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RE: IC ramblings
>some time back, i discussed this topic with Ned. general statement (i.e.
>lots of caveats, not sure where they all fit): the more surface area you
>expose to the cooling airstream, the better the intercooler effect. of
>course, as you increase the height and width of the intercooler, you'll
>need to make it thinner (another plus) so as not to go too big on i/c
>volume. long story short: the factory Volvo 740/940 turbo intercooler is
>exactly such a beast--about 2 ft high, 2 ft wide, only an inch thick,
>single pass. scuttlebut is the Volvo intercooler is a great upgrade for
>SVO Mustangs. Unfortunately for us, that would be a tough heat exchanger
>to mount under our hoods.
>food for thought.
NOW we are getting to the good stuf wrt IC mods, IMO. That volvo IC is
really neat, my Toyota uses it with a minimum of modification (read 4 bolts
20 washers to space it from the radiator. If memory serves, I believe the
core dimensions are 20w x 19h x 1in thick, but the end caps are tapered and
the max with on inlet and outlet is about 24in. Definitely tough to put in
'87 4Runner turbo (volvo 740 IC)