Originally Posted by Takeda
Have you heard the phrase "Some people never grow up"?
Yes, as a matter of fact, this reply is to one of those individuals. I take pride in knowing such as its a direct reflection of ' spirit ' as well.
For your information, I don't own any "race cars"!
Too bad. If you did, and one broke, you might actually experience something to aid you in your ' quest for the truth ' so to say.
Heres a lesson in Physics for the ' Nay Sayers '. Grab your chair Mr. Ayers, and a box of kleenex as well to dry your tears.
The reason it took 2-3 hours for this reply folks.. I just decided to grab a bottle of laughing gas and BEAT this engine. I was on its way out ( physically ) till I had to make a road trip to Syracuse. I don;t care if it goes ' boom ' as theres a nice shiny one thats a lil bigger in the garage on a stand thats itching to go in here.
Parking brake on, sitting in the driveway after a good hour and a halfs running up and down Fhurman Blvd. Its 86degrees and a humidity/Percipitation level of 50%. 30.19 bar pressure, dewpoint of 65degrees F. Visability of 7 miles. http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNY0181
. OHC reads 85degrees.. I won't argue with it.
( Being thurough, this is a scientific experiment of sorts. All things are a consideration. )
Sitting time, 5 minutes ( roughly, had to grab the camera and find a flashcard for it.. )
Not even hitting 150 degrees. I even have a higher Idle then most due to Cam profile and the Fuel I use ( Ethanol ) .
Top view of the Adapter Bri made for the hose. Theres a grounding lug and a Sensor/Thermometer boss on it.
Basic Shroud/Factory piece.. one hole drilled for electrical supply..
Relay/Controller for the fan. Couldn't really get to it as theres a fat piece of 0/1 gauge in the way from the Altenator.. Its mounted AWAY from the engine bay itself. Heat is the biggest killer ( outside of electro/statically charged dust ) of electrical components.
Better view of the adaptor.
The adaptor has some road grime as its contact points have been covered in Teflon paste/dialectric grease. I need to clean it off as I'm going to re-use this adapter on the new mill. Didn't feel like pulling it out only to have to pull it again soon. Off the sensor on that adaptor is what the temp gauge on the pillar reads. We all know what our thgermostats are rated at and have a good idea at what temps they should open. What we DONT know is ' how much cooling is occuring in the radiator? '. By watching that Gauge, I know if the e-fan is working or even being efficient.
The BEST temps I could muster with a mechanical fan ( I found my index/log books ) was roughly 180degrees. It was recorded Aug 5th, 2005. ( yep, I dug out the records I used to keep just looking for info. Also found the 9.115 timeslip I had from Lancaster :) )
One Nitrous, Bored and Extruded-headded SOHC. For sale soon!
Anything else Mr. Ayers? I normally respect my elders but I find myself in the ' middle ' on this one ' age ' wise. My Credentials? I'm the biggest Jerk/****/**** on this site ( Ask anyone as Ive had the pleasure of locking horns with all of them, including the site admins ). The individual you were originally stepping on ( Maurice ) is one of the reasons why I was banned before, But in this senario.. ' Right is Right ' and your totally wrong.
I've never offered any ' help or advice ' on Nitrous as I don;t want the liability of hearing of some ' youngster ' ( your term ) wasting a perfectly good engine, but on this topic, I believe the example represents itself.
A gentleman whom I have the utmost respect for ( even thought he and I will probably never speak again ) named John Griggs Runs an E-Fan. He also runs his truck through things a normal 2wd vehical couldn't. I ask of you, why would a man whom has pioneered a lot of the mods we all use on a daily basis run such a detremental thing? You see my engine bay, have an ' alledged race car ' time for an 8th mile.. Read my profile mate, then ask yourself ' Gee, why would a guy whom has put so much into an engine run an e-fan on a daily driver that he beats on? '. Need anyone Mention Nickster-SVT whom has UNQUESTIONED the most tricked out SOHC of anyone on this site? Cams, Heads, a blower, a wiring system thats.. words cannot describe the time and money hes invested under his hood alone, not to speak of the rest of his truck.. Yet he has an electrical fan.. on a Truck with a Blower?
The answer is simple. The energy saved from the parasitic loss helps with power to the wheels, better MPG readings and honsetly, its more efficient then a mechanical fan. Keeping the engine cooler gives it a longer life.
I understand you might care about the youngsters wallets, but I've learned sometimes these ' youngsters ' MIGHT have a valid point. As ' Few and far in between ' as they are, they still do happen.