Racing Project Management

Racing Project Management
By Don Terrill (c) -

If you're serious about racing you need to keep all of your data in one place - a project management folder if you will. Every single engine I've done has had one.

Here are some of the things I've kept in my engine folders:
  • Build Sheet - All the engine specs like bearing clearance, etc.
  • Part Numbers - All of them
  • Product manuals
  • Camshaft info - Cam card and Camdoctor raw data
  • Piston spec sheet
  • Cylinder Wall Sonic Test Results
  • Flowbench Data - Cylinder Heads, Intake Manifold and Carburetor
  • Cam Company Profile Listings
  • Track Test Results
  • Engine Simulation Software Printouts
  • Spin Tron Graphs
  • Fuel Testing Results - For fuel mixes and additives
  • Receipts and Purchase Orders
  • Photos, Drawings, Charts, etc
  • Rule Book
  • Articles - Print magazines, websites, etc
  • Notes and Ideas for Improvement - This is the most Important
  • Contact Info - Inside the front flap of your folder
  • Create e folders - one in your email program and one on your desktop
For hardcore project management, try some of these software titles:

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