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Old 03-16-2004, 12:22 AM   #11
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more pics more pics more whoarage
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Painting the SC duct right now. Soon. Very soon. Scoops aren't mounted on the car yet, as I wanted to finalize the under-the-hood stuff first. So much depended on that. Pics later tonight probably.
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Just some advice for our sake.

If you just finished the projects. Then showed us step by step what you did. We wouldn't get blue balls waiting for pics. :P
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I'm a tease :P

It WILL be tonight.
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I like the looks of it so far! So that'* just a 2" 45* conduit elbow? I have a 3" one lying here, you think that'* too big?
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just a question... if your hood Vented? like on top at the windshield... I think that would help out along with the mod to evacute even more heat out of the engine bay along with your "ram air" cooling ... alot more air being forced into engine bay ... .... hood venting also has some aerodynamic value on FWD cars in particular the air pulled out from under the hood (and some that would normally go under the car) channeled over the car... sort of a cheap vacuum effect on the nose ... engine bays with poor air evacuation suffer from "ballooning" of the nose at high speeds... just a thought

you'll prolly see a lil bit of improvement out of that but it'* the process of supercharger that makes the most heat.. I think what ever 10-15 degrees cooler the TB might get will be lost after it'* heated in the */C

however any improvement for $10 is damn good compared to how much the after coolers cost.

just my 2 bits
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If you vented it all the way acroos the back of the hood, by removing the gasket, it would force the heated (and potentially polluted) air to the cabin air intake. But, you could possibly just trim the outside edges of that gasket, keeping the part in front of the intake, to allow for some venting.

Without looking at my car, or some better pics of that area, I don't know if my idea is possible, but this is the brainstorming section....
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Maybe build a deflector and the rear of the hood to make the climate control pull ambient... no that wouldn't work at idle...
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Your right ,that doesnt look redneck,That looks awsome
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