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What are you using to stay cooler inside the ****pit? Any particular style or brand of fan? Anything moving air in the summer in Texas is a plus.
 
Posts: 9 | Location: Kilgore Texas | Registered: July 15, 2019Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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In florida here.....not racing....easiest way!!! Work is getting in the way now as well as safety gear updates.....but when I climb back in the digger, will do so wearing a cool vest.....


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Posts: 211 | Location: Lehigh Acres, Florida | Registered: February 13, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just built something that I hope makes the heat more bearable. Bought a small heat exchanger (approx. 7x10”, about 1” thick), a 12v brushless fountain pump, and a 12v ‘bilge fan.’ Cut a hole in an oil smallish ice chest, and fit the fan in place so that it sucked air in. Then cut another hole to fit a pvc 90, and screwed the heat exchanger under the hole. Put a small enclosure on one side of this thing with a 12v 10aH battery, fuses, switch, and a charging connection. Put ice packs, frozen milk jugs, frozen 2 liters, just loose ice, etc. in with a couple quarts of water, it’ll run 2+ hours on battery power alone and make 48-52 degree air the whole time. In “testing”, ice should easily last an entire day of racing. Honestly works much better than I thought some redneck engineering would ever work.
Not much use in a dragster, but plenty compact enough for most door slammers.
 
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https://www.coolshirt.com/product/drag-pack/

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Posts: 723 | Location: KIEFER, OK. | Registered: August 17, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Iforgot:
Just built something that I hope makes the heat more bearable. Bought a small heat exchanger (approx. 7x10”, about 1” thick), a 12v brushless fountain pump, and a 12v ‘bilge fan.’ Cut a hole in an oil smallish ice chest, and fit the fan in place so that it sucked air in. Then cut another hole to fit a pvc 90, and screwed the heat exchanger under the hole. Put a small enclosure on one side of this thing with a 12v 10aH battery, fuses, switch, and a charging connection. Put ice packs, frozen milk jugs, frozen 2 liters, just loose ice, etc. in with a couple quarts of water, it’ll run 2+ hours on battery power alone and make 48-52 degree air the whole time. In “testing”, ice should easily last an entire day of racing. Honestly works much better than I thought some redneck engineering would ever work.
Not much use in a dragster, but plenty compact enough for most door slammers.


You need to post up a picture of this thing or even a video! I bet a lot of people would appreciate that!!


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Posts: 121 | Location: Ohio | Registered: December 28, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Iforgot:
Just built something that I hope makes the heat more bearable. Bought a small heat exchanger (approx. 7x10”, about 1” thick), a 12v brushless fountain pump, and a 12v ‘bilge fan.’ Cut a hole in an oil smallish ice chest, and fit the fan in place so that it sucked air in. Then cut another hole to fit a pvc 90, and screwed the heat exchanger under the hole. Put a small enclosure on one side of this thing with a 12v 10aH battery, fuses, switch, and a charging connection. Put ice packs, frozen milk jugs, frozen 2 liters, just loose ice, etc. in with a couple quarts of water, it’ll run 2+ hours on battery power alone and make 48-52 degree air the whole time. In “testing”, ice should easily last an entire day of racing. Honestly works much better than I thought some redneck engineering would ever work.
Not much use in a dragster, but plenty compact enough for most door slammers.


Hell according to some this whole sport is redneck engineering. Hey the first TF style clutch control was a screen door closer with air and and bleed off.



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Posts: 1357 | Location: Greensboro NC | Registered: May 24, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Against my better judgement..flame suit on!

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Hey, at least Ed's not here anymore..
 
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Monte, I think Troy Morgan used a cool vest at his last race. Check with him. Also, he most likely has the broken Super 10 fan that may have some name or number on it.


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Posts: 979 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Against my better judgement..flame suit on!

Redneck AC

Hey, at least Ed's not here anymore..


If it's redneck and it works, it isn't redneck. LOL Nice job.



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Posts: 723 | Location: KIEFER, OK. | Registered: August 17, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Against my better judgement..flame suit on!

Redneck AC

Hey, at least Ed's not here anymore..


Dude, that thing is sweet!!!


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cool deal(pun inteded). Hey inovation is great IMO and one thing that sport has less of now days.



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Posts: 1357 | Location: Greensboro NC | Registered: May 24, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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As I age I just seem to want to race less in the heat...

Night racing is good...ole guys have to nap all day to race all night.

Smile
 
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The redneck air conditioner is a great idea. Only thing I see is you really should secure it if in a door car. I've seen the design before but never saw one using a heat exchanger, just ice.
 
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As I age I just seem to want to race less in the heat...

Night racing is good...ole guys have to nap all day to race all night.

Smile


Man isn’t that the truth. Gates opening at 5:30 today for a double race. I got in bed last week after winning the race at 3:15.



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The redneck air conditioner is a great idea. Only thing I see is you really should secure it if in a door car. I've seen the design before but never saw one using a heat exchanger, just ice.


It’s tied down with a couple straps in the car, can’t go anywhere.
Thanks for the feedback y’all!!
 
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