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    FOR SALE Eddie FourFather Hill’s Chevy powered Ariel Atom II SALE PENDING--THANKS EVERYONE! Delivered yesterday (Nov 7)
    Thanks again for letting me post here.






    This is my first, my own personal Ariel Atom. It is the one that I fell in love with, so much so that I became a dealer for Ariel, and have already sold twenty five of them. Jay Leno took #1, and mine for sale now is #72. Mine has only 8,450 miles on it. After I became a dealer, I have been driving and racing the Honda powered Ariels, which is all that is available now. It makes good business sense to be using what we are selling, so that is why my Atom miles the last several years have been in the Honda powered ones instead of the Chevy one I have for sale.

    My Ariel is in excellent shape, as you can see in the pictures, and it is completely ready for use on the track or the street, needing nothing. I am the original owner/driver, having acquired the car with only the five test miles that the factory put on them. The car has never sustained any accident damage. The bright silver on my chassis is actually better looking, I think, than the ones that have come later. My car for sale is the actual poster car for AtomFest II, and mine set the all time track record there, on the first day of the event.



    This Atom was equipped at the factory with the carbon fiber bodywork and the other high-end options, as listed below. Also I have personally corrected all of the items that were not right as received from the factory, items that would have been recalls if from a major manufacturer.

    I have upgraded and strengthened the engine, chassis, driveline, suspension, and braking system, for better lap times, but with safety and reliability, to withstand higher horsepower and better traction and to withstand higher gee loading and record breaking track use. I have details of my upgrades listed below.

    There is a brand new complete Chevy LSJ engine in the car now, with only test miles to verify correct operation of all systems after the new engine installation.



    I took the original engine out of the car and made a very high horsepower race/street engine out of it, and that complete engine is also included with the sale of the car. This race engine is now disassembled for inspection and repair of a failed head gasket, which I now know how to cure.

    There are THREE complete sets of wheels and tires, some of which have never even been bolted on the car, and two more 14” wide racing wheels with Hoosier racing rubber, and an additional 14” wide racing wheel that has never been used or had a tire on it, for a spare. See pictures for more on the tires and wheels.

    HPtuners tuning tool and datalogger included in the sale. This is how I corrected the defective tune that was originally in the car. See the pictured dyno printouts to see how bad the OEM tune was, and how safe and smooth my tune is, and how much more power I made. This tuning tool is mandatory for the race engine, with all the upgrades from stock. Unlimited tuning and datalogging with this.

    GoPro Hero camera included with the sale, along with the mount and equipment and instructions.

    Spares, chassis and electrical assortment included in sale, in a compartmentalized carrying case, see picture and description included.

    Street or track? I’ll be happy to configure the Atom for you for street, track, or street and track, however you want it.

    Now asking $62,980., and offering FREE FREIGHT in the Continental US! The Atom is in my race car shop/Atom Showroom, in Wichita Falls, Texas, and I'll be happy to give a qualified buyer a demo ride.

    There is so much to tell, I need more than one post, so I'll stop this one here.

    Thanks for looking,

    Eddie FourFather Hill
    Last edited by FourFather; 11-08-2017 at 12:07 PM.

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    EQUIPMENT LIST FOR CHEVY POWERED ARIEL ATOM #72 NOW FOR SALE


    1. Brand new GM Ecotec 2.0 liter LSJ factory supercharged engine with no track or street miles except for a few miles testing and verifying everything for correct operation, after I installed the new engine.
    A. Equipped with Masterlube accumulator/preoiler that ensures you have good oil pressure before the engine even starts, and also never loses pressure on track, regardless of gee loading, and it is all automatic.
    B. Also equipped with a filtered engine breather/oil separator tank that lets the engine breathe without losing oil.
    C. It has the interchangeable supercharger pulley system from Intense Racing, now an easy bolt-on pulley change.
    D. I have installed a surge tank and 22 psi pressure cap in the intercooler system to replace the stock sight glass.
    E. Have replaced the stock steel (inadequate) aftercooler radiator with a nice, larger aluminum radiator with two automatic electric fans and a see-through filler neck, so you can see when the fluid is circulating, to verify pump operation. You can easily bleed air from the front of the system with this removable cap.
    F. The original equipment aftercooler circulation pump (wired backwards and inoperative as received from the factory) has been replaced with a much larger and more efficient water pump, which really helps bring aftercooler temps down.
    G. The original thermostat housing had an unsightly black rubber hose looped around for a heater bypass. I modified the housing for an internal bypass and replaced the ugly hose with a polished aluminum plug which looks much better.
    H. I modified the thermostat slightly to keep the engine a little cooler during heavy track use. It takes a bit longer to get up to normal temp, but that is not a problem.

