Author Topic: On "Ollie the Dragon" CSX3009 why did it spit flame out of the hood scoop?  (Read 427 times)

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CSX2009 the Essex wire car. I read it would spit two foot flame out the hood scoop at start-up, hence the nickname. Was this a "backfire" through the carburetor? Was it running a Holley four barrel or Webers? i hope now that McCluskey has tuned it ,  it no longer has that bad habit. What block was it running when racing? Still cast iron, with what intake manifold? Dry sump or wet?

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Re: On "Ollie the Dragon" CSX3009 why did it spit flame out of the hood scoop?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2022, 07:07:36 AM »
CSX2009 the Essex wire car. I read it would spit two foot flame out the hood scoop at start-up, hence the nickname. Was this a "backfire" through the carburetor? Was it running a Holley four barrel or Webers? i hope now that McCluskey has tuned it ,  it no longer has that bad habit. What block was it running when racing? Still cast iron, with what intake manifold? Dry sump or wet?
Well documented in print already:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM0n4RdH6kU
https://www.cobracountry.com/essex-wire-427-cobra-track-star/
http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-cobra-talk/141290-whatever-happened-csx-3009-ollie-dragon.html

Hope you find this helpful

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Re: On "Ollie the Dragon" CSX3009 why did it spit flame out of the hood scoop?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2022, 04:56:23 PM »
According to Al Joniec, page 132  of his book, Ollie theDragon belched flame because it's initial timing was only 6 degrees BTDC.

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Re: On "Ollie the Dragon" CSX3009 why did it spit flame out of the hood scoop?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2022, 10:09:50 PM »
Please make that CSX 3009, not 2009.