twopointwo New Reader
1/3/18 3:39 p.m.

I have to package a much larger than stock turbo, 3.5" downpipe, radiator (which likely includes one token cooling fan for traffic) and intercooler in front of the block on a transverse mounted FF vehicle. If I leave the radiator in the stock location, I have very little room to increase thickness/move to a proper aluminum radiator. I have plenty of room to play with angling any element of the system fore/aft.  I'm leaving this intentionally open ended/vague.

I want to see reference material on ways this cooling stuff has been ducted/packaged by others in tight spaces. I don't care what engine bay/drivetrain layout is. V-mount, everything angled forward/backwards, etc... I have some ideas, but I like to steal other people's ideas when they're better than mine.

airwerks Reader
1/3/18 4:36 p.m.

Don't forget about products like water wetter. At least worth a try before going nutso on fab stuff that (if you are like me) will get started and not finished in any reasonable time frame.

The0retical SuperDork
1/3/18 4:40 p.m.

In reply to twopointwo :

Here's how MotoIQ did it on an RX-7 without buying a prefabbed kit.

GameboyRMH MegaDork
1/3/18 5:32 p.m.

Here's a wacky idea: Reverse V-mount with ducting. As in the radiators form a beak rather than a pac-man mouth. Ducting keeps airflow going through them which would be a problem otherwise. This leaves plenty of room for the turbo and puller fan in front of the engine.

I'm assuming rear-mount isn't an option? That's the easy button in terms of engine bay space, but Hard Mode in terms of fabrication. And of course you can say goodbye to your cabin/cargo space.

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