NHRA TF engine animated graphic: why does it have a water pump?

Discussion in 'NHRA' started by ., Aug 6, 2017.

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    Something I noticed for the first time today: the TF engine graphic they showed on the broadcast several times has a water pump that looks like it came off of an old farm pickup.
     

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  2. ironpony

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    How old is that graphic........................
     
  3. Saint Nick...

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    Oh god... don't give Tony P. something else to explain... :rolleyes:
     
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  4. PJ

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    Nothing will top his explanation of a Funny car being a "carbon fiber body made from carbon fiber." Sad thing is that is what a taped segment, which means that was the best version.
     
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  5. Pete

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    ......and the graphic has an alternator to the right...LMAO!!!
     
  6. none

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    I hadn't noticed that but had been wondering about the part of the segment that shows the clutch. To me, the "ping...ping...ping..." audio suggests a harsh lockup. Is that accurate, and if so, what causes it?

    Actually, a description of how the clutch works would be helpful. From someone here, not week after week on the TV show. ;)
     
  7. DragFan2

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    And I thought I was the only one to have noticed that! ;)
     
  8. mgty3whlr

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    Or how's that pulley supposed to turn when there are 2 hoses going through it?
     
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    The hoses turn up and to the right around it.
     
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    The "ping" noise is every time another disc is added to the stack.

    How the clutch works:
    http://www.hotrod.com/articles/inside-fuel-cars-3500f-slider-clutch/?sf100619227=1



    http://nitromater.com/threads/how-does-the-top-fuel-clutch-system-work.22566/
     
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  11. none

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    Come to a race and come to Nitro School, I'll show you everything about it.
    Alan
     
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  12. mgty3whlr

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    :):)
    Alan, I'll be at Maple Grove on Friday. Do you offer private tutoring being that Nitro School is on Saturday?
    And I learned my lesson Not to call you "Mr. Reinhart", It's Alan.

    And if you wake up early enough, Shady Maple for breakfast, I'll buy. I Eugene will be pissed!
     
  13. none

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    Brent, thanks for the videos; they were helpful.

    Alan, thanks for the invitation. I'll be sure to bring apples for the teachers! :)
     
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    Make sure you click those other two links too, good info there.
     
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  15. stitcherbob

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    APPLE POLISHER!
     
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  16. stitcherbob

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    that pulley and alternator are for connection to Del Worsham's Nitro Margarita mixer........
     
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  17. Randy

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    Just remember. Alan is in the booth for a reason. While tuners make the big bucks, announcers are rich and famous. Take your pick, but you can't be both.

    There goes my Pomona tower suite passes. LOL
     
  18. none

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    Thanks for the caution, Randy. :) But I've seen Alan at the races often enough to have my opinion of why he's in the booth: He knows a lot about racing and he knows how to share what he knows.
     
  19. Nunz

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    He's in the booth because he's too tall to fit in a racecar. :D
     
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  20. mgty3whlr

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    Another good one is the "Crank it up" segment. The animated Gif of the 6 header pipes.
     

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