Have to let me know how that fan works out. I think it's the same thing as the Mishimoto heavy duty fans that flow like 2000CFM, so if it helps you, it'll definitely be something I look for on my 2G when I go FMIC.
We all gotta meet up this summer! Dunno how long it'll take me to get my 2G running but hopefully BEFORE I leave for my mission trip to Africa on July 21st would be nice. I want to ride in this beast!
It does more than just divert air up, it also creates a vacuum behind it which causes the air to pull properly through the radiator. Air is similar to a fluid, it follow the path of least resistance. Guarantee it's your fix. I'm running ONLY the AC fan and I never get over 1/2 way.
I like the ARC standing out like that. It screams, bad ass!
Never really cared for the red pin stripe and unfortunately doesn't just peel off. I've been tossing around the idea of powder coating the rims when I get new tires to either Gunmetal or Bronze to add a little "pop" to the car. Since I couldn't decide on which color, I made up my mind to plasti-dip the rims to test the color before fully committing. I personally don't like plasti-dip but oh well, as soon as it starts to peel/look like crap I'm removing all of it.
"Finished" I'll get a better pictures tomorrow during the day on the car.
Yes under the radiator sticking down an inch or two into the under car air stream. It doesn't so much physically divert the air up and through but more a phenomenon which creates pressure in front and a vacuum behind it. Basically pulling the air up and through the radiator more effectively. It does help to have the gaps around the radiator, core, front mount, etc. Closed up. Similar to the big plastic surround they put there. That way the air can't escape through other areas of least resistance. Goal is to have as much flowing through the radiator. The front mount and evaporator block/add a lot of resistance in the front air flow. Diverter adds another source of cooling air that hasn't been "preheated" by the two prior cooling coils.
Crazy last year to say the least! Divorced, solo drive from FL to AK in 7 days in a Uhaul and the beater on a trailer. Car sat for the entire year of 2016 while I was adulting and building my investment portfolio, needless to say a very busy year. Life's finally settled down and decided it was time to get her back on the road.
Pull the the long block, had the short block rebuilt and assembled by local shop. Working in a non heated garage sucks so took me a few weeks, lol. Assembled long block, dropped it in and went for initial start up Sat. Zero compression in #4, which is strange considering the head is fresh but the compression numbers got gradually worse from #1-#3 then zero. So I'm suspecting a tweaked head or crack somewhere. Pulled the head Sun and going to drop it off today to get checked.
Old update: 2015
Got another alternator went to shit so I finally spent the money on a brand new high output 160 amp alternator and sealed battery. Full charge at idle! Beautiful. Haha.
I'll update current pictures once I get photobucket to not be a lag fest. Photobucket sucks now.
Just for the record and to piss off Asmodeus, here is a list of what all is getting put on my car today and for the next week or so. Or better yet, what mods will be on the car once this build is over:
Engine 2.3 stroker with
Wiseco +0.02” pistons
ARP rod bolts
So many people would like to know what the Green Monster has in it. The real question is, what HASN'T been in it. I am going to cut to the heart and soul of my DSM building experience.
A DSM enthusiast turned into a DSM guinea pig when I got my 1st 1G.
The old champagne gold talon. It was a...
Lots of pics to tell the story to date. I'll break it up a little bit with the pictures. Anyhow, I'd started a build thread on another forum, then didn't keep up with it once things got out of control.
On with the pictures:
Picked the car up for ~$3,250 off of craigslist. The PO had lowered...
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