If I didn’t see the wooden box in there, I’d think this was a late April fools joke!You guys thought I was kidding..
What isn't visible is the complexity inside the box.
There's a 15" section of 3" tubing inside the box. Winding around the tubing is a "Double Helix" looking myriad of 3/16 brake line with 27 intersect points. At each intersect point is a tee, and at each tee, a line runs through the middle of the tubing ( think n2o spray bar w/o the holes). The 27 bars spiral around like a spider web inside the 3" tube.
Additionally, the box is insulated to maximize the cooling effect im expecting.
On one side, there's an inlet, and on the other side, there's an outlet.
Nitrous will run into the inlet, and out the outlet, then vent to atmosphere.
The intended outcome is to replace the A2W intercooler , water lines, water reservoir, pump, and heat exchangers completely, and use the nitrous to superchill the bars that the air intake charge has to pass by.
I know that there has been an attempt to use nitrous to chill the air to supplement the cooling provided by an A2A intercooler, but, it didn't really work. My plan will force the intake charge to pass by the actual frozen bars,....and there is a sht ton of them inside that span of 3" tubing.
I figure ill program it to turn on at 15p.s.i. plus.
Ima gone wrap the plywood box in carbon fiber vinyl to try and keep it water resistant, but in reality, ill prolly never have to worry bout that since driving in the rain isn't in the plans.
Im also converting the car to full drag race duty, so losing all of the weight that the existing A2W system is taking up is a big priority..figure ill pull the engine, and replace the internals with forged stuff, and send the head off to a guy in ATL to port it, and convert the valves over to oversize stainless pieces, and go with a set of bigger 272 cams, shimless buckets, titanium retainers, and a set of Vasco jet beehive springs.
The AC system will come out, as will most of the interior. ( only running two front seats). In its place will go a 12pt chromoly cage.. I'll be selling off the LJK, the seats, the Prius eps, and the 4L8O with the lockup converter. In its stead, Ill be putting a T400 back in its place.
I plan to race it in the street legal class just as soon as I get it back together..looking at maybe first of next season as a target,..the engine comes out this Sunday.
Will you still be Cruising the Coast in the revised version?
Good luck with the new plans!