This is what I know, which isn't much: some kind of Ford motor, maybe a Probe, I think it's Mazda. The front suspension was modified to take the Ford axels. He was having problems with displacers on the front blowing out, he thought the right front was too close to the exhaust.
Hello Guys, Charlie was at my house yesterday and was talking about the pictures he posted of the lemons race. First i need to apologize for not following up. The race was great we won organizers choice! Not a cash prize but it goes to the car they liked the best. We were late through tech but managed to get six hours done. The first day i had isolated the displacer with a valve in the line between the front and rear. The first displacer lasted only a few laps but the car handled like a dream. it was flat around the corners and turned in nicely. I was just getting up to speed with the tires squealing when the displacer blew out. Actually not the displacer but the hose just where it entered the displacer all three spare displacers blew the hose in the same spot. After the first displacer went we opened the valve. Whoa nelly! the roll was incredible. But it didn't feel bad or funny at any time so we just got used to it and started having fun. The second displacer blew out with Scott driving and the rear tire flare was ground into the tire at a hundred and five mph making a steam and burning rubber cloud so big they threw up the yellow flag cause the drivers behind our car could not see the track. They towed it in and another displacer went in. we replaced it in twenty minutes or so. The engine is a 2.5 mazda/ford KLDE and it did not miss a beat I had used a mazda MX 5 radiator to keep cool and the whole package was wonderful and we passed a lot of cars and were passed so a mid pack car it was to be not the Dominator i had hoped for Haha. I was last in the car and was limping it around at a 50% level and it ran out of gas with one lap to go. Thanks for the help and encouragement. See you next summer. Aaron By the way you guys are lucky to have Charlie, he is a great guy.
Sorry to hear about the displacer hoses but you all had fun . Would you care to share the suspension settings you used to obtain the dream handling, probably not directly transferable to a 1800 engined car but certainly of interest to many of us here.
If I understand Aaron properly, the displacers were initially set up independent of each other and not linked front to rear. I suppose that fluid would give the ride height, but there couldn't have been much "spring" if the fluid couldn't move. I was curious that Aaron felt the car rolled badly when connected properly. Mine rides pretty much flat when driven spiritedly.