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Old 12-01-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
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Do test wheels exist these days? Anyone know where I could get one?
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:10 PM   #2
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Do test wheels exist these days? Anyone know where I could get one?
Yup they exist, ive got one,
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:32 PM   #4
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Test wheel?
Its a kind of propeller, Used for testing, also good for running your engine in while still on trailer.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:35 PM   #5
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Got ya! So the engine Still has load so that you can rev it in gear?
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I've got a home grown one from years back, it was 'adjusted' to pull 6000rpm on a fresh, happy XR2 Sport. we used to test each motor on Richards cat, on the trailer, on the slipway in the canal at Denham, before setting off to a race.

I'd measure the rpm with a digi tacho, so knew before we set off if they were making every wee hp they could.

Nothing more annoying than getting the boat to a venue, in the drink, and the first time you're aware of a missfire, or other problem, is on the way to the muster.

We did the same thing with the 'T' boat, before every race. (with a different test wheel, obviously)

It was like our very own little dyno.
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We did the same thing with the 'T' boat, before every race. (with a different test wheel, obviously)
That'll be the one that fell off the hook in my workshop, and hit Trevor on the head!
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:45 PM   #8
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Did it knock some sense into him?
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Hope you're not blaming me!
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He may want to speak to you once he comes out of the coma.
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Old 13-01-2007, 11:02 AM   #11
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Old 13-01-2007, 03:06 PM   #12
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Can you over Rev an engine with a test wheel on?
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Old 14-01-2007, 10:47 AM   #13
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If its the wrong wheel for that engine then yes.
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