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Old 02-23-2009, 04:10 PM   #101
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Wow i am absolutely gunna try to make myself one of these out of fiberglass this summer!!! so sexy
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:12 PM   #102
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I will buy one...just make sure it looks good. When do you project completion? My car is going to the paint-booth soon and I want to only send it once.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:19 PM   #103
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You're the one always talking about seeing cars overheat on a track.... Maybe they're doing something wrong? A race car street car. If your car was a race car you could chop up the front and tube it out, add a V-mount, some serious fender and hood extraction, and then you would only need a small fan for idling and cool down.
or because the Dallas crew relies on fans for cooling, and not aero, lol.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:25 PM   #104
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Well the duct that im making for Autokonexon now is just getting a few tweeks tonight on the fiberglass before I send it out to Mike to have it molded and reproduced
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:51 PM   #105
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or because the Dallas crew relies on fans for cooling, and not aero, lol.
Are they all like you and can't figure out how to make their fans come on by chance? Some things you can see and what you would think would work does. Other things this is not always the case.

Say the stock opening in the mouth is X units of frontal area and at some given speed yields Y amount of airflow passing through the heat exchangers. If you cut that number to 1/2X, you'll still have more than 1/2Y of flow through the heat exchangers. Probably have better than 3/4Y of flow, depending on speed. Maybe more. Likewise, if you cut the front and make it 1.5X units of frontal area, your Y flow doesn't go up a proportional amount.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:03 PM   #106
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Are they all like you and can't figure out how to make their fans come on by chance? Some things you can see and what you would think would work does. Other things this is not always the case.

Say the stock opening in the mouth is X units of frontal area and at some given speed yields Y amount of airflow passing through the heat exchangers. If you cut that number to 1/2X, you'll still have more than 1/2Y of flow through the heat exchangers. Probably have better than 3/4Y of flow, depending on speed. Maybe more. Likewise, if you cut the front and make it 1.5X units of frontal area, your Y flow doesn't go up a proportional amount.
oh **** you and your bullshit math garbage.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:13 PM   #107
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One of these would look way better. We should look into getting a GB going.

That vent looks similar to the to this car's front...



It's from a 97-98 240sx.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:19 PM   #108
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That vent looks similar to the to this car's front...



It's from a 97-98 240sx.

Its does look alike...
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:26 PM   #109
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:19 PM   #110
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I like the looks of the insert that looks like its an exterior mount version of an S14 front grille...its pretty nice, although I have been looking at all these threads of cutting holes and stuff. By far the escort style cutouts were the most appealing. Props to everyone that tried its gotta have more beneficial results then negative outcomes.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:24 PM   #111
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sand...spray black.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:40 PM   #112
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Why does every professionally built racecar on earth rely on aero for cooling, not fans?
Because every professionally built racecar on earth doesn't have a huge ******* intercooler in front of the only opening that feeds air to the radiator. Miatas with FMICs need big, high-flow fans. Period.

I think you're overblowing the cooling thing, as usual. Dual low-pro Spals, stock ducting, a reroute and an FM hood will give you all the cooling you'll ever need.
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I know some cars run on low draw or no battery at all this would be the advantage of aero for cooling over something electric
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:57 PM   #114
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Because every professionally built racecar on earth doesn't have a huge ******* intercooler in front of the only opening that feeds air to the radiator. Miatas with FMICs need big, high-flow fans. Period.

I think you're overblowing the cooling thing, as usual. Dual low-pro Spals, stock ducting, a reroute and an FM hood will give you all the cooling you'll ever need.
after you ship my stuff to me I'm going to talk an insane amount of **** to you on the internet. Seriously, get the suicide note ready.


I'm going to do the splitter/scooper ****, then see what happens. Hopefully I can make it through a session.
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Where do I get that sticker?
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you guys need to remember, there is no point shitting in a toilet that doesn't flush...
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I'm going to do the splitter/scooper ****, then see what happens. Hopefully I can make it through a session.
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not too bad, but it will definately look much better if you painted black and put some kind of grill on it...
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:27 AM   #119
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I don't want to hack my ****...i want to make it look like this:

without the nacas.
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That car makes my cry. I want that **** so badly
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