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Old 10-10-2009, 01:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That's about as elegant as engineering ever gets!

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Old 10-12-2009, 12:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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That's about as elegant as HILLBILLY engineering ever gets!
There. Fixed it for ya. As both a former engineer AND one who is inclined toward hillbillyism more and more the older I get (He##, no, I don't park brokedown cars in my yard! They was a'runnin' when I parked 'em. And if that's war they wanna die, let 'em rest in peace, I say!)
I know the difference. And my daughter (BS-ME, Colo School of Mines, '06) would not let me ever forget the difference!
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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+1 on HILLBILLY engineering...got my degree in Barnyard Emperical Design Theory, too.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:20 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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One observaton that may be of interest is that when I sealed all around the hood on my 2007 Yaris this past summer the engine bay temp would stay so high that when I removed my warm air duct from above the exhaust manifold [intake air temp was very close to coolent temperature 85C] and simply layed it in the corner of the engine bay the intake air temp on my scanguage did not drop. I then removed the foam tape from the rear of the hood and the temperature droped noticably.
Which suggests that sealing the rear upper part of the engine bay at the hood may be worth some more experamentation...
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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RedYaris, that is interesting...
@Frank Lee, I am really considering covering about 90% of the front grill this year, just to see what it does for MPG. Got enough fan power to keep it cool now...
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:44 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Put the F150's grille block back in recently; the F150 has not had ANY fan for several years now. The grille block is almost total, except for a hole in front of the transmission cooler and a smaller hole so that I can work the hood release.

I've noticed on my Fords that they already have a sealing strip at the back edge of the hood to the cowl.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:30 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I didn't notice this thread until today.

Very nice Frank!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for sharing this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
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So many mod projects, so little time!

I just called Home Depot, the foam sheets come in 1/2", 3/4", 1" thickness, and thicker which might be useful for a truck.

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