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I'm adding 1 gallon coolant reserve tank, just above the pump, to keep her wet and happy.
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Pump? Wet and happy?

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It would be nice to know the effectiveness of the CC.
To monitor that, one may install a dual temperature gauge, measuring intake temperatures before and after chargecooler. Two-in-one gauge is a nice space saver.

VEI Systems offers a variety of gauge combinations tailored to all customer needs
See below and pick:
D1-Series Gauges - VEI Systems

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Just an idea:

Stock V8 HE, (36" wide x 8.75"x 1.75 deep), sporting 4,960 sq.in of cooling surface,

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5x Delta AFC1512DG (killer) fans (1.8A/ea in steady state).

I hope they will package. If not, we'll seek other alternatives.
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John, I feel you may be building a hovercraft...lol
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Cold pipe received a layer of insulation.
Both pipes follow the contour of the chassis.
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Good buy:
eBay item number:
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Alcoa Aluminum Seamless tubing 5052-O 1 inch OD X .065 wall thickness X 12 feet. comes in 12 foot tubes, can cut for shipping 6’ (wholesale is $62.00), they sell at 24.00 for 12 feet.

You need two 6' pieces.
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Charge cooler circuit is is a very good candidate for Evans EC53001 water-less coolant use.
Small volume of the system will keep the cost at the reasonable level ($42/gal).
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Charge cooler circuit is is a very good candidate for Evans EC53001 water-less coolant use.
Small volume of the system will keep the cost at the reasonable level ($42/gal).
Ooooops!
I retract the above assumption.
Thank you Loren for pointing it out!
Evans works better in high temperature environments, like engine cooling.
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John, OMG no! That's the absolute hottest place in the engine compartment.
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Here is an excellent and cheap HE which could be adapted as a CC radiator:

Ford TRANSMISSION oil cooler PN# AT4Z-7A095-B

Fits: 1. Ford Edge 2007 2008 2009 2010 ALL ENGINEs
2. Lincoln MKX 2007 2008 2009 2010 ALL ENGINEs

OEM #: AT4Z7A095B, or Partslink #: FO4050149

All aluminum, available on US eBay or Amazon for $99-147

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I picked up one of the Ford AT4Z-7A095-B coolers, and it's actual dimensions are:

22.5" X 5.7 X .8" for the main body, actual core area frontal area is 20" X 5". Total width with fittings and mount pegs is 7.5"

It comes with 1/2" ID quick connects, which unscrew to offer what looks to be M18 x 1.5 female threads. Ebay has AN or barb fittings which should screw right in.

Nice and thin, with 12 cross tubes and fairly fine fin pitch. Wish I had room for two of them up front, but my oil cooler, a/c condenser and plumbing don't leave me much to work with in front of the radiator.
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I'm glad you're happy with this one.

If you have a single, centre mounted oil cooler, you may get rid of it and install two coolers horizontally, just behind fog lights. Open up this space at the front for your HE.

Use 1970-1981 Firebird/ Trans Am fender air extractors as air scoops.

That's what I'm planning to do.

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I'm thinking about oil cooler relocation, but have considerable mental stiction after just wrestling new oil lines to that location and not wanting to cut them up for new plumbing.

Deleting the inoperative A/C seems more attractive some days, as the lines take up an inordinate amount of space!
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Follow up on the Ford cooler. While from the outside it looks like it has big manifolds at the ends, from the inside you can see the the manufacturer let the fin tubes slide in and block much of the manifold area. This will restrict the flow quite a bit. Perhaps some are better assembled than others, but they're only built to flow 3/8" worth of transmission fluid.

Might need to parallel two of these to get enough flow?
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