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Old 06-07-2012, 04:33 PM
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do i or do i not run a radiator

I have a methanol engine for drag racing that has never heated over 150degrees. I put it in early model mustang. Putting fuel system in front. Don't want radiator unless absolutely have to any ideas

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must use a radiator.
why?
heat builds in a short time between the cylinders.
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just run it with coolant but no radiator, its nbd. just don't leave it on for a long time.
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Are you allowed to use a tow car ?

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epoxy block ?

I had a couple friends that poured the blocks full of the heat absorbing epoxy and just run coolant in the heads. The Epoxy mix can absorb a lot of BTU's, with less temp rise. The block was still warm on a monday noon from the sunday drags. A hemi and BBC race only engines
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Jewel T

Joe Davis had a battery and starter and reverse in his record setting T altered, Most of his competitors were push or aux start. At one champ race the other guy kept having "trouble" getting staged jumping out then killing his engine then getting a push start. He wanted Joe to overheat. Joe just shut the T down and waited then He played the game and the other guy over heated and his engine was detonating on the run.


































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