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Old 08-16-2010, 12:04 PM   #2601
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Word. +1 for vented hood. I had an overheating issue I could not resolve for the life of me, so I opted to run water + water wetter and no thermostat. Who says you need heat? Bah ha ha ha. I'm also building a new engine right now...
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This is probably the most useless post ever, but why do you even have a heat shield? Then again, I don't have a heater core in my car anymore and it's RHD, so the BMC is safe from radiant heat. Is there another reason for it, or is that essentially the reason for one?

You just nulled and voided your own comment with the admission of not having a car with the same firewall. Heat protection is heat protection. I have the BMC and CMC wrapped with reflective shielding, brake lines wrapped and have the heater hoses wrapped along with the heat shield. There are some places that redundant precautions are easy and worth it. I also chose to wrap the heater lines because there is a gap behind/under the back of the heat shield that leaves the heater lines exposed to the downpipe...as well as to keep heat in the heater core lines to reduces underhood temps even if just a little.
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You just nulled and voided your own comment with the admission of not having a car with the same firewall. Heat protection is heat protection.
I did. Although, people do weird things, so I just asked. My car isn't the same as yours so I was just curious. Geeze. Haterade is good and all, but damn.. two sips per day at the most!

By weird things here is an example: My friend wanted a fast car, so he bought a brand new V6 Camaro. Gay.
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How the **** do you Canadians afford to live up there...so expensive

$4 petrol
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Daaas make sense
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I did. Although, people do weird things, so I just asked. My car isn't the same as yours so I was just curious. Geeze. Haterade is good and all, but damn.. two sips per day at the most!

By weird things here is an example: My friend wanted a fast car, so he bought a brand new V6 Camaro. Gay.
At which point was I "hating"? Quit with the bandwagon ******ry words.
Meerly pointing out the obvious was in no way passing judgement neither positive nor negative.

Speaking of vented hood. Yeah, I really like the design of that Scoot hood that recently popped up, or would LOVE a NOPRO hood, but that **** is expensive. Though I'm sure the benefit of sich a hood would go nicely with the GV bumper. The other route is to go with a Ford Taurus fan...4700cfm FTW. But I've never had a heating problem when DD'ing and only a couple of times have I seen temps creep on the track.

With that said.... V6 Mustang>V6 Camaro. I'd rock a V6 'Stang for a daily if I were in such the postition.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:51 PM   #2606
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At which point was I "hating"? Quit with the bandwagon ******ry words.
Meerly pointing out the obvious was in no way passing judgement neither positive nor negative.

Speaking of vented hood. Yeah, I really like the design of that Scoot hood that recently popped up, or would LOVE a NOPRO hood, but that **** is expensive. Though I'm sure the benefit of sich a hood would go nicely with the GV bumper. The other route is to go with a Ford Taurus fan...4700cfm FTW. But I've never had a heating problem when DD'ing and only a couple of times have I seen temps creep on the track.

With that said.... V6 Mustang>V6 Camaro. I'd rock a V6 'Stang for a daily if I were in such the postition.
I skimmed. My bad. Have you looked into getting a custom hood made? You can get raw graphite (or carbon fiber, whichever you prefer) from any aerospace companies that have sat beyond their expiration date. It's more than good enough for any automotive application and it's all pre-preg, so you model, form, bake and clear coat. You can make whatever you need for a handful of money. I suppose the hardest thing is getting someone with access to it. I know with Boeing they don't regulate their expired time-sensitive materials (since it's already been deemed a business write-off). They essentially just dump it and it goes into alternative manufacturing at whichever company bids highest for their junk graphite.

The only time I've seen temps rise in my car was when I still had a thermostat in it was in Auto-X. I pegged the red zone once or twice (my attention was elsewhere, unfortunately).

V6 Camaro sucks a festering, diseased vagina. I'd rather rock a Honda Fit. At least it's more practical. And I would totally rock the new V6 TT Mustang that's coming out.
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It's cool.

