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 Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:17 am 
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Anyone use one or two??? Thinking it will help with warm up by using less gas and when I switch to E85 use way less to get to operating temp...

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 Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:37 pm 
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    I have not ever used one (for racing) but I will be putting one in this year since going to alcohol. They recommend that you use 2.

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     Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:43 pm 
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    This is what I am looking at Dennis..
    http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+ ... 3/10002/-1

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     Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:02 pm 
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    Barry I have those in the vega and the dragster and they work great. Make sure you measure yours before ordering because Dart big M blocks use the 1-5/8" like a small block Chevy.

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     Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:10 pm 
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    Tried that stuff years ago on the Studebaker. Even had a Moroso pan heater too. Never did see where it was worth all the trouble nor do I remember it being an advantage either in performance or consistency. ;-)

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     Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:52 pm 
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    Well at the track you can burn generator gas to operate the block heaters or you can burn gas or alky in the car to get the temp up but, they are nice if you get in late and don't feel like unloading the car on a cold night. ;-)

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     Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:37 am 
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    Beretta wrote:
    This is what I am looking at Dennis..
    http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+ ... 3/10002/-1

    Same one I am looking at. For me I see it as a time saver. I can plug that in first thing and then go do all the other jobs that need done before time trials. Both early season and late season it can be pretty chilly first thing in the morning. The block can heat up and I can drink coffee and BS with buddies.
    And yes Dart block here so 1 5/8" sbc size for me.
    I havent gone to an oil heater yet but might later. I think it needs to have a fitting welded into the pan. I have heard the ones that stick on the outside of the pan are not diaper friendly,

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     Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:59 am 
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    Ken0069 wrote:
    Tried that stuff years ago on the Studebaker. Even had a Moroso pan heater too. Never did see where it was worth all the trouble nor do I remember it being an advantage either in performance or consistency. ;-)



    Ken I was not looking for performance or consistency with them. I was looking to burn less race gas and or E85 for warm up...
    You of all should see that ;-) ....Yep you got it pinching pennies =; =;

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     Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:08 am 
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    I can see an advantage to running one if setup properly. I would set the heater up to run while I was towing to the track. That way when you get there it is ready to fire up and go. :-k

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