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Default Under-Hood Internal Aerodynamics

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One way to lower internal drag would be keep the air out of the engine bay. With a "boxed radiator" to improve its flow, vented outside the engine bay, there would still be air from underneath the engine to eliminate. An oversized "Skid Plate" could help - but heat in the bay still a concern.

With louvers, air could be pulled from the bay - at speed, but some fan setup would be needed when stopped. Digital temp gauges are pretty cheap, as are some stainless steel louvers.

If you're into electronics the fan(s) could be setup to run at a set temp.
Seems like a worthy experiment. I'll put it on my ever growing list of 2-Dos.
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One way to lower internal drag would be keep the air out of the engine bay. With a "boxed radiator" to improve its flow, vented outside the engine bay, there would still be air from underneath the engine to eliminate. An oversized "Skid Plate" could help - but heat in the bay still a concern.

If you're into electronics the fan(s) could be setup to run at a set temp.
Seems like a worthy experiment. I'll put it on my ever growing list of 2-Dos.
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With my plan to "belly pan" my car, I have thought alot about a sealed engine compartment and the heat generated by headers and such... The louvers are a good idea but like you said only work at speed. Temperature operated fans are a good idea, but something powerful enough to move enough air is going to be heavy (and where to mount it??) Im going to experiment with some simple vents in the hood to see if the natural tendency of hot air to rise will self evacuate and keep underhood temps reasonable.

All thoughts that wont happen for another year considering the current state of my car though
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All thoughts that wont happen for another year considering the current state of my car though
Ditto, my friend. But I think at last I'm settling in on a wheel tire combo. So soon a "roller."
I'm gonna try the pan under engine - and thermostat fan(s). Also want to Jet-Hot the headers too - may push some heat out of the bay and down the tailpipe - so they say...

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External Aerodynamics, but adaptive, so kind of interesting.


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On second look - what are they trying to accomplish? Load the inside tire - makes sense, roll the chassis to help that effort - makes sense, but there must be simpler means - thinking the Porsche dual rear elements - (I owe a post of that too.)

But in any case -- That is WILD

But I already said: WHUT! when I saw this one:
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It works - in spite of being sort of "Red Neck" aluminum siding?
Gotta' have that canard steer for real effect.
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so here are some of the ones I owe -
Porsche 908 -
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and about half way through this video they get some track time:
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ARDUINO anyone?

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Default Revisit the early C3s

Here is something that has been brewing a while in the "eco-mod" world. Finally making mainstream:


Ready for the 68-77 mods?

In fact could be better flow than the GM 78 that has some areas of "less than optimum," given over for "style."


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This is from 2017. But, I am not up on this so was impressed by all the small details. They show the old aero, highlight it, and then show the new mods.

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