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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 1:28 pm 
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Though a wood rocker cover would be very quiet.

 

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 1:36 pm 
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Though a wood rocker cover would be very quiet.

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:39 pm 
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Cars once had wooden chassis's....apparently they moved enough that on different weather days, it was a different car to drive.
Glad we don't use wood for chassis's now....wouldn't be any good for my driving style.... :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:09 pm 
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Wood goes on fires! that's all I'm gonna say! :lol: :roll:


Plastic will burn more then certain type of wood. treat the wood with retardants and it will burn at a much higher fire temperature.

 

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:36 pm 
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Wood goes on fires! that's all I'm gonna say! :lol: :roll:


Plastic will burn more then certain type of wood. treat the wood with retardants and it will burn at a much higher fire temperature.


Oh yeah i forgot they just invented plastic log fires :roll: :roll: it was just a throw away line lets not try to be too smart after all the wood won't need retardants once it's been on this thread! :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:57 pm 
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Wood goes on fires! that's all I'm gonna say! :lol: :roll:


Plastic will burn more then certain type of wood. treat the wood with retardants and it will burn at a much higher fire temperature.


Oh yeah i forgot they just invented plastic log fires :roll: :roll: it was just a throw away line lets not try to be too smart after all the wood won't need retardants once it's been on this thread! :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yeah mate, there is a product call "FF88" that can withstand temperature's as high as 1020 degree Celsius for up to 2 hours. It's a excellent intumescent water based coating. :P :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 6:26 pm 
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OK you are the brain master i succumb to your almighty knowledge, lets not have fun but, lets just be sooo smart - woof! :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 7:31 pm 
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Not too sure about wood, tho I do think it would probably be OK - most people who have not liked the idea have pointed out that it burns - so does plastic and you don't see anything else when you open a modern car bonnet...

I'm making one at the moment out of sheet aluminium - I've left the bottom of it unpainted to help reflect heat - on a previous car I `borrowed' a pyrometer from work to check temps on a very similar airbox - after a drive the temp on the filter surface was within a few degrees of outside air, even though the surface of the box was maybe 5 - 10 degrees hotter again (ambient engine bay temp was about 30 degrees C higher again..) the box can get warmed up a bit but remember that while its in use the airflow through it is whats important - filter temp shows that this air is pretty well not getting heated to any real amount more than outside air..

 

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 7:35 pm 
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Oh, and CJH mentioned wood chassis, Morgan only stopped using mahogany in , I think, the 90's...I mean thats a sports car using a V8 with wood chassis and they even get raced like that so it must work...

 

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:02 pm 
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OK you are the brain master i succumb to your almighty knowledge, lets not have fun but, lets just be sooo smart - woof! :wink:

Sorry mate, I should just posted my reply openly without quoting anyone. :(
I'm just trying to correct the misconception about wood so people don't get deter from using it as a flexible alternative. :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:46 pm 
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OK you are the brain master i succumb to your almighty knowledge, lets not have fun but, lets just be sooo smart - woof! :wink:

Sorry mate, I should just posted my reply openly without quoting anyone. :(
I'm just trying to correct the misconception about wood so people don't get deter from using it as a flexible alternative. :wink:


No dramas slick I fell off my high horse now! :lol: :lol: it was made of wood though! :lol: :lol:
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Not sure if anyone looked at this but I thought I'd post some pics of it up. It's called the 'Splinter'.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66898206@N00/


Ash - you're not helping! :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:01 pm 
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fairlane6970 wrote:
Ash - you're not helping!

Very good! (Ash is a kind of wood....) :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:12 pm 
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the splinter is awsome!!!...

i think ashcook could make one of them... :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 3:23 pm 
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I remember hearing about a type of wood that grows up near Townsville.....when dry, won't burn, but if wet, it will......weird.

 

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 Post subject: Re: wood airbox
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 12:00 am 
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Plastic doesn't absorb water/oil etc... unlike wood. Dont waste time just insulate the plastic airbox if you must, or spend your time and effort to make power elsewhere. CAI is the best way to fix the problems for heat in the intake.
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