Make us laugh and you just might score a CFM breather
By Steve Turner
When you are out and about at a car show, you just never know what you might find. When you are at a week-long event like Mustang Week, the odds are in you favor that youâ€™ll spot several oddities. This yearâ€™s event didnâ€™t disappoint.
Now your author is always drawn to check out the cars of his youthâ€”Fox Mustangs. I spotted this work in progress on the way to my Fiesta ST press car to grab a different lens. At first, I thought â€œThatâ€™s cool. This guy isnâ€™t afraid to bring out his Fox, even it if it is a little rough around the edges.â€ I can appreciate the time, effort, and cost of building a project car. At the end of the day it is more fun to bring out your car, even if it isnâ€™t finished.
Then I rounded the corner. The first thing that registered was the trailer hitch. Itâ€™s not at the top of my mod list for a Fox, but I get that a trailer can come in handy to augment the Mustangâ€™s cargo capacity. However, it was what had been installed in the hitch that stopped me in my tracks. â€œIs that a hook?â€ I thought. Yep. Thatâ€™s a hook. Click. Another caption contest in the books.
Now with something a little different like this, I really look forward to reading your creative entries. So dig you hooks into this one and make us laugh. Be sure you are a registered SVTP member and post your funny caption in the comments below by midnight on Thursday August 21.
Weâ€™ll pick our favorite funny and let the winner know when the next contest starts. If you do win this week, you will score a pretty special prize from CFM Performanceâ€”one of the companyâ€™s really cool crankcase breathers.
Not only do these things look sweet on your engine, they also help relieve pressure that builds up in supercharged engines and can lead to blow-by. This can contaminate your oil and cost you horsepower. Moreover, that extra pressure in the crankcase can lead to premature oil leaks. Neither sounds good for your engine.
With the CFM breather, you can let any excess pressure free while retaining the full functionality of the factory positive crankcase ventilation system. They are also equipped with an internal baffle, so the filter doesnâ€™t get soaked with oil, and they donâ€™t create a vacuum leak, which can lead to a lean condition.
Now you have a real incentive to make us laugh, so post up those captions and good luck.