Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: New Hartford, CT
Last winterís projects now that I bracket race in the Summit ET Points Series at a local NHRA track were a C4, electric water pump and manual brakes. Mezeire elec pump with idler, as I still have an alternator, but thatís it. A tech at Mezeire told me no T-Stat, not necessary. I put a switch in the engine compartment so when I return to the pits I can run the pump with the car off. I converted the fan harness to strictly manual, controlled by a switch in the cockpit. So in the pits, pump on fan on, box fan on intake (because cooling the block and heads down has little effect on the intake) and a battery charger at 15 amps. Small generator in the back of my truck. The 2003 Mach 1 motor is stock, and NA, as is the radiator and fan. Having the manual fan switch is huge for a couple reasons. After cooling the car in the pits, when I head off to the staging lanes, in the lanes, and doing burnout, fan is on. As I approach the tree, switch the fan off. No HP robbing load during run. Cross the stripe, turn on the fan. Fan on all the way back to pits and in the pits. I donít think the engine ever sees 160. The other issue with the fan was having it come on during a run. The load can cost you a hun or two, which can put you off your dial in and put you on the trailer. Had it happen once.
99 coupe. C4/8Ē 5000 stall w/2003 Mach crate motor FRPP stock N/A, Kooks LT's and X,dumps no muffs. 4.56's
Best ET 11.42 Best MPH 116.33Best 60" 1.49
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