dont know anything about dragracing, never even been to one. but was suprized to now they dont use radiators! thought they would be cooked before you got out the pits!
get a few mates with nice motors /bikes , take a cruise to the track and park up, get a tea and burger ,go and look at some cool cars , go to the stands and watch the racing , all drive home , you cant beat itdont know anything about dragracing, never even been to one. but was suprized to now they dont use radiators! thought they would be cooked before you got out the pits!
Yeah it's called a half fill, you only fill to the water pump inlets so it still supports the lower half of the block where the movement typically is.Is'nt there some block cement type stuff that help hold the bottem end with the heads still water cooled?
i was storing a car for a mate some years back that a 511 b/block with block filler,Yeah it's called a half fill, you only fill to the water pump inlets so it still supports the lower half of the block where the movement typically is.
thanks for the heads up, i imagin'd putting out that kind of power and heat the engine would'nt last that long at full throttle!First of all , get yourself to a race , you dont know what youa are missing :tup:
A lot of the cars you have noticed will have solid blocks and heads(no water ) , this makes them stronger and helps prevent movement in the motor itself. In my own car with about 2000hp we have experienced the block "moving".
The motor will have the oil warm before we even start the engine , we use a sump / pan heater and get the oil to about 150f . Then we warm the motor up to about 180f before we tow down the pairing lanes. It has cooled to about 165f by now.
After the burnout we are up to 180f again and 220f after the run. We are on WOT for about 6 seconds so dont really need water.
WARM OIL is the sensible thing with any motor.
Have a look at www.luckydevil777dragracing.com for a bit more info , better still come to a race and see for yourself , I would be pleased to show you what we do
Gotzy , we use Methanol , lots of it :shake:Yeah it's called a half fill, you only fill to the water pump inlets so it still supports the lower half of the block where the movement typically is.
Lucky, what fuel are you using as I always thought you had to use alcohol to do the no rad thing?
You just HAVE TO 'experience' two top fuellers side by side, 16,000 horsepower. I agree, its a bit boring on telly... its not when you are there. I havnt been since i was a kid but got to the Flame & Thunder meet at the Pod a couple of weeks ago and now i want to go back next year (in fact im quite interested in getting involved when the kids have left home and finances allow). It rained in the morning and it took them until early afternoon to dry the track. We were stood just before the finish line. Before they started my youngest asked me 'why have lots of people got headphones on'?.. i said 'you will find out in a minute'. The first car out (single lane run) hit problems about 1/4 of the way up the track and cruised past us at 60mph, the kids said is that it? The second car was a top fueller who also hit grip problems at 1/4 track and backed off, here we go again thinks i another 60mph pass. By half track she had got it back in shape and nailed it again passing us at 280mph... you should have seen the look on the kids faces, you dont so much hear it as feel it go right through you awesome! (yes i did use the 'a' word, and it was). Im going to go see some proper side by side top level racing next year.to be honest (this is going to start something) watching it on the box! i find it quite BORING!!! on the box you dont get the noise, smell, feel or sence of speed you do at a trackside more so when your directly involved in a team