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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:26 pm    Post subject: Aluminum Radiator Reply with quote

I did some looking and found an aluminum radiator designed as a stock replacement for the miii supra turbos at:
http://www.coolradiator.com/HPAToyotaSupraTurbo2.htm
Sells for $310, might be the ticket. I definantly need something better than the stock supra one with the heat coming.
Anyone tried buying a core and making an aluminum radiator?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking at this one now:
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=GRI%2D1%2D25241%2DX
It's made by griffin, and I think it will be short enough to hover above the steering box. I might put my crank pulley in a lathe and take off the ac pulley to give a little extra room.
I also want to put an oil cooler in.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I bought this radiator:
[url]http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=GRI-1-25241-X&N=120 300673[/url]
it is 15.375 x 17.5 x about 2. Hopefully it will fit in there without too much coercing. I hope to fit it above the steering box. To make some room toward the timing cover I modified my crank pulley:




Part of the dampener on the crank pulley became detached while removing material in the lathe, but hopefully it's lack of presence will not have a significant effect on the balance of the engine. I am going to get the radiator in place this week/weekend, I will post pics.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so have you got your radiator in yet? I want to see how well that one fits. If it fits well, that may be my new setup.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take lots of pics of the progress and show you, but I haven't started yet. Probably Thursday night.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I worked on installing the radiator a little bit this weekend, here are a few pics of how it is fitting in there.
Mocked up in place:
http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~simm8647/4Runner/RAdiator/MockedUp.jpg
Steering box clearence is not an issue (though the pic doesn't show it real well):
http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~simm8647/4Runner/RAdiator/Steering%20box.jpg
Clearence with stock crank pulley:
http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~simm8647/4Runner/RAdiator/ClearenceWStock.jpg
Clearence with shaved crank pulley:
http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~simm8647/4Runner/Radiator/ClearenceWShaved.jpg

To my surprise I could still just fit the stock crank pulley in there, but no reason to since I will not put AC in it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you can do one of two things with the shaved pully. Try to fit puller, or mount it closer to crank to make more room for an IC. Or just leave it how it is.

How do you plan on mounting? Last one I did, I used angle iron and build a c-channel like the old chev's. Then lined it with weather stripping.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to do more looking in there - it would be great to put a puller in rather than the pusher I am currently using. How thick are the ones you have used? That would certainly help with IC clearence too.

I will probably do something similar to what you say for the mounting.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dual 12" fans are 2 1/2 inches thick. If you can't use 12" fans, then the thinnest 10 I think is 3 1/2".

I have used both.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be hard pressed to come up with that much clearence. I'll probably just move the radiator as close to the shaved crank pulley as I am comfortable with, and hopefully have some room up front left for an IC.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mounts are done, though I have not run the radiator just yet - I am working on the oilpan and power steering at the moment. I posted some pics of how it fits if anyone is interested:
http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~simm8647/4Runner/4Runner.htm
I'll let you know how it works once I am driving it again. I think I can squeeze a 2" core IC in there between the grill and electric fan, and if I can't I'll modify my grill and make it work.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using this radiator, or a size close. I had to put in a 3"BL to fit it in the core.

http://www.secureperformanceorder.com/afcostore/getproduct.cfm?CategoryID=6&ClassID=70&SubclassID=315&ProductID=2492

No fill I put it in the top hose.




more pics of the install here

http://www.riceontherocks.org/garage.htm
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