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by guilleracing
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Dermots Bits (07703 162409)
Topic: If you race an FVJ you are going to need these....one day
Replies: 3
Views: 3607

Re: If you race an FVJ you are going to need these....one da

I have been unable to resist!


A cheque is winging its way to Dermot as I type!

Greg.
by guilleracing
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Does changing tyre width change wheel rate?
Replies: 3
Views: 2748

Re: Does changing tyre width change wheel rate?

Hi, Something you may also have to consider is aero drag. Wider wheels will have a greater surface area and may have an effect on any aero devices close to them. I have seen some impirical evidence of top speeds being reduced a tiny amount by wider wheels. Interestingly enough, Tyrrell F1 once ran s...
by guilleracing
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 21840

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Continuing on the thread of warming the engine...... I have tried running the engine up to temperature without any form of external heater. I have a ff2000 legal DAMICO built pinto engine in a FF2000 Van Diemen. The engine builder recommends a Millers 20/60 oil for the engine. This is not available ...
by guilleracing
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 21840

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Here is what I have discovered with 12V heaters. A 12V 200 watt heater takes about 30 mins to warm oil from 10 degrees to 50 degrees. This draws about 8 amps. In practical terms this takes the chill off and allows the oil to reach the engine in a slightly warmer than ambient temperature. The down si...
by guilleracing
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 21840

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Just thought I would mention my plan to use a little 12v heater for the oil tank. ( When it arrives.) The operation for this would be as follows. Open filler lid, put the heating element into the oil in the tank. (It is about the size of a small bread knife. Battery connections would be with crocodi...
by guilleracing
Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 21840

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Well, If you remember my initial question was do you have any experience of these? What a brilliant debate! My personal opinion would be to have the engine oil maintained within a range where it was the giving the best lubrication properties without getting too hot. I must confess my own application...
by guilleracing
Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 21840

Re: Engine pre-heaters

The heater I have ordered up is here

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWNX:IT
by guilleracing
Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 21840

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Hi Dermot, I have tried to spin my ff2000 spec engine over cold. It is VERY tight. Once warm there is a marked difference in the ease of cranking! I have found a 12V 200 watt heater that will easily drop into the oil tank. Good old ebay. There is also an Engine Block Heater for 99 quid. I have order...
by guilleracing
Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 21840

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Hi, I have done a little bit of research on this already. A cheap 240v coffee cup heater is rated at 500 watts. I bought one to see how fast it heats water. The answer is it takes two minutes to put 50 Degrees celcius into one litre of water. A domestic water heating element is rated at 3000 watts. ...
by guilleracing
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 21840

Engine pre-heaters

This is my first post so I hope this is in the right place.

Does anyone have any experience of these?


Thank you!

Greg.