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Old 06-08-2003, 03:52 AM
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I,m in the building stages of a model A streetrod.Looking for a location to mount the cooler for my turbo 350 w/ 2500 stall convertor. Would like to mount it on the frame rail near the trany.Has anyone else mounted one there and will it get enough air flow? It's tight under the hood and I have rear mounted electric fans on the radiator. Thanks.

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you should mount the cooler after the heat exchanger in the radiator, but not running the heat exchanger in the radiator is never a good idea as you will be running to cold most of the time, and to hot when you beat it, burnouts??
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Mine is mounted by the trans ... no problems.

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I've had my beside the frame near the transmssion for over 20 years with no problems.
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I mounted mine just like they do from the factory with a tow package. She's mounted to the front of the radiator closest to the corner where the lower radiator hose is (where the coolant is coolest). I'm sure ther are probably quite a few different options here that would work. I put mine where I did 'cause even if I'm not moving with a flex-fan and shroud the engine is always pulling air through the cooler/radiator. If it's mounted on the frame the car needs to be moving (I would think) to flow air through it, unless you mount a little electric fan on her.


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Old 06-08-2003, 07:30 AM
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I also have a Model A with a 350/350 combo with slightly less stall than you. I have my trans cooler (aftermarket thinline radiator style) mounted perpendicular to the frame, drivers side, just to the rear of the trans. I plumbed it from the trans, to the radiator, then to the cooler and back to the trans. No problems.
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If you are running it as an additional cooler, at the frame should be fine. If you are using it as the only cooler, it won't breathe well enough mounted there. You will need considerable air movement to cool it enough. I recently saw an ad for a trans cooler with a fan. Don't remember who had it.
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