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hello, all, i have seen many different topics on the net concerning the use of oil coolers on a sb chev, what i had seen was kinda of a kit the bolts onto the oil filter housing, lines run to in front of the rad to a cooler and the oil filter just screws on like normal, has any body had good success or is this another urban legend deal,,,,,,,,if so are there any better kits then others???, thanks again,,,,,,,

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Those are called Sandwich adapters, fit between Filter & Block. They work fine. The flat Stacked Plate type coolers are more effecient than the round Tube type coolers.
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I would suggest a thermostatically controlled type. This allows quick oil warm up before the oil is diverted to the cooler.

There are the units like you mentioned that sandwich the adapter between the block and filter (THIS one is by Derale), and there are remote filter mounts that move the oil filter(s) to the fenderwell, for example. The cooler lines are plumbed off of the remote filter mount.

The "stacked plate" type of cooler is efficient but a bit more costly than the fin and tube type cooler.

Lines can be as simple as clamped rubber hoses (designated for oil/cooler use) to AN fittings and braided stainless lines, from Earl's or Russell to name two.

Besides Derale, there's Hayden, B&M, Flex-a-Lite, PermaCool and others that you can look for.
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