Not exactly a locost (or low-cost, for that matter), but I figured you guys could help me.
Recently, I've been making some progress on my turbo rotary engined Bugeye Sprite. One the latest things checked off the to-do list was the intercooler mounting. I've top-mounted the IC, and now I'm trying to figure out the best way to feed it air.
So, my question is this: cowl induction or traditional hood scoop? I want something very clean looking and unobtrusive. For those of you that know Bugeyes, the exterior shape is very distinctive, especially the bonnet (hood) and the protruding headlights. Whatever solution I come up with, I don't want to screw up this look too bad. On the other hand, I plan on running 12-15 psi of boost, so I'm going to need pretty good air flow.
Any body have any experience with cowl induction scoops? How well do the really work?
Any other ideas or opinions?
Here's an engine bay shot of how the IC currently sits: