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Post  ironbark on March 23rd 2014, 6:54 pm

Can anyone pass on the Pro's and Con's of running a race motor only with or with out water. it is on metho.

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Re: Pros and Cons

Post  jason on March 23rd 2014, 7:32 pm

From what I've been told, if it's gonna be pulled to the starting line and back to the pits you don't need to run water.
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Post  supervel45 on March 23rd 2014, 7:38 pm

When you fill the block with block fill it is alot stiffer and the cylinder walls can take more abuse. Don't need much cooling to go a quarter mile on a cold start. Loose alot of weight from the vechicle also, and if you run a magnito, you don't need a battery either.

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Post  maverick on March 23rd 2014, 8:11 pm

You're gonna need to crank it, however...
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Post  supervel45 on March 23rd 2014, 8:15 pm

Jumper cables or push start, LoL

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Post  ironbark on March 23rd 2014, 8:18 pm

yes it is a tow up and back, thanks for the input.

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Post  dfree383 on March 23rd 2014, 10:27 pm

I'd at least hot block it if it's not a filled or solid block.
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Post  richter69 on March 23rd 2014, 11:27 pm

run it through the block and heads, no need for a radiator just use a small tank to keep the air out of the system.

block heaters are your friend, ps they wont work unless they have water to heat up......
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Post  bbf-falcon on March 24th 2014, 8:56 am

My engines always perform better at 160*+ from the starting line.I feel safer engine wise w/the water being circulated evenly thoroughout the engine. No theory behind it,just me. Smile


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Post  DanH on March 24th 2014, 12:00 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:My engines always perform better at 160*+ from the starting line.I feel safer engine wise w/the water being circulated evenly thoroughly the engine. No theory behind it,just me. Smile 

best thing said about cooling Rick- it works for you

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