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Old 02-01-2008, 06:24 PM   #41
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noticed that there is no drain valve on mine, how are yall drainig it?
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noticed that there is no drain valve on mine, how are yall drainig it?
pull the lower radiator hose.

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Old 02-10-2008, 09:51 PM   #43
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for the guys that moved their condensor up as well, did yall have to make a new line that goes to that black thing on the firewall? dosnt look like itt will stretch far enough
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:24 PM   #44
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started on mine,

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now i just need to do some research to see if one big fan is better than two small fans
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I have a couple thoughts on 1 fan vs 2.

First is if the fan goes bad with 1, you are screwed, if 1 goes bad when you have 2, you should still be ok to drive.

Next is thickness of the fan. Most 16's are going to be around 4 inches, while 10's are 2.5 or so. So that is saving you 1.5 inches infront, and with you keeping the ac condenser up there you may not have alot of room.

Last is surface area that the fans are gonna cover. 1 16 may move more air, but its going through just the spot it covers, unless you make a shroud, and 2 10's cover most of the radiator getting more air in more spots.

I went with 2 10's cause you cant fit 2 10's width wise with the griffen that we got.

Good luck man, get more pics of you car up so i can look @ it and steal idea's for mine.

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Old 02-24-2008, 12:10 AM   #46
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did you get the spal's?

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here's another "idea" lol i made my end caps going to weld them up tomorrow, since i'm still running the condensor thing the passenger side one i had to clear it up alittle so that the line fitting could fit, iunno it's just cut/curved in to make like an extra 1.5 inch needed
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I see what your saying... We are going to make some end caps, but dont have any steel laying around for that right now. Wait till you see my upper radiator support. It wont work for you, but you will want something just like it. I will get pics next week of all my radiator supports/brackets.

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Old 02-24-2008, 12:55 AM   #48
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I'm going to try and make like a big ol cover thing to make the top part look stockish again, need to figure out how to bolt down the latch thing to the cover thing, aaah the joy of custom ****.... if it works, do it! lol
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i am going with 2-proform 10" fans. 1000cfm each. but my car will bw 98% track only. they are only 50.00 each from summit..so if they crap out or dont work im only out 100.00 dollars
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i am going with 2-proform 10" fans. 1000cfm each. but my car will bw 98% track only. they are only 50.00 each from summit..so if they crap out or dont work im only out 100.00 dollars
Those are actually the fans i got. Im using them as 2 pushers. It looks alot cleaner, and with that radiator, i highly doubt i will have cooling problems.

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Those are actually the fans i got. Im using them as 2 pushers. It looks alot cleaner, and with that radiator, i highly doubt i will have cooling problems.

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x2 on the pusher.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:41 PM   #52
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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

i'm thinking of going with this one as two pullers since i have alittle extra room to spare for some pullers, they do 2500 CFM so that should be good enough for the street car, more than stock right?
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I'm glad to see my old thread is getting its use
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:14 PM   #54
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I'm glad to see my old thread is getting its use
Im very glad you made this thread and got this good info in hear. Once i started mocking up my turbo kit, we realized an aftermarket radiator would make our lives alot easier. A quick search and i found/revived this thread. The more info the better in hear, so more people can see what we have done to do it them selves.

Hear are a couple pics of my install. When i get the top support done i will show pictures of all the brackets.





I didn't cut out the whole radiator support because i did not want to have any issues with the hood latch.. I am going to box out the corners like reject suggested, and i am making a piece of stainless to cover the top. On the bottom i have 90's made out of 1/4 inch mild steel painted flat black, with some boat weather stripping foam stuff to stop vibrations. When we get it all on next week i will show more pictures.

If anyone wants to see lots of pictures, and how i did pretty much my whole build http://www.sidewayz.net/turbota


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I used a Spal single fan and it worked just fine on my griffin Rad for street driving....


Mines been cut like above for a couple yrs now....



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I used a Spal single fan and it worked just fine on my griffin Rad for street driving....


Mines been cut like above for a couple yrs now....


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Wow, i just love your car. Looks amazing.



On another note. What does everyone do with the coolant temp sensor that is in the stock radiator? how are people making it work with the griffen if they even are. I know i need a little pipe welded to it, for the venting of the heads or what ever. Just curious about the temp sensor.

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Has anyone considered taking a short and wide radiator and mounting it directly behind the intercooler? Can that be done?
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Has anyone considered taking a short and wide radiator and mounting it directly behind the intercooler? Can that be done?
You could only really go as wide as the frame raiils, which really isn't any wider then the radiator is now.

With enough money anything can be done.


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single 16" maradyne pusher and the griffin rad already mentioned in this thread

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Old 02-25-2008, 10:26 AM   #60
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single fan guys, why not use a shroud?
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