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Old 06-25-2017, 08:06 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Have you considered to fit any sort of temperature trim valve to blend the warmer and the hotter air flows on-demand? Certain dedicated-ethanol trucks in my country had it, while in the cars it was usually thermostatically-actuated. Then you could avoid it to eventually overheat while still being able to decrease warm-up times.

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Old 06-25-2017, 01:57 PM   #122 (permalink)
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not really... I'm thinking it may not be needed since I'm not actually redirecting any hot exhaust back into the intake... just heated air from around the manifold. That air won't be anywhere near as hot as the internal exhaust air...
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:27 PM   #123 (permalink)
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I'm thinking it may not be needed since I'm not actually redirecting any hot exhaust back into the intake... just heated air from around the manifold. That air won't be anywhere near as hot as the internal exhaust air...
Even though it's likely to not be as hot as the exhaust flow, eventually an excessively hot intake stream would become detrimental for both fuel-efficiency and overall performance. BTW have you fitted any wrap to the exhaust of your car?
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:39 PM   #124 (permalink)
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No wrap... why do you ask?
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:21 PM   #125 (permalink)
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No wrap... why do you ask?
Just to know. But anyway, have you already measured the external temperature on the exhaust manifold's surface?
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No... not being that scientific and hotter air seems to be most beneficial.
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Finally made the 60 mpg club!
The 70 mpg club and up will require aeromods.
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Wooaahh! That's superbly awesome!
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I just added a 2nd solar panel to my car. This one is 21 W, so now I have 34W total charging power. Now I won't have to hook it up to the battery charger any longer. I rarely had to hook it up, but not anymore.... unless winter proves to not privide enough sunlight.
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Finally made the 60 mpg club!
The 70 mpg club and up will require aeromods.
So this is a very interesting thread- thank you for your help. I've been working on my 1974 Pinto Hatchback and am putting together a fishtail to test here this summer. I'm making it out of balsa wood and paper mache just to test how well it works. If it does as I hope I'll make it permanent out of conduit, tarps and duct tape. I'm getting about 38 MPG right now and hope to get into this 60 club you mentioned.

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