I saw that, too. Also, they don't burn 14 gallons in 1,000'. 14 gallons includes initial fire up, burn out, back up, stage, run, etc., for the two minutes or so they are running. My alcohol funny car used about 6 gallons of fuel doing the same thing.That is not where the fuel comes in, that's at the bottom of the pump what Bruno points to is the return from the fuel shutoff
Like I said, my pile of junk TA/FC would burn 6 gallons of alcohol idling for two minutes on the jack stands in my pit with one 5 second stage RPM hit to seat the clutch, check flow rates and cylinder temps on the computer. That translates to a gallon every 20 seconds.The most I have seen actually going into the engine is 87 gallons per minute, and that only occurs for about a second and a half. Most go to 60 gallons or so at the step for the first second, then the fuel ramps up as the clutch begins to apply and the load on the engine maxes out, full fuel flow is from about 2.1 seconds to 3.2 ish That's also where the maximum G force is recorded, past the 330' mark, not right off the line. This graph is a couple of years old, but the curve is going to be the same. Notice at idle it's burning 5 GPM, that's a gallon every 12 seconds AT IDLE!!!
And I don't even need to break out the algebra for this, 60 GPM= 1 gallon per second 80 GPM=1 gallon every 3/4 second
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I like Bruno, but when someone makes a mistake like that, when they are supposed to be explaining something to the viewers, it makes the production look pretty bad. That, and he missed the opportunity to show how the fuel really gets from the tank to the bottom of the pumps. A fuel line that looks like a downspout on the side of your house!!!That is not where the fuel comes in, that's at the bottom of the pump what Bruno points to is the return from the fuel shutoff
When you screw up with the 1 over e squared by x minus the 1, that's when $#!t blows up.....Like I said, my pile of junk TA/FC would burn 6 gallons of alcohol idling for two minutes on the jack stands in my pit with one 5 second stage RPM hit to seat the clutch, check flow rates and cylinder temps on the computer. That translates to a gallon every 20 seconds.
There's one thing I need to point out. While you may not realize it, you did use algebra. Now, put the chalk down and show your work...
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Or TPED...Jeezzzuuusss, do we have to jump on a guy and stab him a dozen times for making an error. We have to back away from our stupid blood sport of finding and exposing mistakes and appreciate the fact that a drag racing TV commentator builds and drives a very very badass turbo comp car. If this stuff continues, it will drive off the Brunos and we will see the likes of Paul Page again.