Racing Insider's Podcast - Twist Axels, Dyno Sheets, and Kate's Shorts

Racing Insider's Podcast - Twist Axels, Dyno Sheets, and Kate's Shorts

Published by CRATE INSIDER on 19th Sep 2022

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Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page and Crate Insider YouTube Channel to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions.

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On a 604 crate in super stock class, Sunoco 102 race fuel one of the better options? Pump gas or race gas are the options. No methanol, oxygenated fuel, or E85 allowed.
What is c85?
I’ve heard you talk about the strange oval twist axles on your personal car before. What’s your opinion on them? Do they make a noticeable difference/ are they worth the money?
What Rpm range should I gear for on 1/4 and 3/8 tracks, are you still making any power turning 6800, or would you be better off not running that many rpm. We must run a 6800 chip.
What is your recommended process for winterizing a 602?
What is your recommendation for distributor on a 604 super stock on 12V system?
My 604 hasn’t been updated to beehives….you said it would be better to sell and get a newer one….Would it be feasible to convert it to a 602,since 602’s are the prominently the classes close to my house….opinion?
Have you tested much with wrapping headers? Is there power to be gained?
Steve said running an alt was better than a 16v battery. Why?
Do you recommend exhaust gaskets or the red high temp gasket maker on a 602 headers?