I used to do composite work and could make my own mold for a hood if I had the time and money. I'd have to pull a few strings as well since getting the vacuum pump and bagging supplies would be a PITA and would be easier to borrow some shop time. Luckily pre-preg is much easier to work with over wet-lay.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:42 PM   #2609
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"You were going the wrong way"
"You weren't using a cross-walk"
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It's cool.

I used to do composite work and could make my own mold for a hood if I had the time and money. I'd have to pull a few strings as well since getting the vacuum pump and bagging supplies would be a PITA and would be easier to borrow some shop time. Luckily pre-preg is much easier to work with over wet-lay.
Word. You know, if you've got an OEM hood laying around, you can wrap it in saran wrap and then lay the pre-preg over it and use a blow dryer to get it rigid, then remove it and try to find a big oven, ha ha ha.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:55 PM   #2611
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I have now blown the turbo to hot side coupler off 6 times. It is starting to get annoying.
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I have now blown the turbo to hot side coupler off 6 times. It is starting to get annoying.
Use different clamps. Use Hi-Heat tape and increase the outer circumference of the material the coupler is on. Increase the diameter of your charge pipes (if you don't care about increased lag). Change coupler manufacturer or increase plies.

Your solution is in one of the suggestions above.
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I have now blown the turbo to hot side coupler off 6 times. It is starting to get annoying.
Put some jizz on the bead
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I have now blown the turbo to hot side coupler off 6 times. It is starting to get annoying.
I had that problem...tried the usual tricks..rough up the compressor, hir spray, clean the coupler with acetone..I ended up using a mounting spot on the compressor and stuck a bolt in and and used a piece of wire between the bolt and the t-clamp to hold the assembly together. It's worked quite well.

In this picture from FM's site, you can see the hole I am talking about below the inlet (the one on the right of the two) It's threaded.

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allow more flex in the pipes...
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FAA regulations section 25.807 (a) paragraph 4 states, with regard to over-wing emergency exits, that these exits shall consist of "a rectangular opening of not less than 19 inches wide by 26 inches high, with corner radii not greater than 6.3 inches"

Now, both the FAA and the airlines impose certain limitations on who may and may not sit in an emergency exit seat. The passenger must be 15 years of age or older, able to lift 50 lbs, able to read, speak and understand English, etc. We can dicker about how strictly these rules are enforced, but the fact is that they exist.

So why is it that there is absolutely no rule at all which says that in order to sit next to the emergency exit, you need to be able to fit through the exit? On yesterday's STL -> PHX leg (US Air flight 287, an Airbus 319) I was sitting in 10C next to a woman who would basically act as a cork should she try to pass through the exit. Seriously, there's just no way she would have ever made it, and as a result, that exit would have become useless the instant she tried to wedge herself through it.
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Obese people should be quarantined and forced to train vigorously for months on end until they were normal. If they die then rightfully so for letting themselves get that fat. It's also a ******' pissoff when you have a green light but have to wait for some fat ************ to finish crossing the street. One of my coworkers is like that. He can't sit in his Galant with the seat tilted all the way back without his stomach hitting the steering wheel and folding over it. Last time he mumbled to my boss about his weight the first number was 4 (may not seem like much but he is 5' 1" tall). I mean, that's bullshit. Fat people are nothing but an eye sore. They are too physically unable to be useful. We should just kill them for not having any motivation.
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FAA regulations section 25.807 (a) paragraph 4 states, with regard to over-wing emergency exits, that these exits shall consist of "a rectangular opening of not less than 19 inches wide by 26 inches high, with corner radii not greater than 6.3 inches"

Now, both the FAA and the airlines impose certain limitations on who may and may not sit in an emergency exit seat. The passenger must be 15 years of age or older, able to lift 50 lbs, able to read, speak and understand English, etc. We can dicker about how strictly these rules are enforced, but the fact is that they exist.

