Originally Posted by ben barron
mind sending a photo of your "blast tube"?
Here you go. No remarks about the mounting clamps please
- this is a temporary install to see how it would work. Looks to be keeping the VR fairly cool so I'll get some permanent clamps.
The first picture is looking at the bottom of the tray from rear towards the front. The second is looking straight up from the bottom. The tube is about 7/8" diameter I got from Lowes. It's pretty hard to bend but, fortunately, the bend right off the roll was about perfect. There's still plenty of air for the passenger from the bottom half of the vent. Winter will be a problem up north but down here in Florida I rarely close the vents.
The yellow wire is a dedicated ground that goes through the firewall to the engine. I'd originally hoped that might help the heat problem but it seemed to have little effect. I'd also previously painted the VR with flat black to try to dissipate heat better but that had little, if any, effect.