It's Getting Hot in Here, So Take off all your Cores




The falcon has always had an overheating problem.  If the ambient temperature is below 80°F then the coolant temperature is fine.  But that doesn't work so well in the summer 'round these parts.  So I did a little CAD, and then I did a little CAD, and then I did a little more CAD, and then I did some FAD.

Here are a few scribblings on Cardboard.


And then I found a use for that photogrammetry model that I made.  Look ma, no hands!

Then I tested the model in 1/4 scale.



Then I went to kinkos and printed out a full size pattern which I glued to some Foamboard.   As you can see in the video below, there are no collisions with the the fan shroud model.

Then I built a some tabs to bolt the fan shroud to the radiator.


Now, all I have to do is wait until I can afford to buy the aluminum and the sheet metal brake, and oh yeah, the bar roller.  :/

Guess I'll just make due with premium gas and after dark drives next summer.




 

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