So why is it that there is absolutely no rule at all which says that in order to sit next to the emergency exit, you need to be able to fit through the exit? On yesterday's STL -> PHX leg (US Air flight 287, an Airbus 319) I was sitting in 10C next to a woman who would basically act as a cork should she try to pass through the exit. Seriously, there's just no way she would have ever made it, and as a result, that exit would have become useless the instant she tried to wedge herself through it.
Speaking of "obese" people on airplanes.... I want to know which system it is that they hack into to find out how big you are. The reason I ask is that every flight I have ever been on my 125lb *** ends up sitting next to Shamu, like they plan it out that since I'm not using but 70% of my seat that the Orca next to me can utilize the other 30%.

Related note, I still think airlines should charge by the pound for your ticket.
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FAA regulations section 25.807 (a) paragraph 4 states, with regard to over-wing emergency exits, that these exits shall consist of "a rectangular opening of not less than 19 inches wide by 26 inches high, with corner radii not greater than 6.3 inches"

Now, both the FAA and the airlines impose certain limitations on who may and may not sit in an emergency exit seat. The passenger must be 15 years of age or older, able to lift 50 lbs, able to read, speak and understand English, etc. We can dicker about how strictly these rules are enforced, but the fact is that they exist.

So why is it that there is absolutely no rule at all which says that in order to sit next to the emergency exit, you need to be able to fit through the exit? On yesterday's STL -> PHX leg (US Air flight 287, an Airbus 319) I was sitting in 10C next to a woman who would basically act as a cork should she try to pass through the exit. Seriously, there's just no way she would have ever made it, and as a result, that exit would have become useless the instant she tried to wedge herself through it.
Using logic and regulation, always pick your seat on the emergency exit row knowing that you can have and such fatass technically removed from that row. This ensures that you never have to pin yourself against the far end of the seat due to someone else's over-eating *** spilling part way into yours. The benefit also includes having more legroom than most others on your flight.

I sat on the emergency rom on one flight and they looked at me and asked me two times if I would feel up to the task if need be.

I do have a passionate distain for fat people. They are a hell of a burden on everyone and it's so sad that the government keeps hiking up the standards to what "fat" is. Clearly there is a problem. I mean, there are more obese people than smokers, yet smokers are taxed more and more and shunned into corners and banned in even reasonable areas from smoking. It's gotten so bad that years ago a "small" meal at your favorite fast-food join netted to a real, small drink. Now today's "small" is like a "large" from 10 years ago. It's completely preventable and only one's motivation can be blamed.

Eventually, America is going to look like everyone on the Axiom from WALL-E.
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Using logic and regulation, always pick your seat on the emergency exit row knowing that you can have and such fatass technically removed from that row.
I suspect I probably could, but while I tend to be a vindictive, heartless bastard here on the forums, in the real world, I have difficulty actually being a dick to people who haven't actively done something to me to **** me off. I wouldn't **** on Hyper if he were on fire, but when it comes to random strangers, I haven't yet perfected that part of me that allows me to be a ******** to them without specific provocation.

I know, it's a character fault on my part.


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I sat on the emergency rom on one flight and they looked at me and asked me two times if I would feel up to the task if need be.
I always pick the emergency row. Specifically, the second emergency row, as the forward one doesn't recline. And yeah, it's now standard policy on all airlines for a cabin attendant to have a short discussion with anyone sitting there and require from them a verbal "Yes" when asked if they meet all of the various criteria which they rattle off. But the fatties, well, I guess the cabin crews just don't want to be bothered with causing controversy.


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This thought has indeed occurred to me. Quite a lot recently, in fact, since I've actually been focusing a bit more on my own weight. I've lost about 10 lbs over the past month. (Funny, normally when I'm on the road I eat like a king. This past trip in STL, I was actually kind of annoyed that it really is quite difficult to find anything that isn't deep fried or laden with crap unless you have the time to actually go into a proper sit-down restaurant.)


Also, I'm going to make another broad generalization. People in the midwest and the southeast are, as a whole, much fatter, and have much fatter and much less well-mannered children than people in the New England region and in the west and southwest.
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