In car air flow - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Race Prep Miata race-only chat.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-12-2010, 04:44 PM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,056
Total Cats: 103
Default In car air flow

Any one have any ingenious ways of getting more air flow in the car? i know naca duct / flip out vent winds. was thinking about trying to run some ducting to the drivers foot well from where the blower motor sucks air from under the hood. maybe add a 12v pc fan to add airflow but then realized water will get in there sooner or later and mess up my fan.

also all the naca ducts i have found sit ~2" in from the steering wheel =(


added, not talking about cooling for the track, i have a plan for naca ducks, cool ****. talking sitting in traffic when i have to move the car to and from the track or take it to get **** done to it. texas summers suck

Last edited by jeff_man; 07-13-2010 at 01:21 AM.
jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 04:46 PM   #2
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,899
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

cool breeze scoop!
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 3,778
Total Cats: 35
Default

Cool breeze air scoop FTW!
Bryce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,056
Total Cats: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
cool breeze scoop!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryce View Post
Cool breeze air scoop FTW!
hard top and i don't surf club roster
jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 04:57 PM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,831
Total Cats: 0
Default

im thinking about running some ducting into the foot well area. and getting one of them electric valve thingies to open and close it as needed.
WonTon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 05:00 PM   #6
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,295
Total Cats: 26
Default

Chop hole in hardtop... install RV/UPS truck style vent.
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 05:04 PM   #7
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,899
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

they used to make a side scoop for the window...guess not anymore.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 05:09 PM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southlake,Texas
Posts: 3,251
Total Cats: 17
Default

Take the window out of the HT
Bond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 05:11 PM   #9
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 Bryce View Post
Cool breeze air scoop FTW!
You can attach it to the side windows and it works.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 05:27 PM   #10
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,056
Total Cats: 103
Default

rear glass is staying on the ht, not cutting the ht, that will all happen when i find a fucked up ugly one, not destrying a good ht.

i'm getting triangle replacement winds with vent/ducting so no side cool breeze needed
jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 05:44 PM   #11
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

I undo the velcro on my uniform top and stick my arm out the window. Very effective for military types, I see people doing it all over town.

Miataroadster shows their vented windows as "backordered until July", and they wouldn;t stick into the car at all, hardly. If you wanted something more hardcore, what about using a NACA duct on the underside of a splitter and routing the air into the footwell?
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 05:47 PM   #12
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,295
Total Cats: 26
Default

Stick leg out window, pants inflate... win...
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 06:00 PM   #13
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,056
Total Cats: 103
Default

i might just cut a hole in my door and install a naca duct in the door it's self. like this but more aimed in to the car.






or

my my power inverter and


Last edited by jeff_man; 07-12-2010 at 06:22 PM.
jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 08:49 PM   #14
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,109
Total Cats: 518
Default

https://www.miataturbo.net/showthrea...ht=naca&page=2

These were ~$30ish shipped for the pair, as the post says, it took me about 2 hours for the driver side, and an hour for the passenger side, although I f'ed up and put passenger side too low. I used scraps of lexan I had left over from my hard top window job, so it was nice and cheap.

I've never noticed them being too close to the steering wheel btw. They work amazingly, even at 10mph. I use a cap from a spray can to cover them when it's chilly out.
curly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 08:59 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 224
Total Cats: 0
Default

12 Volts DC Truck or Bus Dash Fan, 2-Speed Fasco # DC176
Features Other Reviews PRICES Fasco
Height: 8.5"; Depth: 5"; Guard Diameter: 7.5"
1 Year Manufacture Warranty
3200/1800 RPM - 2-speed; CFM: 176/101
2.0 amps @ 12VDC
No switch on fan - unit has 11" leads coming out of mount
Compare Prices

miatamike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 10:31 PM   #16
Elite Member
iTrader: (30)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 7,282
Total Cats: 0
Default

When I had my Hardtop I was really close to puttind a sunroof in it. There's one on eBay that also lifts up in the front to allow air in.
__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
levnubhin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 10:36 PM   #17
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
chicksdigmiatas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas, 'Murica
Posts: 2,505
Total Cats: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
I undo the velcro on my uniform top and stick my arm out the window. Very effective for military types, I see people doing it all over town.

Miataroadster shows their vented windows as "backordered until July", and they wouldn;t stick into the car at all, hardly. If you wanted something more hardcore, what about using a NACA duct on the underside of a splitter and routing the air into the footwell?

+1 The AF calls it combat ready. Not sure why, it isn't like but a few jobs do ****. I have held an m16/m4 3 times in my life. Its not like we do ****. Anyways, it vents air into the uniform fairly well. So that works. But forizzle. A naca duct will fit into the window. I test fitted mine there before i did something retarded with it.
chicksdigmiatas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 11:21 PM   #18
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,056
Total Cats: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by curly View Post
https://www.miataturbo.net/showthrea...ht=naca&page=2

These were ~$30ish shipped for the pair, as the post says, it took me about 2 hours for the driver side, and an hour for the passenger side, although I f'ed up and put passenger side too low. I used scraps of lexan I had left over from my hard top window job, so it was nice and cheap.

I've never noticed them being too close to the steering wheel btw. They work amazingly, even at 10mph. I use a cap from a spray can to cover them when it's chilly out.
~$30 from where, i have only found them for $77
jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 12:17 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gainesville, Tx
Posts: 229
Total Cats: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Splitime View Post
Stick leg out window, pants inflate... win...
This is also how Hustler does point-by's. Double win.
sixace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 12:31 AM   #20
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 387
Total Cats: 10
Default

http://www.trackhq.com/forums/f195/d...-ice-box-3260/
do a cool suit.

or this: http://www.attwoodmarine.com/store/category/ventilation
http://www.suzukaracing.com/1%20Blower.html
http://www.detmarcorp.com/blowers.htm
I've used to run a fan inside to my helmet, this is the same fan NASCAR guys run on their brakes.

Last edited by bellwilliam; 07-13-2010 at 12:43 AM.
bellwilliam is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fab9Tuning's NC MX-5 Turbo Kit Discussion- EFR/Garrett V-Band FAB Prefabbed Turbo Kits 216 03-22-2017 05:00 PM
1.8, C30-74 Rotrex, 9psi, 235WHP/190WTQ (E85) Lincoln Logs Dynos and timesheets 4 09-23-2015 01:26 PM
IAT on MS3 gsyk59 MEGAsquirt 2 09-20-2015 05:54 PM
Air Coolant Correction 86-145 iparnell MEGAsquirt 2 09-13-2015 08:04 PM
ME221 Now has Autotune and Long Term Fuel Trim Tables Motorsport-Electronics ECUs and Tuning 0 09-05-2015 09:02 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 10:07 AM.