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Old 06-05-2008, 05:56 PM   #51 (permalink)
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This is exactly why I opted to get my a/c fixed. I get hot at about 70 degrees so when the thermometer takes aim at +95 degrees and humidity gets added to that and it's only the beginning of June... I'll trade some mpg for the cold air.

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Old 06-05-2008, 08:02 PM   #52 (permalink)
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On the subject of cooling the parked car, has anyone ever tried throwing a panel on the dash (a decent one) and wiring it across the ventillation blower? Crack a window, leave your panel vents set to outside air, and you should get free ventillation..

I might try that.
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I think the key is to just stay hydrated, say Gatorade?
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why not just make a cool vest by threading and sowing a long piece of tube round a vest? then hook it up to a cool box full of ice water with a pump and radio shack style controller.
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I think the key is to just becoming active during the peak heat hours in your area so your body becomes acclimated to the heat. I did a lot of mid-day cycling this summer and now the in car heat really doesn't bother me as much. (I realize this isn't an option for everyone, but it's worthwhile).
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I was checking out cars on Craigslist when I came across a listing for a car with a non-functioning A/C, the seller was quick to say that it's no worry because they've installed this device:
!MightyKool Personal Coolers by Swampy

Thought some of you might enjoy it.
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Good tips brad. But keeping hydrated is key. Most people won't even know their having problems until its too late.

Those $10 solar-powered car window fans don't work too well because the fan motor is too wimpy to move any air and the PV cells are too small to adequately power the undersized motor to do much unless directly facing sunlight.

It also ruins the aero quality if you're driving which means you only use them while parked... but leaving them in while parked for long is almost like waving a flag for potential scoundrels to have their way with your booty. Not cool.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:28 PM   #58 (permalink)
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I really like thebrad's idea of a small ac with ducting on the seat.


Using a seat that could be easilly ducted.
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just cut the whole top off your car the wind will cool you

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