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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 6:32 am 
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Help! We are converting an NB 99 SM Miata to champcar and WRL configuration. The stock miata as required in SM has a Porsche 911 style loop cooler which seemed to work OK in SM...…….but I wonder if it is adequate over a 24 hour stint. Anyway, looking for something super EZ to install and mount if possible.....ideally it should be compatible with an accusump which will be installed late summer.

Got any supplier leads or even something used?

Thanks, Jay c 317-473-2124

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:34 am 
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Jay, being you went to the dark side some number of years ago why not go to the dark side site and ask your current question. Several of those first class folks do enduro races with Miata's.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 7:40 am 
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I'm going out on a limb and opining that if the oil temp is OK after 40 minutes it will be OK forever. With the possible exception of "if the oil gets low" which may not be an insignificant factor. Does the stock / SM spec NB have an oil cooler already?


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 10:38 am 
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Didn't the 1.8 Miatas all come with a sandwich type oil to water heat exchanger? Might look at retrofitting that instead of going all out with an aftermarket air to oil cooler.

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 6:21 pm 
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just comparing reasonable responses from dark side and prod side. I have not seen the NB car but I believe NA and NBs had a Porsche 911 style simple tube cooler in the left front.

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:10 am 
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No miata ever came with an air to oil cooler.

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