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RE: Total Loss or Alternator

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Subject: RE: Total Loss or Alternator
From: "Russel Mack" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 00:57:48 -0500
I have no information to refute your arguments in the message below; in
fact, they sound pretty solid, to me.

I just take exception to your PREVIOUS post-- using all the endurance series
as examples, while ignoring the organizations that demand only short-burst
Russ, #1226B

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Dahlgren []
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 11:23 AM
To: Russel Mack
Cc: Benn;
Subject: Re: Total Loss or Alternator

better go open some hoods at your next drag race.. You might be the only guy
with one other than some guy with a holley 750, mechanical fuel pump, accel
point distributor and a battery charger.. If they want some sparks either
have a good spark box and an alternator or a mag if it is a TF or TA car. As
as some of the old bike ignitions i would bet my zippo has more spark than
do or if it is real good maybe my weed wacker at worst case.. Think real
about the phrase 'total loss' for a
minute............................................................ ok can
hear me now? LOL how much spark do you think you have at 11 volts?? As the
voltage goes down in a 'totally lost' system the amps have to go up
the battery faster. Real bad juju with this deal.. When we run an engine on
dyno that does not have an alternator I can make more power with the battery
charger on rather than off...

Russel Mack wrote:
> Dave, Dave...
> this is unlike you-- you have purposely biased your arguement toward
> ENDURANCE racing (where they would need to haul a trailer full of
> batteries!).
> Try...
> AMA (some)
> When I raced MC Flattrack (AMA Novice), for example, NOBODY used a
> system.  There were the magneto guys, and the total-loss battery guys.
> Russ, #1226B

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