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ZukieRen

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Possiable radiator substitutions
« on: January 19, 2019, 12:39:55 PM »

Hey everyone,

Are there any good options for a radiator substitution, as in not one made for Sammies? Just wanted to know my options, and I am surrounded by scrap yards, so finding another vehicle's radiator mount would not be that hard. Thanks in advance, everyone. I hope my coolant saga can be finally complete. bang
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Re: Possiable radiator substitutions
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 10:39:57 PM »

 It really no. We have been playing with a VW twin tan Sirrocco radiator but all new parts and three time the price. I have been suggesting for some people the plastic top and bottom aluminum replacements. Seems it hit or miss with the all aluminum as you are experiencing.
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Re: Possiable radiator substitutions
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 12:57:18 PM »

Dang, I bought an aluminum RAD from Rockauto made by LILAND Global in prep of eventually doing a motor swap and because the welds broke free from the mounts on one side of the original one. Crossing my fingers now that I don't have any issues with it. Researching prior to ordering one it looked like aluminum was the right way to go.
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Re: Possiable radiator substitutions
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 09:47:11 AM »

I've seen some Sammie Buggies rocking '92-'00 Civic radiators. I'm thinking of getting one by Mishimoto and having mounting brackets welded on so I can stock mount it. My problem right now is finding brackets in the size I'd need. Their other recomendation was the one they make for old model, '60s Mustangs. My only problem there is the unfortunate Mustang attatched price. :( But perhaps after all is said and done, that price might be lower than making the Civic work.
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Re: Possiable radiator substitutions
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 06:13:50 PM »

My race Sammy runs a RonDavis double pass. 22" wide. I was originally purchased for a modified.
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