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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dog_Patch, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. These have a sensor you drill a small hole in the header and stick in the header with a clamp. They are digital read out but that can be under a cover outa site - typically you'd set a baseline EGT on a dyno because from what I've read each combination will have it's own temperature when things are correct. What I read is there isn't a specific temp for a specific air fuel ratio etc. But once you know the air fuel ratio is right record the temp - then that is repeatable. With a wideband instead of a dyno - you could get it right then simply record the temp and you'll know when you have that temp - you'll have it close. could be very useful
     
  2. Depending on the brand used they do make units that can be moved from car to car. After the egts are removed a cap goes on. Same for a o2 sensor in the collector. Test with it in place then cap off to race. They are very helpful. Don't tighten the egts very tight otherwise they get deformed and won't come out.
     
  3. 1CEDC28B-D3E3-408C-976D-0C3E763A53C9.jpeg CDC0F055-98F0-426D-9C64-B5CABF89A53F.jpeg Just hanging in the pits today but hopefully it’ll get loud tomorrow . Nothing to do now but play with my wiener.
     
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  4. Clay City recap - when things get as tough as you think they can get - just wait a little longer. We had a good time waiting on the rain to stop. It finally did about 8am Sunday. Glad we stayed for the race. It was fun having all day Saturday to walk around and talk. Oh and tag a few cars ....
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    It was Cinco De Mayo after all

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    And it rained

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    No matter - we had church service Sunday morning - dried the track and raced!
     
  5. saltflats
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    Thanks for the picture Tony.
    Do you have a SS class running with you now?
     
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  6. Yes!!!!!
     
  7. saltflats
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    Dang! I need to get out more.:cool:
     
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  8. One last shot from the ride home - carry spare bearings that's all I'm gonna say.
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  9. saltflats
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    Oh man I feel your pain.
    Last year for me.
     
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  10. jim snow
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    Well, didja havem?Snowman
     
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  11. hog mtn dave
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    Having trailer issues on the side of the road is even worse than breaking the car at the track.
     
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  12. Mike Colemire
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    Spare bearings and a good file so you can clean the spindle up. Been there and done that, it sucks. Thanks for all the pics, I wish I could have made it but things came up.
     
  13. catdad49
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    Great pictures, sorry for the trailer troubles. Love the Cinco de Mayo pic!
     
  14. Sometimes I feel like there's someone watching over my dumb ass. No didn't have them.

    A car full of people went by honking and doing the thumbs up - not the 'hey you're on fire - so I do the Chevy Chase grin and smile. Then I looked back at my cool ride :eek: I don't think they saw the smoke - not sure - the exit was literally 20 yards away. Dove off the exit. Get out with the extinguisher and water (which probably warped the hell out of the drum - but I wanted the smoke to stop.

    There was little bubbles coming out from around the grease cap. I'm like "damn that's hot" better get the cap off. So in my wisdom I hit the cap with a hammer. BOOM! It flies straight at my nuts and rings them like a boxer at the gym. Down I went.

    So I'm sitting there in the gravel going you can't make this shit up. I look up on the hill ADVANCE AUTO PARTS! It was like cutting your arm in front of the emergency room entrance. Back on the road in 30 minutes. A little wiser.

    It was a great race - don't ever want to do that again - I'm glad it worked out but man it was slippery and mud in the pits. Never forget that race for sure. The track conditions put different people in the winners circle because it took some skill to get from point A to point B. The Avalon hit the wall but not enough to stop racing so he kept at it.
     
  15. jim snow
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    Good stuff.Sorry about your discomfort. It's never boring. Thanks for the photos. Hope to catch you at Myrtle Beach. Snowman
     
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  16. chopnchaneled
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    TKS ! Was wondering how it went.
     
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  17. dirty old man
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    Thx for the pics Tony, and glad Advance Auto was nearby. If it had to happen, it did so under more or less best circumstances except for the "Nut Shot":eek:
    But really it doesn't have to happen at all:
    )1) ditch the hub caps on the trailer
    (2) Go to Harbor Freight and buy a cheapo infra red/laser temp gun, maybe $20-$30, they aren't totally as accurate as the more expensive ones, but what we're looking for here is a difference in temps
    (3) EVERY TIME YOU STOP AND GET OUT,check all the tires and wheel bearings. You'll spot low tire pressures way before failure and the same for wheel bearings. The removal of hub caps just makes it easier:rolleyes:
    Been dragging trailers around for over 60 years, and we used to have to put a hand on them, but the temp guns are safer and much more sensitive. Usually you can spot a bad wheel bearing this way long before it fails like you have there.:cool:
     
  18. saltflats
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    Tony when my wheel bearing was going out I had this gal in the passenger seat of the car passing me tell me I was smokin......I said Thank You.....and was thinking she was talking about me. o_O
     
  19. loudbang
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    thanks for taking the time to post all these photos with your nuts in a hammock LOL :eek:
     
  20. glrbird
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    My Dad thought me to Clean and repack the bearings every spring on anything that had trailer in its name, horse trailer, car trailer, etc. never thought of wearing an athletic cup to work on trailers though. Wow!!
     
  21. DDDenny
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  22. Mike Colemire
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    When Doc Sipple took over that track he resurfaced it and it was the best hooking track in the country. They've resealed it a few times since Doc had it but it really needs to be resurfaced. I don't know what Scotty has done, haven't raced there in 6 yrs. Drainage sucks there, but I've seen water standing one day and the sun would come out and it'd be dry the next. Maybe when all this no prep stuff goes away, they will start thinking about making tracks hook again. With your cars it's a safety thing, back in 67 they weren't making this kind of power.
     
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  23. catdad49
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    Tony, I feel your pain( well, not really)! Thanks for the painful lesson, hope you didn't swallow your ceegar. Hope you're feeling better, Carp.
     
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