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Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by 64 DODGE 440, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
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    Have any of you guy put diapers on your cars? Or, are you planning to? I'm going to make an aluminum tray and line it with absorbent Pig Mat because I haven't found a diaper long enough for a straight 6.

    Snow's all gone, getting antsy to run the car.
     
  2. 64 DODGE 440
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    64 DODGE 440
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    Pampers "senior" will probably work. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Mr. Mac
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  4. old sparks
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    a custom made diaper runs about 175$ there is a guy out of Bakersfield anra that makes them. good idea makes good relations with tech but pricy. not sfi certed triple the price if you go certed. won`t be much longer until they are mandatory as per nhra
     
  5. CrkInsp
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    Name and contact for the "Diaper man" pls.
     
  6. old sparks
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    sorry the mfg. is in Arizona. they are called RUSSLERii custom fit engine diapers and have a web site phone no. is(951) 488 4200 advertised cost is now 178.00 includes shipping also on ebay
     
  7. old sparks
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  8. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Hi. I am planning on doing the exact same thing on my Logghe car. Some events now require a diaper. When I front-halfed it I put four Dzus tabs on the underside of the frame to hold the yet-to-be-made tray.
    I also use Pig Mat inside the driver's compartment to catch any converter drips before it reaches the pavement.
    One piece of advice: make a positive retention device for the Pig Mat or it will blow around in the tray. I use two straps Dzused to the floor/tray.
     
  9. old sparks
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    out here the belly pan configuration has been talked about by our tech guy and myself and was told that it wouldn't fly because it won`t survive shrapnel impact. he said the "nylon" has a much better chance of retaining fluids from a lower engine failure
     
  10. Old6rodder
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
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    There're a couple diaper manufacturers that claim to be willing to make up custom units on order. Don't know pricing and such, just recall the ads.
     
  11. Being a tech guy and talking to racers who run diapers and those that run belly pans out here I think more prefer a belly pan as it lets heat dissipate better. Some that run diapers say that the motor runs hotter because the diaper holds heat in more where as with a bellypan it will let air move around the motor and carry away some of the heat. I have seen balancers come off, rods come out the side of blocks with those running bellypans and they have held up. The PRA ( Vdub association) is starting to require their lower classes to use belly pans also. Had a friend with a 7 sec. mustang have an oil line come apart and the belly pan held most of the oil that drained out into it during a run.
     
  12. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Pretty sure NHRA allows the use of belly pans. My buds run one on their nationally competitive six cylinder Comp car.
     
  13. 34 Plymouth Hemi
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    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  14. Old28
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    Russler custom made engine diapers, great place, nice people to work with. There web site has a plain sheet that you fill in all the numbers from your engine L6 / L8 / V8 ect. Well worth the money, tech & track crew will thank you.

    I ran a Russler on my Chevy 194 L6 SDRA dragster, on my injected BBC NE-2 Altered and on my blowen/injected NE-1 dragster. Quality stuff.

    Some tech don't care for belly pans, but as with Flyer pretty sure they are NHRA legal.
     
  15. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    I made a containment tray for my Logghe roadster so I could compete in a recent event that required one. It was an aluminum tray and I lined it with Pig Mat absorbent pad. The tech guy looked for it specifically and it passed.
     

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