I raced in the late 50s in both Ohio and Alaska. I took 50 years off but have always done a lot of automotive work. My son now races at Rattle Snake Raceway in Fallon, Nevada, and I'm the pit crew. Here's my tip. In my toolbox I keep a couple pieces of telephone wire. I use the colored wires to mark wires, hoses, and more when taking things apart on the race car. I find it especially useful when said parts will not be going back together any time soon. Take one colored piece from the telephone cable and cut it in two. Put one half on the part you have taken off the car and the other half on the spot where it came from (terminal, fitting, and so on). This works really well when you have a piece or a part that needs multi-colored coding. When you use tape it always seems to come loose or get weather worn. The telephone wire, however, stays perfectly color coded every time.
Robert O. Foster
1984 Monte Carlo Hobby Stock
Want A Jacket?
Want a jacket? Got a Tech Tip? Send a brief description of your tip plus a clear photo or drawing to Readers' Tech Tips, Circle Track, 9036 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL 33619. Or, you can also email your tip to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send photos by email please make sure they are high resolution (300dpi). Include any necessary dimensions or procedures as well as the following information:
Email Address/Home Address
Car Make/Racing Class
Years in Racing
Contributions can't be returned and become the property of Source Interlink Media. Selection of a tip to be published will be based on originality, creativity, and relevance to the circle track racer. In many cases, selections will be based on the quality of the illustrations or photos. Tips chosen for publication will automatically be entered in a quarterly random drawing to win an official Circle Track staff jacket with the winner's name embroidered on the front.