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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:21 am 
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a tru-cool oil cooler. Bar and Plate construction which is more durable than the tube and fin design. Cheap too! like $40-60.
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A bypass:
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a power steering cooler:
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Ducting:
http://www.spectorracing.com/catalog/ca ... age_1.html

I just need you guys to make me some lines. I also need that filter relocation you have. I gotta figure out how to mount this shit behind my bumper.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:47 am 
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Well, that is sort of cheap stuff, with hose barbs, so you can't correctly use AN lines with them. talk to E about some Setrab coolers with good fittings. and I see no reason for a bypass.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:34 pm 
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Those coolers come with AN fittings. I would NEVER use hose barbs. Now the PS cooler does use hose barbs. But so does all of the power steering system itself. I don't feel like I would be introducing any more possibilities for failure in the PS sytem.

I want a thermostat so I don't over cool the oil. I am equally afraid of over cooling it (only in the winter) than I am of overheating it. Plus the thermostat will allow the oil to heat up to normal operating temperature much faster. I'm running a thermostat in the coolant system so I might as well run one in the oil system.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:18 am 
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Well, th epics you posted have barbs on them, as for the power steering cooler having barbs, then you will have to run regular power steerign line as AN line is not actually designed for barbs and traditional clamps. As for the thermostat, look into a thermstatic adaptor(where it threads to the blaock for oil feed, as those permacool thermostats are very restrictive as they are designed for useage on RVs and crappy street cars.

Look into the canton racign line of filter adaptors, and thermostats, they are built to flow more than the required application.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:06 pm 
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Cool, I'll get the canton stuff then. Thanks for the info.

E also has a tube style heat exchanger which I'll use instead of that pictured cooler for the PS.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:59 am 
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I also hope to duplicate this corvette but I plan on using a sheet of aluminum with some NACA ducts on the bottom.
http://www.mtiracing.com/artmaverick/mt ... eropa.html

I found some pretty cool brake ducts. There isn't a whole lot out there so I'll have to make these work.
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and I'll run it using these:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:15 am 
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lookin good!

you get your new hubs yet so you can do the larger brakes?

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I got the hubs and just finished the brakes today actually.

So far I've got a good amount of time and money put into the red car. Its actually a nice car to drive now:

-300ZX Power Slot rotors
-300ZX brake calipers and new pads (hubs were supposed to work but didn't)
-5 lug hubs front and rear
-SS braided lines
-NISMO TC rod bushings
-NISMO front control arm bushings
-New clutch
-replaced the exhaust
-Newer rear seat
-300ZX wheels
-Fixed the headlights
-Added SE foglights and front lip
-Rear suframe bushing spacers
-Got the a/c working again
-Tinted the windows
-Fixed the door locks
-Tune up
-New shocks (already had H&R springs)

And my wheels match now!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:42 am 
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nice..... you working this weekend?

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So it looks like I didn't fix the problem I had last year with coolant not getting sucked back in to the radiator from the reservoir. Well, I really believe I fixed it, and I think I recreated it when I took my radiator back out. All it was the first time was a cocked hose clamp...believe it or not. I'm still miffed as to why my reservoir can't take the surge volume. I either have too much of a temperature swing creating more expansion/contraction that I should really have or simply too much for that little hose and tank to handle.

So, I definitely need radiator ducting. I'm looking into adding back the mechanical fan and OEM shroud. That will help too, esp with reliability.
I can also get rid of that cheapo temp switch and use the other output on my Greddy MSS unit that controls the other fan.

All in all I'm really happy with the car, especially the brakes. I tested their limits and the car stops REALLY fast now. Once the tires heat up I can really lay into them. I could literally feel my face start to pull away from my head. :D :shock: And I'm not even running R compounds!

It was good to have you guys see me at the track. I really would've liked to know what my times were. I've been looking for a Patriot course event to do and didn't really consider doing anything at GT Live. Even with all the people there (mostly spectators) I got lots of laps in. On any normal day at VIR there is usually just as much racing and stuff going on, just not a bunch of clueless people walking around asking me if my car is a Skyline.

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odds are it is not a tank size issue as much as a radiator size issue, alot of tiems the old copper brass jobs can't handle the heat rejection as fast as the car can add heat.

mechanical fans are nice as they always run, and there are no wires to break, no fuses to blow... just make sure it has a new fan clutch on it.

As for ducting the radiator just make sure that there is no place for the air to go around the radiator, polyurathane sheeting is probabally best as it is bendable and not horribly sharp edged.

You looked good on the couse and looked ot be making progress on the other carsout there, as for the brake just make sure you check on that fluid leak down near the new oil filter location..it could cause a problem.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:21 am 
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this is a pretty cool test:
http://home.satx.rr.com/nissanweb/RadTest/RadTest.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:24 am 
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noa a bad test but he did nto take into accoutn alot of variables. the altima fans sound liek a dect piece, but many aftermarket fans suck...the airflow ratings are way low on them.

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