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Old 10-13-2007, 07:57 PM
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Since the Bruins are delayed, I was flipping through the channels. I come across the race and there is a car in the Pits with what appears to be a water fountain shooting out of the hood. He left the pits with the what appeared to be water still shooting out.

What in the heck was/is that?
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:05 PM
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It could have been overheating some. When they overheat, water shoots out up around the hood cowling near the windshield. I'm not a NASCAR crew chief but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once!
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:18 PM
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Old 10-14-2007, 03:09 AM
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RI Builder - 10/13/2007 7:57 PM

Since the Bruins are delayed, I was flipping through the channels.
Its alright, i'll stop and watch for a few seconds every now and then, and I don't want anyone to know either.
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:39 AM
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don't those cars run about 30# of pressure in the cooling system?
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:45 PM
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What are Bruins?
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Old 10-14-2007, 03:20 PM
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TN FREEBIRD - 10/14/2007 2:45 PM

What are Bruins?
It's an NHL team from Boston...that the Flyers will be viewing in their rear view mirror all season.


Now...what or who is a NASCAR??? Does he coach or play for an SEC team??
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:21 PM
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TN FREEBIRD - 10/14/2007 2:45 PM

What are Bruins?
What is their car number

Yes the cars have a place near the hood/windshield so that when the car runs hot it shoots an overflow out.

You will also see this when they qualify a lot of times but not like you used to since they race the engine they qualify on now. They use to use an engine just to qualify and that was only for 2 laps and they would tape up all the ducts for better areodynamics and you would see a lot of water spraying out before the end of that run.

Also they use a quick connect system so that they can add water during the race if needed, they run an aluminum block so it does not crack when hot like a cast iron block and all they want is 500 miles anyway

By the way we did have a minor league hockey team here in the upstate of SC for a few years and I went to a couple of games, never realized how fast paced that game is. It was a lot of fun but wish I understood the rules more.

Like the fights, kind of reminds me of the "Old Nascar", boys today ain't got balls enough to get out and fight. Maybe we should start making hockey players learn to drive stock cars and teach them how to talk Southern
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:19 PM
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Silly yankees!
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:13 PM
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Yes it was coolant overflow. When they are in the pits and have no airflow over the radiator, things heat up and lift the relief, as soon as the leave and get to speed, they have plenty of airflow and cooling and have no more problems.

In qualifying, they cover the entire grill with tape, as it is more aerodynamic to run run air over the car instead of thru the radiator, the little bit of coolant loss is no big deal, they have a machine that plugs into the cooling system in the pits that acts as an artificial radiator when needed.
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