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I was going to go with the 77-80 Booneville core but saw some others and wanted to know what the folks at OCN thought about a couple other ones I found here they are:

Chevy Camaro : 1992-82
Pontiac Firebird : 1992-82
Chevrolet Chevette : 1987-76
Ford Galaxie, Custom 500 : W/O AC: 1967-65
International Truck 70448 : 1973-69
Toyota Cressida : 1984-81
Honda Civic : 1995-92
Honda Civic CRX : 1995-92
Honda Del Sol : 1997-93
Acura Integra : 2000-94

Those are what I have seen that would look like viable canidates for a PC watercooling set up, however some of them have different sized inlets/outlets? Plan on JB WELD'ing some barbed 1/2-inch fittings on there and going with some Home Depot 1/2-inch ID thick wall tubing. Any other cores that would work please let me know I am very excited about this project cause I hope it gets my 805 to the magic 4 GHz!!! Thanks OCN.
    
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Sorry to ask a question in your question, but what are the advantages of using a heater core over a manufactured WC radiator? Just that of price and selection, or are there performance variations?

EDIT: In response to yours, I've seen a lot of people using the Bonnevilles. Not sure if that means anything, based on my inquiry, but they seem to be popular to use?

I'd also assume (correct me if I'm wrong, anybody) but a core out of a higher performance car may be better, because they would have to take more heat?

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Yeah most guys use the Bonneville core and I've heard the Chevette several times to....I really think a heater-core will out perform almost any WC rad...They just ain't as pretty but who cares really if you are wanting to OC not bling bling...

Here are a couple of old links with heater-cores in them...

....http://www.overclockers.com/articles481/
Radiator Heat Dissipation Testing

....http://www.procooling.com/index.php?...ticles&disp=78
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Single CPU loop, why not stick to a http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=15&page=1 thermochill 120PA, with a good fan and barbs...

Druid loves them and will back me up on that too...
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YES..thats nice rad but for 94.00 dollars yikes can get a booneville core for what like 30.00 dollars and put 10.00 dollars into it already got to buy the delta fans for it so got to make a shroud and attach barbs to it not to bad.
    
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The Bonnie core is popular since it fits two 120mm fans on it nearly perfectly.
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77 Bonneville w/o AC is perfect for two 120mm fans.
84 Chevrolet Chevette for a single 120mm fan.
    
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Sometimes you can work out a deal on a bonnie also. I got mine for $15 at napa. About wx$1.70 for the barbs and I wont count any of the brazing stuff since I allready had it.

As for it being ugly well yeah it can be. You can also tape off the fin area and the barbs and paint it gloss or flat black and it looks pretty good. Well you could paint it whatever Pink if you wanted too I guess.

Performance wise they can handle a pretty big heat load.
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