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Old 04-04-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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the lemons forum thread is pretty detailed. the thing sounds pretty badass
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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Been following this. Halarious.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:34 PM   #4
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There's a couple vids of this one one the DIYAutoTune facebook page.
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Love it. What race is he aiming for?
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Love it. What race is he aiming for?
i think hes trying to make a BBQ or something. That motor is made to be cooled at 300 some mph not hidden behind a cab at 70.

As far as fueling, the guy is probably better off leaving the intake open and running hydrogen on it.
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i think hes trying to make a BBQ or something. That motor is made to be cooled at 300 some mph not hidden behind a cab at 70.

As far as fueling, the guy is probably better off leaving the intake open and running hydrogen on it.
There's a lot of discussion on cooling on the lemons site. Read it.
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This is f'in awesome. But how's he going to cool it?



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I thought the video at the bottom of the same page was cool. A Rover with a v12 Rolls-Royce tank engine with 1650 HP and 1550 TQ. 150MPH at less than 2K RPM


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There's a lot of discussion on cooling on the lemons site. Read it.
Well i did read few pages,, they all seem to say use a fan or two... a 12" fan just isnt the same as 300mph "fan". The engine was designed to be blasted with 300 mph winds so the fins are tiny.

It should run for a bit but it will be a tough ride lol.
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water injection should help. the car will have cylinder head temp probes.

also since the original application had manual pilot controlled fuel and spark (I think?) the megasquirt should help.
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What did they do with the throttle bodies?
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:48 AM   #14
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new video up. even shows a shot of the CHT gauge.



throttles (there are five) are done by pull rods:





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