Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
I hope some people take the fact that the incoming air is only in contact with the "hot" surface for less than a 10th of a second and use common sense when determining the results.
Hmmm, I guess he really doesn't understand heat transfer. In Dirt'* case he doesn't care much because he has the cooling effect of nitrous spaying into his SC inlet.
The same transfer occurs when using any heat transfer device. Look at a radiator or intercooler. The air is only in contact with their surfaces for less than a 10th of a second. Sure there is more surface area but there is a lot of surface area inside a SC and plenums as well.
He would probably argue that there is no heating effect if you leave your intake tube uninsulated.
The only reason I am blocking off my coolant ports is because it will be deadheaded. I'm not done yet so I could modify the adapter plate by drilling a passage.
It may be simply that he doesn't WANT to understand. A simple afternoon in the kitchen with a hot oven and a fan would convince him. But that would require him to be open-minded about it.
<-------- That'* called peer pressure.
Dirthead, I have a spare 'scrap' Gen2 M62 housing here. Want me to heat it to 300° in the oven and put a high-velocity fan in front of the inlet and measure the outlet temps? I think you'll be surprised. I understand how heat transfer works very well, which is why I haven't done it. Think about an INTERCOOLER. How thick is the core?
And how much heat does it remove?
Paul, I have an L67 TB here. Want me to drill it, or leave it for you? It doesn't have to be done right away. All it costs you later is a couple gaskets.