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Radiator Sprayer?

Old 02-15-2004, 07:12 PM
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I read in Sport compact car that coleman made an intercooler and rad sprayer for cheap, i was wondering if anyone had adapted the idea for the FC. I had a crazy idea for a 3 way switch to activate it, Off, Manual spray, and Auto. Manual should just spray it constantly, and the auto based off the signal from a temp switch...they did it with a tee fitting into the windshield washer reservior, but i'm looking at finding a junked washer/pump mechanism from anything..Does anyone know how much cooler i might run (88SE, intake and exhaust) with a fine mist on the rad with 75mph incoming air?
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Old 02-15-2004, 07:51 PM
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Do you autoX? Otherwise it seems like overkill. Stock radiator and fan work quite well.
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Old 02-15-2004, 07:54 PM
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It seems to me that spraying the stock intercooler with a fine mist of water would help to lower intake temps. I have considered using something like this during drag runs.
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Old 02-15-2004, 08:16 PM
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No autox, just live in tulsa, ok, where temps reach easily 110 degrees, and looking for any kind of insurance on my engine...stop and go is a pain in that kinda heat.
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first thing they will tell you on the track is no leaking liquids on the line. You would be better off to get a CO2 fireextinuisher and douse the intercooler right before the run.
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Old 02-15-2004, 08:17 PM
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plus the mod will cost less than $50, what could it hurt? any input on the execution of the idea?
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Old 02-15-2004, 08:18 PM
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I'm NA, so no IC to cool. And i dont drag at the strip...
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Old 02-15-2004, 08:32 PM
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alcohol injection or a bigger radiator
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Old 02-15-2004, 08:34 PM
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are you talking alcohol into engine or spray over rad? seems a bit more expensive than this ghetto mod..input? Are T2 radiators larger than the NA models?
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Water Injection or bigger radiator.
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