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My first post here, so please be gentle. :)

I've got a racing intercooler from an RX7 that I kind of ended up with. It's about the same size as a stock GN intercooler. It has a nice lip around the outside edge of the core, and I was thinking it would be pretty easy to turn it into a water intercooler by boxing in the core around that edge. Obviously I would have to incorporate a pump, radiator, and some other bits into the design to get it to work, but I think I could get it fabbed cheaply. (It helps to have a welder in the family.) Mine is a street driven car that has never been to the track. Questions:

- Is it worth the trouble?
- What water mix should I run?
- What sort of pump should I look into getting?
- Anyone know a good source for formulas to help calculate out my specs?

Thanks in advance!

- Freed
 

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It's a nifty idea, but adding ice water is going to get old. Alchy injection will work at least as well. Look into building one yourself. It's not that hard once you understand how they work.

Go over to the http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=75843 threadlocker.com (gees I love that term, thanke ED! :) )and do some research.

You know I'd be willing to bet that you could grab an old windshield washer pump,(free) and activate it with a hobbs switch, and use the overflow bottle with a couple Aquamist nozzles, and you could be getting 4 psi more boost for about $50! Go ahead and use the 10 mm line you can get in any parts store, and some JB Weld to hold the nozzles in.

http://home.att.net/~stevemon/AlcoholInjMod.html

<small>[ March 21, 2003, 05:33 PM: Message edited by: Turbo_Tim ]</small>
 

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