What cooler do you recommend, are you running the cooler in series with an automatic transmission radiator and where is the best place to mount on a '72 with AC
Do you mean trans fluid cooler?That's a good point, Andre. I hadn't thought about that.
I am running an oil cooler because I'm running a torquey 383 and have a Holeshot 2400 stall converter. I have the fluid going into the radiator, then to the cooler and back to the transmission.
I don't know that the amount of peak torque from the engine really makes all that much of a difference, beit from a 350, 383, or 502. In my uneducated head, the difference comes when the Tq converter has torque applied to it with the friction induced during/from torque multiplication (???). When there's a load on the tq converter is when the fluid heats up. That's why you can cruise at any speed in 3rd/4th/OD and not have the fluid get hot. There's no significant load on the converter. I have a 2200 stall in mine. I don't know that an extra 200 RPM would make a significant difference in low gear temps. Even when I'm at the track with the linelocks on, which definitely puts a load on the converter, only after quite a few runs does the fluid start to get up to the 220° range, which isn't beyond the occasional range for temp fluid. 260° and up is when I think you really start to cook the fluid.I am running an trans cooler because I'm running a torquey 383 and have a Holeshot 2400 stall converter