what would happen if you drove thru deep water :dunno: it would possibly get ripped off causing other damage.
The engine would be nice and clean though :sofa:what would happen if you drove thru deep water :dunno: it would possibly get ripped off causing other damage.
Good point, though I don't intend to take her swimming and if I did I could just take it slow.what would happen if you drove thru deep water :dunno: it would possibly get ripped off causing other damage.
I see what you are saying. I also agree with you. I'm just not sure I could bring myself to cut into the bodywork.I see, yes a simpe deflector would probably be useful, though Im not quite sure where I could mount it to make it practical. I would be wary of making too many changes to airflow under the car, its surprising how much that can change handling at speed.
As commented a few posts back a mod to the top of the boot is probably a better option - the airflow over the body and boot has taken a longer path than the airflow under the body so will be at lower pressure, a simple bigger vent cutout on the top of the boot would probably suck much more air up through the engine bay just through the pressure differential - though your shopping is going to get wet when it rains
Can you confirm where you got this info from?Forcing more air from under the car to the engine bay isn't a good idea, as this air needs to get out of the engine bay somewhere again. The F/TF was bild in such a way, that when driving, cold air is getting into the engine bay through the vents in the rear bonnet and leaving the engine bay at the bottom. This is done by the air pressure difference above and under the car.
To get the hot air out of the engine bay, you need to have bigger vents on top and create a bigger air pressure difference under the car.
I agree with Supersoaker. The air under the car will be a higher pressure than that on top, hence causing lift, much the way an aircraft wing works.Can you confirm where you got this info from?
I was of the impression that the vacuum created behind the rear screen would draw air up through the engine bay?
I have tought of an underpan vent but it might not be such a good idea - not only speed bumps but also water.................
Hmmmm...... I think I can feel some testing coming on.Hot air only exits through the vents when the car is standing. During driving cold air is sucked in.
Testing done by a member of the MGCC-L. Some small nylon wire attached to the engine bay bonnet around the vents. Their movements were filmed during driving, and you can see that they are sucked in when the car is in movement. This was done with the roof down and without the hood cover.
When the car is parked and the engine is off, then the engine bay comes on when the temperatures in the engine bay are too high. The fan sucks air out of the engine bay and not in. Can easily be tested with a thin sheet of paper which you can hold in front of the side vent when the fan is working.
I'm pretty sure this is not right. Can't prove it at the moment thoughThe fan sucks air out of the engine bay and not in.
Yes quite likely but I would still expect at least some depression at the boot vents. Although prepared to be wrong about thisHmmmm...... I think I can feel some testing coming on.
I have a feeling things will be very different with the roof up or hard top on.