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  • New ways to fight the heat

    After fighting vapor lock, I stepped back and re-thought some things...

    For example:



    No more deadheaded regulator... plumbed in a return style with a -10 return. Should keep the fuel a bit cooler.

    And.. to help combat underhood temps in general:




    Functional hood vents from a... (gasp!).. 2013 Mustang!


    Still working on a pan to seal the carb inlet away from the hood vents...
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    DW2014 - SR BB/PA class winner!
    DW2015 - Finished in 1 piece (for once!)
    DW2016 - Still "Fox Free" ;)

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    Here's an idea ...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by AdvAutoBob View Post
      And.. to help combat underhood temps in general:




      Functional hood vents from a... (gasp!).. 2013 Mustang!
      "Sano" work for sure!



      I hope the vents are not mounted too far back for efficient evacuation . . . or for efficient draining onto the ignition wires during cloud bursts . . . .

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Outsider View Post
        "Sano" work for sure!



        I hope the vents are not mounted too far back for efficient evacuation . . . or for efficient draining onto the ignition wires during cloud bursts . . . .
        That's not a Disco Camaro.. just sayin' ;)
        DW2013 - DNF (Gateway - trans failure)
        DW2014 - SR BB/PA class winner!
        DW2015 - Finished in 1 piece (for once!)
        DW2016 - Still "Fox Free" ;)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AdvAutoBob View Post
          That's not a Disco Camaro.. just sayin' ;)
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          • #6
            Originally posted by AdvAutoBob View Post
            That's not a Disco Camaro.. just sayin' ;)
            CAMARO! Shut your "PIE HOLE!" (nothing personal, just using the BANGSHIFT WORD OF THE DAY so graciously supplied by Super Buick Guy) . . . That's a PONTIAC TRANS-AM, man!

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            • #7
              New radiator and 4600CFM fan setup:



              Should help with cooling... :D
              DW2013 - DNF (Gateway - trans failure)
              DW2014 - SR BB/PA class winner!
              DW2015 - Finished in 1 piece (for once!)
              DW2016 - Still "Fox Free" ;)

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              • #8
                Looks like the radiator is big enough. I hope the fans are effective, the blades don't look very spiffy....
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                • #9
                  Just an observation....

                  The way your fuel lines and regulators are situated, it appears they are rather close to the thermostat housing and upper radiator hose. Would it be helpful to build some type of heat shield or to re-route either the radiator hose or the fuel lines to put more distance between the heat source and the fuel?
                  It's really no different than trying to glue them back on after she has her way.

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                  • #10
                    Optical illusion due to the camera angle.. the lines are more than a foot away from the upper hose, and the regulator mounting bracket is about half that from the thermostat housing.
                    DW2013 - DNF (Gateway - trans failure)
                    DW2014 - SR BB/PA class winner!
                    DW2015 - Finished in 1 piece (for once!)
                    DW2016 - Still "Fox Free" ;)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AdvAutoBob View Post
                      Optical illusion due to the camera angle.. the lines are more than a foot away from the upper hose, and the regulator mounting bracket is about half that from the thermostat housing.
                      Ah! Thanks for the description.

                      Looks good!
                      It's really no different than trying to glue them back on after she has her way.

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                      • #12
                        That's a whole lot of plumbing in that fuel system - whoa!

                        I like the heat extractors AND the hood latches - very nice work.
                        There's always something new to learn.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks!

                          I should also mention that I'm building a chin spoiler and modifying the front bumper to help direct air to the radiator core to help with getting airflow through the engine compartment..
                          DW2013 - DNF (Gateway - trans failure)
                          DW2014 - SR BB/PA class winner!
                          DW2015 - Finished in 1 piece (for once!)
                          DW2016 - Still "Fox Free" ;)

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                          • #14
                            The important thing is to get out on the road in May-June so you can see how it works....
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                            • #15
                              Got the NMCA race in March for initial shakedowns.. then extended road testing during the summer.

                              No more "drive it around the block and load it up" trips.. ;)
                              DW2013 - DNF (Gateway - trans failure)
                              DW2014 - SR BB/PA class winner!
                              DW2015 - Finished in 1 piece (for once!)
                              DW2016 - Still "Fox Free" ;)

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