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stylin99
05-10-2007, 12:11 PM
I thought I'd share my newest toy for drag strip use...

I had this custom aluminum intercooler reservoir made by Custom Performance to replace the small black plastic unit that Vortech gave me. The old reservoir only allowed me one pass before the ice melted, but the new tank will hold about 7 gallons, and gives me several passes without having to refill ice.

Now I can load it up with ice, and still make back to back hot laps during True Street or bracket racing. I tried an event recently, and there was still a few ice cubes in there after the 3rd run, and it was ice cold.

The shop even put me in a dash switch to turn the pump on/off for the reservoir, to not waste my ice when I'm returning to the pits. :D

I feel much better about not detonating the motor with hot intake air now, and my times stay consistent. They've got a couple more of these units in stock if interested... 704-454-5220. (I know this sounds like a shameless plug, but it really has been such a "cool" mod, that I thought forced induction cars would benefit from the idea)

http://www.brightmare.net/intercooler/intercooler_tank1.jpg

http://www.brightmare.net/intercooler/intercooler_tank2.jpg

http://www.brightmare.net/intercooler/intercooler_pump.jpg

http://www.brightmare.net/intercooler/intercooler_lines1.jpg

Pro-Dyno
05-12-2007, 09:34 AM
Very nice :)

InfamousSVT
05-12-2007, 10:23 AM
Looks good, how does this hook up in the front end of the car? (engine compartment pics?)

mrpork
05-12-2007, 10:27 AM
LOOKS REAL SHARP :thumbsup:

cobrapace94
05-12-2007, 11:12 AM
Nice workmanship. :thumbsup:

stylin99
05-12-2007, 05:02 PM
Looks good, how does this hook up in the front end of the car? (engine compartment pics?)
Nothing to see under the hood. The water lines from teh back of the car run to the front under the radiator where the heat exchanger unit sits. Nothing was changed there. The old water lines used to run to the vortech water box under the hood, but just now keep going to the back of the car.

InfamousSVT
05-12-2007, 09:40 PM
Nice set-up, thanks for the info. :thumbsup:

johnbasf
05-12-2007, 09:54 PM
Nice unit but that's @56lbs of extra weight.

stylin99
05-14-2007, 09:40 AM
On the wgt, I knew it would add a few lbs, but at least it moved it from the nose to over the rear axle. It's fuzzy math, when you get into the water wgt, not a quick calculation.

Since the old box contained 12 lbs of liquid, the net gain on water weight is roughly 40 lbs, depending on how full you fill it.

It's tough to fill ice to the brim in such a box, because ice is a solid. So it never gets filled with 7 gals of liquid water (unless I were to add water to fill the extra space). After it melts, you can see plenty of room inside for more ice or water.

blueblazes
06-09-2007, 01:38 AM
very nice setup good workmanship to.

how much was that tank?

got some more info?


AND MOST IMPORTANT MORE PICS!!

red04svtcobra
06-09-2007, 08:56 AM
very nice setup.

stylin99
06-09-2007, 09:49 AM
very nice setup good workmanship to.

how much was that tank?

got some more info?


AND MOST IMPORTANT MORE PICS!!
Actually last week, I decided to put another ice loading hole into the tank. I should be able to load it quicker now. I weighed the tank while it was out. About 16 lbs for the aluminum box and it's fittings.

Cost:
Tank 355
Water Line accessories: 160
larger Bosch pump 175
Installation by the shop: 240

Total $930. Or save yourself some money and install it yourself.

http://www.brightmare.net/intercooler/watertank_2holes.JPG