why is the cold hard on motors?

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Re: why is the cold hard on motors?

Post by FanfromMd » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:28 am

Didn't Rahmer break a rear on a start last year at Lincoln in the Icebreaker?
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Re: why is the cold hard on motors?

Post by GOSHOW » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:16 am

Yeah, he busted one. :laughing7:

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Re: why is the cold hard on motors?

Post by Kyle » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:28 am

That wasnt due to the cold.
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Re: why is the cold hard on motors?

Post by GOSHOW » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:34 am

Very true I think it had to do with the parking lot Chili :jiggy:

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Re: why is the cold hard on motors?

Post by RacerRose » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:04 am

Sprint 76 wrote:Methanol vaporizes much faster than gasoline, cooling everything it touches. If you've never felt it, it's similar to touching rubbing alcohol. When the cars are run in the summer when it's humid, the injection stacks will "sweat" from being cold.

To anyone that follows drag racing they will know this, and to those who don't, you'll learn something. The alcohol dragster & alcohol funny car classes have a problem with frost buildup on the injector scoops on top of the superchargers. In the time it takes to start the car, do the burnout, and back up to stage, a crewmember will spray de-icer on the injector butterflies before the car makes its pass.
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