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65_289
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posted 08-03-2002 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1. What is the best electric fan out there?

2. For a trans cooler, what would I need for a car to drive 20+ miles to and from the strip? Would this (the $107 one) be over-kill? http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=2814&prmenbr=361

3. Where is the best place to mount a trans cooler? If you have pics, let me see 'em!!!

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steve'66
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posted 08-03-2002 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you moved your battery to the trunk yet?

B&M's super cooler was/is my choice. ($60) Don't even need a fan on it, it's rated 28,000 gvw and has pipe fittings so you can run braided ss line w/o hose clamps. I mounted it like a little radiator and cut a hole in the sheet metal in front of the old battery location for it. Worked out well and the tranny stays nice and cool.

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posted 08-03-2002 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by steve'66:
Have you moved your battery to the trunk yet?

B&M's super cooler was/is my choice. ($60) Don't even need a fan on it, it's rated 28,000 gvw and has pipe fittings so you can run braided ss line w/o hose clamps. I mounted it like a little radiator and cut a hole in the sheet metal in front of the old battery location for it. Worked out well and the tranny stays nice and cool.

SteveW


No, it's not there yet. I guess that needs to be done, huh?

Did you run the battery cable under the car, or in it?

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steve'66
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posted 08-04-2002 12:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I ran the cable under the car and the alt. wire through the car. But looking back on it I'd run them both thru the car if I were you. Use 0 gauge welding cable and 8 gauge thhn for the alt. wire. Then you'll have plenty of room for the tranny cooler.

SteveW

p.s. Don't forget the switch and put the battery in a sealed aluminum box, bolted in with 2ea 3/8" studs.

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capri man
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posted 08-04-2002 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i used the taylor brand aluminum box. it comes with all the fittings for venting and all the mounting hardware. also has a heavy very flexible cable that is easy to work with. not nuch over $100. good luck

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kid vishus
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posted 08-04-2002 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Generally the Perma-Cool fans draw less amps than other brands do and still push/pull alot of cfm. Thats what I have on both my trans cooler and my radiator. I have a fan on my trans cooler, but I also have the front of my car blocked off so no air can get thru it. Plus I like being able to run air thru it while the car is sitting still to speed up the cooling process.

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posted 08-04-2002 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So with the electric fan, do you guys have them wired to a temperature sensor, or just a switch? I was thinking I'd just wire it to a heavy duty switch and turn it on all the time except when I am running, then turn it back on when I am on the return road. Same thing for the trans cooler.

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capri man
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posted 08-04-2002 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i run a sensor myself. it will keep the water temp a lot more consistant than i can.

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Fastymz
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posted 08-04-2002 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run the Black magic fan,pulls alot air and alot amps too.
I have the B&M super cooler,without a fan.I put it next to the rad,infront of the battery.I drilled some holes in the metal infront of battery so air flows thur the cooler. And wedged the cooler so it dosen't sit flat againt the the rad,support.It's half below my valance and half above it.It seems to cool just fine.I also have a deep finned alum,pan that adds an extra qt of oil.

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jkilroy
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posted 08-04-2002 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Factory fan off of a Lincoln Mark VIII, any year. They move HUGE amount of air but draw 25+ amps.

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