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Old 06-17-2007, 01:39 PM   #41
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My A/C is cold now. I mean *cold*. Boosting around town I felt like Satan frozen in the 7th layer of hell.
most likely a result of the increased airflow through the condensor.

I'm glad you cut it like you did, that's how I would have suggested.

a little expensive, but the hood vents on the bottom of this page would look cool: http://www.carbontrix.com/vents.htm
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Old 06-17-2007, 03:21 PM   #42
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No it's R12 that's been topped off with Freeze12. I topped it off around a year ago, a couple of ounces was all. Haven't put the gauges on it since, either, but it's cold. I'll put a thermometer in a vent next time I take it out.

Haven't cut the other vents in yet. Not had time. I did get to help Ben w/ his turbo project, and I got to hang some shelves in the garage though. So at least I have been productive.

The difference is absolutely the extra airflow through the condensor. Neat stuff. If I got another crack at it, I would just have cut 3 sides (the sides and the rear) instead of doing the H. I think it would have been easier for me to build up a little lip in the front with some filler (liquid steel?) than for me to do the extra body work required in making my cuts look right.
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Your PS/AC+ alternator belts wont like the easy acces to rain much.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:37 PM   #44
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Rain? In Atlanta?
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:27 AM   #45
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I ain't scurred.
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I bet at highway speeds there wouldn't be any rain problems. When it rains you could carry that magnet around and cover it up.
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I bet at highway speeds...
In Atlanta? :gay: Ben? :gay:
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Am I missing something? Does it not rain in ATL?
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:11 AM   #49
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It's just hot there all the time and they don't get much rain. There is also only like 3 hours of non-heavy traffic through the interstate highways through and around atlanta. I think they say traffic starts at 3 am and ends at about midnight or something (humorously).

Ok, i bet at 45 mph with enough lip action on the hood he wouldn't have any rain problems but what do I know.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:17 AM   #50
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I ain't scurred.
hey if if makes the AC colder, I wouldnt be either
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:22 AM   #51
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Out where Ben lives? No sweat going highway speeds. Now where I live, first gear is still very useful, even now that I'm boosted
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:25 PM   #52
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Hard to get to the speed limit in town, and I can hardly imagine Ben driving at or under hwy speeds where he lives. Not with that power - more like race track speeds. Though I will say that after 10pm during the week, traffic is pretty much dead in town. That's when I make my logged runs- small stretch of major hwy that comes inside the perimeter interstate that remains four lanes (for commuter traffic). I can check for speed traps driving out, and then make the run on return.

Yes- 75% percent of GA is in a severe drought right now. It's the kind of drought that's going to kill some big trees around here. We had one almost 20 years ago and it killed a 150yr old oak tree off my back porch.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:16 PM   #53
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that carbontrix wide vent looks very nice.... $99 buckaroonies, well not today i still need to source a used bipes for the same money :(

yeah I'd love to use that one day....just a pretty vent. Cut out the shape and bondo it from underneath....boom extraction hood heaven. and keeps with my red/black theme
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Though it seems pricey- there's something to be said for cutting a hole, sticking on event and driving away. I'd go for the fiberglass variant... if there was one.
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that vent is also pretty big (10" front to back). might be cool on a larger car, but I think it may be too deep and too tall to look right on the miata.

is that where you got your CF naca duct from?
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Though it seems pricey- there's something to be said for cutting a hole, sticking on event and driving away. I'd go for the fiberglass variant... if there was one.
believe me, all the fiberglass in my garage is makin me itch (pun not intended) to build a vent.
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is that where you got your CF naca duct from?
no here: https://secure.mckinneycorp.com/
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:47 PM   #58
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not always the best...one time when i was a kid i burned a hole in my carpet cause i thought crayons smelled good.
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mmmmm..... crayons....
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I was always one to play with electricity myself nothing like abit of selfimposed electroshock to get the juices flowing. singed crayons and carpet is a delicacy, in Virginia is it hmm.
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