hood popped - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

hood popped

Old 07-15-2010, 11:32 PM
  #1  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,510
Total Cats: 29
Default hood popped

Anyone drive around with the hood popped to the saftey latch? Wouldn't that be a great way to cool everything?
flounder is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-15-2010, 11:34 PM
  #2  
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,050
Total Cats: 103
Default

Originally Posted by flounder View Post
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
jeff_man is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-15-2010, 11:37 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Batavia, IL
Posts: 601
Total Cats: 0
Default

No.
Cococarbine3 is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-15-2010, 11:47 PM
  #4  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,510
Total Cats: 29
Default

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?
flounder is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-15-2010, 11:49 PM
  #5  
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago. (The non-murder part.)
Posts: 28,093
Total Cats: 2,503
Default

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™.
Joe Perez is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-15-2010, 11:52 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Batavia, IL
Posts: 601
Total Cats: 0
Default

A simpler solution would be to get an intercooler. The "your hood is popped, dude" comments will easily outweigh the benefits (none).
Cococarbine3 is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-15-2010, 11:56 PM
  #7  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,510
Total Cats: 29
Default

Originally Posted by Cococarbine3 View Post
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.
flounder is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 12:00 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Batavia, IL
Posts: 601
Total Cats: 0
Default

Just lookin out for ya
Cococarbine3 is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 12:15 AM
  #9  
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,085
Total Cats: 367
Default

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.
hustler is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 08:55 AM
  #10  
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,799
Total Cats: 68
Default

'Sup Hyper.
Doppelgänger is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 09:28 AM
  #11  
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 7,947
Total Cats: 43
Default

Originally Posted by hustler View Post
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.
NA6C-Guy is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 10:49 AM
  #12  
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 460
Total Cats: 22
Default

Originally Posted by hustler View Post
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
BarbyCar is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 10:53 AM
  #13  
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,085
Total Cats: 367
Default

Originally Posted by BarbyCar View Post
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.
hustler is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 10:58 AM
  #14  
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 75,288
Total Cats: 2,154
Default

Braineack is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 12:15 PM
  #15  
Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
 
leatherface24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pembroke Pines
Posts: 4,019
Total Cats: 2
Default

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 ***.
leatherface24 is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 01:50 PM
  #16  
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 1,979
Total Cats: 9
Default

Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
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?
kenzo42 is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 03:48 PM
  #17  
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 460
Total Cats: 22
Default

Originally Posted by kenzo42 View Post
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.
BarbyCar is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 03:54 PM
  #18  
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 460
Total Cats: 22
Default

Originally Posted by leatherface24 View Post
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
BarbyCar is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 04:14 PM
  #19  
MT Pony Underground
iTrader: (6)
 
Nagase's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,805
Total Cats: 0
Default

Originally Posted by hustler View Post
I can't single handedly keep the trash out of this forum, I need help.
Originally Posted by leatherface24 View Post
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 ***.
Related?
Nagase is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat
Old 07-16-2010, 04:15 PM
  #20  
Elite Member
iTrader: (30)
 
levnubhin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 7,292
Total Cats: 2
Default

Originally Posted by Nagase View Post
Related?
gay lovers.
__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
levnubhin is offline  
Leave a poscat 0 Leave a negcat

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: hood popped


Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.