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Dirt Freak

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posted March 15, 2005 06:09 PM  
I have used the pet screen from Wal_mart for years to keep mud out of the radiator its cheaper then window screen and tougher it wont rip or tear (not real easy anyways)
What else do you all use

Ego Racing
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posted March 15, 2005 06:50 PM  
We were in a s**** yard once dropping off stuff from the shop and we found some shelfs from a fridge. They were a rectangle with the bar across the front sticking out about 1 inch on each side. They were in the perfect place for an adel clamp (one hole strap) to hold it onto the chassis and let the bottom swing free. They were perfect to cable tie window screen to and they looked COOL because they were chrome. The bars were about 1 0nch apart so they caught the big stuff from taering the screen. I wish I could find some more.

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posted March 15, 2005 07:51 PM  
Don't cut a hole in the nose! Its the best way by far. I have ran it that way for the past 2 years never over 210 usually runs 190.
Where do you race your profile says Nebraska but you must race in Iowa? I'm in North East Nebraska.

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Dirt Newbie

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posted March 16, 2005 08:06 AM  
We use 1/2x1/2 thin, chromed expanded metal on the nose. This is zus fastened so it can be removed and cleaned. In front of the radiator we welded a frame made out of in. angle and slide a framed metal screen down in it. This also can be easily removed and cleaned. This is a monty front clip and the opening in the nose is kept to a minimal, just two 3x8 openings in the center.

Dirt Freak

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posted March 16, 2005 08:43 AM  
I use expanded steel (small stuff) right up in the core support, just inches from the radiator... . Then on the nose, so there is plenty of space between the screen and expanded steel, I use cheepo window screen. I can buy a LONG roll of assorted widths from the local hardware store for about $8. If it gets damaged or to dirty to clean, just tear it off and replace it. Just use zip straps to hold it on. My raditaor is ALWAYS clean, so this stuff is doing its job..........

The stuff I use is pretty light, but I double it up and have NEVER had a rock penetrate it. Even if it does, the expanded steel will stop it before the radiator.

I also leave the space from under the bumper to the core support open so if the screen does plug up some, the radiator is going to still get air.

The $8 roll I bought last year is still in the garage, and I have enough to do the car one more time.

When you run up front, you dont need all this stuff anyway...


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posted March 16, 2005 11:23 AM           send a private message to M1   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I use stainless steel screen, 18 gauge wire I think, 3\16x3\16 holes, and hang a length of chain in front of it that swings back and forth knocking the mud off.

The screen is available from lefthander and is used on pavement latemodels for nose openings, rocks will not get thru it like cheap lighter gauge screens.

This year I didnt put any holes in the nose though, since after getting the right fan on there It now runs at 180-195 and cools to the stats setting in about a lap or two of caution.


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