On oval tracks why do the race cars always go counter clockwise and make only left turns?
Not all tracks are counter clockwise, but every NASCAR oval track has only left turns, because the drivers sit on that side of the car. The drivers generally try to keep to the inside of the track (because it is a shorter distance around the track) So by making all left turns, the drivers can better see what is going on around them. It is for safety reasons also; it keeps the driver away from the out side wall (guardrail in the old days).
In Australia, where they have a very active and popular oval track racing industry, the cars turn RIGHT, not left. This has to do with the fact that in that country the driver sits on the right side of the car, not the left as in the USA.
Despite some claims, it has nothing to do with centrifugal forces. Some link the direction the cars follow on track to the spin of water going down a drain- supposedly, the spin of water in a drain is dictated by the earth's rotation and varies depending upon the hemisphere, north or south. The entire drain theory, however, is a myth; the earth's rotation and being in a certain hemisphere has no bearing on either water in a drain nor the forces exerted on cars on a track.
Turning something 'clockwise' would be turning it in the direction the hands on a clock turns. 'Counter-clockwise' would be turning it the opposite direction of a clock. I always remember anti-clockwise from clockwise, by which way a clock turns for clockwise, and the opposite way of a clock turning for anti-clockwise.
For a Chevy 350 with rotor that turns clockwise what direction do you turn distributor to advance or retard?
To open a Brinks lock you first have to set the lock on zero. Next you turn it clockwise four complete turns, then do it once more stopping on the first number of the combination. Then turn the dial counter clockwise for two turns, do it once more and stop on the second number, turn the dial clockwise twice stopping on the third number of the combination, finally turn counter clockwise to the fourth number…
Because it's supposed to. Some turn clockwise, some counter clockwise. Why? You would have to ask the design engineer but I suspect it has to do with patent rights. A Buick and an Olds. engine could be the same design and if the distributor turns in a different direction, it can be claimed as a different design.
If that means left, YES!!! Watkins Glen road course is the only NASCAR race run clockwise. NASCAR, as well as those races on all high speed oval tracks, run counterclockwise. I have found two main reason for this. Reason 1. There are two forces acting upon a car when running high speeds on an oval track. One being the outward centrifugal force exerted when going into the turn (that's why the turns are are banked)…
the dist turns counter clockwise if the fireing order is 15634278 need to find out what year of motor and if that's the right firing order? ============================================================= 1 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 6 - 3 - 7 - 8 ( Ford 302 / non high output ) 1 - 3 - 7 - 2 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 8 ( Ford 302 / high output engine )
Why do hurricanes spin counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere but spin clockwise in the southern hemisphere?
This is due to the Coriolis Force, which is caused by the Earth's rotation. The Earth spins faster at the equator than the poles. Low pressure is due to areas of rising air, which then start to spin counter-clockwise due to the Coriolis Force. High pressure is tied to sinking air, which the Coriolis Force turns the air clockwise in the northern hemisphere, where hurricanes occur.
You will need a special tool which you can borrow from AutoZone. One part slips over the bolts on the water pump pulley, while the other goes over the clutch bolt. Note that some people say that they are reverse thread. Look at your fan blades. While looking at the fan and engine from the front, if the fan turns counter-clockwise, then the bolt has normal threads and you turn the bolt counter clockwise to…