There was a couple of guys in the pits at Speed Week selling a vest that
had tubing sewn into it. Cold water was pumped through it out of a small
tank of water (ice?) The tubing was like medical grade and just plugged
together. I presume that if you didn't want the weight or power drain , the
tank could be portable with a battery pack to keep you cool until ready to
leave the line, then you'd be too busy to worry about it.
The first time I saw anything like that was in the mid 80's. There were a
couple of guys running a Mark III Lincoln that had made one. They said it
was just like sitting in AC. Don't know if it was the same guys or not.
It helps quite a bit to put cold, wet paper towels or rags under the wrist
bands of the fire suit. Al did that for years in his liner.
Just a few thoughts, I know what you mean by discomforted and age.
Ron Gibson, Omaha NE
> here in North Hillaryland. It seems I've gotten less sensitive to pain
> age, but more discomforted by temperature extremes. I keep looking and
> for ways to A.C. me in the race car without sacrificing space/power /
> performance....How does everybody keep their cool,any tricks