Well like everything I do on this car, I'm always thinking of other configurations or combinations. I was concerned that my intercooler heat exchanger would never get enough air flow when I'm either at slow speed or stopped at lights etc. It was so tight (up close to the cam driven fuel pump) that, even of I could find decent electric fans that would fit the odd shape of the heat exchanger (24 inches wide by 8 inches high), it would not fit ahead of the pump. Because of the steering gear it would not let me move the heat exchanger farther forward and due to the intercoolers above, I could not move it up and forward.
I found a nice little aluminum radiator with fan for $60 on E-Bay. It'* for an earlier Mini and it is 14.5 wide and 16.5 tall. Perfect to fit forward next to the steering gear in between the intercoolers placed on their sides. This is the last configuration I showed you.
This is also a good view of where everything is. The recovery/fill tank would have sat directly between the intercoolers but higher to be the high point of the system.
in this one you can see how close the pump and heat exchanger was.
This is the new configuration for the intercoolers, but I'm waiting for the little radiator to arrive. It will set between and farther forward a little bit but not much higher than the intercoolers. So it will not stick out too much, if at all. With the fan it will be much more efficient. I'm paranoid about the heat down here so I do everything to defeat it. Especially with a boosted situation.
The new little radiator will also solve any extra water fill/recovery tank that I have but it would require extra mounting frames and running additional lines. It'll be more compact and the fan will give it cooler air that the other did not have. I'll get more pics when I get the new radiator in place.
The pic is misleading though. The intercoolers will be level and equal in position. The angle of the pic makes them look off kilter. I've made little brackets to mount the bottom of the intercoolers to the frame, but after I got everything in position and the welder all set up I hit the handle button and I got one 1/4 inch of wire and ran out. BUMMER!!!!