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Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted June 23, 2002 10:09 AM
I observed a fellow racer with some kinda special tool at the races last night. He had a machine that he set down on ground beside his right rear tire and started it running.It put out a bit of fog then cleared up. he left it here for about 15-20 min before race..

What is this --A heater??? Is it legal or was it a tire softner spray he was putting on it.

Just wondering---thx wheels

oh it's at a dirt track and he runs the charger class...

2nd2none
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted June 23, 2002 04:40 PM
it might not be anything but to make people go hmmmmmmm whats he doin. LOL

Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted June 23, 2002 06:21 PM
LOL-- I don't think so but if it was then it worked cause that what I said---hmmmm what is that-lol

any other thoughts????

tilley88
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted June 23, 2002 08:36 PM
Battery charger, perhaps?

Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted June 24, 2002 06:38 PM
Nah it wasn't a battery charger--it had an electric motor start up when he pluggeg it in and it at first gave out some kinda fog then cleared up and jus set there and run...

Wheels--curious--must get closer next time and research this out--lol

Thx wheels

2nd2none
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted June 24, 2002 07:34 PM
heck just go up and ask him, hehe, he'd either throw ya a curve ball or set it in straight.

dirtbuster
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted June 24, 2002 08:52 PM
Did it look sort of like a jet engine.. might have been a kerosene heater... you know a torpedo or salamander whatever you want to call it.. That sounds sort of like what you describe... maybe he wanted to heat and stretch that tire????

dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted June 24, 2002 10:23 PM UIN: 23443678
You know that if you put tire softner in and add some heat it will work much faster!

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 277
posted June 25, 2002 12:43 AM
Was he sick maybe it was one of those humidifiers!!

uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 240
posted June 25, 2002 01:42 PM
OOOHHH, I love a good mystery, keep us posted as to what you find out.

Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted June 25, 2002 07:30 PM
It's a must-- I will ask him next time I see him have it out. A humidifier---I love that one--lol

More later if he gets it back out--maybe even if he doesn't get it back out--lol

Wheels

Pickel
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 379
posted June 25, 2002 08:19 PM UIN: 25419780
I think maybe it might be a mosquito killer...you know those trucks that use to ride around and spray that mist to kill the mosquitos?

Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted June 25, 2002 09:51 PM
hmmm could have been i didn't get any bites that nite.. but I think the mystery goes on--lol

hiredgun
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted June 25, 2002 10:46 PM
lol roflol @ ryan

Dude if hes the top dog hes just prob. messing with other racers , I used to do that stuff all the time , jsut to see how long it took for the others to do it hehehe

Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted June 26, 2002 05:40 PM
Well I'v heard there are aliens in the area and that it may be a machine to suck the aliens in and then transfer them to the tire for more bite..

At least we have all had some fun outta my post but when I find out what it was I will invest in some stocks in the company that makes um just before I post it on here---CAUSE i KNOW ALL YOU RACERS WILL INVEST IN ONE!!!!

Yes he is leading the points in his division--lol

more later---wheels

Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted June 30, 2002 09:11 AM
well I feel so foolish.. After a closer look at this machine(which was out agian last night)I find that it was a battery charger.

But then was it really??? Maybe the lines running up over the wheels were only fake and a diversion. They were connected to the battery but not sure why they would set it by the wheel and run the lines the way they did. Why not set it behind the car ???

Well for now the mystery has been solved . Or has it---lol

Wheels

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 277
posted July 02, 2002 12:24 AM
Your turn to mess with him get a humidifer and set it by your rear tires, that should mess with his mind a bit lol

[This message has been edited by jammin (edited July 03, 2002).]

Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted July 04, 2002 09:14 AM
What a great Idea ryan--That should teach him don't you think?? It would probably be the talk of the pits for awhile --hehe

mod4
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted July 04, 2002 03:17 PM
Get one of those one gallon gas cans. Fill it with your regular race fuel. Place this can inside a regular ice chest with a little ice and a chunk of dry ice (it will make dense fog), take it out 10 minutes before the feature and add it to your fuel cell. It's freakin great, all smoking like a special effect machine. People will freak and it's really funny

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