2x...May 3 2012 at 7:37 AM
|Bob (Login machoneman)|
from IP address 184.108.40.206
Response to Never know until you try I guess.....
to what Brent said on getting the best block. Used to race a injected gas Boss 302 F.E.D. not nearly as fast as your blower car but here's the deal. It's never a good thing in any dragster to blow up the bottom end and spew oil (and coolant if it's run in the heads) on the slicks at speed. One can say the same for a door slammer but here is a big difference: If the chute fails to pop at engine failure (or even if it does) and the rear tires are coated with oil, a dragster has lost its ability to quickly slow, let alone stop, DUE TO NO FRONT BRAKES! Ask me how I know this.
Now, if you run a pan containment blanket ala' the fuel cars (and I sure hope you do) this will minimize the effect of oiling the slicks in the lights. Also, if the shutdown areas at every track you run is at least 1,000' to say 1,320', this would help with oiled tires. Short shutoff areas can be deadly for the racer and the driver. Btw, this says nothing about what would happen if only one slick gets oiled and the dragster ends up pulling hard into the guard rail.
|This message has been edited by machoneman from IP address 220.127.116.11 on May 3, 2012 12:41 PM|
- Re: 2x... - rickwestaus on May 3, 2012, 9:06 AM