I also use AL tape on the whole front side of the oil cooler in my RV-8(s). I just fold down a portion of the tape in the warmer months and unfold it back up against the oil cooler in the cooler months. Makes it easily adjustable. Works well in the Pacific NW.
Also, many, including me, use a piece of stiff material in the gap between the front of the cowl and the back of the spinner when removing/installing the cowl to protect the paint from scratches.
Last edited by RV8JD : 05-15-2022 at 03:43 PM.