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[1 Svo] zany intercooler thought
This would be applicable to dragging and autox; not to more extended
racing, I wouldn't think.
One of the big problems we have with the intercooler is heat soak,
and the availability of cool enough air during operation. We
can increase airflow, perhaps with a fan, but that doesn't help
the ambient air, or the heat soak very much.
However, we do have a source of coolness available -- the A/C system.
Imagine we go beyond air/air and air/coolent I/Cs, and go to
It is almost certainly true that the load of the A/C compressor
would not be compensated for by increased power output over the long
term. But it is not unreasonable to think the A/C at idle between
runs could do a better job of taking care of the heat soak as
a bag of ice, and without dribbling cold water on the hot manifolds.
I have no idea how to accomplish this, mind you, but it makes me
wonder. How would you turn an i/c into an a/c evaporator?