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AndyPen
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Peter Laidler wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 10:59 am The shorter/smaller oil cooler looks like the optional extra oil cooler available for the 998 Cooper. Or am I missing something in the scale Dermott/Andy? Are they not available?
The cooler was probably fitted in 1969 ish when the car was prepared for rallying, and almost certainly it is a period ST part like everything else on the car. I have had a quick look again but only found the larger version, but it occurs to me that it may have been damaged in our 82 crash.

Your lower one certainly looks correct Dermot. Somerford's offer looks close but has the upper fixing too.

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Fred at nippy cars does an oilcooler without tabs at the top and very nice repro pipes. Hope this might help
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I have a feeling in my bones that the BMC/BL oil cooles were made by MOCAL from Slough (?) Because they were fitted to MGB's and V8's here at Abingdon they seem to be fitted to every young lads car around these parts. Even my wife's teal blue and citrus Mini 1000's had them !
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360gts wrote: Thu Jun 27, 2024 7:48 pm Attaching a picture of the usual type (on top) and the early version below...... as fitted to my 65 US S.
It does look like the one on your car.
The bottom one in your picture looks like the regular horizontal mounted oil cooler. The top one is the larger ST one.
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Toby wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 12:41 pm
360gts wrote: Thu Jun 27, 2024 7:48 pm Attaching a picture of the usual type (on top) and the early version below...... as fitted to my 65 US S.
It does look like the one on your car.
The bottom one in your picture looks like the regular horizontal mounted oil cooler. The top one is the larger ST one.
Toby,
The lower one is only 7 rows....unlike the top one....11 rows. The 11 row is the typical cooler used by many suppliers.....
The 7 row looks just like the old vertical cooler. I may be wrong.....but maybe these were manufactured by a different company. Think Peter is right about the other coolers...made by Mocal.
As I mentioned...this 7 row unit was installed on my 65 US S....it has the BMC pipes and brackets....assume it was fitted by the dealer in California where the car was sold.
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I guess it depends on the way you want to count the rows. However see this topic on the forum which has a picture of a nos ST one which is the 13 row model. My nos one has the same number of rows as the one in that picture
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