Originally Posted by John long
Does the hot fuel and carburetor cause a big drop in power? I have not had car die or not start when hot but notice a drop in power and weaker accellerator pump on hot summer day. Also, I can limit the effect if I turn on the fan override and not let the engine go over 180 degrees.
An old time racer trick was to pack ice on the intake back in the day. Not legal now, but they still sell the good old "Cool Cans". To answer your question, the cooler/denser you can keep your intake charge, the better. Many boost systems use intercoolers.