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Subject: RE: OIL COOLERS on late MGB
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 1996 14:25:00 -0800 (PST)
It goes under the panel as you think but there are two large holes for the 
hoses to go through the panel. So the cooler is installed with the hose 
connectors poping through the holes in the panel. You will find it easier to 
install the hoses if you pull them through and screw them onto the cooler, 
then bolt the cooler to the panel. Also, You need the proper hoses for the 
77 - 80. They're longer, one end has a straight fitting, the other an elbow. 
Put them on which ever way is the best fit, not necessarily the way it is 
shown in the book or other diagrams you might find. If you live up north you 
might consider installing a thermostat to regulate flow to the cooler.

Christopher Reichle
From: mgs-owner
To: mgs
Subject: OIL COOLERS on late MGB
Date: Monday,January 08,1996 9:49AM

SOL friends,
            I am looking for details on the installation of the oil cooler
on the late *rubber bumper* B. I have a spare cooler from my 72B that I
would like to install on my 76B project and it is not obvious where it
installs.  I am guessing it installs *below* the panel ahead of the
radiator, as there are some captivated nuts attached it that area.
However, in this orientation the flex lines would be below the oil cooler.
This does not seem to be a good setup as the flex lines are really low.
Question, is there a different oil cooler for the later B, where the oil
lines come out of one end, or do I have the cooler orientation al wrong?
Anyone been there, done this?

John D. Bartholomew  Amdahl San Jose CA.  Usual disclaimers apply.
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 69 MGBGT; 74 MGB; 79 MGB; restoring 76 MGB; 72 MGB daily driver

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