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    Apr 2010

    ...give your airconditioner a helping hand

    I'm a top-down guy, but now and then a passenger will want some cool comfort in our tropical summer. The sun is strong and overhead for many hours, so the black top (hood) acts like a solar absorber and the aircon has to work hard to keep the cockpit cool.

    My prototype Aircon Booster so far cost about US $5 for an aluminized windshield shade and some long pushpins. There are some leftover pieces sticky-taped to the hood between the bars, providing 4 aluminized layers and 2 of bubble insulation plus an air gap. The surface you see in the photos is held on the fabric/velcro covered bars with pins. It folds up fine and really reduces the heat radiating down from the black fabric. If this works out well I'll figure out something more permanent.
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    Last edited by steveinjapan; 10-06-2011 at 04:29 AM.

    Past Hondas:
    1960 125cc Honda Benly CB92R
    1964 305cc Super Hawk CB77, the only vehicle I have ever bought new in my life!
    Honda CB160, roadraced as 175cc 1967-1970.
    Honda Lawnmower, bought used in 2003, caught fire and melted in 2005.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Wellington, New Zealand

    Cool The Cool Smiley seem appropriate!

    I'll look forwards to finding out the results. Very creative!

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