Yup, absolutely Terry. Was thinking the same thing. Thought I would add a heat shield there. Maybe even try something exotic like face it with gold foil or ?? Planning on ceramic coating the headers too. You're right, it's definitely an issue to craft a fix for. I have two 5 inch spal sucker fans I was going to mount on the inboard side of the cooler to keep cool air flowing as well.Have you got any plans to shield the the cooler on the passenger side from the headers and engine area radiant heat? It's gonna be hot back there, and even with fresh air coming in from the hidden side, that metal (cooler) is going to get hot even without the added heat from the oil, and I'm guessing it will negate much of the benefit of its installation.
Hi Walt, not that I know of. That's kind of half the reason I'm doing this really....Very nice Cliff. Looks like a quality job. Has anyone installed a small block Ford in a Lotus before ? I think you just made history. Keep up the good work.