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Old 06-27-2020, 09:25 AM
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Default Ford fender vent XA Falcon

Did this job a couple of years back. Ok for a backyard self taught guy I spose.

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Old 06-27-2020, 09:57 AM
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Interesting,


Not being from OZ, I'm curious about the application. (and don't recognize the fender)


What's the purpose of the vent?
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Old 06-27-2020, 08:01 PM
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Here is the car for reference. The vents really dont serve any real purpose.

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Old 06-28-2020, 04:27 AM
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I wonder if the ones raced at Bathurst ever had them ducted to cool the brakes?
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Old 06-28-2020, 07:57 AM
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I have seen old pics of the 70s cars with large flexible pipes running from under the front spoilers to the brakes. See if I can dig up a pic.
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:50 AM
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Poor placement for brake cooling. Low dynamic pressure.


The '66-67 Trans-Am guys ducted from the front spoiler. The intakes were inside the wheel track and the hoses were easier to direct.


Problem I see is no effort to get the cool air to the "inside" of the vented discs so the cooler air could do its work.


FWIW
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Old 06-28-2020, 07:10 PM
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The rules in force at the time in Production Touring specified modifications where limited to carburettor size, exhaust, wheel width, shocks, springs and brake material but must be standard sized.

Even a radio if fitted standard had to work.

Using the vents for anything other than looks was illegal.
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