Thanks to everyone who has followed our journey thus far. With a ton of testing and design work complete, we finally had our intercooler design ready for testing. We’ve leaked a few cool shots on the forum; check out more of the detailed images below.
Now that we had a core that was functioning to our standards, it was time to finalize our end tank design and make 3D models to reflect our plans. After some lengthy modeling work, we came up with the renders you see below!
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Will this cooler be efficient enough to properly handle the heat and pressure created by the EcoBoost? Will we see any power gains during testing? These questions will be answered in the next few minutes, perhaps even quicker if you get scroll happy and skip ahead. Don’t ruin the suspense!
Stock Intercooler Testing
First, we would need to capture data from the stock intercooler. We installed bungs on both the hot- and cold-side couplers for our pressure and temperature sensors.
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At this point, our intercooler project took an interesting turn. We wanted to develop a cooler, including going through the process of 3D design, and working up a prototype unit. That said, we had a new idea to get some early baseline testing for core design.
After swinging by our sample room, we retrieved the cooler shown below.
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With nearly a 30-year gap between the old and new turbocharged 4-cylinder Mustang, some things are bound to change. The new Mustang features many interesting advances in technology, including direct injection, a twin-scroll turbocharger, a DOHC cylinder head with variable valve timing, and a newly designed intercooler. The 80’s model featured a top-mount intercooler that was fed cool air through a functional hood scoop. This was pretty slick stuff for the days when the Walkman revolutionized how we listen … Continue Reading ››
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