by John DiBartolomeo Fri, 2021-09-24 12:51
It’s pretty much a given fact that an engine without oil pressure won’t survive very long. Oh, there are some small engines which rely on what is termed as splash oiling where the spinning crankshaft and connecting rods fling the oil around to keep the combination well lubricated. However, that doesn’t work well when it comes to a high rpm race engine and hence the reason for an oil pump pumping oil either from an externally mounted dry sump tank or oil stored in an oil pan; a wet sump system.
by John DiBartolomeo Wed, 2021-04-07 08:41
There is a good and bad thing about the use of an enclosed trailer.
The good part obviously is that your pride and joy stays safe and secure inside. The bad part is that it’s not always secure especially while traveling on the fine American highway system.
The problem is such that you really have no idea what’s happening inside your trailer as you ride down the road. We all have stories of things falling off walls and benches, tie downs coming loose, cars moving around, etc. If you don’t have a “story” yet, you will at some point in the future. All of which leads to this, tying your car down properly inside your trailer may be of equal importance to securing your seat belts before a run. Each car has their own idiosyncrasies and finding yours is the key. However, there are some basic steps you can follow to at least help alleviate some of the concerns.
Reviewed by Dave Wallace Wed, 2021-04-07 07:04
Terry Cook's first two books bring to mind an African proverb lamenting, "When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground." Cook's figurative "library" is larger than most because he lived more lives than most cats, all the while collecting the kinds of insider stories that passed among the power players of hot rodding, drag racing, publishing, and the wider aftermarket industry that they were collectively creating. Luckily, this 79-year-old started gathering and typing them up before a vast and unique "library" of previously-unreported tales burned to the ground.