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    CelicaSupra.com Member rhartmaier's Avatar
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    Taz,

    That's the passenger side with the loop of tubing. I'm looking at the driver's side. It is obvious that there was something there. In my photo it is obvious that the paint around the holes in the two tabs was protected by something. I guess it is not really important, but this kind of stuff drives me bonkers.

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    OK Bob. I look at mine again. Was hard to tell how the pic was oriented.

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    I'm quite sure that SilverMKII is correct that that's where the oil cooler is mounted on European models. There is a small plastic panel mounted on the top of the right side of that opening though It's to keep your hands from easily getting into the condenser fan. I removed mine to install one of Greg's wonderful CF covers over that whole opening. It's the perfect solution to keep from dropping tools, etc and will hold a cold beverage as well.
    I know that over a lifetime of owning this car, from time to time I've utilized various used and unused factory mounting holes to attach some accessory or another rather than make new holes, which I absolutely abhor doing. I can't imagine what might have been attached to that brace in your car though. But the consensus seems to be that nothing OEM was ever attached there on NA vehicles.

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    Ray, thanks for your comments. I delayed installing the cover over the fan so I could take the photo. I guess I will install it; I can always remove it later if need be. But it seems that I am out voted, and there is nothing to install on those two tabs in anyway. I am wondering why European spec cars had an oil cooler if U.S. cars do not. Seems if anything it would be the other way around. I know that all MGB's sent to the U.S. had an oil cooler, but not European cars. Has anyone in the warmer climes like Phoenix or Las Vegas ever had a problem with a Supra overheating to the point that an oil cooler is necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhartmaier View Post
    .... I am wondering why European spec cars had an oil cooler if U.S. cars do not. Seems if anything it would be the other way around...
    High speed driving on the autobahn. Same reason MkIV supras had the hood scoops and rear diff coolers there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverMk2 View Post
    High speed driving on the autobahn. Same reason MkIV supras had the hood scoops and rear diff coolers there.
    I never knew that about the MKIV!
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    Looked at mine again today and there are 2 horns mounted there on the drivers side, large trumpet type, pretty sure that they are aftermarket.

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    That's a good idea! I have a set of FIAMM air horns that have been sitting on a shelf for years. Mayhap I will install them there.

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