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posted November 03, 2003 04:21 PM
Any time you can pump cold air into the engine it will help . On average you will lose 1% of power per 100 degree's of under hood temp. We have proven this several times on our chassis dyno by running a dirt late model without a hood , and then sealing the bottom of the air cleaner to the hood so it only draws air from inside the room , and none from under the hood . We will see a gain of at least 15hp at the rear tire's every time we do this to show a customer what he's losing in power by getting hot air in the engine . So if you can get away with it , pump the cold air to her !!

As for the air pump . I remember my dad experimenting with this on a customers 2bbl engine a long time ago . I don't remember the results though .


Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC

posted November 04, 2003 03:21 PM
Its gonna be extremely heavy.

dan ferry
posted November 06, 2003 10:34 PM
wouldnt the compression also be a big problem

posted November 07, 2003 04:13 PM
Gasoline of any kind in a 20:1 engine... wow.. I would stand back when you fire that puppy up(if you can fire it up) because once it gets going, its likely not stoppin till something melts. Hence the term "dieseling" it would keep right on running after you shut the switch/electrical to it.. Seen that same thing happen in a jet ski. They thought they knew way more than those little guys in white lab coats, when it melted together, it stopped running. triple up the head gaskets, bore all the jets as big as they will go and pour the methanol to it, otherwise you are wastin yer time...

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