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So me my friend and his dad were fixing up a truck and i happened to notice a HUGE rad in the front:


The truck is a 49' Chevy 3100

So if you converted the tubing to a normal WC tubing size, in theory couldnt you use this rad and put doozens of fans no it? Would it even matter, water cant get below 32 anyway, unless you put chems in it.
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Yes you could. People have done it before.
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Definitely do-able, I've seen it done before. You just have to make sure that all the metals used in the loop are the same, ie. don't mix aluminium and copper.
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yep, but heater cores are typically used?
    
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Isn't there a huge mod on here with someone doing that?

Hmm..
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Yep you could use that but I dont think you will have to put dozens of computer fans on it. You can just get a good electric fan that is made for cars and wire it up to a 12v adapter and plug it into the wall outlet.
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transmission cooler!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
So me my friend and his dad were fixing up a truck and i happened to notice a HUGE rad in the front:
[IMG]http://static.speedwaymotors.com/RS/SR/Product/10680147NT_R.jpg[/IMWould it even matter, water cant get below 32 anyway, unless you put chems in it.
The coolant can't reach or go below ambient temperature, so you will have major diminishing returns with a radiator that large.
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by refeek View Post
Isn't there a huge mod on here with someone doing that?

Hmm..
Yes!

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...hread-56k.html
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Originally Posted by Taylorsci View Post
Ah yes. One of the reasons I stayed around when I was at ~4 posts, haha.
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