Contributed by: ACT Staff
From : The Staff at Butler & MacMaster Automotive
We would like to think another successful year has come to an end. I believe the crate engine has surpassed all expectations and has proven that a well managed series and a group of good competitors put on one of the best shows in the Northeast.
Obviously as time has gone on and the laps get put on these engines, we’ve found that a little more attention to the engine for the off season needs to be addressed. First, GM recommends a mixture of anti-freeze be kept in the engines over the winter months. Engines that are left in the race car need to be run and allow mixture to circulate. Engines that are going to be stored out of the car need to have the water pump inlet plugged and fill the engine through the upper goose neck area. Another step is a little fogging oil sprayed into cylinders to help prevent cylinders from rusting. Hopefully these two little precautions will prevent any problems during spring start-up.
The next area that has been changed for the 2005/2006 off season is all new and freshen-up engines will be handled thru Butler & MacMaster Automotive. Jeff Laquerre has agreed to work with this program so that everyone has a drop-off and pick-up point. Engines will be able to be dropped off on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. All drop-offs and pick-ups need to be arranged thru Butler & MacMaster Automotive so we can keep a well coordinated list to make it as simple and convenient for everyone. Also to keep things moving on our end, a deposit of $4500.00 on a new Late Model, $3000.00 on a new Flying Tiger engine, and $1000.00 deposit on any freshen-ups need to be sent to Butler & MacMaster Automotive, P.O. Box 368, Hallowell, ME 04347 and the correct billing information.
Thanks for taking the time to read the above information and we trust that it will prove helpful.
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