Thanks. The hose angle was about all I could think of. I can always readjust the gas cap fill tube bracket angle. I think I’m gonna pull the trigger on that cooler. It holds nearly a gallon of coolant. For future reference it is the Derale 65860 (low profile fan). Just for fun I’m going to make a table of predicted numbers and then do an actual test on it next weekend and see how accurate I was. Either way, I think this will resolve all of my issues.
New HE came in the mail today. Its a beast! This new 4 1/2” core Derale fits just fine; still even clearance for the engine coolant tank. Its tight, but it will certainly work. I think this will do just fine at keeping my intercooler temps at ambient.
Haven’t decided exactly which orientation to use yet. For the fittings, I’ll have the most room at the bottom for running 45 degree fittings, which will insure better coolant flow.
Spent last weekend spending a bunch of money on metal fabrication stuff; belt/disc sander, grinding wheel, dremel, 16 guage steel, plate bender... Borrowed a friend’s MIG welder. Frustrated that my build is stalling as much as it is, but I’m trying my best to learn metal fabrication and welding in the meantime between work and family. As small as the custom touches I want to do seem to be, its not easy, lol.
I have my engine/trans mocked up in the frame. Adam sent me the tabs to weld in to mount my fuse box. Once the fuse box is mounted, I will mock up all hoses & lines and weld in custom brackets for my HE. I’m working on ideas for mounting the high mounted brake light, LED courtesy lights, motion sensor, and terminal blocks.
My biggest goal right now is to finalize the wiring and get all additional tabs welded and mocked up, so I can get the frame off to powdercoat.