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Old 06-02-2020, 01:16 AM
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Here is something that may interest some. I ran a duct from the right front fender scoop to a location behind the dry sump tank. That provides ram air between the tank and the firewall that may help keep header heat away from the tank. When the engine was on the dyno they raised the oil temp 15 degrees by moving a box fan that they had blowing directly on the dry sump tank - surprised me.

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Old 06-02-2020, 01:31 AM
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That AiM piece looks perfect in the dash!
Interesting info about the airflow over the drysump tank too
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:47 AM
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Interesting about the oil tank. Made me think a few cooling fine or a heat sink would help.

Turns out Howe racing sells a line with cooling fins:

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Description: Howe Cool Tubes will replace your braided oil line, transferring the oil heat into surrounding air. Their unique fin design creates over 18 1/2 in. of exposed circumference, increasing the surface area five times over straight tubing. These oil cooler tubes are made of aluminum, which has excellent thermal transfer properties—whereas braided line is actually a heat insulator. You can even bend them in a standard tubing bender. Keep your engine oil operating at peak efficiency with Cool Tubes from Howe Racing!

I see some selling heat sinks for oil filters, not sure they’d get much air.

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Old 06-02-2020, 02:53 AM
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Funny you say that as I had the same idea... Iíll post up in the aero thread with my findings
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Old 06-14-2020, 03:21 AM
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Progress - I guess. Finishing up the dash, interior side of the firewall, and floorboard.

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I assume most, if not all of your data will run through the AiM, so what (gauges, I assume) will go in the other pods in the dash?
And as for the firewall, do you do anything special in regards to fire retardant since itís not metal? Does it matter?

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Thank You. The AiM has a can bus pick-up from the Motec ECU, so it captures most of the data. But I am an old, old school guy, so I will also run analog gages for oil pressure, oil temp., water temp., and fuel quantity. The side pod gages will be trans. and differential temp. The pod in the center console will hold the Motec ignition switch. For the firewall I used a marine, fire retardant vinyl ester resin and will have aluminum heat shields in appropriate areas. So far that is not an issue with NASA. I did put an .063 aluminum firewall between the driver's compartment and the fuel cell - completely sealed off. In fact, today I finished a section of that firewall over the trans tunnel that I had to modify when I moved the motor to the right - see photo.

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Really nice work on the interior. That's going to look great.
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Finally got the firewall in primer. Dry sump tank cove on the passenger side, provision for the Tilton brake and clutch cylinders on the other. Next step is to install the motor to finalize location of a few things like the firewall cannon plug for the ECU, the fuel line bulkhead fittings, and a couple of heat shields for the headers.

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