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    Made my Rectafier Bracket today

    Here are just some quick pics of it...

    what I did was use some 16 ga. sheet metal and bend it. as you can see the bend isnt a perfect 90* angle because first a rounded bend is stronger, and also because it allows for more room for air to get to it. I put it like this so the fins are verticle. From what everyone has told me, I wont need a fan if the fins are verticle, but I left a sport on the right of the bracket just in case. I dont know if you can see from the pics but I took a drill and put a sand bit in it with some sandpaper on the end and brushed it out, it looks amazing in person, it kind of has a clamshell effect, if ya know what I mean. I then proceeded to polish it out and put a couple coats of wax on it. All in all it only cost me about 5 bucks and 15-20 mins to make.

    I am going to mount it on the inspection cover there will be really no direct air flow up there... Tell me what ya think of it...
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    What does everyone think? does it look good?

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    here is a pic of it mounted...

    I was told that if it was mounted like this I wouldnt need a fan....

    I dont know if you can tell but I put 4 bolts to space the rectafier off of the bracket to give about a 1/2" clearance off of the bracket to help it breath even better...
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    looks good buddy!... just wondering where you heard this?

    From what everyone has told me, I wont need a fan if the fins are verticle

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    haha...I couldnt tell you exactly, but I know atleast 2 or 3 people told me this....you think I will need a fan??

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    absolutely not! kinda a humorous myth though about the cooling fins being vertical or horizontal... oops, i better turn my PC tower the other way so my cooling rectifier isn't vertical let's call the myth busters

    dude, you are fine... no fans needed to cool that sucker

    <god i love all the new smiley faces>



    anyways... i guess Riva forgot to include a nice turbo attwood cooling fan with the power filter being that the rectifier gets mounted on their kit with the fins sideways <--- this one is retarded, there's no time or place that this dude will make sense in a post

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    lol...yeah that last smiley you posted, what the hell is it??

    so no fan??

    You know the intake I am doing so I trust ya...

    and yeah I may give mythbuster a call..or email

    Thought I would play with the smilies also!

    what the does this mean>>>> LOL

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    Someone meant if you mount the rectifier with the fins pointing at you, that they need to point up.

    | | like that instead of = if that makes since.
    Heat rises and if your fins are = it's not good flow.

    The only thing I would test on that mount is whether the metal on the bottom bend has some strength under pressure. That bracket is going to be bouncy alot.

    Bet some JB Weld on the corner would get it some beef.

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    its 16 ga sheet metal, and I beant it with a radius just for the reason, that It will get bounced around a lot...and the radius will be stronger then a straight 90* bend. and the round bend is also supported by a little out crop I guess I would say just like the pic below...
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