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Old 07-22-2010, 09:38 AM   #72 (permalink)
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More air!

We have a heat wave here that doesn't want to go away and tomorrow we're driving to the mountains again. Since we're taking our car I did a little math: Climbing hills + 5 people + baggage + 35°C (95°F) + A/C = more air going through the radiator. So I cut more holes in the grille block, doubling the open area in front of the radiator.


Originally Posted by ShadeTreeMech View Post
I can see the definite benefits of a foil insulator on the sunroof. With my car I could mount it to the moonroof.
It appears to be working somewhat. Since the "reflective insert" spans the front 60% of the length of the glass roof, I touched the inside panels today after 6 hours in the sun. The rear panel was hotter than the middle and front panels. It's not much, but with the heat wave every bit counts. Hopefully by year's end we'll have a roof over the car, keeping both the sun and the snow off
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e·co·mod·ding: the art of turning vehicles into what they should be

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