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Whodat
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted April 28, 2005 07:16 AM  
What would be the effect of moving a fuel cell to the right while everything else remains the same? Will this cause a push upon corner entry, or when you pick up the throttle to become worse?

marshalr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted April 28, 2005 10:43 AM  
Adds crossweight if it is moved left. Helps bite coming off the turn.
If you look at a dirt Late Models on alcohol they move them all over the place; but you must remember in a late model on alcohol the quantity of full burned off is much more in a 100 lap feature than we use in a 30 lap feature burning gas. Late models frequently place the cell on the right so that as fuel burns off the crossweight is increasing as the track dries up and gets slick.
For anybody on this forum it's just ballast weight.

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dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted April 28, 2005 04:25 PM  
Moving it to the left you will lose left% during a race which will give you more sidebite or tighten entry as the race goes on and dries out.

crc1124
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 143
posted April 28, 2005 06:10 PM  
All of the late models at our track run their fuel cells on the left. I wasn't sure where I wanted to run mine so I was watching them and all of them had theirs to the left.

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted April 28, 2005 08:04 PM  
Figure the best place I thought would be to mount the cell as far back as I could get it and in the center. Eddie

The Vanburen Rocket 22
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted April 29, 2005 11:33 PM  
the best place we have found to mount the fuel cell in a street stock is, all the way left and up high, to get the car to roll over a little bit more in corners.

Ego Racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 724
posted April 30, 2005 05:36 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by marshalr:
Adds crossweight if it is moved left. Helps bite coming off the turn.
If you look at a dirt Late Models on alcohol they move them all over the place; but you must remember in a late model on alcohol the quantity of full burned off is much more in a 100 lap feature than we use in a 30 lap feature burning gas. Late models frequently place the cell on the right so that as fuel burns off the crossweight is increasing as the track dries up and gets slick.
For anybody on this forum it's just ballast weight.



Lates running 100 lap races run on gas as you can't get 100 laps out of 32gal of alcohol heck you are lucky if you can get much over 50 laps out of it. We swiched over to gas because on a 50 lap race with 15 cautions the cell was empty, anything over that many cautions and it would run out of fuel.

    

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