Re: AAIIIC's oil cooler thread
No new updates - still haven't gotten around to "Take 3" yet - but I was under the car today and got a better picture of the additional clearance the modified Camaro/G8 headers provide:
Compare that to what it looked like mocking things up on the engine stand with the old Kooks headers:
On the Accusump note, I picked up a used one, but in the end I've basically come to the conclusion I don't have anywhere to put it. I was thinking it might fit in the fender well, where I had the remote oil filter mount originally, but even the 2qt Accusump is too long once you add in the fittings on one end and the gauge on the other. In dedicated track cars I've seen folks mount them in the trunk or behind the front seats somewhere, but on my tracked street car I didn't like either of those options. The only thing I could come up with would be to mount it at the back of the engine bay sitting above the intake manifold. I verified it would fit - there's enough clearance between my FAST intake manifold and the stock hood (with liner installed). But it just seemed to me that the sump, and the oil inside it, would just get baked in that location. So, for now the Accusump sits on my work bench, and I don't anticipate it leaving that location - at least, not to go into the V.
'05 Stealth Grey CTS-V, 19x8.5/10" CCW T140s with Toyo Proxes T1 Sports (summer), black Team Dynamics ProRace 1.2 wheels with 275/35-18 R-compounds (track), Hyperblack Rota Torques (winter), KW Variant3s, V2 front brakes, Hotchkis rear sway bar, EPS cam, TEA-ported 243 heads, FAST92 intake w/LS2 TB, JBA Camaro/G8 1-3/4" shorty headers w/JBA cat pipes, Corsa exhaust, UUC motor and tranny mounts, UUC shifter, MAPerformance trailing arms, Specter cradle bushings, etc...