Would you post some photos and also let us know how the cooling works
Yes please Photo's !Would you post some photos and also let us know how the cooling works
NICE PICTURE..... As some of you may have noticed I am recently "new member" to GHR forum..... have been doing a lot of reading of older threads and hanging out in the "garage" checking out all the really nice gassers & hot rods members have posted.What do I call this hood? If yours is a bikini, what's this a thong. haha ......
Does your car even have inner fenders? Most race cars don't, and simply vent out the wheelwells. My Austin has no inner fenders, and and ventilates out the wheelwells great. A little comes out around the scoop opening too.NICE PICTURE..... As some of you may have noticed I am recently "new member" to GHR forum..... have been doing a lot of reading of older threads and hanging out in the "garage" checking out all the really nice gassers & hot rods members have posted.
I am converting a "Drag Car" back to being a "street/strip car". Even though the car has NOT had a history I am going to do everything I can think of to improve cooling .... "just in case".
One thing that is often not done today is "venting" the engine compartment where/when possible.
Back "in the day" drag racers used to put "shims" in the back of the hood between the hood hinge & the hood so that the back of the hood would have an opening in the back of the hood and allow heat to escape.
Remember, hood louvers, even though they are one of the "coolest hot rod" add-ons are also a great weigh to "vent" the engine compartment.
The engine in our car is setback a "LOT" placing it completely UNDER the cowl and surrounded by a engine cover. I am going to "vent" this area by adding a fan to "stir up" the air in the back of this "box" along with installing a hood scoop, fender vents & possibly hood louvers..... every little bit helps!!!!
The car does have INNER FENDER for now! Being a small size UNIBODY car there are quite a few things not done on other types unibody cars.Does your car even have inner fenders? Most race cars don't, and simply vent out the wheelwells. My Austin has no inner fenders, and and ventilates out the wheelwells great. A little comes out around the scoop opening too.
YES!!!!! The thought has crossed my mind..... over & over again.Time to stub the frame and go straight axle! That little Opel would look cool with a straight axle in the front!
First off your '37 looks really good and the old school mags make it even better looking.I too have had the stop light issue with my coupe, although my problem is no room for a standard puller or electric fan bcause silly me never moved the motor back like I should have ....... I`m old school but at 200 I get nervous, I never wanted to cut the perfect firewall, but I probably will have to. View attachment 864 View attachment 863
Good Idea..... I had remote oil filter kit (that used two oil filters) but never an oil cooler. In addition to helping keep the oil cooler the I'm sure it would look pretty "race-car-COOL.As for the finned oil pans ....... yes, most of the "stuff" we get today is made off-shore. :0( All the "made in USA" stuff is LONG GONE!!!!Most of the aluminum pans I've had any dealings with were ill fitting imports. I guess if you can find a quality oil pan it might be different....... Now a remote oil cooler would be of great help, and they can be easily plumbed into the oil filter position by using a remote oil filter kit, then plumb the cooler into the lines for the kit by buying one more line to go from the cooler to the filter. I've seen a few people do this for road race cars that run hard and hot, and it definitely works.
I've got a remote kit I had on my Camaro when I raced it, and took it off when I returned it to street only use. I'm toying with plumbing it into the Austin this winter when I do my next upgrades, and maybe an oil cooler too.