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    Running without water in drag racing

    Has anyone any experience of running a rover v8 dry (as in no water ) in drag racing , any advice ??

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    dont bother fitting a rad..

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    block off the water outlets,fill with water,warm...note warm the engine,then run it...shut it off after the run and leave to cool..worked on my rover...

    realistically put a small rad on it with a fan,even running on alky we did it on the big block...


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    Would not be the best idea in the world, all alloy block and heads, sensitive to thermal changes, designed for road use and to have a full cooling system controlled by a thermostat. Overheating especially in this engine, can result in Major damage, cracked heads untold damage to the block including cylinder liners, the list go's on and on, in a sentence the Rover v8 is not designed to run without the full compliment of coolant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRIT DIGGER View Post
    dont bother fitting a rad..

    Sid.
    What, like run with water and a pump and just flow it round or not even pump it round ?

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    Thanks allready guys , i thought it might be a bit dodgy being ally etc .
    Maybe shopping for a very small rad then , more clutter !

    Cheers ,

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    our rad neil...


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    Surely this all depends on how long you intend to run it for..?
    I have no experience of running a rover for racing, but in real terms,it surely depends on whether its a 'real' race car...
    If its only going to be lit for a burnout, staging and the run, then you have control over the time and can run it at the optimum temp without water and a rad coming into it ?
    Shoot me down if I'm wrong, but thats how we do it in fuel....
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    Was it a lot of hard work to get a Red Anderson connector to work with a Grey Anderson connector??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torment View Post



    our rad neil...
    Yey liam , i studied that foto before lookin at yer calipers and noticed that rad , all well and good you lot with that many horses can afford to carry that water , guess i'll be on a diet soon then !!
    Seriously though thanks , am gonna err on the safer side for now and go water cooled , later who knows ?

    Cheers ,

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