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Old 29-03-18, 11:53
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Could it be fueled on Methanol, It took my supercharged bike engine on methanol forever to reach 70 degrees on the rolling road without fans running.

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Old 29-03-18, 14:43
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I've been advised not to use water wetter as it ceases to thermo siphon. I think the density change on heating is much smaller than pure water. So for an engine with a badly designed flow it can make problems worse. Pure water is the best coolant. This from both the Lagonda club where they struggle to cool badly designed Meadows engines and JLR's most bonkers of cooling engineers!
Do the Lagonda's even have a water pump? Is thermo-syphon even relevant to a car with a water pump?

I used water wetter on my old mini to good effect.

I've just put it in my OMS this season. At practice day it seemed to have an effect, but the test will be in the summer with a dual drive.

All it is doing is reducing the surface tension of the water to improve the ability to transfer heat.
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Old 29-03-18, 15:56
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Slightly heading off topic, but yes the Meadows does have a water pump. As I understand it, thermo-siphon is your last weapon in cooling for stagnant areas with bad circulation. If they stop cooling then local boiling occurs, with highly localised heat increases - your well circulated temperatures reduce, but there are local issues. I am merely repeating what has been learnt on engine test rigs.
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Old 30-03-18, 16:55
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Awful Good Friday weather so started the job I like least - wiring! 36 of the ECU control wires terminated and hopefully in correct place. I find the terminals on the 1mm wires quite difficult to crimp, especially when the ECU manufacturer advised/demanded " Rolled crimps" ? Took some time to discover the technique but must say its better than a normal crimp.
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Old 15-04-18, 06:33
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Getting close to needing tyres size 265/630R17 with soft compound. Only ones I can find are Hoosier's. Any other suggestions?
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Old 20-04-18, 06:36
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Latest stage of the project.
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Old 20-04-18, 07:57
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Exciting. When's the first start up planned?
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Old 20-04-18, 08:20
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Exciting. When's the first start up planned?
I can almost feel the noise and smell the smoke
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Old 21-04-18, 05:49
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Hi Alex - now looks like late May. Am having to do another big project which brings in the money to fund the project. A new "Plastic coated steel- Tile look alike" roof for the holiday let Log Cabin - recent weather found some leaks!!
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