After researching options I decided that I'd go for a mocal sandwich plate with 92 deg C thermostat, 16 row radiator and a remote oil filter as there wasn't enough clearance to the steering column to fit the sandwich plate and even the small filter. I bought a selection of push on adapters and a couple of metres of blue hose.
The instructions stated that the cooler need to be in air flow, after looking around the engine bay I decided that the best option would be in front of the radiator so I fitted the Westfield ally ducting kit, cut it down to allow the bonnet to close and then fabricated a bracket that went under the cooler and was rivetted to the ducting.
|Ducting and cooler mounting|
|Cooler hoses and remote filter|
|hose P clips|
|U section bracket|
|Sandwich plate and hoses clearing the steering column|
Once the cooler was in place I fabricated a bracket from alloy U section to mount the remote filter and fitted the sandwich plate and 'mushroom' cover to the engine. I then made up the hoses and held them in place with a selection of p clips, separator clamps and ty-wraps.
Out on the road the oil is now typically 5-6 degrees lower than the water as apposed to 5-6 degrees higher but lower than the 92 degs C of the sandwich plate thermostat. The weather has been unseasonably cool so hopefully I'll get a better idea of the effectiveness at the Isle of Man and on some track days later in the year. Filling up with oil I added and extra 0.5 Litre to fill the oil cooler and extra hoses.
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