2017 Fiat 124 spider Abarth
I'll work on it JohnyMac...thanks.
I guess only time will tell if your effort here, reducing heat stress on related components, will have any positive effect or results. Please make a note to at some future point in time post the results, the outcome as whether or not this modification has been physically beneficial.Good comments Nordamericano. The overheating issue is somewhat of a concern due to the wiring covers /shrouds I have found them to be coming apart and some areas around the turbo (small shield) is also delaminating due to the excessive heat, no big deal but some what of a concern I also found a picture of the original prototype platform of the 124 spider when it was supposed to have been an Alfa and it had the side vents incorporated in the original design.
As it is now I can tell you that our cars are well designed however...Like you mentioned I like a little diversity from the others. Just my thing.
All that being said, I respect and value your opinion.
I guess only time will tell if your effort here, reducing heat stress on related components, will have any positive effect or results. Please make a note to at some future point in time post the results, the outcome as whether or not this modification has been physically beneficial.
I believe if you reread my post you'll see I made reference to overheating problems/issues, not issue caused by heat, i.e. brittle wire loom or hose coverings etc. And yes, heat can indeed effect power output, but finding and dialing in the perfect heat range for any given engine, be it car or truck or motorcycle, operating under any given set of circumstances under any given set of conditions can be and is a very delicate task. For this very reason race teams are constantly changing and tweaking and modifying the cooling systems on their engines along with the coolant used. OEs do not have this option when designing and producing vehicles for mass distribution to the mass public. They have to come up with a nice or as close to a nice one-size-fits-all solution to the question ...... what is the best operating heating range (?) under what condition (?) given what average ambient operating temperature (?). Me thinks this might kinda complicate the issue just a bit.There have been numerous issues posted here that were caused by heat. EC, and others have created graphs showing how heat effects your power, and have even sold products to alleviate some of the side effects. To think this car was created with the thought process of perfection is far fetched. Maybe if it was a Ferrari, but let’s be honest this vehicle was made up of a “extra” parts bin and if it fit it shipped mentality. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love this car as a whole. But I in no way think it is fundamentally perfect.
As I posted this is not something I would do to my car. But as I posted, my hat's off to oscarsordo50 for the thought process, the skill, the effort, the time spent and the commitment to completing these modifications.
Bernoulli's principle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernoulli's_principleI understand your concern but they are not scoops. The idea is not to force air in but to draw the hot air to flow out which is being replaced by the flow of air coming in from the front and cooling the engine bay.
Aerodynamically the design is such that the air traveling over the hood provides a low pressure area on top of the vents which causes a vacuum drawing out hot air from the engine bay.
Yes they are functional they are not "glued on", They have threaded studs which attach them to the hood.
I also place a thermometer at the exit of the vents and found that I am getting 100+ F temperature coming out during normal operation.
Thanks for your critique Scottish.
100%. OP is being a lot more patient and diplomatic in his responses than I would be.Wow and we wonder why no one does anything with these cars! Whenever I don’t have anything positive to say, I try my best to ignore the post and move on. I feel you all should do the same.