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Offline fabr

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Fabr's Desert Car Fortin w/Torque Converter Experience
« on: May 20, 2020, 08:52:44 PM »
Skipping a couple steps in the journey,I'll jump to the initial sand outing. I have a Fortin 5 speed sequential driven via torque converter. I use a dry sump with 2 1/2 gallon capacity for the engine and the torque converter shares the engine oil in lieu of ATF. Yes,I run engine oil in the converter. One sump feeding a 2 pressure section dry sump pump with 4 suction stages.

Anyway................the 2 oil coolers were not doing the job so ,me being me,I opted to replace them with a big ass Setrab cooler with a 1950cfm Spal fan. I'll post a couple pics later. To get the thing in though I had to take 1/3 of the friggin car apart to get it in place since I thought I made this thing plenty big when I was building it but ,WOW, was I wrong about that. :m

I also transferred one of the original coolers to the gearbox/ring and pinion lube system to keep the gearbox/ring and pinion happier. All in all ,I hope my slight heat issue is behind me now.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Fortin w/Torque Converter Experience
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 12:13:46 PM »
i hope it is as well.  i fully understand building to tight!  ;D
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