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Old October 8th, 2013, 07:44 PM   #2301
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-380431/overview/

This is the radiator I'm looking at, says it is all brazed aluminum, not epoxied.

As far as a mechanical fan, I don't think I can fit one but maybe after I move the radiator forward I can fit one? I'm gonna wait a bit and look around at my options, thanks Jim!

I looked at Speedway, seems like the same rad and about the same price after shipping.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #2302
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Look into a mid nineties contour fan. Much more compact than the Taurus and still moves a ton of air. Feva and I are both running them with all-star radiators in our old cars. Nice stuff for reasonable cost.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #2303
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Look into a mid nineties contour fan. Much more compact than the Taurus and still moves a ton of air. Feva and I are both running them with all-star radiators in our old cars. Nice stuff for reasonable cost.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #2304
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The Howe radiator is $209 for the same size ... Worth the extra $50?
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Old October 8th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #2305
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I had the contour fan on my buggy. loved it
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Old October 8th, 2013, 07:59 PM   #2306
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The Howe radiator is $209 for the same size ... Worth the extra $50?
I cannot say that it is. They made mine to the size I wanted so it worked for me. If you can fit a standard for less money, go for it.

My one regret, I didn't add a drain plug.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:20 PM   #2307
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I cannot say that it is. They made mine to the size I wanted so it worked for me. If you can fit a standard for less money, go for it.

My one regret, I didn't add a drain plug.
That is an easy fix, just a hole and a weld. That is what I love about brazed aluminum radiators. If you have to weld close to where the brazing was done on the fins I use a heat sync spray. It is about the consistency of ky jelly it works a lot better than a wet rag since you aren't quenching, you are keeping it cool.

A good friend of mine spent the big bucks on a be cool for his mustang. It has epoxied fins and leaked within 2 years.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #2308
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I don't know what kind they are that ROCKSOLID gets but they seem to be a good quality for a really good price. I would hit them up. I welded mounting brackets and cut and welded the connections at a different angle for mike for his truck. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality when I was welding to the factory welds.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:26 PM   #2309
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Also one radiator fan assembly to keep in mind are the 2005ish Chevy Impala's that use to be ex-cop cars... I have to look up the CFM at work but I want to say they move 2kcfm on low and 3500ish on high...
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #2310
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I've used Howe b4 and had pretty good luck. They made it to my exact specifications, with a drain plug.

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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #2311
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ive used a howe and a griffen with no issues
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #2312
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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...880&cmd=VIDESC

This fan? $68 a Good price?
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:45 PM   #2313
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If there is any way in hell you can get a mechanical fan in there i surely would....simple and effective.
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That is an easy fix, just a hole and a weld. That is what I love about brazed aluminum radiators. If you have to weld close to where the brazing was done on the fins I use a heat sync spray. It is about the consistency of ky jelly it works a lot better than a wet rag since you aren't quenching, you are keeping it cool.

A good friend of mine spent the big bucks on a be cool for his mustang. It has epoxied fins and leaked within 2 years.
Sure, once I pull it back out. In the meantime when I pull the hoses I'll make a mess.
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I found mine at junk yard for $40. but that was 2 yrs ago
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Old October 8th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #2316
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Hayden makes an exact replica NEW Taurus fan. I have the part number somewhere. New may be better than used from a pick and pull.

This coming from the guy that has all kinds of issues with heating and cooling on every run we've been on...

I am doing something different this winter, that's for sure...
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Old October 8th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #2317
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Sure, once I pull it back out. In the meantime when I pull the hoses I'll make a mess.
No need to pull the radiator to do it, aluminum isn't terrible to weld in position if you a descent welder. The setup I use for repairing aluminum refrigeration coils that are to big to easily remove has a thumb control instead of a foot control. It also is zero clearance flexible head. If you ever make it over by me and want me to buzz one on for you real quick I would be happy to. The worse part of the whole thing would be draining it.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #2318
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Thanks.... I'm getting ready to start my 2002 ranger edge v8 swap and 2wd to 4wd one ton swap and wondered about some of your specs. Your truck just flat out works and looks great!
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Old October 8th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #2319
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get the summit or speedway radiator.best bang for the buck.they have all sizes and are very nice radiators for the money.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #2320
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If there is any way in hell you can get a mechanical fan in there i surely would....simple and effective.
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