too much DIY to
think about cars....
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: United Kingdom
another way to do it depends on the type of rad you can get,
i had chance to get an "old school" rad, ie copper end tanks. i went for that as they are easier to repair than the alloy / plastic type, and easier to modify!
i had the lower inlet moved to sit at 45 deg to the end tank, that allowed a much more shallow connection bend to be used. I also routed the hose around and over keeping it all as close to the head as possible and without any humps to trap air.it looks like it touches the cam belt cover in the photo but there is about 1/4 inch gap there. i will also give that a bit more before it goes on the road as i need to drain the coolant from the rad to add the correct amount of antifreeze
where the rad comes down behind the front panel i cut all that away, to let air thru it, no point in that extra rad area if there is not air going across it! i also left a fair space below for the oil cooler - still yet to be finished,
hope theres some ideas for people to use,
Last edited by kammatic; 05-01-13 at 20:27.