on a few of Bob Consanies cars as a friend of one of his mechanics . That guy had the money .
I think this is a link to the one I worked on in Bakersfiled . It ran a rodeck as I recall . we got it back from the dyno shp an it did like 830 HP we stuck it in the car about 8 hours before it we were susposed to take it 8 hours to bakers filed an it had a bad oil leak on the rear main . the owner ( Bob had already flew down with his main people) a the shop that built the motor was closed an not answering the phone we called Bob an he said fix it any way possible an break into the engine builders shop if we had to . He was pissed care how. now keep in mind we were 23 year old kids an the simi driver . an my buddy was a 360 sprint driver I normaly helped.
we had a $150,000 race car sitting there with a $50,000 engine that leaked. were used to working on $2000 cast iron chevys . we yanked the engine an the rodec had an adjustiable rear main seal set up that allowed you to move if the crank center line was moved . well it didn't work. I had some calipers at home an we determined that the crank wasent centered in the seal + or - .020 LOL
well there were no proper shims so I cut up a beer can to raise one side of the seal an filed the other shim down about the same an put it back together . I sitting there with a entire race engine onhte shop floor apart an thinking this guy is going to kill me we had no crank bolt specs or any thing for the carrilo rods . were reusing bearning we have no clean anything . well it still leaked a drop or two but lots better than before we were able to stuff the belly pan full of oil mats an get it through inspection after driving all night to gte the car there. the owner was flipping out ( there were no cell phones back then really) we qualified fast an then broke the driveline bell . an had to got to LA for a new one . Turned out he guy who had it met us part way an it made us look really good. Bob who at that point I had only met once thanked me put me an my buddy up in very nice rooms at the red lion an bought us the best dinner id ever had an all we could drink. Told me I had a job if I wanted it. Chuck burnt the brakes out an parked her. I never liked him arrogant .
I took a lot of pictures that weekend talked to all them guys was on spped vision it was a thanksgiving weekend . we got stuck in huge traffic jam on the way home an an it took like 20 hours going back.
I hope this link works .
Bob Consani Racing