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Old 02-05-2003, 01:57 AM   #1
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I've had a rush of wacky ideas lately. Latest one is tapping into the AC system, to run refridgerant tubing along the intake hose. It would be a chore to fabricate, but I envision a laminate of inner air hose, coolant tubes, and encase all of it in an outer tube.

But, you say, what good is that in winter? Well I figure the cold weather is good enough, and this system wouldn't leach any more power since you're probably gonna run the AC in summer anyhow.

My other wacky ideas are still simmering. I'll let you all know when the soup'* ready...
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Far out....
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You guys are starting to scare me. I'll keep my distance, but if you actually pull this off, I was behind you 100%
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I was doing some drawings of this concept. I can't think of a way to deal with the inevitable condensation.

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That condensation is your friend. It'll reduce intake temps even further. Water injection, bud. Just on a smaller scale. Email me what you have so far....sketches, whatever. Let'* see what you can do with this idea.
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I had a similar bump on the head awhile back and yes ití* a very doable idea. I never did the calculation of the power consumption vs hp gain. When you are done I will be very interested in that info. If you go to a ac guy they can hook you up and you can even have a solenoid put in for direct control. I like the way you think.

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... I like the way you think.

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You'd be the first to admit it bro...

Actually, I think it would be pretty easy to build. I am still not convinced about the condensation though. Under normal driving conditions, you'd probably be fine, but what about sitting in traffic on a hot, humid day? Maybe the continuous air flow would keep the buildup of moisture very low, but how about if you shut off the engine while you are in the 7-eleven for a slurpie, and jump back in and go? I would worry about small puddles that might form in the pipeline, dumping an uncontrolled, non-atomized load of H2O into the TB.
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Gravity is your freind. There'* a natural downhill slop to the intake as it goes towards the headlight. That was my last failsafe while I was still foolishly toying around with water injection. You'd be talking very little water anyway. It wouldn't be a problem.
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You can also use nitrous on your car an wrap it around the intake to cool off the air entering the engine. They also use nitrous lines to cool off the fuel lines for more power.
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Nitrous would be expensive in the long run. Tapping the AC had the advantage of no consumables.
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