[DeTomaso] Air Flow
pantera at vtc.net
Wed Dec 27 18:59:03 EST 2017
The short answer is that after about 100 mph the fan pulling air into
the condenser becomes a problem because of the vacuum at the rear of the
car. Below that speed it does ok if everything else in the system is
correct. I worked on a Pantera one time that had the original condenser
fan wired backwards and the fan was pushing air through the condenser.
With the trunk liner installed in the car the air condition system would
hardly do anything with the car moving.
I don't have a rear mounted condenser in my Pantera anymore. It is in
front of the radiator and it works great at any speed and outside
ambient temperature. This year on my way back from the Monterey POCA
rally it did a great job going through the desert in Arizona where the
temperature was 110 degrees. I installed an oil cooler where the
condenser was and I am using a sucker fan on it and it does a good job also.
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