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Old 07-22-2008, 07:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
38 time NHRA/IHRA Champ
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To gain more power out of the first car I drag raced I made a electric water pump set up. The car was a 81 Horizon and I bought an electric water pump called a "Water Guppy" that was used to circulate water in bass fishing boats. I had the water pump off of my car (due to bad leaks) and found that the thermostat housing had two bolts that lined up with two where the pump was. I simply bolted on an extra thermostat housing in place of the pump and then put the electric one in line with some longer radiator hose. I ran the pump with a simple on off switch in the car and in hot weather it worked like a dream. I never checked for gas mileage. A trick that a lot of drag racers use is to cut off every other fin inside the water pump. They have less drag, more power, more miles per gallon, and adequate cooling.
42 time NHRA/IHRA drag race champ

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