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Thread: Original oil cooler brackets keep breaking

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    Default Re: Original oil cooler brackets keep breaking

    That looks just like ours....only cleaner and without the repaired sections. Maybe I just can't see it in your picture but on my left (3-legged one) it has an additional flat support that goes from the oil cooler hole up to the 3rd, stand-alone leg. Not sure if that was an add-on with one of the previous repairs or it came that way. You can see it on the right-side of the attached picture. It goes straight up and is welded to the 3rd leg.
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    Default Re: Original oil cooler brackets keep breaking

    How is this angle?

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    Default Re: Original oil cooler brackets keep breaking

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    How is this angle?

    Peter
    Looks about right. Based on my photo it appears that the 3rd leg goes out at about a 45d angle. Looks like yours does as well.

    We were kind of wondering about clearance with the cowl. Ours rides pretty close to the cowl opening. If we get any engine mount sage the oil cooler will start rubbing as our first indicator. We just changed the rubbers (actually corrected to the correct ones -see my other thread) and unfortunately it already pretty close. I think the cowl was originally fitted with the wrong rubber mounts. Not sure what we can do about it now though as it would be pretty hard to adjust the oil cooler mount to raise it up.
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    Default Re: Original oil cooler brackets keep breaking

    Sent it on friday, sorry it took sometime to mail, been under the weather.

    Peter

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    Default Re: Original oil cooler brackets keep breaking

    No problem as we wouldn't have had the opportunity to work on it anyway. Really appreciate you sending them. As we've had so much issues with them breaking its tempting to add a bunch of reinforcement to them before installing. However it could just be that our old ones have become brittle so we will hold off and install them as is and see what happens.
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