[Top] [All Lists]

Oil Coolers & Thermostats

To: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>,
Subject: Oil Coolers & Thermostats
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 08:44:37 +0000

I dont have one on the car right now, and it didnt seem to get real 
hot.  I never took it on a long trip either.  The engine is a 1275 
with crossflow radiator in a 62 Sprite body.  I'll be going on a trip 
from Dallas to Nacogdoches and back once she rides again soon.

Would there be an advantage for me to install an oil cooler?  Would 
that long distance trip get the engine pretty darn hot, hot enough to 
need an oil cooler?  Or will the oil cooler end up being a really 
neat looking gadget on the car? (Do they come in cool looking 

If so, whats the best oil cooler to get and where is the optimal 
location for the unit?

Also, whats the best thermostat temp opening temperature (Lack of 
better way to say it...) unit to have in the engine block?



> Date:          Fri, 10 Apr 1998 08:17:27 -0500
> From:          John Steczkowski <>
> Organization:  PSW Technologies
> To:            Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
> Cc:            Patrick Bailey <>,
> Subject:       Re: oil pressure question
> Reply-to:      John Steczkowski <>

> Charles & Peggy Robinson wrote:
> > Patrick,
> >
> >   Pressure sounds OK to me.  You could run 20W-50 if you want more.  You
> > can change the rod bearings in the car.  I wouldn't worry about the oil
> > pump.  Does your car have an oil cooler?  A worthy addition if not.
> > --
> >   Charley Robinson
> >   Kerrville, TX, USA
> >   NAMGBR  8-3530
> >   `69 B Roadster
> I am running 20w50, but not an oil cooler, this little trip indicated that I
> should probably do that sooner instead of later...
> --
> John Steczkowski
> Director, Business Systems Solutions, Central & West
> PSW Technologies, Inc.
> 512-343-6666

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>