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Unread 2013-06-24, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default Want to know how they make 10,000 hp? crazy!

The LPH of the fuel pump and that video at the end is rather comical. The more I learn about these cars the more I'm baffled by them (and the driving them!)

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This is the one that has always gotten me, though. This is one injector. ONE. THERE ARE 32 ON THE CAR!

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This is the one that has always gotten me, though. This is one injector. ONE. THERE ARE 32 ON THE CAR!

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Yep. It is my understanding that with Nitromethane and power levels like that, it is kind of a delicate balance between combustion and hydrolock.

It's pretty damn insane for a reciprocating piston engine.
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Great articles. I just finished part 1 and am about to start part 2.

Side note - the author is Pablo with the Supra at MKC. Very nice guy!
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DEAR LORD ALMIGHTY. The friction at bay is insane.
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With NHRA around the corner coming to Topeka, I got excited and had to read up on these cars again. Anyone who has never gone must go see!
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