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Old 10-31-2018, 03:01 PM   #46
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The top of the core support used to have foam that would seal around the plastic ductwork for the air intake and to the factory hood. We have a earlier BB hood and there is no foam at all on top of the core support so as air gets deflected up it just wants to continue up and go over the core support. We need to force the air to come up into the nose of the car and then turn and go back down to pass through the condenser and radiator. So I made this piece to extend the core support forward a few inches at the top..



Top view of my deflector installed..



And from underneath..



I'm guessing for weight reduction this car had it's front bumper / vacuum reservoir removed. Kinda scary but nice for airflow..

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Nice Work Wiz.


You forgot about the C4.
It has a real efficient Air Box made of Fiberglass.


If you ditch the AC condenser because you poked a hole in it like I did there is nothing blocking the radiator.
Really cools nice.
Save weight too


Its a problem on Big Cubic inch engines like you state.
Cooling & Coolant temp creeps idling with any fan or driving.
I have found the Biggest, Hugest, close to 4- 5 inches wide radiator is best.
Just no room in most Corvettes.


If you get out the Sawzall & hack away at what what GM did to mount the radiator, cut it all out & throw away.
Build it New Like a Chassis Race Drag car...


Of course most Vette guys will Freak Out.


Corvette is a Race car to me.
Just cut away & make it Fit.
What I did to mine..
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The top of the core support used to have foam that would seal around the plastic ductwork for the air intake and to the factory hood. We have a earlier BB hood and there is no foam at all on top of the core support so as air gets deflected up it just wants to continue up and go over the core support. We need to force the air to come up into the nose of the car and then turn and go back down to pass through the condenser and radiator. So I made this piece to extend the core support forward a few inches at the top..



Top view of my deflector installed..



And from underneath..



I'm guessing for weight reduction this car had it's front bumper / vacuum reservoir removed. Kinda scary but nice for airflow..


Did it work by the way Wiz ?


Problems take innovative solutions like your doing to resolve.
Looks like there is room for a Boost fan to push air right onto the AC Condenser at idle in traffic & slow driving speeds.


That CS 130 likes to overheat driving powering electric fans.
Had several burn up on my 87 Corvette.
1 almost caught fire one day I used.
Smoking like a Volcano erupting.
POS CS130 what I think of them.
Pretty easy upgrade is a 2nd Gen CS144. Used On GUNNY RACE CARS LT1 & LT4 Stock. Also used on C4 ZR1 Corvette.
What I put on my 87 Corvette last year.
No more failures.
The 63 Gp I built myself a real nice 1 wire hookup turns on when engine starts charging CS144.
All Transpo Electronics inside with Higher Amperage rated Avalanche Doides in the rectifier bridge.
Covered on Grumps.
Back March 2018 this year.
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It is my last day in Las Vegas. SEMA was outrageous. I took a million pictures of the coolest shit i have ever seen in my life. I only have my phone with me and no laptop or pc so i will start with the picture sharing tomorrow. I leave the Mandalay Bay hotel and head back to the airport at 3pm and the plane takes off at 4:45 and i am supposed to land in Ft. Lauderdale Fl at 12:25am late tonight. It has just been an incredible time out here.
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I was able to upload this video to youtube from my phone. Drifting at SEMA on 3 wheels:


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I also made and installed side pieces that can only protrude forward a few inches. But it is better than nothing. And it does a good job of promoting fresh air being drawn across the radiator and condenser instead of recirculating hot engine bay air..





I also made some changes to the trans cooler. It was mounted flat and I made some brackets and got it to mount at an angle..



From the front..



From behind the cooler looking forward..



And here is a better shot of the air dam I made to channel air up and through the cooler..



The lowest point on the cooler is 1/2" higher than the lowest point on the factory front spoiler.
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