Here you go...Not my engine but same model and year as mine, Video is from Choice Auto Wiring http://www.choiceautowiring.com/ (they made my engine management system) as soon as I get mine started I will post a video...
slow going in summer, weather in ontario canada has been hot an dry all summer (level 2 drought) so spending a lot of time at camp and boating
I have mocked up the coolant system, i used plastic electrical conduit, size is close to size of tubing i am planing to use and easy to work with. now i need to fabricate the metal tubes. hoping to get started on fuel system soon....
you can run the rads in series and get better cooling with a lot less plumbing than running them in parallel I did duel rear rads in series with the northstar build i did and got twice the cooling as the first rad pre cools second final cools lowering the return temp buy 100 degres
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Originally posted by 88lambo: I made rads parallel because I have only found dual rads setup this way in production cars, makes you wonder why, but may be some done in series but i haven't found them yet...
One of the issues might be a coolant flow resistance issue. In parallel 1/2 the coolant passes through each radiator at 1/2 the flow rate. While in series the 100% of the coolant must pass through both radiators at the full flow rate.
From an engineering standpoint, the radiator will work better in a parallel configuration. Heat transfers quicker when the delta T is highest. In a series setup, the first radiator gets full temp coolant, but after the first one, it's cooled significantly, making the second one much less effective at transferring heat.
Been bad year haven't done much on car, my wife has been sick for 11 months and raising a 7 year old has cut into car time. Dropped the drivers floor pan 2 inches to get my fat head into the car. All sensors and wiring harness is on engine. Engine and cradle are out to finished frame work and secure cooling system piping. I have bought all components for fuel, brakes and cooling systems (oil cooler, tranny cooler and engine ) now Xmas is done hoping to poke at car bit more.
I just caught onto this thread since someone bumped it. I'll be watching it closely, since I'm just beginning a Murcielago build...definitely nowhere near as in depth as your build, but I'm loving the detail your putting in to yours. I decided to start with the engine swap on mine (just a simple 4.9) before moving to the stretch and the body kit. Hoping to have the swap completed by the spring, iron out the bugs, then tackle the stretch and body kit starting this fall. (That way I can enjoy it for the summer and keep the enthusiasm ). It's nice to see someone else in the Ottawa area doing a build. Hopefully you'll give me a chance to drop by to take a look sometime!
On April 5th my wife passed away after a major setback during surgery. we were together 30 years and September would have been our 25th anniversary. Starting to work on car again, "car therapy" when my 7 year old daughter goes to bed at 8 I head out to garage. Find it very hard to be alone in house...life is very different now. I'll post when I think of it...
I'm still here. Still have car. Lots happened. Remarried and moved. Have bigger family now. Building storage shed for all the parts (now stored at my brother's place). Hoping to get back on car this fall. Have 19 year old step son has interest in cars so have helper 😉
I hadn't followed this thread before, but it is an interesting project. The engines sound wonderful - this is my Lambo engine, much earlier than yours. How would you like to have to tune those carbs in the chassis?
You could have gone transverse - Lamborghini did it in the Miura, but the transaxle would have been....challenging. One of my favourite living room decorator shots - a Miura power unit made into a table: