|August 18, 2009 - I am such a child.|
These are roof vents. It's hot here in the summer, and it would be great to force more air through the car. But really, I just want roof vents because roof vents are cool.
You can get these from Primitive Motorsports for $89 each. Or you can get them from these guys (click on the Vents and Fans category, then choose Side Vents) for $22.25. So I bought two, just in case it makes more sense to have one per person.
They're pretty large in person, and I think headroom may be a problem if they're put to each side. So one per person it is. They can be opened in either direction to act as a scoop or an exhaust vent.
Do I have the nerve to install one? Will I want to add a Primitive scoop on top? Only time will tell.
Janel was not as excited as I was when these arrived.
entry 691 - tags: roof vents
|August 28, 2009 - Don't tell Janel.|
I bought a Primitive roof scoop. As mentioned previously, I'm a child. I want my race car to have a roof vent!
In person, it's pretty easy to tell that this thing was sized for larger cars. It looks about half the size of the hardtop! If I could install it temporarily to get an idea of how it looks and works, I would. But installation requires permanent defacement of the hardtop, and Miata hardtops aren't cheap. Even ones that have had the glass smashed out of the back.
Do I dare? And no, I didn't have it sitting in the center of the roof when I took the picture.
entry 692 - tags: roof vents
|August 28, 2009 - Another view of the roof scoop from the back.|
Not subtle. The small hole in the back is intended to cut down on wind noise, apparently.
entry 693 - tags: roof vents
|August 28, 2009 - One more view from the front.|
I'm going to have to spend some time walking around looking at this. Other than the fact that it gets pretty hot here in the summer (it's 92F/33C here right now at 6 pm), I don't need one. It's purely for the little kid in me.
How much does the little kid want a roof scoop?
entry 694 - tags: roof vents
|September 3, 2009 - I've decided not to go with the vent.|
Partially due to aesthetic reasons, but mostly because it doesn't work with the car. The car's been built with a very specific purpose in mind, and the roof vent is simply goofing around. I want it to retain that purposefulness, so if I do anything for in-cockpit ventilation I'll just add a NACA duct to the door window.
entry 695 - tags: roof vents