    2. Hytech Stainless steel custom exhaust system, Jet-Hot ceramic coated for long life and beautiful appearance.
    3. Three custom made mufflers by FlowMaster. One is just a bit louder than original equipment, One race muffler is loud at full throttle, and the other race muffler is in between the other two for sound level. Both race mufflers are Jet-Hot ceramic coated and look great.
    4. Wilwood brakes with Hawk Blue race pads, that also work well on the street. They don’t have to be hot to work well.
    5. Koni Aluminum 2-way adjustable Dampers, with the optional 2-piece springs that give a comfortable supple ride on the street, but limit limit lean, dive, and squat under track conditions. Best of both worlds with this setup, ask for a demo.
    6. Aluminum quick steering rack
    7. Carbon fiber bonnet (hood)
    8. Carbon fiber air scoop and carbon fiber housing (center roll hoop fairing)
    9. Carbon fiber fenders
    10. SPA carbon fiber race mirrors
    11. Quick release steering wheel Take it with you when you leave the car- theft deterrent
    12 Master electrical power shutoff with removable key Disable all electrics and take the key with you.
    13 Immobiliser The car won’t run unless you have the “key fob” with you and in the right place.
    14 Roll protection bar (that is in addition to the center roll hoop/ram air intake in the center of the car) It is easy to bolt on or remove.
    15 Brake bias adjuster knob in the cockpit, so you can change the front to rear braking force while racing, by just turning the knob.
    16 Lexan side panel kit. These have never been installed and are still in the factory protective wrap.
    17 Towing eye kit for front and rear. These are not installed and have never been used, but I’ll be happy to install them if desired by the buyer.
    18. FIA high intensity rain tail light. Very bright and impossible to ignore. Has its own switch.
    19. “Road race lighting kit “, Ariel calls it, and consists of headlights with high and low beams, marker or running lights, tail and brake lights, turn signals, dash lights, and hazard flashers.
    20. 3” Competition 6 point belts for driver and passenger.
    21. 3” Competition seat belt pads. With the gee this car pulls, you need these on track.
    22. Individual seating package with comfy upholstered seats that you can adjust fore and aft by lifting the adjuster handle under the front of the seats.
    23. Passenger footrest. If you take a passenger on track, they really need this for their comfort.
    24. Driver dead pedal
    25. Billet aluminum accelerator pedal
    26. Locking fuel cap
    27. 12 volt power source receptacle under the dash
    28. Carbon fiber wings, front and rear, from Ariel factory

    WHEELS/TIRES:

    1. Team Dynamics silver painted aluminum wheels, set of four, that are the original equipment wheels supplied on this car. These carry a set of Hoosier autocross tires. The fronts are P205/50/ZR15 that are scuffed in, but there is no wear yet. The mold marks in the center of the tires is still visible. The rears are P245/45/ZR16 with about 90% of tread remaining.
    2. Keizer three piece polished aluminum rear wheels 14” wide, 15” diameter. There are two of these with Hoosier 23.5x13.0R15 tires, and one unused wheel that has never had a tire on it.
    3. The wheels currently on the car are Keizer three-piece aluminum 8” wide fronts 15” diameter. The rears are 10” wide 15” diameter. I have Hoosier autocross tires mounted on them that I prefer for track and street use. This set of four tires is scuffed in, but no wear yet. The mold mark in the center of the front tires is still visible.
    4. A set of four, new, Ariel factory-supplied black painted aluminum wheels that have a set of four new Hoosier treaded tires, marked H2.O. These are what the Ariel factory furnishes for the SRA (SpecRaceAtom) race cars as rain tires. Soft compound and treaded.


    Race engine:

    Hot Rod magazine, July 2009, in an article called FourPlay, did a very detailed hop up on the 2.0 liter GM LSJ. They dyno’d 372 hp with the stock displacement and stock blower manifold and cylinder head, stock valves, stock valve springs, and a milder set of cams than the ones I used.

    My race engine has the following upgrades from Hot Rod’s 372 HP:

