February 24, 2003
the refinished front of the left side pod. This original piece
is welded onto the new tank.
notice, the cooler opening is a lot bigger on the long tail.
Also, you can see a fiberglass splitter in the middle of the
duct. This not only keeps the opening bigger (the wedge factor),
it also makes the air speed up to the cooler.
now I know why the oil cooler in Tom's 906 was bigger. I originally
thought the cooler was wrong because of it's size and figured
the opening in all the pictures of long tails at Le Mans and
Daytona were just to give the cooler more air. I remembered
the panel that the cooler sat on was bigger to accept the
cooler, and it was. Now it all makes sense. The factory did
this conversion for the bigger cooler for better cooling.
Now, I will cut the cooler tray back out and lower it 13mm
so that the big cooler fits back the way it was before I rebuilt
it to resemble a standard 906. Oh well, live and learn.
before is a standard 906 cooler. This picture is the long
tail cooler. You can tell by looking at it the difference
this side by side comparison.
point to the seams which I raised to make the original cooler
fit. Now I will re-cut the seams and lower the tray for the
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