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    Jeez - that's some hairy build, and the attention to detail is "outta this world": Chain driven compressor... Yikes.
    -But it being a tether car - shouldn't it also have a "panhandle" for the center wire?

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    I hope that has a really long tether

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    Don't they typically go 'round counter clockwise, would the tether be attached on the side we cannot see?


    https://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-...car-racing.htm
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    Nope, they're tethered by a 33 ft wire in a permanent right turn
    (except the non-conforming Brits, that evidently has to go CCW "because positive chassis ground "),
    so the "bridle" should really stick out on the shown side above:



    electric versions also exist, and one of the few seem to work pretty well too:



    The track has a 70 foot dia, and timing is 8 laps averaged = 500m

    AMRCA Tech regulations:TECHNICAL REGULATIONS | Tether Cars



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