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paulo paulo is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Ontario, Canada
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This is an interesting subject. I plan to put the oil cooler up into the ducktail on my '73 911 hotrod (2000lbs/300HP). I like the simplicity of the oil cooling system situated at the rear inspite of any additional weight over the tailend. I think there would be a net weight loss vs. front cooler and lines. Also, with the cooler mounted up in the top area of the ducktail, there is no interference with airflow into the stock grille opening for motor cooling.
By the way, Bruce Anderson discusses this exact approach on page 188 of his 911 Performance Handbook. A small cooler linked into the pressure circuit and mounted at the rear of the 911 kept the motor cooler than the original, large front mounted unit.
Fianlly, since I live in Canada where we might see (max.) 2 to 3 weeks of 80F plus weather per year, my cars cooling requirements will be less demanding than 911 owners in the southern States.
Moab, I would be very interested to see photos of your WhaleTail installation.
Limble, perhaps we should exchange ideas on this?

Paulo
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