Feb 25 2006
I have a quick question. Right now I am in the middle of removing the engine out of a 1983 Mazda Rx-7. I plan on putting it in a 1969 VW Bug. I noticed that in your pictures of your finished engine you got rid of everything, except for the carb, the alt, the coils, and the dis, the water pump and the drive pully. I saw the oil filter, But unless I am blind I did not see the oil cooler. My question is Where did you put the oil cooler? I also need your advice on something. Radiator placement. I know this subject just keep on popping up. Now as far as putting a radiator in the rear parcel tray. Have you evey seen one those fiberglass Roadster kits for VW's with the convertable top that folds down. Well I have one, lets say I had one, installed on my bug. I left my car at grandmothers house for one year while stationed in Alaska. Needless to say that when I returned home I uncoverd the car and to my surprise the car was in F------------D up. I almost cried. I thought Michael Jackson made a new beat it video, or something. She let my cousins play basketball on it. It was so bad that I had to tear it down again. And basically start from scratch. When I had throw away the roof top. I decided to leave it without one. At that time it was a 2-seater, the rear was going to become a costom speaker box, now it is a 4-seater. I took out mt Die gringer and proceeded to remove all of the fiberglass back to just behind the the rear seat coushion. Between the rear seat and the fiberglass that is left, there is about a 2 inch gap, all the way around that seat. When the car is in forward motion, air should be forced through the gap, as if having the sun roof open. I think that If I placed the radiator behind that seat, with two fans mounted, that I might have a chance of a successful rear radiator install. Without a roof to keep the weather out. It just became a summer bugg. Well, do you think it will work.
Hey guys what do you think |