Last Call: When you need the engine to cool down but don’t have time to wait

I saw this and was instantly intrigued. That’s some serious dedication if you get $500 worth of ice to get your engine cool enough to race. Plus they have to have the beer obviously. But that’s just part of racing, the wacky solutions that somehow work and become the best stories later on. Even if you lose, the memories of ” remember when we had to throw ice on the engine” are timeless.

I’m curious if it actually got it cool enough. I mean that’s a lot of ice so I would assume so? Either way, big respect to Kronk racing for thinking outside the box!

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11 responses to “Last Call: When you need the engine to cool down but don’t have time to wait”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    Well, you know what they say in motorsports, “Cooler heads prevail.”

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      They say that in Motorsports?

  2. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    For that price why not get a portable air conditioner and a generator and have it pointed at the engine?

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      You realize they are driving it on the highway that way while towing that trailer, right?

      1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
        Wayne Moyer

        No I didn’t. I thought this was in between runs.

        1. 0A5599 Avatar

          The Instagram was from yesterday, so that’s probably during the Pueblo, Co to Bandimere leg of the journey. Lots of uphill driving, and I imagine a turboed Fox body puts out a lot of heat when put into tow duty.

  3. crank_case Avatar

    Ah, a beer to water intercooler.

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    The Norwegian post service has a decent record of electrifying its fleet, often trying to be first. For example sending their workers out into arctic winters with basically heaterless Th!nk cars or half open wheeled contraptions. Now, they want to be first with fully electric 16 ton trucks. I give you the Volta Zero:
    Volta Trucks is a Swedish truckmaker that will provide data sheets once you give them your email…eh, no, thanks.


    1. outback_ute Avatar

      100 miles range with 50 mph top speed for 16 tonne gvm is less than what is already being used for garbage trucks here: 250 km range, 100 km/h top speed, 23 tonne by SEA Electric using a glider Iveco truck (supplied from the factory with no powertrain or fuel system to their specs). That is with 220 kWh of batteries, so hard to judge the Volta without knowing what theirs is.

      The cab concept is not much different to others such as Dennis Eagle, and I think in practice a dual control truck would be better than a central driving position. It works for garbage trucks or other urban use, but I’d think there would be resistance against general use, eg can’t see over light vehicles.

      1. 0A5599 Avatar

        Center steer means they don’t have to create different models for RHD and LHD markets.

        But the website is all about tailpipe emissions and none of the things companies who purchase fleets would be interested in, like operating costs, maintenance requirements, durability, and things like that. I don’t know that the company is as interested in actually selling vehicles as they are in finding capital.

        A truck that big with mirrors inboard of the A-pillars?

        1. outback_ute Avatar

          Dual control covers lhd & rhd too, literally. Could those mirrors be for blind spots?

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