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racenmotorsports
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted April 02, 2003 08:46 PM  
My rules say oil shredders can be removed. WHat the heck are they, what do they do and what happens if you remove them???

Thanks,

Ray

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ryan
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 776
posted April 02, 2003 10:08 PM  
What ever you do don't take them off your motor will blow up in one lap! Just kidding I never heard of such a thing. Luckily the rules say you don't need one.

uforacing51
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 570
posted April 03, 2003 09:35 AM  
Never heard of them?????????

I would say that is some sort of a misprint?

Smitty77
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted April 03, 2003 11:32 AM  
Never heard of a oil shredders.

Does it say anything about removing the muffler bearings????? Must be a misprint.

odb93
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 537
posted April 03, 2003 11:49 AM  
Racen,

Post "exactly" what your rules say.

What section is it listed in?

Motor?

Winland Racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted April 03, 2003 01:52 PM  
Did it state in the rules that it was ok to repack the muffler bearings?
I heard rotating the air in the tires works also. I cant help you on the oil shredder...LOL
WR

ryan
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 776
posted April 03, 2003 03:51 PM  
If we run muffler bearings we are out for a race. You don't want to know what they do if they find helium in our roll cages.

dirtrace54
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted April 03, 2003 03:56 PM  
I have seen rules that eliminate "oil spreders." Guess this is because guys have installed somethin on their motors to spray oil on the exhaust to simulate a blown motor so people will not claim them.


On another note, the make us drain the blinker fluid before you get to the track too

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dirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 337
posted April 03, 2003 05:55 PM  
Anybody got hydraulic bumper bolts?? LOL

pit_boss
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted April 03, 2003 07:16 PM  
assuming the spelling should be shedder, instead of shredder, I would say its the peice of tin on top of your valve springs, on your cylinder heads, keeps the hot oil off the valve spring.I usally chuck them on racing heads so they don't remove themselves.

racenmotorsports
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted April 03, 2003 07:45 PM  
Duh, I can't read. From the JAX Raceway rulebook, under engines

11. Stock valve jobs only, no angle valve jobs. Oil shedders may be discarded ....


SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted April 04, 2003 01:18 AM  
I would retain the oil shredders. The trick is to have them properly adjusted for maximum inertia. To do so requires the muffler belt tension be set with an eagle hook gauge. This is accomplished by adjusting the length of the johnson rod to the Etcetra factory specs. The johnson rod can then be held in place with 28 wraps of blue techumsen tape which must be applied cold in a 65 degree pattern. Said tape is available at Dortram stores. SLEEPY

justin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 263
posted April 06, 2003 05:26 PM  
Sleepy, I have found that the use of red techumsen tape applied at a 72.36 degree angle works better than the blue at 65 degrees. I would get rid of the oil shredder because it my actually cause the fluid in your bumper to boil out onto your roof causing a severe loose condition on entry. Hope I've helped.

Justin

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted April 06, 2003 06:03 PM  
OK You guys wanna be a bunch of smart-***es when the guy just wanted some good tech advice.
Removing the oil shredder will allow buildups of salementery deposits in the camtoggle area. These will have to be removed at least twice during the season. I'd suggest leaving them in place. They don't rob any power and are not a weight problem. But I would suggest runnung an alternator and small amounts of pinion angle.

Deak-Jr
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted April 09, 2003 01:20 PM  
A metric crescent wrench is the ideal tool for most of the above adjustments, by the way ....

uforacing51
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 570
posted April 09, 2003 03:12 PM  
Race season needs to start... soon....

speeronline
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted April 09, 2003 04:54 PM  

 
Has anyone ever installed a Rectabular Excrusion Bracket on their car? See attachment for details.

justin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 263
posted April 09, 2003 08:00 PM  
I've got a headache now after looking at that.

dirtrace54
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted April 13, 2003 12:18 AM  
I run two of those on each wheel. At the right angle,they can shock horsepower to the motor throught the frame. I run mine at a negative 361 degrees

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