[s-cars] FMIC Alternatives

Philip Mische pmische at comcast.net
Wed Feb 25 08:55:22 EST 2004

The biggest problem is that intercooler effectiveness is based on
temperature difference; running them serial means the second one will be
receiving already cooled air, diminishing its ability to dissipate heat.

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Subject: Re: [s-cars] FMIC Alternatives

> Davey Boy
> I have read all these posts with some interest. Yes Teddy building and
> engineering an FMIC is that difficult. Have you ever seen a core cut into?
Its a
> real mess. Welding the end tanks is also a major challenge because of
> differences in the relatively thick end tank material and thin I/C core
> with its existing heat bonded welds. Although I've never built one myself,
> I've spent a good amount of time with Brooks at ASW and Dave Stone to
> appreciate the art and engineering of what they do. I have probably spent
close to
> $3000 getting my FMIC dialed in and would have loved only spending $2000
> a plug and play example that's as well engineered as these.
> Given all these thoughts another possible avenue would be a set of 2 I/Cs
> that would include the stock unit. You could have a small 3.5x24x6 FMIC
> would be your primary and then feed that into the stock I/C which would be
> secondary. The issue here is the pressure losses involving 2 I/Cs. You'd
> expanding the charge air into the 1st I/C then contracting it at the exit
hose and
> then going through that again with the 2nd I/C. I was ready to go with
> type of set-up when Mike pederson and Dave Jones talked me out of it many
> ago. Given a strong enough turbo I don't think it would be too much of an
> issue.
> Hap, not liking that talk of Everspend in Evahboost, Maguire
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