I can’t get used to the hood up look

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  1. Matt Wood
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    On cds or direct drives. I know it’s s good layout and design for our industry, but it looks sloppy, and broke down. What happens if it’s raining?

    Can’t these big boys come up with s better ventilation method? Race car hoods? Some way to flop down the glove box with a fan to blow out the heat? Anything?

    Am I the only one who thinks this when I see the pictures?
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    No idea what ya talking about
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    That’s because you don’t have a TM DERRICK. Something porty guys never have to worry about..
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    I may not have one, doesn't mean I haven't seen one. In what part in the butler or cds , etc... are ya talking about getting rained? I thought most direct drive can be operated with door shut and hose going through the hole...
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    I never raise the hood. It compromises the cooling system. If I am going to run it for more than 3 hours in the same place on a really hot day, I will place a snail fan in front of it but normally don't have any problems.
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    A local cleaner in my town has a SS1200. On hot days I see him cleaning with his hood up. It's unfortunate, but I guess it's what you gotta do to keep things cool.
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    Probably doesnt help. My cds in the astrovan has a little fan in what looks white abs tubing to help keep it cool. So far I've run it for 4 hours straight with no over heating. Outside temperature was 85 degrees f
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    Idiots
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    You're just mad because you're frustrated with people stopping by, wondering if you're broke down
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    I never run with the hood up.
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    Never ran a cds unit but there are additives like blue ice etc with higher boiling point that give more cooling ability over standard antifreeze.

    I used to run it in my performance orientated offroad bikes on tight tracks where you couldnt keep the bike moving fast enough to keep it cool on airflow alone

    It also wouldnt be hard to plumb another intercooler style radiator in front of main one for extra capacity and more exposure/cooling to airflow.. as I said never run 1 so my viewpoint isn't based on real world experience
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    I never run with the hood up
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    I like it with my bottoms down much cooler even without a fan.
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    I thought that look was a little ghetto.

    So we just pulled the hoods off our van powered units. Problem fix! :winky:
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    I don’t doubt you
    Idiot
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    Thanks, you don't have to doubt me!

    See that's what I like about you, you call it like it is.

    Wait...that's not what I like about you.

    In fact come to think of it, I don't believe I like you at all. :headscratch:

    Huhh...NEVER mind! :biggrin:
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    all you need to do is put a 12-volt radiator fan on the outside of the radiator just behind the grill.....wire it to a switch on the dash...that way you can use it when it is hot out and not in the winter...wire it so when you shut off the key it kills the power so you don't leave it on...this helps push more air into the radiator and engine compartment...( like driving does )...and helps keep things more cool.....
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    SO WHAT I DO IT AND EVERYBODY CAN CAN MY BIG BLACK ASS!
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    I knew it was coming, we just had to wait for IT!! Sides all that, it looks normal in the trailer park.
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    YES!
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