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Old 05-17-2018, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Flyyak View Post
I am hoping that I can remote mount the cooler to the engine/ gear mounts. Has anyone had success mounting on engine support forward of area where brake lines exit the fuselage.

I can use scat to get air flow from baffle but it will be very difficult for me to remote mount to firewall. I have insulated the firewall and I would do more damage than good.
I'm sure Jason Beaver did exactly this, excellent build log here

If I recall he made a custom fiberglass plenum but otherwise was quite straight forward.
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:05 PM
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Default Still need help

Thanks for posts but still need help. I cannot mount an oil cooler like Jason beavers or others between the engine frame and firewall. My fuel pump, wiring conduit through fuselage, prop governor cable and other stuff that is already near the firewall prevent an oil cooler in that area. I have seen a cooler that appears to be mounted supported by the top cross over bar on the 7 gear mount and if anyone has a similar mount on a 7 engine/gear frame, please let me know.

I plan to mount a scat tube type plenum or connection as high as possible over #4 rear baffle similar to Jason Beavers and others and will connect straight down the back of baffle to a plenum to cover a cooler mounted to or supported by the top crossover tube on the gear frame. If anyone has done something similar successfully, I do not wish t reinvent the wheel. Thanks
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