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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:55 am 
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my buddy told me about using a computer fan and a closed loop system through the tb to keep the lil guy cool just need a small holding tank for coolant and run some wires for power. ive already done the coolant bypass so it stays cool as is but adding this system might go above and beyond...i doubt id see any increase in power but it would look pretty sweet....hope i can get this thing going and throw up some pics to show u all!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:47 am 
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You would be better off with something to insulate the intake manifold from the head or the TB from the manifold. something like a phenolic spacer.

I don't think you would gain anything at all by trying to cool your TB.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:14 am 
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one thing ive seen before is a thicker gasket for manifold/head that keeps things cooler..thats for a honda though..any suggets for say materials....? whats the thing your talkin bout never heard of it?

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:08 pm 
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A while back there was someone making intake spaces out of teflon. I didn't like the teflon so I picked up some phenolic and was going to make a spacer but never got around to it. The phenolic I got is very similar to electronic board material, I don't know if that makes any sense to you. I found it at McMaster-Carr, it is called G10/FR4 Garolite.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 5:46 pm 
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Are we talking about MPI or TBI here?

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 2:09 am 
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fordem wrote:
Are we talking about MPI or TBI here?


I'm going to assume he's talking about the SOHC 16V which is MPI.

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 7:26 am 
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ya its a sohc 16v. thanks metropwr i will have to look that stuff up..is that stuff fairly thick? anyone else have a cool idea to keep things chill under the hood?

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:07 am 
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You can put a few washers under your hood hinge and take off the seal at the cowl.

This seems to help lower the air pressure under the hood, forcing the air over the car instead of under, and making your car handle a little better at high speeds. It also help to keep things a lot cooler in my opinion.

I would say for a spacer at least 1/8" seems to be good enough. I think Jardamuth (Turbine Tech) actually made the final product, he may be able to help you.

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:19 am 
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nice ill have to do that. and i will contact him and see what hes got! i never thought of poppin the hood up a lil. good idea

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 12:48 pm 
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Metropwr wrote:
You can put a few washers under your hood hinge and take off the seal at the cowl.

This seems to help lower the air pressure under the hood, forcing the air over the car instead of under, and making your car handle a little better at high speeds. It also help to keep things a lot cooler in my opinion.

I would say for a spacer at least 1/8" seems to be good enough. I think Jardamuth (Turbine Tech) actually made the final product, he may be able to help you.


Jard's final product was made from Nylon and I think it was about 1/8" thick.

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