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PostPosted: August 31, 2017, 4:38 pm 
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How about getting the parts back and doing a carbon fiber wrap yourself? I say carbon fiber because I doubt you'd match your color in a wrap. There are so many other textures out there, however. You're sure to find something that interests you.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: August 31, 2017, 4:43 pm 
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I feel for you, Kurt. I have a million stories like that over the years, but I'm pretty gullible. Paint shops have been pretty good to me, but machine shops are bad, and 'race prep' shops are the worst.


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PostPosted: October 16, 2017, 5:59 pm 
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Finally got the painted ductwork back (sitting loose in the pictures). I saw a post saying "He ruined it", but that's okay, it's one less person who wants a ride.

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PostPosted: October 16, 2017, 10:08 pm 
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Why did you pinch the flow side to side just over the intake box instead of flaring it out to each side?

BTW I like the way the intake looks over the windshield

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PostPosted: October 16, 2017, 10:56 pm 
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So I can use the rear view mirror!

The cross-sectional area of that pinched area matches the inlet area, and above the intercooler core it flairs back out, so the "theory" is that I can reshape it as long as I keep the area the same.

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PostPosted: October 17, 2017, 7:56 pm 
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Would you consider the use of a "tray" under the intercooler to direct air to a negative pressure zone at the rear of the car? This could make the whole system more efficient but would also add complexity that you may not need. I was thinking along the same lines as ducting a rad for airflow on both sides to increase cooling. Same idea, right?

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PostPosted: October 17, 2017, 8:45 pm 
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KB58 wrote:
Finally got the painted ductwork back (sitting loose in the pictures). I saw a post saying "He ruined it", but that's okay, it's one less person who wants a ride.

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Well, we all know opinions are like, you know. I think it looks way cool!

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