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Thanks for the diffuser ideas, but I like to retain my modified 3" ANSA exhaust system in place. Evacuating hot air from the engine is not an issue in my case. My car's bottom is completely flat, I fabricated an aluminum under tray (belly pan) with removable centre panels incorporating NACA ducts for cooling the engine and other components. I have been driving the car in hottest summer days and the coolant temperature has never exceeded 195 deg.F.
Therefore, there is no need for any additional mods such as louvers or NACA ducts required to the rear deck.

Have a good one,

Originally posted by SF:
Some ideas to your project;
Possibilities to use the space were the muffler sits. Reroute exhaust pipe through the diffuser or 180 degr out in the rear center. How do you prepare to evacuate hot air from the engine, louvers or nasa ducts?
I have also been thinking about the possibilities to fabricate and mount a flat bottom to the car (with a little angle) and a rear diffuser to create downforce. If you not are familiar to the book: Competition car Downforce, I highly recommend it. Also compare with:
Lotus F1 78/79
Lancia/Ferrari LC2
Porsche 962

Have fun and good luck!

Yes I know this is'nt for a street driven car but I think it's a lot of fun and interesting things in downforce...