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jimzilla
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« on: June 30, 2017, 09:25:04 pm »

I have a 1988 Mustang with a new style Boss Block 327 Stroker and a Procharger with 12 pounds of boost. starting at the front of the car I have a large intercooler that covers up 2/3 of the radiator, a/c condenser,
3 core radiator, a large oil cooler with 2- Maradyne 11 inch fans attached to it. I'm having overheating issues and I'm thinking about removing the oil cooler and using a Spal-26 amp 16-inch fan (2460 cfm) with a shroud. I'm wanting your opinion on how efficiently you think the oil cooler is working. Pulling air through all those components and actually doing something beneficial?.
Did I mention I live in Florida where it is so hot it will burn the leg hairs off a growed woman's legs.

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 12:07:44 am »

A lot of that may be the car's blocked off front grille, the design, and/or moved air flow devices around the radiator. Be sure the air is being controlled/forced(like stock) to go through the radiator.

Try to find a Cobra grille, they were more open yes? Can you get anything like the IC, mounted lower to not cover all of the radiator?

What fan is behind the radiator, that is a critical factor? In those cars, or similar vehicles that have overheating issues when modified, moving components away from the radiator helps a lot. The oil cooler may need to be the type you can place elsewhere, which does affect their efficiency.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 10:49:03 am »

I have the Cobra grill insert and yes I know there is a lot of things stacked up to reduce air flow. That's why I want to remove the oil cooler to be able to install a more powerful fan if it is not doing much.
So that is why.........
 
"I'm wanting your opinion on how efficiently you think the oil cooler is working. Pulling air through all those components and actually doing something beneficial?."

I will post a couple of pic's, thanks.


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