Alright, a couple more updates on the progress on the car and a few goodies that got thrown on with the supercharger.
Went with an upgraded Koyo radiator and Samco hose kits to dress up the engine bay a little bit
The Koyo is pretty much twice the thickness of the OEM unit and should provide more than enough cooling, even with the amount of track time this car will see. Samco hoses in blue, who doesn’t like a touch of color under the hood??
Next up is the installation of a Mishimoto Oil cooling kit. Comes with everything you need to install an oil cooler on your car. It’s a great kit, but it was not designed with a Vortech kit in mind. So, we had to get a little creative with the mounting.
First thing is the sandwich plate does not allow for larger aftermarket oil caps to be fitted. The sandwich plate is a bit wide and does not allow the aftermarket oil caps to be fully removed. We tried a couple other on our shelf and they were all too large. Not a big issue and we alerted Mishimoto about it and they are looking into a smaller sandwich plate for the kit. For now, the stock oil cap will do.
Next up, the mounting plate. The mounting plate is designed to hang off the inside of the factory bumper beam. Basically, there was a 90* lip on the mounting plate that could mount of the beam. Since there is an intercooler in the way now, we had to mount the oil cooler in front of the beam. This meant cutting of the 90* bend and drilling straight into the bumper beam. Easy enough….
We are just buttoning everything up and double checking everything, at this moment. More to come, as always!!