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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Looking for an old okrasa, abarth pic.....beehive cooler Reply with quote

Looking for an old okrasa, abarth pic, the one with the EMPI beehive cooler/filter assembly.
I used to have it, done a search no luck....

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's my beehive! Couple of extras...bounus!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Beehive filter coolers have been reproduced, a bit pricey though here :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-50s-styleHOT-RO...enameZWD1V

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You think they could have polished the ribs.

I wonder what a real one would go for?

Anyone know which canister it takes?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do the "Beehive" coolers compare to the Frams?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Beehive Filcoolator is much "cooler" with the fins, not as much cooling going on with a Fram
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

billmetric wrote:
the Beehive Filcoolator is much "cooler" with the fins, not as much cooling going on with a Fram


The Fram doesn't make claims to be a cooler, it's simply a filter. Having said that you put more oil through the engine it will have a cooling effect.

My only reservation about the Beehive Cooler and the cooling spirals is that they will lower oil temperature but the heat extracted from both is channelled back through the fanhousing leading to higher head temperatures.

A sump extension will cool the oil without recirculating the extracted head back into the engine.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much are the reproduction beehive coolers?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

around $200....I've seen them anywhere from $199-$280 so search around. A few of the online hot rod stores have them.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone sell hoses for those aftermarket beehives?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimmy1 wrote:
Anyone sell hoses for those aftermarket beehives?



Funny, as i was just talking with Steph about this http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=946078. I have an original beehive, but don't know where to mount the darn thing.......I want it where the fram goes, but it's much bigger and it might hit my rain gaurds on my vert lid. Steph said he can make the lines for it because he has one also......he just needed to know where it would be mounted. I ordered the fram lines instead.

Can anyone recommend a good spot to mount a beehive filter/cooler?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe by the firewall? Dunno about dual carbs, but I should be ok with judson?

Keep me posted on steph. =)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject: Eric (VMR) Reply with quote

The mounting bracket thats sold ( seperatly) with this Beehive looks shallow as far as mounting go's! Looks like in the Original Okrasa Picture the Beehive mounting bracket extended the cooler farther away from the fan shroud to allow the dual carb set up to function Properly.

Does anybody know what size the inlet and outlet fittings are for this cooler?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: beehive filter Reply with quote

Fitting threads: 1/8 NPT.... normal it is US made
This is the correct thread for the original one but there is not reason to make an other one even on a repro
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for an old okrasa, abarth pic.....beehive cooler Reply with quote

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but the picture says this cooler adds 1.5 quarts to the oil capacity. I am about to use one of these on a 36hp rebuild and was wondering how to go about adding the extra oil? Do I just put in 2.5+1.5 quarts into the filler or should i open the beehive and add oil that way. Or do I add the standard 2.5 quarts and slowly add the extra amount as per the dipstick?

I'm guessing I soak the beehive filter first and see how much it soaks up - but 1.5 quarts seems excessive...any one have experience with one of these?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:01 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for an old okrasa, abarth pic.....beehive cooler Reply with quote

I have a Fram on my Okrasa and during an oil and filter change I suck all the oil from the filter housing replace the filter and slowly add the additional oil to pre soak the filter. Then replace cover and continue with the standard oil change. Once done filling to mark on the dip stick run engine and recheck level. Should be the same for the beehive.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:38 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for an old okrasa, abarth pic.....beehive cooler Reply with quote

Thanks for the advise wyatt. You blasted the case for me about 2 years ago! Laughing I hope to stop by soon with it running.
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