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AlanMcR
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Re: WALK-ON-HOOD i like that

Post#51 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:34 pm

Somehow they managed to get it to work on the W460 without filling in the center section. Unfortunately the open version of the vent cover is NLA.
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inkblotz
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Post#52 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:20 am

I had looked into the hood vent center open center closed, years ago. I found that the 460s that had AC had the vent grill with the center of it blocked off. All 460s without AC had a vent grill that was wide open. Because the 463 comes with AC it has the closed center panel. So logically MB determined that if you don't have AC you require volumes of fresh air to pass through the cabin to keep you cool. If you have AC then you don't require as much fresh air as you would conditioned air. Additionally this grill with the closed center (as Alan mentioned) also protects the evaporator.

I think these extra vents on either end are a nice way to increase the air flow into the cabin.

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vadimivanovich
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Post#53 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:19 am

With the "superior" aerodynamics of the G, I wonder how much positive pressure exists at the vent openings - and therefore how much additional airflow is generated. I suppose they wouldn't do it if it didn't help.
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Chris
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Post#54 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:55 am

The two highest levels of positive pressure on a G are found at the leading edge of the hood and the bottom of windshield/trailing edge of the hood. Middle of hood has a little negative pressure...

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vadimivanovich
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Post#55 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:39 am

Chris, why am I not surprised that you know these details off the top of your head?

Awesome.

Any idea how far negative it goes behind the top rubber windshield strip?
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mogwild
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Post#56 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:12 pm

Is this the Canadian edition walk on hood? I'm not looking to buy one, just poking around.
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Post#57 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:19 pm

mogwild wrote:Is this the Canadian edition walk on hood? I'm not looking to buy one, just poking around.


no , the canadian army walk-on-hood has part number A 461 880 32 57 6431 .

mfg. guido .

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mogwild
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Post#58 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:24 pm

Thanks!
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G500Pur
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Post#59 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:34 am

What would be the advantage of the Canadian version over the Pur edition hood?
The Canadian hood is not set up for a fold down windshield either.

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Post#60 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:25 am

G500Pur wrote:What would be the advantage of the Canadian version over the Pur edition hood?
The Canadian hood is not set up for a fold down windshield either.


on the PUR walk-on-hood you only can walk in the middle , on the canadian army hooh you can walk all over .

mfg. guido .

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