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#31 OFFLINE   Snoopy49

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:36 AM

I find it interesting that none of the aftermarket cooler suppliers offer a higher volume coolant pump. Ford found a need for one when they upgraded their system.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:21 PM

Well if this is true then DEFINITELY the H/E my shelby is a downgrade. I guess then I have no clue how you would improve cooling on this car, because that heat exchanger now that we have is HUGE. I don't think a bigger one would even fit properly.


A downgrade from what?

I didn't say fans do nothing, I said that they do nothing at high speeds, which is where Ford saw the problems.

But why you keep equating "cooling" with the intercooler system is beyond me. There's another entire cooling system. And from what I've read, it seems that was the biggest issue at high speeds, not the intercooler.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

A downgrade from what?

I didn't say fans do nothing, I said that they do nothing at high speeds, which is where Ford saw the problems.

But why you keep equating "cooling" with the intercooler system is beyond me. There's another entire cooling system. And from what I've read, it seems that was the biggest issue at high speeds, not the intercooler.


Fans can actually be a detriment at high air flow conditions. They can block the airflow. I don't have any scientific evidence to say they are on the C&R's but I would think they are (a limiting factor).

And like you said, fans are to draw (relatively) cool air over the device under low air flow conditions such as idling or slow driving...Which is right where you *don't* require it on a Supercharger IC.

I personally wanted the fans so they would be cooling the Heat Exchanger fluid down between rounds, on the return trip to the staging lanes where air flow is at a minimum or waiting to stage when there is little to no air flowing.


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

Fans can actually be a detriment at high air flow conditions. They can block the airflow. I don't have any scientific evidence to say they are on the C&R's but I would think they are (a limiting factor).


Yep. that's the reason for the overpressure doors on the radiator shroud. I don't know how much the fans on the aftermarket H/E's cut air flow, but I'm sure there's a point where it would be an issue. But I'd bet very few people are going to run into it.

I personally wanted the fans so they would be cooling the Heat Exchanger fluid down between rounds, on the return trip to the staging lanes where air flow is at a minimum or waiting to stage when there is little to no air flowing.


This. Exactly this. Heat builds up while you're hard on the gas, and then you slow down or stop. If you don't have fans, the heat doesn't go away.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:46 AM

My motorcycle has a black plastic mesh that fits flush against the radiator to deflect large stones. It works well. This would leave the grill open and you would have to look closely to see it. I may try to find some of this material and give that a try.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:58 AM

My motorcycle has a black plastic mesh that fits flush against the radiator to deflect large stones. It works well. This would leave the grill open and you would have to look closely to see it. I may try to find some of this material and give that a try.


shelby already has something. Look on the new SS on mustangsdaily.com
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:12 PM

My motorcycle has a black plastic mesh that fits flush against the radiator to deflect large stones. It works well.


And I'll bet the radiator sits right behind the front wheel, right?

Apples/Oranges.



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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:08 PM

And I'll bet the radiator sits right behind the front wheel, right?

Apples/Oranges.



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It sits above the wheel and extends to both sides, it sees plenty of action.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:47 PM

I bought black powder coated material from customcargrills.com, and custom cut it to cover my radiator and HE. Look very good to me, and you have to get up close to tell it is there.

Thats it! now one for the bottom too. Wonder when they will make it to market?

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:08 PM

I bought black powder coated material from customcargrills.com, and custom cut it to cover my radiator and HE. Look very good to me, and you have to get up close to tell it is there.


Nice, what size diamond mesh did you use? And how did you mount it? Thanks in advance, Wayne

Edited by WJinLV, 29 August 2012 - 08:17 PM.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:11 AM

I bought black powder coated material from customcargrills.com, and custom cut it to cover my radiator and HE. Look very good to me, and you have to get up close to tell it is there.


Why don't you take a picture of it from a distance rather than that close up? That way we can see if we can notice it or not.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:31 PM

Nice, what size diamond mesh did you use? And how did you mount it? Thanks in advance, Wayne


+1 on the mounting question. This is how I was thinking of going, but not sure how to mount it. Would love ideas on how to mount quickly, as well as dims, if it's not a precise cut, as I'm going to be picking mine up and driving it up the Alcan. It would be nice to have a solution that I could do a quick install on, at least to cut down on the rocks and big bugs until I get it home. Would really appreciate a tech writeup with pics? Please? :D
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:33 PM

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:18 AM

I bought black powder coated material from customcargrills.com, and custom cut it to cover my radiator and HE. Look very good to me, and you have to get up close to tell it is there.


That's exactly what I was looking for, I will get some of that.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:32 AM

well... it's a shame for the car... but the bugs deserved it. Stupid bugs.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

Attached File  2012-07-29 23.18.20.jpg   21.14KB   35 downloadsI mounted it using black nylon ties. Here is a picture from a distance, including upper grill section as well.

+1 on the mounting question. This is how I was thinking of going, but not sure how to mount it. Would love ideas on how to mount quickly, as well as dims, if it's not a precise cut, as I'm going to be picking mine up and driving it up the Alcan. It would be nice to have a solution that I could do a quick install on, at least to cut down on the rocks and big bugs until I get it home. Would really appreciate a tech writeup with pics? Please? :D


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