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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted November 07, 2012 - 09:49 AM

How come so many pullers put cover panels on the sides of their hood? Is it just for looks, a place to paint their name/ graphics? ...or is it to hide "watcha' got"?

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Posted November 07, 2012 - 10:06 AM

Some organizations require shields around certain parts of the engine. Keeps exploding engines from launching parts at people.

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Posted November 07, 2012 - 11:03 AM

Yes,in most cases,it is to contain "exploded" engines and parts.

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Posted November 07, 2012 - 11:16 AM

they r for safety.

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Posted November 07, 2012 - 11:51 AM

How come so many pullers put cover panels on the sides of their hood? Is it just for looks, a place to paint their name/ graphics? ...or is it to hide "watcha' got"?


I'm thinking the fancy side panels are to hide a lot of questionable goodies. The safety factor is usually the blankets or heavy plates more than the tin side shields.

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Posted November 07, 2012 - 12:17 PM

I have never been involved in GT pulling but I would assume the upper end/high hp pullers must have to go through some sort of a tech inspection before being allowed on the track hence the panels would be just for show.

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Posted November 07, 2012 - 12:33 PM

It is mostly safety. Keeps the engine sheilding incase it explodes it doesnt injure or kill anyone. We had a hot explode 2 years ago and the force of the explosion was so great that it blew the steel sheilds off! Luckily noone was injured but thats one thing that could happen and the flywheel is something else that could comeout so extra sheilding is needed there.

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Posted November 07, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Exploding flywheels are nothing to mess with. I was at a stock car race at the Iowa State Fairgrounds back in the 70's when a flywheel exploded. Watched the parts fly over my head and killed a woman 6 rows behind me.




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