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Old 10-01-2007, 01:32 AM
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I was amazed to read that in a thread over on m.net. Corky advises to make your own ducting to the radiator to keep things cool up in there.

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread...mission+cooler
(quote from post #14)

gutter ducting comes to mind
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Already planned on it Since I'm gunna have to trash that plastic piece under the front bumper cover when I install the intercooler a nice aluminum scoop seemed like the next logical step in the fast direction.
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Is this a surprise to anyone?
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Not to me. He might have be have a business that he makes a living with but when it comes down to it, my expieriences with Bell have always been driven by him having no problem helping to make a car go faster in a more efficient way. Pretty sure he just wants to go fast.
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Originally Posted by cjernigan View Post
Not to me. He might have be have a business that he makes a living with but when it comes down to it, my expieriences with Bell have always been driven by him having no problem helping to make a car go faster in a more efficient way. Pretty sure he just wants to go fast.
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I wish I had the room in the front of my car to make one of those work. I'm too low. :(
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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i guess i wasn't amazed, but it says to me that he is a genuine gearhead with his best interest in helping people first and making every last buck second. I mean, you would very unlikely (for example) see a turbo vendor advising used journal bearing turbos from ebay over the latest and greatest super expensive bb turbo to a crowd like us right?
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Originally Posted by Savington View Post
I wish I had the room in the front of my car to make one of those work. I'm too low. :(
What about a braineack style one?
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Originally Posted by Savington View Post
I wish I had the room in the front of my car to make one of those work. I'm too low. :(
I bought his, but I am going to be forced to take it on and off at the track. Hell, I don't know how much the car rolls forward under braking...hopefully not too much to make it rub.
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Originally Posted by cjernigan View Post
What about a braineack style one? http://www.rev2red.com/images/cars/fixed006.jpg
that's sweet... one more thing to add to the list of projects..
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that's sweet... one more thing to add to the list of projects..
$10 and a drill is all you need.

I've since removed cause I wanna do something different. but here:

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My friend that does all my welding for me built his own bellypan out of aluminum, kicked the bottom of his radiator back a few inches and put a scoop on it. No more problems overheating.
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exactly what I'm thinking of doing.

I have a template for the Trackdog racing air-splitter. I plan on extended it past the radiator for a complete flat underbelly. Then cut a hole and attach a small scooper for the radiator only.

here:

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since you have a template want to grab dimensions?
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since you have a template want to grab dimensions?

I can. I've been meaning to measure it to know how much abs plastic to buy.
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happy days! why plastic instead of metal?
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The under skirt is roughly 48 inches from it's top mounting point, across the bottom and up the other side. Stock it's pretty much exactly 24 inches deep.


\____/ = 48 inches. It's pretty much 28 inches across just the bottom section then ten inches up each side. I've been thinking about making a tray as to where I can detach the bottom without messing with the sides, because it was always annoying to get it off around the sway bar etc. Plus then I don't have to try and find a sheet more than 2' x 4'.
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that's what i thought. I have a link for a supplier of enough abs.

i want abs instead of alumin for durability purposes...I'd rather it flex and scratch instead of bend and break.


I haven't decided if I'll do a two piece design as well; the typical splitter and then the flat undertray that will attach to the splitter all the way back to the k-member



btw, tom i got the package yesterday thanks!
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Yeah I like the Brainiac style one - there's a lot of ways to do this but fyi their (Bells) scooper does not touch the ground on hard braking - only some of the biggger speed bumps ;-) of course my car isn't lowered but it does already have the lip below the bumper (due to being an SE model) but the scooper works fine with this. I like Bell's general idea with this but would be cool to make it wider (all the way across on front lip and get smaller as it dumps to the radiator area).
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p.s. Air scoopers and shovels to not mix.
Neither do air scoopers and roadkill.
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