Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 22:17:20 GMT From: James Sweet <jamessweetnospamail.com> Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] C900 Carbon Fiber Hood Now Available!
> Another thing which I hadn't really considered is heat. The engines in our > cars radiate loads of heat and the arrangement of the engine coupled with > the car body shape overall means much of it (esp. when the fans are running) > gets pushed towards the back fo the engine bay and subsequently this > channels a LOT of heat into the hood. > > Metal hoods are of course far better heatsinks so would carbon-fibre > material as used in Kevin Y's C900 hoods have a problem with heat? > I doubt that's much of an issue, carbon fiber can take some fairly high temperatures, certainly as high as the paint on the metal hood could. The metal will conduct and spread out the heat a bit better but even so I haven't found the hood to get very warm even with the car stationary. That said, I still think a carbon fiber hood is a bit pointless and certainly silly looking on a C900 IMO.