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Re: Vlad's rides thread

Postby Dylan » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:06 pm

Keep us updated mate

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Re: Vlad's rides thread

Postby vlad01 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:09 pm

A lot better now. Almost spot on for most of it. The areas I didn't touch above 50c are actually richer by 1 afr but it still idles happy so I think I'll leave it as is.


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Re: Vlad's rides thread

Postby Dylan » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:40 pm

That's good news mate. Maybe even lessen it off a little at around the 50c mark. Good to see a win though

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Re: Vlad's rides thread

Postby immortality » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:59 pm

vlad01 wrote:Well its better than the stock air box for sure but once the engine is worked it starts to limit it as well.

Honestly I think the best option is just a straight pod in the engine bay. The loss of air density from having no CAI is marginal at best, a good trade off for having actual unrestricted flow.


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Enclosure seals against the bonnet and has the extra cold air intake from under the front of the car. The enclosure is also wider than the MACE CAI so that it takes cool air from the gap beside the radiator. I will be replicating this on the VX at some stage. the MACE unit is nice and does a decent job but I like to be able to see the filter when I lift the bonnet for ease of maintenance and access to the headlight. I have the same cold air intake attachment on the MACE box in the VX and it definitely makes a difference.

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Re: Vlad's rides thread

Postby vlad01 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:11 pm

Dylan wrote:That's good news mate. Maybe even lessen it off a little at around the 50c mark. Good to see a win though


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Re: Vlad's rides thread

Postby vlad01 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:16 pm

immortality wrote:
vlad01 wrote:Well its better than the stock air box for sure but once the engine is worked it starts to limit it as well.

Honestly I think the best option is just a straight pod in the engine bay. The loss of air density from having no CAI is marginal at best, a good trade off for having actual unrestricted flow.


This was my solution.
POD with CAI 004.jpg

Enclosure seals against the bonnet and has the extra cold air intake from under the front of the car. The enclosure is also wider than the MACE CAI so that it takes cool air from the gap beside the radiator. I will be replicating this on the VX at some stage. the MACE unit is nice and does a decent job but I like to be able to see the filter when I lift the bonnet for ease of maintenance and access to the headlight. I have the same cold air intake attachment on the MACE box in the VX and it definitely makes a difference.




That's a pretty cleaver. Though I might just open up the edge near the gap on the rad support, on the right side of the box. Even with the lid open my air temps aren't much higher than it was so I may even make a new lid. Was thinking of an acrylic lid with honeycomb hole pattern or along those lines. I have access to machines to do this at work so it can be a side project.
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Re: Vlad's rides thread

Postby immortality » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:20 pm

Cheers.

For the VX i'll bring the side out to the chassis rail which will allow a lot more air in the side.

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Re: Vlad's rides thread

Postby vlad01 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:35 pm

Was thinking on how to restore the pealing flocking on the original and otherwise good outer door belts on my VP S since I can't find nos belts anywhere and been searching for them over 5 years with no luck.

I found this on a Ferrari forum with the same intentions of restoring seals. Thought I chuck it here for later reference.

http://www.flockit.com/index.php/order/ ... ibers.html
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Re: Vlad's rides thread

Postby Gareth » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:49 pm

what the fuck is flock??
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Re: Vlad's rides thread

Postby vlad01 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:01 pm

The fuzzy shit on the seals, called flocking.
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