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    Just one more thing. Chuck's (Elephant Racing) ribbed cooling lines are a bit of genius! Most of the cooling in a fender mounted cooler actually happens in the lines (totally unscientific observation by a non engineer). Elephant Racing's lines really do work.

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    I have a complete factory setup including the lines and cooler.
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    Jim sure knows how to make a brown car look nice.

    Way back when, jashford and myself ran external lines on a '71-S. As Jim noted, though the body wasn't a great idea.
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    I'm a fan of the trombone cooler also. As one who always wants to try something different I took two coolers and made a 3 looper. Now I'm about to use Chucks crossover lines and add a 3 looper on the drivers side. Why bother? I've never seen one before. That's a good enough reason to motivate me to make it. It keeps my brain cells working. On 100 plus degree days, humidity in single digits to teens, and 20% less oxygen, here in Colorado 2 might be better than one.
    I'll post if it makes a difference. Oh and behind the bumper on another car I'm working on with duel Carrera coolers. Here a a couple of pictures.

    I had a Carrera cooler on the car before. As Jim pointed out the oil temps are very close for both. I just think the trombone seems more in keeping with a 67.
    It's also easier to get to the SWB bumper brackets, J tube and wiring as I can slip my hand between the tubes.
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    ....nice work.

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    Slick AND clever. Thinking outside the box!
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    HI! I have 3 trombone coolers in good shape that are slightly different. I also have some lines and I believe a inline thermostat. They started using the trombone style right front wheel well type coolers on the 1973 S and continued through 1983 on 911's and on 911 Turbo's through 1978. If its not a track car it will do the job and be less expensive. Let me know if you have any questions and would like pictures. Jim m71911@aol.com

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    It was an option on the 911-S in 1973. Cost $155 more than Recaro Sport Seats. How times have changed.
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    Guys ,thanks for posts....enjoying the discussion and ideas.
    Still have not finalized which approach.
    The 3 loop is very interesting, have you tested yet ?

    Jim will send you an email ...interested in photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Breazeale View Post
    Just one more thing. Chuck's (Elephant Racing) ribbed cooling lines are a bit of genius! Most of the cooling in a fender mounted cooler actually happens in the lines (totally unscientific observation by a non engineer). Elephant Racing's lines really do work.

    Regards

    Jim

    This is true. Cooling is proportional to the surface area. And the more of that surface area that is in the airstream, the better. So oil lines that run outside the body (like by '73S) have a lot of surface area and are well cooled even though the trombone is tucked away in the wheel well. This is also why the ribbed lines Elephant makes work so well. What you put on the ends of those lines doesn't matter so much unless you ventilate that well as in the bumper cutouts pictured earlier.

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