The Mustang is one of the longest living nameplates in the history of muscle cars; it's only natural that it continues to evolve with the times. In 2018, Ford launched the latest iteration of its flagship pony car, toting the newest generation of 5.0L Coyote V8 and a series of aesthetic updates. Despite the decades of updates and evolution, the S-550 still has to contend with any engine's nemesis - heat.
The latest Coyote received a bump in power by way of overhauling the … Continue Reading ››
In our last post we took a look at the fabrication of our all-new bar-and-plate oil cooler designed specifically for this project. Now that we have our coolers complete, it is on to testing. We will test our large bar-and-plate cooler, our small bar-and-plate cooler, and our traditional-style 19-row cooler. This will allow us to compare the effectiveness of our new design to the excellent heat exchangers we already offer.
We installed each version and gave them a chance to show us what they could do in not one, but two arenas of performance. Round 1 Fight!
In our last post, we took a look at the fabrication of our oil cooler bracket and the prototype heat exchanger. We’ve settled on the final bracket design, and now we are moving on to the heat exchanger.
Heat Exchanger Fabrication
The lead engineer on this project, Dan, plans to test several designs, including an all new heat exchanger design for this project. Exciting stuff! Before we test, we first need to fabricate our test subjects with the help of our expert welder, Mike. We will be creating a small cross-flow oil cooler, a large cross-flow oil cooler, a small dual-pass oil … Continue Reading ››
Last time, we looked at how we began our bracket design and also the location of the oil cooler. Our design has certainly progressed since then. After we were certain of the dimensions of the bracket, we ditched the cardboard for some steel. Using our waterjet the engineers cut out our first functional prototype bracket. The waterjet is one of our newest tools and has been making development a breeze, as it allows us to make much more precise prototypes compared to fabricating them by hand.
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Here at Mishimoto headquarters we are working to expand our arsenal of Mustang parts. We are making significant progress on our oil cooler design, and an interesting design it is. We are aware that many Mustang GT owners are adding forced induction to their already powerful V8s. We are taking this into account by offering an oil cooler that would still leave room for some of the larger intercoolers required for aftermarket turbo and supercharger kits. This strategy created quite a challenge for our engineers. As always, they rose to the occasion and created a brand new and unique cooler … Continue Reading ››