Comments From Larry Meier.
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08:43 PM 6/11/2001
I made a sealed air induction scoop, drawing the fresh cooler outside
air and sealing it off from the hot engine air. It comes in from the side
panel. I have a temp gauge on the air coming in from both the outside and
the rubber elbow attached to the engine.
I rapped the cat/ converters with header rap and made aluminum heat
shields around them and also rapped the upright tube next to the right
side cat. I experimented with cutting up an old a/c condenser and placed
it around the lower tube to help dissipate heat and am now making a scoop
to direct air through these fins. The result so far is I am putting air
in at around the outside temp into the engine with no inter cooler needed.
I am not robing power from anywhere to help make power. I am
just reading and guessing about all of this but it is working. I removed
the seal from my intake scoop and my temp gauge sucked in hot engine heat
and pegged my temp gauge in a matter of minutes. The bottom line is there
are a lot of us with a lot of imagination and creativity and time to experiment
and try things so I waited until I new I had positive results before telling
you about this. It seems basically the cooler the air coming into the engine
the better. I just did it this way.
17:37:27 Tue, 12 Jun 2001
The rear tube
is of coarse a water drain that would be needed when driving forward
and there is a second water drain in front next to the supercharger
when the car is stopped.
I have drain
holes in the bottom outside air cleaner canister and in 3 months
of driving ( no problems of any kind ), i opened up the 2 holes in
the canister to one large hole , now it dinoed out with 7.43 lbs
of boost at 6000 rpm.
06-19-2001 06:56 PM:
To answer questions regarding my sealed intake system, it is not a
kit, I made it myself. It was my idea to bring in cooler air from the outside
rather than hot engine compartment air. To help cool the air in the engine
compartment I also wrapped the catalytic converters with header wrap, made
aluminum heat shields around them, and wrapped the upright supercharger
tube with header wrap. I attached pieces of an a/c condensor surrounding
the lower tube to help dissipate heat. I have 2 gauges monitoring intake
temperature and the temperature coming into the engine is not much hotter
than the outside air into the scoop. I have 2 water drains built into the
scoop (front & rear) after driving it over 2 months have had no water
I must say... the hardest part was cutting the hole in the side panel.
It is only on the left side and behind the side marker light so as to not
throw off the lighting balance.
I just dyno'd it last Friday (89 degree day) and produced 254 rwhp with
8.08 lbs boost and 209 ft/lbs torque. I have 23,000 miles on this car.
I love it.
In the 3 years I've owned this car, I've handmade my own hardtop, polished
the frame, chromed front suspension, Borla exhaust, on & on & on.
My friends tell me I can't leave anything alone.
99 Yellow Prowler
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