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Old 11-29-2012, 12:17 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Okay Frank, I followed hood warmer version #1. Cardboard installed tonight!

Side note: for a long time I did not fully understand why you told me I needed to enter a fuel log. So, after catching up on two years of data tonight (ouch), I can see if I was entering after each tank, I'd know when I had a really good one...and would remember what I did to achieve it. 2 years later, I have no idea. Sigh.

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:52 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Good! Let us know what you think of the effectiveness of it.

P.S. First one I ever made was cardboard on the F150. It was 2-piece, simply due to lack of a big enough piece of cardboard, but they overlapped quite a bit and it was nice to only have to disturb one piece to check oil, etc.

I've never had temp sensors or conducted any testing with thermometers; you'd sure think the foil/foam would be far better but I can't quantify that. Either one is better than nothing.

Next step, I suppose, is to weatherstrip the hood perimeter.

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Hey Frank Lee. Any chance you could find your old pictures and host them on EM? I'm looking to add this thread to the 65+ mods list and pictures really are helpful.
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iput a dollar bill over the back of your hand tightly, then light a match and let it sit there.
Wasn't that a scene in Fight Club?

Your Photobucket pix are unviewable on this system, at this time in this location, so I'll have to use my imagination.

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