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Old 07-15-2010, 11:32 PM   #1
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Anyone drive around with the hood popped to the saftey latch? Wouldn't that be a great way to cool everything?
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Anyone drive around with the hood popped to the saftey latch? Wouldn't that be a great way to cool everything?
until the flies up, car cools better with it down do to the low presser under the hood sucking more air past the radiator
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I was thinking add a raised latch and use taller rubber stops on the sides to keep everything safe. It would blow directly on the intake pipe, at least on my non ic car. That should be good for something? Plus, wouldn't it direct all the hot air out under the car?
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Driving around with the front of the hood raised up would create more positive pressure in the engine compartment, this decreasing airflow through the radiator and intercooler.

This would be a Bad Thing™.
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A simpler solution would be to get an intercooler. The "your hood is popped, dude" comments will easily outweigh the benefits (none).
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A simpler solution would be to get an intercooler. The "your hood is popped, dude" comments will easily outweigh the benefits (none).
Alright, i'll take your word for it. As for the intercooler, i'm still waiting for my actuator to get here, so that will be a ways off.
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Is the engine air cooled? I'm too tired to e-thug this guy, can someone please pick up my slack? I can't single handedly keep the trash out of this forum, I need help.
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Is the engine air cooled? I'm too tired to e-thug this guy, can someone please pick up my slack? I can't single handedly keep the trash out of this forum, I need help.
I would attempt to pick up the slack, but I too am too tired to come up with anything worthy, and too lazy to type it.
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Is the engine air cooled? I'm too tired to e-thug this guy, can someone please pick up my slack? I can't single handedly keep the trash out of this forum, I need help.
Can we come up with a Hustler e-thug emote? Then when Hustler is too tired from pulling one off, anyone could step up and drop the H-bomb
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Can we come up with a Hustler e-thug emote? Then when Hustler is too tired from pulling one off, anyone could step up and drop the H-bomb
That being said, even in my weakened condition I would slap you like you name was Robyn Gibson and go so kung fu on your *** that it would take a small team of reconstructive surgeons to even put you back on par with the elephant man.
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you know, i had a really good reply but someone is too weak stomached and girly to handle it so it was deleted.

OP. Thank the Brain as he just spared your ***.
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Driving around with the front of the hood raised up would create more positive pressure in the engine compartment, this decreasing airflow through the radiator and intercooler.

This would be a Bad Thing™.
So I'm assuming the only time cutting a vent in the front of the nose would be beneficial is if you also have a hood vent?
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So I'm assuming the only time cutting a vent in the front of the nose would be beneficial is if you also have a hood vent?
These are not the same thing. Popping the hood puts air over the top of the rad. Venting the nose requires proper fairing work but will put air through the heat exchangers.
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you know, i had a really good reply but someone is too weak stomached and girly to handle it so it was deleted.

OP. Thank the Brain as he just spared your ***.
I saw it..... I wish I hadn't
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you know, i had a really good reply but someone is too weak stomached and girly to handle it so it was deleted.

OP. Thank the Brain as he just spared your ***.
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