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I've got a 71' Ironhead and I'm making my oil tank but I don't think it's gonna be enough fluid. I'm an idiot but that's a separate issue. So I was thinking of buying or making an oil cooler to help add more oil and keep it running a little cooler and wondered what other guys made or bought. I thought about just capping part of my frame tubes and welding fittings in, but I'd rather have something a little cooler (pun intended):D than that. Ideas? Suggestions? Thanks for any comments guys!
 

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Back in the day, guys would use Ford power steering coolers.
Back in the day, you could actually find them. :)

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Dragstews, what and how do I get one like that? I also like the F-100 style one but I'd wanna hide that one i think under the bike. I was thinking of getting some heavy wall aluminum and turning some ribs into it on a lathe. Ribbed for my pleasure I guess.;)
 
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Dragstews, what and how do I get one like that? I also like the F-100 style one but I'd wanna hide that one i think under the bike. I was thinking of getting some heavy wall aluminum and turning some ribs into it on a lathe. Ribbed for my pleasure I guess.;)
They are made in Vegas .....
Robert Spurgin is the guy's name.
I traded out some work with him for the one you see on my Buell..
He can make them in any mount ....

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/740-948

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That is awesome, really sick looking, as well as functional.

I'll probably still find a power steering cooler, though. Cheaper... plus I love repurposed parts.
 
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That is awesome, really sick looking, as well as functional.

I'll probably still find a power steering cooler, though. Cheaper... plus I love repurposed parts.
Use a Ford cooler on the 52....Cut it down to what I needed and welded it in..
In order to get some air to it...Cut in four louvers on the inner primary..
Mod. the stock oil tank to hold 6qts of oil also helped in keeping it cool...



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Consider a thermostat when installing an oil cooler. I don't know about the rest of the country but here in Minnesota an oil cooler can keep the oil from getting to operating temperature, not hot enough to purge itself of contaminating moisture.
 

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I have a square Lockhart... Seen quite a few around.

Dragstews- That bike is really clean!
I know this is off topic- But, what kind of steering/damper set up is that? I cant remember the real name (right under the headlight to frame)
 
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Dragstews- That bike is really clean!
I know this is off topic- But, what kind of steering/damper set up is that? I cant remember the real name (right under the headlight to frame)
Really don't know who made it....

Got it from Sandy Kosman back in the day...
There is no ID on it....Has 16 adjustments for the damping...
I made up the mounts for nailing it on the 52..

Think it may be the same one that Steve Storz sells..
http://storzperf.com/jpgs/page16.html

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IF A COOLER isnt out in clean cool air then it cant do its job.
True, but consider the real advantage of a oil cooler would be a greater oil volume which could be achieved in other ways of course. When you need a cooler the most is when it is the least effective and that's sitting still/low speed, so one that increase oil volume would really give the best results in "parade duty".
 
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