So Summer's here! (heating problems) - Page 4 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-20-2008, 03:51 PM   #61
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
m2cupcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,242
Total Cats: 290
Default

If you're running a stock sized replacement radiator, you can stuff your oil cooler under it and just build the bottom of the mouth shroud around it. Essentially your oil cooler would sit where the bottom of my rad is poking out in that image. That would be superior (and simpler) compared to my (temporary) location.
m2cupcar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 05:07 PM   #62
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

has anyone ever put the oil cooler next to the hood latch, above the rad? Right now I'm thinking about a carbontrix kidney vent in the side of the bumper for my oil cooler.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 05:17 PM   #63
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

btw, this is really starting to grow on me. I think it looks better than any vented hood I've seen. I just don't know how it would look on my car and if I should paint it or not. Can you get black/anodized rivets?


I want to see it on a car before I commit to it though.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 06:07 PM   #64
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

oh, and do you have a shot of the back of the vent?

Thanks,
dad
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 10:06 PM   #65
Elite Member
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 1,614
Total Cats: 2
Default

pm levnuhbin, i've seen it in person and it looks really good and pretty damn clean...
I believe he used license plate bolts/nuts to secure it even better...

I'm in trouble...those Godspeed rads wont be in till last week of June now...who knows if even then...
Anybody know of a similiar route in quality AND $$$??
TonyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 10:58 PM   #66
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tvalenziano View Post
pm levnuhbin, i've seen it in person and it looks really good and pretty damn clean...
I believe he used license plate bolts/nuts to secure it even better...

I'm in trouble...those Godspeed rads wont be in till last week of June now...who knows if even then...
Anybody know of a similiar route in quality AND $$$??
I have the big "coolradiator.com" rad but not installed yet.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 11:41 AM   #67
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 1,850
Total Cats: -8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
btw, this is really starting to grow on me. I think it looks better than any vented hood I've seen. I just don't know how it would look on my car and if I should paint it or not. Can you get black/anodized rivets?


You can get almost any color.

http://www.daymotorsports.com/product/1033/c/S17/
BenR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 11:53 AM   #68
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BenR View Post
but no green of course.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 12:05 PM   #69
Elite Member
iTrader: (39)
 
Zabac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: High Point NC
Posts: 4,854
Total Cats: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
but no green of course.
ever heared of spray paint?


Goku-I have the same bumper as you, did you cut a lot of it off to make room for IC? Looks like it from the pics, that was a bad idea. That bumper extends all the way to the radiator and sits flush against where the core and tank meet, perfect for directing all incoming air through the rad.
If you go to the groupbuys section, there is a thread there about ABS plastic and where to get it for a good price, i suggest you go there and get you some pretty thin stuff, maybe like 1/16th will be perfect for sealing all your gaps as it is easy to work with and much cheaper then the thicker stuff.
Seal your bumper to the edges of the rad and try to force your IC further back if you can. Also, make sure your IC is not tilted up or down like it is now, that is not good, it forces air to "bounce" of instead of finding its way through it.
Here is how you can make IC mounts, very easy and fast and requires very little skill.
Bottom
Name:  Picture071.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  75.6 KB
Top (no hustler)
Name:  Picture070.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  85.9 KB

Good Luck
Zabac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 01:04 PM   #70
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zabac View Post
ever heared of spray paint?


Goku-I have the same bumper as you, did you cut a lot of it off to make room for IC? Looks like it from the pics, that was a bad idea. That bumper extends all the way to the radiator and sits flush against where the core and tank meet, perfect for directing all incoming air through the rad.
If you go to the groupbuys section, there is a thread there about ABS plastic and where to get it for a good price, i suggest you go there and get you some pretty thin stuff, maybe like 1/16th will be perfect for sealing all your gaps as it is easy to work with and much cheaper then the thicker stuff.
Seal your bumper to the edges of the rad and try to force your IC further back if you can. Also, make sure your IC is not tilted up or down like it is now, that is not good, it forces air to "bounce" of instead of finding its way through it.
Here is how you can make IC mounts, very easy and fast and requires very little skill.
Bottom

Top (no hustler)


Good Luck
...and gaffer tape is bad ***.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My solution for Oiltemp and Oilpressure input into Megasuirt (MS3) Zaphod MEGAsquirt 41 01-24-2016 01:25 PM
Expected intake temps on the track? tazswing Race Prep 20 10-03-2015 12:04 PM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM
Odd Steering issue interestedofold Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 09-29-2015 02:42 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:45 AM.