How did you intercool

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Re: How did you intercool

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:24 pm

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Battery box has good airflow, has been measured by people who know what they are doing. Search MCAF and www.turbofords.com.
www.merkurtech.com has lots and lots of pix of setups in Picture Pages. Sort by "Intercoolers."
Ya. In the front out the hood would be good. But for a street car I'd worry about rain going into the engine bay. Maybe run a duct behind the battery box and through the cabin to the exterior somehow.
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Re: How did you intercool

Post by John Brennan » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:28 pm

In the front and out through the bottom of the car, along with the rest of the engine compartment air, is just fine, too. No need to butcher up the car...
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Re: How did you intercool

Post by markwemple » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:34 pm

Not only does in the front, out the hood flow well, it creates down force at the front.

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Re: How did you intercool

Post by John Brennan » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:07 pm

markwemple wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Not only does in the front, out the hood flow well, it creates down force at the front.
Very true, or at least kills lift; but that can come later. Point is, don't tear up the firewall with ideas of having air exit into the cabin, or something like that. Battery location can also exit down and out normally.
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Re: How did you intercool

Post by merkurdriver » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:06 am

Esteban wrote:
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A tip about intercooler piping: Try to avoid tight and sharp bends and using many reducer couplers. Hot side piping doesn't need to be any larger than the turbo outlet, and cold side piping also doesn't need to be any larger than the throttle body either.
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Big front mount intercooler with Cosworth grille and Cosworth hood louvers works extremely well. In the front with some relief out of the hood.
Worked well for Ford when the RS500 Cosworths were beating up the M3's back in the day...

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Re: How did you intercool

Post by Turbo » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:50 pm

I used a cheap Ebay intercooler, everyone sells this same thing, worked out very well for me, after a autocross lap the left side is hot to the touch and the right is cool, here's a link to one just like it:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-28-x ... SwEEBaD0iL

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Re: How did you intercool

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:56 pm

It seems like the air would get stuck way back in the upper rear area of the engine compartment unless you have cosworth style hood vents or the air got past the false firewall and then out under the cowl. But I've seen people run exhaust pipes and intercooler piping through the actual firewall before, just not on an XR. So I guess you could run a duct through it also. Just don't have it open up inside the cabin obviously since that would defeat the whole point of a firewall. Or just cut vents in the hood. Easier to replace the hood if you wanted to back to stock someday.
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Re: How did you intercool

Post by oemoilleaks » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:41 pm

Turbo wrote:
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Re: How did you intercool

Post by DAReese » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:22 pm

ImageMine is above the radiator.
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