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Old 07-04-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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So now I have the oil cooler mounting brackets from FM. They fit Setrab .oil coolers. Decided to build my own setup. FM mount brackets, Setrab cooler(size), Mocal sandwich plate, and -10an lines.

Mocal sandwich plate is 20mm one?

Asking for suggestions on size of cooler. FM runs a 13 row with 4" Height. I'm looking toward a 16 row with 4-3/4" Height or 19 row with 5-3/4" Height.
The really bad cell pic I have is 6'' from the top of the FM bracket. I mounted the radiator in it's spot and tried to measure the distance.
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Is the listed height the total height?
How much more space on top do I need for fittings?
I swear I found banjo style fittings for these coolers somewhere? Batinc?
Bad pic I know, I'll try and find my garage camera later.


I'm thinking of going with the 16 row and if I need to upgrade later to a 19 row. It will be my daily with hopefully a track day or two. Never done a cooler like this so asking the experts.
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I have a 13 row and it cooled fine in that position when I made rock-scooper duct.
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I have tru-cool's 24 row oil cooler:

Tru-Cool Oil Coolers

their 5.75" measurements seems to include the mounting flanges but not the fittings. YRMV.
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The sandwich plate is 20mm tho? Might go 16 row and maybe duct from somewhere other than rock scooper.
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I have tru-cool's 24 row oil cooler:

Tru-Cool Oil Coolers

their 5.75" measurements seems to include the mounting flanges but not the fittings. YRMV.
I'm getting tired of explaining why no one should be one of those shitty heat-exchangers. This will be the last time and I'll link to it in the future.

It's not a bar/plate or tube/fit, it's a bunch of thick plates made from some shitty brass or steel material that doesn't transfer heat. I switched to a Mocal cooler that was slightly smaller, in the same location, with the same ducting, and my oil temps went from 290-310*f to ~230*f with the better heat exchanger.
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