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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:16 pm 
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As you all know the EB GT has two side vents and the large oval scoop in the centre. I am aware that the centre scoop was designed to lower under the bonnet temperatures.

Does anyone have a theory on why the scoops where designed like they were, as a fair bit of research and development must have gone into it!
The side vents seem to serve no purpose.....

here is a pics for those interested in what under the bonnet of a EB GT looks like

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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:21 pm 
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Dude I took that photo !! Did u get it off FF?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:23 pm 
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yep, apologies if it is copywrited ect

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:24 pm 
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only thing I could think of is the side might direct air flow down near the brakes or to provide better aerodynamics if they had that in mind.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:32 pm 
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bArNsY wrote:
yep, apologies if it is copywrited ect


LOL nah its cool , just surprised when I saw it thats all .

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:33 pm 
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what ive heard from others is the centre scoop is opened front and rear to let air flow threw and circulate in the engine bay and side vents are what they say (vents) to help vent heat

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:40 pm 
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Do the side vents have a water catch like the EF XR's?

If so, they do nothing. They are there for aestectics only.
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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:42 pm 
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what ive heard from others is the centre scoop is opened front and rear to let air flow threw and circulate in the engine bay and side vents are what they say (vents) to help vent heat


Yep I was told the same.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:44 pm 
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Do the side vents have a water catch like the EF XR's?

If so, they do nothing. They are there for aestectics only.


Well I have a magazine somewhere that previewed the EB GT at release, and it was stated that Ford designers said that every scoop had to be functional.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:46 pm 
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downingj wrote:
Do the side vents have a water catch like the EF XR's?

If so, they do nothing. They are there for aestectics only.
good question but i will try find out

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:53 pm 
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Samsy wrote:
fordebgt93 wrote:
what ive heard from others is the centre scoop is opened front and rear to let air flow threw and circulate in the engine bay and side vents are what they say (vents) to help vent heat


Yep I was told the same.
i just had a look in your gallery and noticed you dont have a wing on the eb have you got one?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:02 pm 
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The reason I ask this is I have a bonnet that is going on my car that already has the EB GT style vents and have just purchased a centre scoop cheap to go on the bonnet as well and cut it like the above picture

If they don't serve a MAJOR purpose other than keeping the engine cooler, would I be better cunning a CAI system from a side vent (the vent is facing the other way to get ram air) or the centre scoop?

 

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