mdshaw
mdshaw GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/3/21 9:11 a.m.

I read through the rules but don't see anything mentioned about nitromethane. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
2/3/21 9:23 a.m.

No, it's not allowed, sorry.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/3/21 2:16 p.m.

That makes the spirit of Grey Baskerville very sad. 

mdshaw
mdshaw GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/3/21 3:03 p.m.

It would add a new dimension. Never used it but have been sprayed with it when being too close to a top fuel fuel startup & smelled my share of the fumes when younger. 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/3/21 4:04 p.m.

In reply to mdshaw :

It was allowed until you asked.  Just saying.

mdshaw
mdshaw GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/3/21 6:36 p.m.

Sorry. NVMD, nothing to see here. Nice progress on the car, nice wheels.

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/3/21 6:48 p.m.

In reply to mdshaw :

LOL ... it was suggested to me that I use it for one of my out there ideas.  I thought well do I really want Tom to see that and say oh hell no?

mdshaw
mdshaw GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/3/21 7:11 p.m.

Could mask the smell with fuel fragrance additive if it's still made. Like bubble gum, cotton candy, grape, cherry bomb, smelly arm pit, stinky socks etc. Tom would never even smell the nitro.

I've always wanted to play with it. Would be a big tuning challenge.

In reply to mdshaw :

It makes fuel adjustments very touchy when you get into the higher percentages. I ran 60% nitromethane when I was racing R/C boats. Lovely stuff for HP. My fasted boat was .67 ci and would run 80+ mph. Finicky when it came to setting carbs though. Not to mention expensive at $40/gal.

mdshaw
mdshaw GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/3/21 10:28 p.m.

Yes we had an rc car & would use 10% in the summer & 20% in cold weather.  Never in a real car. 

Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
2/9/21 7:10 a.m.

It's not something you want to fool with in any case and a /20 fire suit is spendy.

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