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Old 03-15-2004, 02:01 AM   #1
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Default Ram-air update (including SC/TB cooling) NOW WITH PICS!

I've finalized my designs, and have all the parts, including the ducting for the SC/TB cooling coming from the passenger side scoop. I'll post more pics in the next few days, mostly of the ducting.

Less than 10 bucks for that part And it should be very effective. Pontiac was kind enough to provide holes on the back edge of the radiator cap to attach the duct to.
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Why post this with out pics??? You sir, are a Bee-Yotch.....
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Just wanted to update the project, and tell everyone there'* hope Gonna be slick as hell.
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*/C TB cooling bah! That'* a lot of tubing....

We got the 92-95 SE basically figured out...
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Very little tubing. And cheap. 10 bucks for that part of it.
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Are you planning on selling some of the exhaust tips coated and modified?
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Not on your life. It would never pay off. I'd have to sell them for 100 bucks a pair minimum to make it worth my time. I don't mind telling exactly how I modified and installed them, though. That'* the whole point. I wish it were simpler, but this is really the best option that I'm satisfied with so far.
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My life is worth something to you?

If we could get a vendor to put together some simple plastic ram air feed like that, we'd be set.... Shouldn't be pricey at all either...
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Long-winded, but bear with me for a moment:

Considering the location of the feed on my car, I don't want plastic or sheetmetal. They're way too low for that, and would be damaged in no time, That'* why I chose the exhaust tips, and armor-coated them.

The duct for the SC cooling and TB cooling will work very well with the crossover heat shield. The cold air on top will displace the hot air better, and help force the hot air under the heat shield. This would probably benefit the NA cars as well, and it makes a good use for the passenger side scoop. I'll be taking temp comparisons of what both scoops do to the cooling when I get it all done. The finished look of the SC/TB (or upper intake if you prefer) cooling duct is fantastic. It doesn't look redneck at all. I should have it mounted up later tonight, even though I haven't mounted up my final scoops.

The tubing for the SC/TB tubing comes in through the passenger headlight hole. I had to shift my Optima battery slightly forward to allow room for the 2" flex pipe. It then runs right to the corner of the radiator where it mates with the 'nozzle'. The nozzle is a simple 45 PVC "Ell" with a flare on one end (electrical, not plumbing). I cut the other end at an angle to distribute the air over the area I wanted. The nozzle mounts parallel to the radiator top (there are holes there already to mount to), and 'sweeps' to the driver'* side and firewall (direction, that is). This is painted the same as the ADTR intake and strut bar. A very finished professional look.

The ram-air feed on the driver'* side for the CAI is fed in the same manner, but with 2.5" tubing.
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PICS!!! You will need to change your sig pic after all of this too! If the converted exhaust tips are ahead of the wheel will they get that much road crap on them? They are already metal anyways. Have you thought of getting a box to fit over the SC with a hole in the back so you have all the air moving over the SC and leaving the engine area. Do you get what I am trying to explain?
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