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Old 08-12-2017, 11:18 PM
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Default Trying to make a Scott Oil Cooler work

Hello Gents and ladies:

I am beginning the install of the baffle to my RV 7 and I want to use a Scott oil cooler that i sourced at auction. It tests good and is an 8 column cooler.

It is apparently larger than the Vans EA - 11 cooler as it does not fit the Vans oil cooler bracket i bought. I dont see why i cant make it work as many have had to add stiffeners to the Vans baffle kit anyway I thought i could do that and make this coole work.

Any thought on why it wont?

Link to pictures on OneDrive are below.

Thanks for all input.

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:02 AM
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Default no thoughts on this?

No one have any thoughts on this idea?
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:19 AM
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That cooler will be difficult to fit due to the outlet configuration. I have seen it done but due to the outboard outlet and the need to maintain cooler clearance on height of cowling and engine mount it will be tough. I just sold a similar cooler due to those issues.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:30 AM
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For me at least, your link requires me to sign in to a Microsoft account, so I am unable to view your pictures.

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Old 08-13-2017, 11:28 AM
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Do yo plan on sending cooler someplace like pacific cooler for o/h prior to install?
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:21 PM
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Dave, you can. BUT, you'll have to space the cooler out from the baffle enough for the block fitting to clear with whatever AN fitting you are using. You might consider sending it to Pacific Oil Cooler, have them clean and test it, and change that block to a MALE AN, or more simply, convert the ends to the Vans Cooler configuration.

It may not be cost effective to do so, against buying the cooler outright from Pacific.

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Old 08-14-2017, 10:07 PM
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I have contacted my trusty folks at Alberta Aero and they inform me that they can and will test the cooler prior to install.

|I am a little confused and concerned on TS comments but so far I have the baffle installed on the engine and all looks good so once the cooler is tested I think I will go ahead if it tests good and use it. The fittings seem to be ok but i will install the cowling to make sure that all tucks in nicely.

Thanks to those that responded.

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Old 08-15-2017, 06:38 AM
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Dave--looks like the block fitting will hit the baffle especially with an AN Adapter on it.
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