Cheap StickI find the best and least expensive way for writing on tires is a 25-cent pipe stick found at any hardware store. They last a long time. I use the sticks for tire temps as well as just writing down temps on the fender or quarter panel for the crew to see. Then simply wipe them off with a damp rag or paper towel.Patrick NetskaSayville, NYRiverhead RacewayChargers Division #37
Fire Extinguisher PlacementWe are always advised to have a fire extinguisher in our shops, trailers, motor homes, what have you. This is clearly good advice, but the placement of the extinguisher is critical. My tip is to place it in the back of your shop, trailer, or RV rather than the front. Why? If you should be inside when the fire breaks out, you won't be trapped-you'll have a way to at least clear a temporary path to the exit. Of course, one at the door is also a good idea, they're affordable and there's no reason not to have several, but if you can only have one, place it where it may save your life by helping you escape the burning structure.Tim WrightGlendale, AZPhoenix International RacewayChevrolet Pickup, ProTruck
Seal It UpI found a way to seal the intake on your engine while working on your carb without stuffing rags or shop towels in the hole. Simply remove the carb and take a sheet of Glad Press'N Seal and place over the open hole where your carb goes. Press along the edges of the holes to seal out dirt and unwanted grit. Simple and effective. Too bad more stuff in racing isn't like that.Tim BernerCottonwood, AZ
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