Originally Posted by donr103
It's not going to be easy job.. anyway you look at it.. but it could be done at a fraction of the cost of new condenser/oil cooler.. I used derale.com.. and mounted big cooler with its own fan and inline thermostat.. I made a bracket out of some flat metal rods that have the holes already drilled in it.. flat steel.. I can't remember the name of the stuff.. but you buy it at hardware store.. comes in 4ft 6ft 8ft.. just measure and cut.. I then used self tapping sheet metal screws #12 3/4 or 1/2 and screw to existing square tubing.. and make up you own frame.. just in front of the drivers side tire.. next to battery.. plenty of room.. then I mounted the cooler to that.. worked out great . If you need me to look up part #.. drop me a note.. but here the big kicker. With the old hoses being 25yr plus old.. you better just go ahead and replace them.. make sure you remember that oil is hot and under 40 to 80 psi.. you must use best oil cooler hose you can find.. must be made for hot/oil.. not the standard stuff use for vacuum lines or heater hose..
Good luck and keep us posted
Have been given thought to location of new cooler but dismissed the tire wheel well area given the possibility of debris and/or tire blow out damaging the cooler.
What I figured I'd do was hopefully find a cooler approximately same size as trans cooler and mount it onto the backside of the trans cooler with a fan on front blowing thru both (no T stat) and wire it into the existing 16in fan which kicks on at approx. 221F.
Emailed Summit racing and they referred me to Holley and waiting for a response from them. Do you happen to have the part number for the (2) oil lines that go from the engine block to the front?
Do I need to drain the oil for this? Or is it just a top off after breaking the line connections afterwards? Much appreciated for the help.