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Old 05-05-2012, 06:52 AM   #31
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2 cars at the track tonight had power failures, 1 went poof almost instantly, the other I managed to save after a 150' run across the track with my trusty rag in hand. Both those guys were not running any kind of a return spring. After reading this thread I stopped at Walmart today and picked up those hair ties and they work like a charm. Not that I had any issues with my car, but after seeing what happened tonight it was a eye opener. The rag I walk around with was also another idea I picked up from Monty.

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What's the rag idea?
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:31 AM   #32
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What's the rag idea?
Block the exhaust to kill the engine. Save yourself from a good burn, and at WOT I'm not sure you would be able to hold your finger there long enough anyway. At WOT how difficult is it killing the engine by tapping the flywheel?
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I watched a .21 runaway at WOT eat through 50% of a aluminum spout of a fuel bottle at CRCRC back in 2002 or 2003. The rag is the best method to use if you can't get to the fuel line to pull it off the carb.
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