    1. 10% more engine size. 2.2 liter instead of the stock 2.0.
    2. CNC ported cylinder head with larger, much more efficient, and polished ports, see pictures.
    3. Larger intake valves, titanium, from Supertech.
    4. Larger exhaust valves, inconel, from Supertech.
    5. Stronger, racing, valve springs, to maintain control of the valves at high RPM.
    6. Titanium spring retainers, strong but lightweight, to guard against valve float.
    7. Forged and coated pistons, from Diamond.
    8. Total Seal piston rings, like the ones I always used in the record breaking top fuel engines that I built.
    9. Carrillo forged steel rods- I used Carrillo rods for over 30 years with never a problem.
    10. I hand ported the intake/blower manifold to match the larger ports in the CNC ported head.
    11. Larger fuel injectors to feed the extra engine size and extra horsepower I built into my race engine.
    12. I used a hotter set of camshafts, to feed the larger engine size and better breathing available with the ported head and manifold, and the higher RPM enabled with the forged rods and pistons. Cams optimized for 3500 to 8000 RPM.
    13. I use the Harrop TVS supercharger, which I consider a superior piece.
    14. I replaced the stock cylinder sleeves with the Darton MIDI sleeves, for greater strength and to allow the extra bore size to make the engine displacement larger.
    15. I use a Corvette V-8 throttle body and K&N air filter.
    16. I use the expensive GM adjustable camshaft drive gears, that allowed precise timing of the camshafts.

    Hot Rod speculated that over 500 HP is possible with the stock engine size, and mine is 10% larger engine size than that.

    I will include the Hot Rod magazine detailing their build, and include the two GM Performance Build books that I used for reference.

    The race engine (and the almost-stock new engine that is in the car now) are both tuned with the HP Tuners tuning computer/data logger, and that equipment is included in the sale, along with all my tuning notes, charts, and printouts. Besides being able to tune the engine exactly the way you want to and as many times as you want to, the data logs you can print out are more useful and more real world data than running the car stationary on a dyno. You see exactly what it is doing all the way around the track or on the street, with the load that the car actually sees when you’re driving or racing it, not the artificial load of spinning dyno wheels.

    There is more to tell, but this post is already too long--

    Thanks for looking,

    Eddie fourFather Hill
    Last edited by FourFather; 06-14-2017 at 07:26 PM.

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    I have run three different Ariel Atoms, this for sale Chevy powered one, and two Honda powered ones, at Eagles Canyon Raceway near Decatur, Texas, and they all ran about the same lap times, all under two minutes, with a best of 1:55.

    Here are some peak gee readings I recorded there with my TraqMate data recorder.



    Thanks for looking,

    Eddie FourFather Hill

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    This is a dazzling vehicle! There is an old adage that says, when you're buying a used car, you are buying the seller as much as the car. Both are obviously exemplary in this case. Good luck with sale!
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
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    Thank you Kitcat, for the kind words.

    There is a lot of me in this car, and I think someone is really going to enjoy the result of what I've done.

    Thanks again,

    Eddie

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    This is a video of my Chevy powered Ariel Atom that is now for sale.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCis...ature=youtu.be

    This is me running my streetable, two-seat, 2012 Ariel Atom 3 300HP demonstrator/company car, against single-seat race cars. At Hallett Motor Raceway, near Tulsa, Oklahoma.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwrvqj8TvN8

    And at Eagles Canyon Raceway, near Decatur, Texas.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5EQr...m-upload_owner

    And here I get the holeshot at the start of the Open Wheel final at Hallett, recently.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgUNet7Rfz8

    Youngster's reaction to first ride, with me, in Ariel Atom
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w5czwogMA4


    Interview with Eddie and Ercie Hill, done at Hallett Motor Raceway

    http://bangshift.com/bangshiftapex/e...-still-racing/

    Thanks for looking,

    Eddie FourFather Hill
    Last edited by FourFather; 04-01-2017 at 09:04 AM.

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    I have been blessed with so many toys, thank you, Lord! that it is time to sell some. Like the one in front of Ercie's pickup, for instance.




    The beautiful Morning Glories that make such a nice backdrop were volunteers, we never planted any of them.




    At AtomFest, held at Hallett Motor Raceway near Tulsa. Lots of Atoms, track time, and fellowship. Big fun!



    Thanks for looking,

    Eddie FourFather Hill

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    I think this is an interesting "painting" (altered photo) of my Ariel Atom for sale.



    Cheers,

    Eddie FourFather Hill

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    Here is a 44 second video of My Ariel Atom for sale. Start up, roll around, and zero to 50 in my driveway.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0csR8KZfzmw&feature=youtu.be

    Cheers,

    Eddie fourFather Hill

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    I posted this thread on the Corvette forum- (I've had fourteen Corvettes through the years), showing how I built the race engine for this Chevy powered Ariel Atom that I am now offering for sale. I have a brand new Chevy LSJ complete engine in the car now, but this race engine also goes with the sale. Ariel is using Honda engines exclusively now, and I need to be driving/racing the Honda powered Atoms, which is what I have to sell, as a dealer for Ariel.

    https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...e-upgrade.html



    Thanks for looking,

    Eddie FourFather Hill
    Last edited by FourFather; 04-10-2017 at 11:11 AM. Reason: I had posted wrong link, initially

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