David from Inmos asks about cooled fuel and effect on power. Colder
fuel implies denser fuel, and hopefully more power given that there's
denser air, too, and a proper mixture. Does this work? I don't know,
but there is a rather popular piece of equipment for drag racers called
a 'cool can', which is an insulated box filled with ice water, in which
a section of fuel line is coiled. The can is put in the fuel system
just before the carb(s), feeding cold gas. Racers, especially hard-core
drag and bonneville drivers, will often put water ice or dry ice around
the intake manifold to further cool the mixture. I've seen documented
strip results for the latter method.
David also writes:
Hey, what's all these comments about british cars
not starting! My Vitesse (with electronic ignition)
is the best starting car I've ever seen, bar none.
It's the damp - gotta be the damp. Ya see, it's just too dry over here,
and there isn't sufficient dampness to allow the smoke to freely flow
through the electrics. Also, a lack of dampness means that the Z-S
and SU carbs have limited voodoo transmission capability until they are
wetted by the fuel.