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Old 07-28-2014, 02:16 AM   #61
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I'm in for a set for NA, paypal ready. I like the subie vents although they look like you would have to cut some bracing...but not with these.I would like to see the finished product though.
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Interested for NB

Picking up a spare hood this weekend

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Old 07-28-2014, 09:45 AM   #63
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I kinda like the look of this:

https://www.miataturbo.net/race-prep...ed-pics-80093/

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This opening falls between the rad and the front of the engine. With your louvers I think it would look good

According to this info.... http://www.flyinmiata.com/support/in...sc/louvers.pdf It would still fall into the -1.0 area on an NB

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Old 07-28-2014, 09:55 AM   #64
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NA, please!
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That oil pan though..
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:57 PM   #66
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Are these available yet? Sorry if I missed it
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:49 PM   #67
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I'm in for an NA.



What's going on with oil pan pics in a hood vent thread?
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:46 PM   #68
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Here is where the concept sits currently

NA and NB designs will differ as the pressure maps are unique for each.
For the NA, I’ve designed a three-hole set up, front edge of the holes sit just behind the radiator position:



For the NB, with different underhood bracing locations and different areas with the highest negative pressure than the NA, I think the best placement will be here (where I added the blue lines):



I’ve also come up with a way to make a cutting template that can ship with the louvres to take the guesswork out of recreating the cut shapes in your own hood, so that would be included.

Please feel free to express your interest and/or input.

-Ryan
Wow man, your design looks an awful lot like VRaptor's design from back in 2012. http://vraptorspeedworks.com/roadste...ze-side-vents/

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Old 07-28-2014, 11:57 PM   #69
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Wow man, your design looks an awful lot like VRaptor's design from back in 2012.[/url]
If you mean louvers look like louvers, then nothing gets past you
The link you included is a louver for the side of a Factory Five roadster.

I've seen many examples of folding louvers and bolt/rivet-on louver panels, for all shapes and models of cars, including the ones for factory fives by VR.
I decided to design - from scratch - custom louvers specifically shaped to fit a miata hood, based on my own pressure testing on the miata's body. The only pic I've posted is a preliminary concept only, and the shape is changing as I do real-world testing and further develop - you guessed it - my design.

So you can clearly see how the similarities begin and end with they are both louvers.

You're welcome to give input if you're interested in the development of these. Otherwise, that'll be all, thanks.

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Old 07-29-2014, 12:20 AM   #70
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I might be in for two sets... One for an nb and another to try on a very expensive car.... Eeekkk. Is there a pdf of the template that you can provide that is 1:1? Would like to go mock it up on this very expensive factory hood. Also pricing yet?
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I might be in for two sets... One for an nb and another to try on a very expensive car.... Eeekkk. Is there a pdf of the template that you can provide that is 1:1? Would like to go mock it up on this very expensive factory hood. Also pricing yet?
I haven't finalized the design yet. As I mentioned in the post above yours, the shape, design, and placement are evolving as I do testing.

This thread's purpose is to gauge interest - whether or not it's worth my time and money to develop this, and also to get feedback from you guys on what you'd like to see from these as things progress.
Don't take it personally though if I don't take every bit of input and go make a design change - ultimately, the goal is to design something effective that meets the needs of the majority.

Pricing, etc. will be released once development is complete.

I would never provide a full-scale PDF of my design. The plan is to include cut templates with the louvers to make the measuring/cutting process pain-free.

Most of the above answers have already been covered in this thread

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Old 07-29-2014, 12:48 AM   #72
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Roger. Yea sorry about that. Read two pages while I was still at work and thought it was name taking time. Please keep us info as I too want to relieve the high pressure area on my miata. I find diy is much more gratifying and full understand on the template. My brother can wait until I get my set first. Thanks.
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I think they look even more like these:
http://vraptorspeedworks.com/honda-s2000-hood-louvers/

Heck, by the end of the day tomorrow, I may even have some new, custom-fit offerings available and ready to ship for some OTHER vehicles. Who knows?

When you've been designing and creating CAD drawings for these louvers for 10 years, have the material in stock, have your very own CNC plasma table in your own shop and employ someone to take the orders, box the orders and ship out the orders, it's amazing how quickly you can go from a thought in you head to shipping parts out the door. In this case, it will be about 6 hours for that process to take place.
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"I would never provide a full-scale PDF of my design since that can be replicated."

And we wouldn't want anyone copying YOUR design now, would we?
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For the record, our paperwork and money are all in for becoming an authorized vendor on the forum, that should finalize tomorrow.

VR - May the mods be gentle with you and use plenty of lube.
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I think the main goal here is to design a template for where the louvers go and how big to make them. Louvers themselves aren't exactly a new or complex design.






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I think they look even more like these:
Honda S2000 Hood Louvers

Heck, by the end of the day tomorrow, I may even have some new, custom-fit offerings available and ready to ship for some OTHER vehicles. Who knows?

When you've been designing and creating CAD drawings for these louvers for 10 years, have the material in stock, have your very own CNC plasma table in your own shop and employ someone to take the orders, box the orders and ship out the orders, it's amazing how quickly you can go from a thought in you head to shipping parts out the door. In this case, it will be about 6 hours for that process to take place.
I'd buy from ThePass. **** you, Shane.
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Wooooo. All this hostility. R&D is a must before product release. So I'll wait for the good word.
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Heck, by the end of the day tomorrow, I may even have some new, custom-fit offerings available and ready to ship for some OTHER vehicles. Who knows?

When you've been designing and creating CAD drawings for these louvers for 10 years, have the material in stock, have your very own CNC plasma table in your own shop and employ someone to take the orders, box the orders and ship out the orders, it's amazing how quickly you can go from a thought in you head to shipping parts out the door. In this case, it will be about 6 hours for that process to take place.
Then do it or STFU.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:08 AM   #80
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It's not rocket science. I did it with my oem hood and a cut-off wheel. If anyone copies my design, I'll kill yer ***.

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