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Old 26th November 2018, 22:09
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Hi all,
If you have not seen my build thread you will not have seen my Tribute Kobra with a twist.
I have had the bonnet scoop deleted (as they say somewhere) and so the air flow above the engine has less option to escape.
Iíve had the car painted and will be using it soon again. If I was concerned about the heat what would be a good way of deflecting/reflecting heat?
Underside of the bonnet is flow coated (grey not black) if that makes a difference to what would stick.
Iím not overly concerned but better safe than sorry etc
Dave
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Old 27th November 2018, 17:36
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Old 29th November 2018, 21:38
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Cheers.

Will look at suppliers

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Old 29th November 2018, 23:09
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I really don't think you will have a problem. The Z3 didn't have a vent and the slot in a Cobra bonnet isn't big enough to let much heat out when the car is at a stand still. When your on the move the air flow through the front grill and over the engine will take most of the heat with it.
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Old 30th November 2018, 07:59
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I really don't think you will have a problem. The Z3 didn't have a vent and the slot in a Cobra bonnet isn't big enough to let much heat out when the car is at a stand still. When your on the move the air flow through the front grill and over the engine will take most of the heat with it.
Thanks. After getting it done Iím paranoid about issues. I drive it home Monday so picks on my build thread will follow.

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would exhaust manifold heat wrap stuff help?
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would exhaust manifold heat wrap stuff help?
it might do yes. There is a gap above the beemer straight six and the bonnet so i will take a look. Now that it has been painted i was a bit paranoid. I bet I am worrying unnecessarily.

will keep an eye on things during the winter and look at options in the spring.

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Instead of deflecting or reflecting the heat away, what about ducting some more in? Just a thought...
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Instead of deflecting or reflecting the heat away, what about ducting some more in? Just a thought...
Good point. But dammit I have spent time cleaning up the front and having less intakes. It does have a dirty great mouth grill though so I could see how to influence how that comes in if required.

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