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Old June 16th 2004, 20:44
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Dave, good luck with the install, hope it is ready for Saturday. :agree:
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Old June 16th 2004, 20:51
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I got it apart and cleaned when I woke up today. I will have to pick up some bracket material for the fans and mounting brackets. I also need to test the thermostat.
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Old June 17th 2004, 18:59
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I picked up some bracket stock and tested the RX7 cooler thermostat(checks good). I also took apart the old fan brackets so when I get up tomorrow I will start the fab./installation/electrical. Then try to get some road time to test it all. Then I still have to clean the car up, it is kind-a nasty right now.
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Old June 17th 2004, 22:29
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Glad to hear everything sounds to be working out. :agree:

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Old June 17th 2004, 23:12
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Dave,
Your car kinda nasty looks better than most at their best
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Old June 19th 2004, 00:52
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Well the cooler is in and it seems to be cooling great. As we(Boygenius and I) were driving thru Stockbridge we lubricated the aft drivers underside of the car and a short section of hwy 138 when the line to the cooler blew off. The lines to the RX7 cooler are slightly larger than 1/2" so after a trip to the 24 hr. Auto Zone with no joy we will try to find a pair of 5/8 barbed fittings to properly connect the RX7 lines to the rest of the system at Home Depot in the morning. If I can't find then I will be up in the Beater Bug.
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Old June 21st 2004, 00:43
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Dave, after I made that post about coming over I didn't check for your response, I went to bed. and I didn't realize how far you were from the show or I would have planned to leave sooner, like thursday morning The Wellesley Inn was great. fridge, stove, dishes... like a mini apartment, for the night. I would have liked to come help. I'll plan better next time, hopefully you won't be needing the help. but if so, I'll be there. :agree:

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Old June 21st 2004, 09:02
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Don't worry about it Mike. I had plenty of help. Just needed the right parts. I could have had 50 people here and the out come would have been the same. I should have had the thing in a day earlyer but I had to work.
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did you have any RUDE neighbors asking you to stop all the loud noise after midnight? if not great neighbor hood! Zen needs to get into a place like that!
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I understand you needed the right parts, to do the job right, but I still would have liked to help, and hang out too. Maybe next time.

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did you have any RUDE neighbors asking you to stop all the loud noise after midnight? if not great neighbor hood! Zen needs to get into a place like that!
haven't seen the guy since either.
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Old June 21st 2004, 19:21
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Nope, no bitchy nieghbors. But the "High Pressure Line and Fitting Ferry" didn't visit us either. I like out in the sticks compared to Zen.
You are welcome to come by and help out any time Mike. I had plenty of Brats, chips, beer and 10W40 to go around.
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Old June 22nd 2004, 00:05
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You are welcome to come by and help out any time Mike. I had plenty of Brats, chips, beer and 10W40 to go around.
I'm not sure about the beer, but the rest sounds good. Thanks for the offer. I can't wait till I can take you up on it, if I lived closer I'd try to help with the 901 install, concidering I'll be doing the same thing sooner or later.

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The Volvo coolers blew! Jess, how much oil pressure are you running there?

Dang, sorry about that. I thought those coolers were the cats meow for a Beetle install. I wonder if the Volvos have some pressure limiter before the cooler that I am unaware of, or thermovalve where they do not get a jolt of cold thick oil?

The RX-7 coolers are great. I got my adapters from www.mazdatrix.com for the 10AN lines. Not cheap fittings but the only game in town that I know of. The problem is mounting the huge thing in a Beetle.

Good Luck Dave!
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The RX-7 coolers are great. I got my adapters from www.mazdatrix.com for the 10AN lines. Not cheap fittings but the only game in town that I know of. The problem is mounting the huge thing in a Beetle.

Good Luck Dave!

I didn't think $9.50 each is bad if you figure out what it would cost to get some fittings TIG welded in place.
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