Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Aerodynamics
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-25-2014, 12:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
Spaced out...
 
spacemanspif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dirty Jersey
Posts: 748

The New Focus - '07 Ford Focus ZX5
90 day: 32.44 mpg (US)
Thanks: 142
Thanked 204 Times in 148 Posts
Can you take some pics? You have basically the design I was thinking and I'd like to see how you did it. Love this project you are doing.

Has anyone ever tested cooling efficiency difference between bottom draw and dam air? I assume boffom cooling is better because it theoretically uses all of the radiator whereas ram air basically only cools the area of the radiator that the air is directly blowing through.

__________________
-Mike

2007 Ford Focus ZX5 - 91k - SGII, pending upper and lower grill bocks - auto trans
1987 Monte Carlo SS - 5.3/4L80E swap - 13.67 @ 106
2007 Ford Focus Estate - 230k - 33mpg - Retired 4/2018
1995 Saturn SL2 - 256K miles - 44mpg - Retired 9/2014

Cost to Operate Spreadsheet for "The New Focus"

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 12-25-2014, 01:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
Cd
Ultimate Fail
 
Cd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 3,339
Thanks: 2,686
Thanked 937 Times in 556 Posts


What are the two openings in the bumper ? ( - here they are blocked off. )
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2014, 02:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
Eco Rodder
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 76
Thanks: 20
Thanked 35 Times in 22 Posts
The two areas blocked off on that number are just stock bumper openings. Probably fir airflow yo the radiator prior to doing much science about where the air was going.
I will block those in mine too.
I am still a ways from actually building an air dam for mine. I still need to get the body back on the frame!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2014, 04:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
Cd
Ultimate Fail
 
Cd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 3,339
Thanks: 2,686
Thanked 937 Times in 556 Posts
When in doubt, after you block the grille / install an air dam, a tuft test will tell what direction the air is going in.

I was surprised to see the direction of airflow on my car when i tufted it.

For instance, the air just skipped over the channels on my A pillars, versus being channeled over the car. ( The car is a '93 Civic )


I really like the look of your car, style wise. I had a '69 Camaro for short while myself.
Never drove it.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com