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Re: [T3] empi air cleaners



Subject: Re: [T3] empi air cleaners


> On 15 Mar 2001, at 8:35, Drew Gainor wrote:
>
> > When I used to hang out at the drag strip I saw people putting copper
> > coiled gas lines through a coffee can that they filled up with ice. So
> > I guess that was supposed to give the cars better performance.
>
> I've heard of this, too, but it doesn't make any sense to me. If you
> wanted to just get a little more fuel in there why not use a bigger
> jet? Besides the coefficient of thermal expansion for fuel is orders
> of magnitude smaller than that for air, it would make little
> difference, make your life more complicated, and make operation
> less predictable.
>
> Besides, warm fuel will vaporize more readily.
> -
The ones my brother uses, uses dry ice. The idea is to get the fuel as cold
as possible. (more molecules per cc of fuel). They do play with the jets in
the carbs, but when you are talking about a couple hundredths of a second
costing you the race, any little help you can get counts.

Russ Wolfe
russw@classicvw.org
http://www.classicvw.org/


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