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Contaminated Hand Sanitizer

Several hand sanitizers are reported to be contaminated with methanol.  Among those reported on Fox Business News are Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer and several others manufactured in Mexico.  Our 5000 Horsepower on Methanol tech manual has an entire chapter on methanol hazards to skin, lungs, eyes, etc.  It is reported that methanol cannot be made […]

Still Shipping Fuel Injection, Methanol, Nitro Racing Tech Books

Note Latest Addition: All of our Book Inventory was packaged and shrink wrapped before the December, 2019.  A gift of one or more of our books to your favorite racer should be free of the latest COVID 19 spread that going around. Note: While many around the world are shutting down, we are still shipping […]

Air Density for 2020 Fomoso March Meet, Nost. Drag Racing

Free air density, density altitude, water grains, for fuel injection tuning; wind & direction for ram air tuning, map location: https://airdensityonline.com/track-results/Bakersfield_Speedway/ Hourly forecast: https://airdensityonline.com/track-forecast/Bakersfield_Speedway/ Historical air density data: https://airdensityonline.com/track-history/Bakersfield_Speedway/2020-03-02/ Metric air density data: https://airdensityonline.com/track-results-metric/Bakersfield_Speedway/.

Recent articles

Recently Bob and Jennifer contributed content for an online publication. The amount of information they needed was minimal but Bob and Jennifer decided to expand on the content and provide it for anyone who might benefit. Key elements to engine tuning Optimum Air/Fuel Ratio in drag racing Is Ignition Timing the First Thing to Dial […]

Key Elements to Engine Tuning

Key elements for drag race engine tuning are having a well-tested fuel system setup, tracking the weather for changes in the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere, and properly adjusting the engine for the current climate. One element specific to mechanical fuel injection tuning is idle adjustment for a good starting line temperature. Engine oil […]

Is it still important to read spark plugs and what’s the best method of doing so

Spark plug discolorations after a run are an accumulative indication of engine temperature.  The spark plug plating discolorations after a run indicate the portion of the spark plug that experienced higher temperature somewhere on that run.  Spark plug readings are most effective when a strong baseline is developed.  If spark plugs are not discolored after […]

What’s the best way for a racer using a carburetor to optimize engine performance?

Testing for maximum 60 foot performance should be done first.  Jetting, accelerator pump, transition circuits, float level, and/or fuel pressure adjustments should be done for this first phase of drag racing performance.  After carburetor adjustments are done to optimize the 60 foot time, then further adjustments can be done for mid-range and high-end performance. Specific […]