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Working on a Cooler Coyote – Oil Cooler R&D, Part 3: Cooler Fabrication

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 ››

Let Your Ponies Be Heard – Exhaust Component R&D, Part 4: Test Results

In our last post, we wrapped up the fabrication of our X- and H-pipes. Now that we have some excellent looking prototypes, it is time to put them to the test. We are not expecting much in the way of power with this modification; however we still want to give these resonator deletes the rundown for sound benefit.
Mustang GT Exhaust testing
Mustang GT Exhaust testing

Testing

In addition to testing for any power increase we may see with our resonator delete, we will be testing our three different X-pipe designs to … Continue Reading ››

Working on a Cooler Coyote – Cooler R&D, Part 2: Bracket Fabrication

Prototype Bracket

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. Mustang oil cooler bracket Continue Reading ››

One Rad GT – Radiator R&D, Part 1: Stock Evaluation

As many of you are aware, we have explored nearly every inch of our GT in a quest to bring you some seriously awesome Mustang parts. While catch cans and oil coolers are exciting, we have a hunch that the most anticipated product is the Mustang radiator. Aluminum radiators are the staple component among our various product lines, so we were excited to show you our progress on this project. The stock radiator is your run-of-the-mill OEM unit equipped with plastic end tanks. While there is nothing wrong with this setup for the average GT, we still see some room for … Continue Reading ››

Let Your Ponies Be Heard – Exhaust Component R&D, Part 3: The X-Pipe

Last time we took a look at what went into creating the jig for our Mustang H-pipe. This same process will be applied to create a jig for our Mustang X-pipe designs. We have plans laid out to create three different X-pipe designs to test on the Mustang GT. It is interesting that the same jig will be used for each of the three X-pipe designs. This is possible because the section that is changing between each X-pipe is the actual X in the center of the pipe. The jig’s job is to ensure that the piping coming both into and … Continue Reading ››