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[February 22, 2009]


With the plenums shape more or less completed, I could figure out how the oil cooler doubler fit. Sam James recommends putting the oil cooler at a 15 degree pitch off the back of the baffle. However, I have barely any room between the oil cooler and engine mount. Plus everyone I know has their oil cooler blocked off to keep their temps up. I don't really see a compelling reason to angle the oil cooler. After a couple of measurements I was able to drill the oil cooler doubler to the back of the baffles.


Next was working on the front of the plenum. Specifically the transition between the inlets to Van's baffles. It's pretty sloppy from James. I thought about making some metal transition, but I figured making one out of fiberglass would prove to be easier, lighter and a much better fit, since the fiberrglass would basically mold itself to the baffles. I drew a line on the inlet even with the top of the front baffle support.


I used this line to cut the plenum.

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