P51A part iendification ; help needed

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  1. DFM+BB

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    #1 DFM+BB, Dec 9, 2011
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    Hello guys !

    It has been a while since my last post on this forum, sorry about that.

    I am trying to identify some parts of a P51A 43-617XXX ; see atached pics.

    I have a little idea of the solution but I want to be sure of what I am talking about.
    And as I know there is a great technical knowlege among ww2aircraft forum user's I am asking for some help.

    radiateurs+moyeu.JPG radiateurs (2).JPG radiateurs (3).JPG

    If any answer could be illustrated by some precise technical data it would be awesome.

    Thank you guys.:D
     

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    The large round item with the "honeycombs" is more than likely an oil cooler
     
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    Tank you for your answer.
    Any ideas of his emplacement in the P51?
    That is what I am looking for.
     
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    #4 10tweaker, Dec 12, 2011
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    Flyboyj is right--it is the radiator. The early Mustangs had a "combination" cooler with the oil and coolant radiators together--just different sections. The radiators were located in the belly, just behind and below the cockpit--it the familiar scoop evident in pictures. From your pictures, it looks like you have both sections as well as a part of the propellor hub--but it is hard to say with just the one picture I can see of that part. If you need additional information, feel free to PM me...
     
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    So sorry 10tweaker,

    I just forgot to answer and then time passed (one year !).
    I feel so confused !
    You are right this is the radiator from the belly. I'll PM you to get more info !

    Thank you
     
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    The oil cooler is the 'circular' radiator item. The horse shoe shaped item is the Prestone cooler.
     
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    Thanks Tomo !
     
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