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Mach 1 chin spoiler on my notch.

Finally completed the job, which included new brake ducts and the holes to feed them. It fit pretty good, I just had to slit the backing int two places so I could bend the fender extensions in to fit the fenderline without wrinkling it. I think it turned out pretty clean.











I used 4-inch-to-3-inch galvanized reducers bent down square at the large end for the scoops:





Passenger side ducting:


I closed the gap between the duct and the dam with aluminum tape, then painted it. Looks like ass but few people will see it


Drivers side ducting:





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post #2 of 29 Old 08-24-2015, 11:06 AM
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Do you have any pictures or can you share the details of how you attached the sheet metal work to the chin spoiler?

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That's a great DIY idea for the induction portion. Thanks for the inspiration!

Which bracket are you using to connect to the spindle?

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Do you have any pictures or can you share the details of how you attached the sheet metal work to the chin spoiler?
I'll get more pics later, but my metalworking skills aren't good enough to put the scoops right up against the back side of the dam, so I did what I could, and then closed the gap with aluminum tape. To secure the scoops in place, I slit each top corner so the top of the scoop is a flap that fits under the mounting lip on the top back side of the spoiler, and also drilled a hole through the top of each one and a corresponding hole in the bumper cover and used a push-type fastener to hold it in place. Each one is also zip-tied up tight so its back side with the hose doesn't flop around.
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That's a great DIY idea for the induction portion. Thanks for the inspiration!

Which bracket are you using to connect to the spindle?
I clamped it to the spindle using a small gates clamp through the ABS sensor hole which is unused on my car, and a slit I cut in the tubing so the clamp grabs two sections of the wire spiral in each hose. Then the hose is pinched down somewhat rectangular and aimed into the hat of the rotor.
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Is there a plan to install a mesh grate to keep debris from entering the pathway? Also, neat solution. Not pretty. I like it
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I'm not worried about debris in the ducts
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When i get home, and settled iam going to re-route my dyer ducts to the front brakes via fog light openings. I like your setup, one day ill drive to AZ and we attend a track day together.

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Updated with more pics.
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Nice work! looks real good and functional. I am going to do that to my GT via the round driving light openings. Thanks for posting. Helps me in figuring out my routing of the duct. Again, nice work.


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Any benefit to having a Mach 1 chin spoiler?
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Any benefit to having a Mach 1 chin spoiler?
Theoretically, it will provide some downforce and help prevent the front end from floating at speed. After discovering the tendency of my 86 coupe to float at 85+ MPH while trying to keep up with some exotic rides on a run up the coast to the Monterey Historics, I had a custom air dam and rear wing built for my 86 coupe.

BTW, MFE, great job on the installation of the Mach 1 spoiler. It looks great!
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Looks nice what front dam is that MFE ?
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Have you noticed any changes in on track water temps?
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Only two track events into the setup, not enough data points, but my hunch is "no".
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Looks nice what front dam is that MFE ?
The Mach 1 spoiler that's the topic of the thread LOL
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The Mach 1 spoiler that's the topic of the thread LOL
Thanks Looks like your son is ready for a ride along
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How do you like that heat extractor?
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How do you like that heat extractor?
It helped in the AZ heat, but it would be better if it was 2-4 inches further back. But the lateral hood brace is exactly right there and I didn't want to cut it out.
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Theoretically, it will provide some downforce and help prevent the front end from floating at speed. After discovering the tendency of my 86 coupe to float at 85+ MPH while trying to keep up with some exotic rides on a run up the coast to the Monterey Historics, I had a custom air dam and rear wing built for my 86 coupe.

BTW, MFE, great job on the installation of the Mach 1 spoiler. It looks great!

Ive mentioned somewhere on here (i think) and on my blog on tumblr for sure, when i added mach 1 lip and removed factory air dam, 100% noticeable improvement on reducing that "floating" feel at higher speeds. Venting the hood helps a ton as well.

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MFE, in the on-track pic it looks to me like the Mach-1 dam is deforming a bit - especially between center and PS duct opening. Perhaps it's nothing more than a shadow game but what are your thoughts?

I recently installed the Ranger Dam with brake ducting and am a little concerned that I may not have enough support to keep the dam from folding under.
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qtrracer - what did you use for scoops in the ranger air dam?

FWIW, I also have the ranger air dam and to not believe it folds under at speed. I don't have the air duct holes cut in it though so that might weaken it??
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qtrracer - what did you use for scoops in the ranger air dam?
These: Allstar ALL42141 Black 5" x 9-3/4" Single Hole Offset Plastic Brake Cooling Duct. Purchased on Amazon (brake ducts, Pronto.com)

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FWIW, I also have the ranger air dam and to not believe it folds under at speed. I don't have the air duct holes cut in it though so that might weaken it??
I don't know; car isn't finished. I have about a dozen fasteners holding the thing on but they are all across the front. May need a brace or two on the back side.
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The ranger dam has ribs on the back side and I don't think I ever had a problem with it folding under. The Mach1 may be deforming but it too is still not folding back.
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If you bent a flange at the mouth of the ducts you could push them through the holes in the air dam from the front and do away with the aluminum tape. Of course that's IF they fit through that opening at all.

But it's an elegant and simple solution that would stay put and always have airflow
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