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Old 03-06-2018, 01:20 PM   #1
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What are some of the benefits adding a cool can to the fuel line?

Where are the best places to locate them?

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Old 03-06-2018, 03:30 PM   #2
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Doubt you will see any with an EFI car. Was more of an issue in the old days on vehicles with carburetors.
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Pretty sure they utilize aluminum fuel lines which is a no-no with EFI.
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Not sure about this, but didn't the rules in stock yrs ago require a stock style mechanical fuel pump on the block? I'm sure fuel coming out of that thing would be a lot hotter than fuel coming from an electric pump in the trunk.
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Not sure about this, but didn't the rules in stock yrs ago require a stock style mechanical fuel pump on the block? I'm sure fuel coming out of that thing would be a lot hotter than fuel coming from an electric pump in the trunk.
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Isn't there a new rule that a cool can must be empty of coolant before leaving the staging lanes?
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Default Re: Cool Cans - Fuel

You can make one with any kind of tubing you need. Fuel doesn't sit in the lines under the hood, and have to pass through a hot mechanical fuel pump, like we used to have to use in Stock, absorbing heat from the engine it is bolted to.

EFI constantly pumps fuel back to the tank or fuel cel, never go through anything hot bolted to the engine block, circulating it through the cooler tank/cel. Does not get as hot as in "the old days". I have not seen a cool can in years. No need on an EFI car anyway.
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I always ran, and am building a 67 deuce, and will always run a cool can. Ours may be a little different. We found a place in Japan that custom built them. They were well built aluminum, with a large 1/2" tight coil that either a 16 oz. or 24 oz. empty beer can is filled with water, frozen solid, then slipped perfectly into the middle of it with -8 fittings in and out. Then you fill the rest with water, and it has a rubber insulated and o ring sealed screw on cap. Did back to backs when I owned a local track, and we decided there was .01 to .02 difference in et's to the benefit.
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Isn't there a new rule that a cool can must be empty of coolant before leaving the staging lanes?
We used to put dry ice in our simple cool cans instead of tin foil and clothespin of th e 60's. worked to cool fuel and was not wet
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I always ran, and am building a 67 deuce, and will always run a cool can. Ours may be a little different. We found a place in Japan that custom built them. They were well built aluminum, with a large 1/2" tight coil that either a 16 oz. or 24 oz. empty beer can is filled with water, frozen solid, then slipped perfectly into the middle of it with -8 fittings in and out. Then you fill the rest with water, and it has a rubber insulated and o ring sealed screw on cap. Did back to backs when I owned a local track, and we decided there was .01 to .02 difference in et's to the benefit.
I believe you are talking about the S-Max or Speed Max cool can that fits a Fosters beer can in it, or ice, whichever you prefer. I just bought one this winter and it looks to be a quality compact piece. Either 10, 8 or 6 AN is available.
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