Second I have been wanting to install some sort of automatic alternate air induction system that would keep the engine turning if I had some blockage in the filter or inlet port. The blockage could come from flying into a heavy snow fall, ice, or even a simple plastic bag on takeoff/landing.
Both of the first two projects are complete and the only remaining project is getting close. The final project was to fabricate some sort of oil cooler exit shroud that would allow me to regulate oil temperature in the winter. With the new oil cooler in place I expect I will have a hard time getting the oil temperature up to 180 degrees in the winter without some sort of ability to control the air flow. Some people just block off the inlet air flow but since I pull my cabin heat from the oil cooler outlet I need the inlet air to flow normally.
|Wow, this one looks weird. This is looking down the snorkel of the new induction cone. That black circle in the middle is the top of my K&N air filter.|
|The new snorkel from the outside. Much better looking than the old one...and a bit lighter too.|
|Here I am pushing the spring loaded door open.|