Originally Posted by willwren
Add another trans cooler, or replace your stock cooler with a larger one in the spring. I suggest a thermostatically controlled unit.
Forget the oil cooler. You already have one that'* fully capable.
Forget the B&M. If you chip, it'll do the same thing.
Chip? Call Jet.
Plugs? I've never run autolites, but they're good. If in doubt, run NGK TR-55'*.
I keep forgetting you guys get a shifting benefit from the chip and a stock oil cooler in the rad... cause I don't :P
as for venting the hood... I dunno if your guys'* hood is similar to mine but the hood itself is sealed at the back, it'* just a rubber seal that goes along the back edge.. I'm pretty sure willrens is already gone ... you can take it further by cutting off that lip the rubber sits on ... and go even further by cutting out the back of the hood that hangs down a little on the small "bump" your hood has. I don't know how pronouced the hood "bump" is for you guys .. but on my delta88 with some trimming I should have the equivilant of a 2inch x 14 or so inch Cowl.
the venting helps a couple ways... it'll help get all that nasty hot air out of the engine bay... and at high speeds theres alot of air rushing into the engine bay... if it has a problem getting out (sealed back of hood for instance) it'll create an air pocket and try to lift the nose of the car (willren mentioned somewhere else about his nose getting alil floaty around 150mph... additional hood venting would help that)
like I said above... I'm kinda going off an older car with a relatively different body style.. so some of my "advice" might be a little out to lunch ... sorry :(
EDIT: oh I should mention the 1 downside of venting the back of the hood... with your HVAC system.. the air intake vents are at the back of the hood and it'll pull in the hot engine air ... this is one of if not the reason the back of the hood is sealed from the factory