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Old 07 Apr 2017, 01:58 pm
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Anyone install heat vents on their hood? I thought about picking up a set from an old lebaron turbo or something like that. Would like to see pics of yours and know what you got them from. Im sure if I search this site better i could find a bunch. I bet there are lots of cars that came from factory with them and drip trays underneath. I can only think of a couple that did.
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Old 07 Apr 2017, 02:15 pm
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If you start installing stuff like this, you might need to change your name to Silver_Ricer.

You could likely find a better "sleeper" way to vent underhood air... No? Shim the hinges up a hair with washers and remove the weatherstripping on the sides, cut vents in the upper firewall under the wiper plastic, etc..

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Old 07 Apr 2017, 02:25 pm
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If you start installing stuff like this, you might need to change your name to Silver_Ricer.

You could likely find a better "sleeper" way to vent underhood air... No? Shim the hinges up a hair with washers and remove the weatherstripping on the sides, cut vents in the upper firewall under the wiper plastic, etc..
Lol... Yea i thought about removing 2 or 3in sections of the weather strip. Then I wouldn't have to cut hood. Never have been a fan of cutting a hole in a hood. Or shim the hinges. My buddy did that to his jeep. Worked pretty good, and kinda looks cool
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Old 07 Apr 2017, 02:27 pm
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Hmmm.... Silver ricer..... My son would kill me my next thread is going to be about a HUGE wing on the back... Lol
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Old 07 Apr 2017, 02:31 pm
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There is a member, gbird66, that added the vents from a Nissan 280ZX.

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Old 07 Apr 2017, 03:00 pm
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The vents are "kool" looking if done correctly. Me personally would wear on my eyes. Like I always wanted a Purple car then when I finally got one after a couple months thought what was on my mind?

I did a lot of "TESTING" "EXPERIMENTING" whatever you want to call it having to do with heat soak and relieving heat under the hood of a TURBO model PT Cruiser. The only thing that work well is fans. And even removing the hood completely actually causes heat control issues.

The Ultra Gauge, Dwyer and Raytek and a few other monitoring devices were wonderful tools that confirmed much of my "personal" DATA during my playing around on the subject of heat regarding most aspects of a PT Cruiser.


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Old 07 Apr 2017, 04:44 pm
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Are we talking about something like this?

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Old 07 Apr 2017, 05:51 pm
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Some vents I cut in a few years back




sold it and bought this:

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Old 08 Apr 2017, 11:13 am
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Some vents I cut in a few years back




sold it and bought this:


Wow really nice. ..I like both. ..bet it was hard to choose between the two.
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The vents are "kool" looking if done correctly. Me personally would wear on my eyes. Like I always wanted a Purple car then when I finally got one after a couple months thought what was on my mind?

I did a lot of "TESTING" "EXPERIMENTING" whatever you want to call it having to do with heat soak and relieving heat under the hood of a TURBO model PT Cruiser. The only thing that work well is fans. And even removing the hood completely actually causes heat control issues.

The Ultra Gauge, Dwyer and Raytek and a few other monitoring devices were wonderful tools that confirmed much of my "personal" DATA during my playing around on the subject of heat regarding most aspects of a PT Cruiser.


IMHO Best recommend Gauge to have for a PT cruiser
UltraGauge OBDII Scan tool & Information Center
That's a really nice tool. I was wondering what it was in your video's. Does the diablo show all of those as well? Or is it a tuner that you unplug after tune install? My tuner I had on my f150 mounted on the dash and told me everything. I liked that
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