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 Post subject: Radiator Pluming
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:57 pm 
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What is every one using for Pipe when they are pluming in there radiator? My buggy I just picked up as a 2.3 ford and the previous owner just ran rubber hose and it looked like shit, So I am wanting to hard line as much as possible and run as little rubber hose as I can


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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Pluming
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:29 am 
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I went with http://www.allpurposepipes.com/ for almost everything including my intake.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Pluming
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you can go to the local exhaust shop and have them bend exhaust tubing however you like it. connect it with short pieces of hose.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Pluming
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I bought 1.5" mandrel bent 180's then u can cut them as needed and weld to 1.5 " tubing. I used silicone rubber ftgs to connect to the block and radiator. I bought the 180's, tubing and the hose from Foddrill Motorsports retail store in Phoenix.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Pluming
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:14 am 
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mandrel bent tubing, I suggest using stainless or aluminum
http://www.woolfaircraft.com/index.html
I use silicone hose as well
http://www.siliconehose.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Pluming
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:29 pm 
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Thanks guys for the help


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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Pluming
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:05 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Pluming
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:39 pm 
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So I have been Trolling on the net and I have found a set up that I would like to use for the buggy but iam not sure if it will work.
So I found the radiator I want and it uses a lot smaller line, I would be using -12an fittings with a -12 to 1.5 inch adaptor, My concern is the reducing it to much? Will I run into a cooling issue or pressure issue?


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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Pluming
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:33 pm 
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It's pretty simple. Use the same size rad that came in the original car. Length X height X thickness, make the rad cubic inches the same or more, you won't have any problems. Don't restrict the flow and keep it simple.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Pluming
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:46 pm 
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MadMike wrote:
It's pretty simple. Use the same size rad that came in the original car. Length X height X thickness, make the rad cubic inches the same or more, you won't have any problems. Don't restrict the flow and keep it simple.


Ok thanks, I was just wanting to clean things up a bit, Drive me nuts when it looks like a rats next


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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Pluming
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:51 pm 
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My recommendation is to install the largest radiator you can for the space provided.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Pluming
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:27 am 
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I'm using 1.5" alloy pipe with silicone flexi's. And I'd echo the above about a big radiator - you'll be running higher throttle openings at much lower airspeeds than a road car, so if you use the buggy hard for any length of time with normal rad, you'll have to keep backing off to let it cool again.


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