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    what engine temp before run?

    what's a good engine temp to run when you pull up to the burnout box?

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE mopar1968's Avatar
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    I let mine get up to 180 to 190 :!:










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    BBC. Mines usually about 120-130 before the burnout and about 160-180 afterwards. If its only 160 before the run I leave the fans off til the end of the strip to lower the amp draw. Gets to about 190-200 without the fans.
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    I'm particular with temperature. I pull out of the staging lanes at 160. I'll bring it up to 170 to start my burn out. Then I stage at 180. I feel that the more consistant you keep things, each run will be more consistant. JMO.

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    Of course I don't do burnouts, but I stage mine at at least 160, but like to be at 170. Some motors run better cooler, but mine runs like a turd if it's colder than 160. I do run the water pump, but do not run the fan until I hit the finish line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRabbit
    Of course I don't do burnouts, but I stage mine at at least 160, but like to be at 170. Some motors run better cooler, but mine runs like a turd if it's colder than 160. I do run the water pump, but do not run the fan until I hit the finish line.
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    My small block likes about 160-70
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    Engine Temp

    Quote Originally Posted by lanham
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRabbit
    Of course I don't do burnouts, but I stage mine at at least 160, but like to be at 170. Some motors run better cooler, but mine runs like a turd if it's colder than 160. I do run the water pump, but do not run the fan until I hit the finish line.
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    Rupert Alky Carb on BBC. On the morning warm up I push the car to 200. Shut it off and turn off the water pump to let the heat soak in. When I head for the lanes, 150 degrees. I like to be 160 going into the water and that normally has me 165-170 depending on the time of the year staging the car. Car back at that trailer never above 180.
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