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Norval, What is your warm up procedure before you drop the hammer... What temps, water, oil? little load or no load. Thanks...

Redvette,,, what's yours also?? Been giving this a lot of thought lately.

Anyone else with info???

When I club raced it was not that much of a problem.

Running hillclimbs, about every hour you have a 2 plus mile run WFO,,,, then you sit for another hour and start all over again..

Would like to find the best way to warm a cold engine with the least amount of stress to the engine..

I run a accusump, so I have oil pressure when starting the engine..

Cant run a heater,, no electric in the pits.

Cant drive the car around, just to the starting line.. guess it's like drag racing with turns....lol.

Wish I could warm up an engine like the F1 cars do:laughing:
 

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Norval, What is your warm up procedure before you drop the hammer... What temps, water, oil? little load or no load. Thanks...

Redvette,,, what's yours also?? Been giving this a lot of thought lately.

Anyone else with info???

When I club raced it was not that much of a problem.

Running hillclimbs, about every hour you have a 2 plus mile run WFO,,,, then you sit for another hour and start all over again..

Would like to find the best way to warm a cold engine with the least amount of stress to the engine..

I run a accusump, so I have oil pressure when starting the engine..

Cant run a heater,, no electric in the pits.

Cant drive the car around, just to the starting line.. guess it's like drag racing with turns....lol.

Wish I could warm up an engine like the F1 cars do:laughing:
you could always jack up the rear and gun through the gears in the pit
 

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using a dry sump and having a tank heater I always warm the oil for 45 minutes every morning, then remove the belt and spin the pump with a drill and a donor belt, replace the belt and start it allowing the motor to run (around) 2000 rpm until I get water temp showing on the gauge.....I only race at Road America which gives me a four mile warmup/pace lap. On cold days I run some tape on the radiator/oil cooler.
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using a dry sump and having a tank heater I always warm the oil for 45 minutes every morning, then remove the belt and spin the pump with a drill and a donor belt, replace the belt and start it allowing the motor to run (around) 2000 rpm until I get water temp showing on the gauge.....I only race at Road America which gives me a four mile warmup/pace lap. On cold days I run some tape on the radiator/oil cooler.
redvetracr

Thanks,, you running a restrictor plate or a thermostat?

Rules prohibit running car on stands in gear, I'm sure it's another one of those liability issues....to protect the dumb ass that would stand in front of the car:laughing: that would be good way to get the rest of the oils warm.... I've seen it done at drag races.
 

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I pump the throttle 3 times then put on my harness and do up the side bar on the roll cage. This gives the gas a chance to evaporate and then I fire the motor. I then drive it easy until the temp is up to 180 or better and I see the oil temp gage move at least to 160. If I push in the clutch I want to see the oil pressure at idle drop down to 45-50. Cold it pegs the gage.
If all these conditions are met I consider the motor warmed up enough to let it go.
Cold oil spins bearings. You want the oil hot enough that the oil pressure drops while idling
 
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