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Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:10 pm
by Joe Schiavone
I have just about finished my attempt to lower the heat buildup in the engine co
mpartment. Is there any interest in me posting what all was involved. I can post it or email it to you. 400 cfm directly out the side vents. RacerJoe

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:46 pm
by Richie
it seems successful so I'd say yeah, post away Joe :D

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:32 pm
by AH1951
I'll be very interested to see how you quantify the improvement - to learn what temperature reduction you achieve in the engine bay, at engine idling on a scorching-hot day, at the many points you will have fitted instrumentation to measure temperatures within the engine bay, with fans off, then again with fans on.
Or if it's just that you feel that if you are moving hot air out of the bay, therefore you feel you must be doing some good?

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:38 pm
by Keith
We'd certainly be interested in reading about this Joe.

But post it in the Interceptor Tech area of the forum, rather than General Discussion.

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:05 pm
by Grant
I can't wait to read it Joe, please post some pics aswell even though I know you avoid it, I did previously explain how to upload them from your PC .. it is very simple, would you like me to explain it again for you Joe?. many thanks RacerJoe :P .. Grant :wink:

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:11 pm
by aslef
Yes please Joe,previously discussed this with you so I eagerly await.

Thanks,Tim.

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:37 pm
by Joe Schiavone
as requested and I plan on analizining with and without fans on. It is my belief that much of the heat soak people experience while driving is engine heat entering the air vent from atop the fire wall in the engine compartment. I will find out. RacerJoe

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:15 pm
by Manwithaplan
Has anybody tried fitting the Chrysler cooling fan to the water pump ?

I haven't looked at clearances but in principle, as long as the engine is running then air is being passed over the engine and exiting under the vehicle.

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:25 pm
by Joe Schiavone
Grant. I am dislexit and have a hard time following what is necessary to successfully navigate within the requirements of posting. I have received a lot of critticism o
N the postings so I would rather just e mail and not tulip people off over my computer shortcuings or spelling. If you would send me address I can get you what you need. Joe

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:46 pm
by Grant
Joe Schiavone wrote:Grant. I am dislexit and have a hard time following what is necessary to successfully navigate within the requirements of posting. I have received a lot of critticism o
N the postings so I would rather just e mail and not tulip people off over my computer shortcuings or spelling. If you would send me address I can get you what you need. Joe

Hello Joe ... No problem, they tell me I am deslexic too :P ... but no doubt you have other qualities that superseed others much like your past in racing :wink: ... Joe yes sure, how about you email me any pictures you have and any wording about the engine fan cooling project and I'll post it onto the forum on this thread Joe Ay :?: What say you Joe? ... My email address is... grant@grantsvanillacustard.com .. you will recieve an auto reply from me but I will still be able to read your email Joe Ok :wink: ... or if you would prefer I can email you and then you can just click reply.. add the pics and the wording as you want to and I can correct any of it for you :wink: ... Let me know Mr Man :P with kind regards to you Joe............ Grant :P

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:05 pm
by Joe Schiavone
Grant. Your suggestion is fine with me. I have to finish up some elec to the tunnel and put the seats back in the front then fully derailleur the car befor I am back on the road. Joe

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:41 pm
by Chris_R
Manwithaplan wrote:Has anybody tried fitting the Chrysler cooling fan to the water pump ?

I haven't looked at clearances but in principle, as long as the engine is running then air is being passed over the engine and exiting under the vehicle.

Yes, I know of an SP with an engine driven fan. It has never overheated in any traffic or weather condition.

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:34 pm
by Grant
Manwithaplan wrote:Has anybody tried fitting the Chrysler cooling fan to the water pump ?

I haven't looked at clearances but in principle, as long as the engine is running then air is being passed over the engine and exiting under the vehicle.

I remember a Mk2 (I think it was ) appeared on here.. chap from kent .. never heard from him again.. but maybe it was a car of month a few years ago now... he had fitted a Mercedes 500 viscous fan to his and done away with the elec fans .. he said it worked really well ... whether it got rid of any under-bonnet heat though I wouldnt know .. it looked good though I thought :)

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:36 pm
by Grant
Joe Schiavone wrote:Grant. Your suggestion is fine with me. I have to finish up some elec to the tunnel and put the seats back in the front then fully derailleur the car befor I am back on the road. Joe

No probs Joe ... you do your thing Romeo and then just ping me an email when you are ready and I'll post it up for you :P :wink:

Re: Engine heat evacuation syste

PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:28 am
by kenny38
I have over the years tried just about everything to combat heat getting into cabin from SP. Not much luck . Have had insulation put in and still gets rather warm after an hour or so of driving at 100K. Bonnet louvres don't do much for the problem. I think....which for me is dangerous......that the extractors which were not standard (does anyone else know that?) get alarmingly hot and in fact can glow in the dark and pass under/near drivers footwell. Joe,do you have extractors? The ones that go on cars? Re radiators. My car had engine run ones when I got her but overheated quickly and badly. Radiator pro. tore out rad. and installed new one with electric fans as existing one was"to old and only giving around 50% coolant/water" . Result....never gone past "N" even in 47degrees (C) and 2 hours at 110KPH but interiour was like an oven even with A/C on full blast.
It is what it is. Grant, you are a good man and I shall leave you in my wife's will :mrgreen: . Anyone with dyslexia has a very large challenge in life and deserves accolades for coping and succeeding . Kenny38