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Hey everyone,

I was wondering what the best heatercore (for water cooling). I have heard of people using a 77 Bonneville, are there any other good / better ones?
    
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The '77 Bonner is good because it fits two 120mm fans perfectly. Any copper heatercore will do though.

Here is a list of some: http://www.overclockers.com/tips1031/

Here is what I am using: http://www.moddersmart.com/index.php...duct_id=138#15
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Inexpensive way to get a dual heater core:
http://www.overclock.net/80230-post51.html

...and there's a guide in my sig on how to make your own shrouds for very cheap. No sense in spending around $100 on a rad that can be easily matched or beaten by a raggedy old heater core. Just remember "go" comes before "show."
    
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Thank you both for your excellent help.

DuckieHo, very nice radiator core, I may get one like it some time, for now I think I will stick with getting that 77 Bonnevile core.

Transonic, Very impressive build, I think I will make a special trip to target or the local flea market for some trays. How did you get the tubing to fit? I plan on using 7/16 or 1/2 ID tubing (pretty much the same thing from what I have heard)

I am ordering the part today from my local Napa store. Much to my supprise the heater core from a 77 Bonneville is larger than any vehicles I could find, including a Hummer, suburban, astro van, and various 1 ton pickups.
    
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Transonic, Very impressive build, I think I will make a special trip to target or the local flea market for some trays. How did you get the tubing to fit?
Using 1/2" ID tubing I just wet the barbs with alcohol and stretched the tubing over them. A little bit of oooomf and they slide right on.
    
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If you ever do want to put barbs on it fstfrddy runs it down for a guy in this thread...



.....How to barbs on a heater-core.....
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