What if I could cool it, with out ice, and still maintain 85% efficiency while heat soaked?
I've been thinking about a mid body heat exchanger.
Keep in mind this is a fox thats been gutted...
For the Heat exchanger I plan to mount a very large aluminum radiator at about 45* behind the front seats (rear seats are removed). I will enclose it with sheet metal while still leaving room for airflow through the radiator. I will fab ducts from the area where the fake gt rear brake ducts are. I will make them from aluminum and make them just a little bit more pronounced - I will have them vent into the enclosed radiator/heat exchanger, I will use two pull through electric fans on the radiator sheetmetal shroud to exit the air via heater hose type ducting behind each rear wheel well outside the car.
I will use an electric pump to circulate the water to the charge cooler. The charge cooler will be replacing the upper manifold and made of sheetmetal (thick enough to withstand high boost) I will use laminova cores ( http://www.laminova.se/
) to flow the water through in the charge cooler.... I will probably be something like the SCTC cooler mike used/built on http://www.toohighpsi.com/coolers/index.htm
but with finned laminova cores instead of copper tubing. I have built air to water charge coolers with laminova cores before for high boost daily driven 4cyl cars with excellent results, 85% efficiency ~10* above ambient air temps.
So if I can keep the charge temp cool, excellent flowing heads and a sportsman block I could have an extremely powerful street engine on pump gas. With ultimate plans to survive an open track session or two...
I plan to begin testing of the heat exchanger set up by removing the front radiator and only using this mid mounted radiator to cool my engine, once I finish this it will be time to start the rest of the charge cooler set-up...
If this is all confusing I can post a few of my design drafts.
I need more input/criticism and this can be done, and be successful if enough planning is put into it.