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how would i mark my case to cut out for a bix 360 and an iandh grill? i h ave no template and cant figure out how to do it
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Use the AC Ryan triple radiator radgrill template
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Here's what I do. Tape off thepanel you want to mark and drill. Establish a center point and mark off the centerlines. Now lay the rad on edge besidethe center line (longitudinal) and using something that is nice and square transfer the center of the desired screwhole to your panel. This means put your square so that the edge you mark against is splitting the screwhole in the rad then make a tick mark where the square crosses the longitudinal (longwise line) center line. Repeat with each screw hole. Now you have established one set of tick marks.

Repeat this procedure for the latitudinal center line (shortwise line) by turning the rad on end and transfering those two screwholes.

Nows it's time to connect the dots. Using a square (or by measuring carefully) strike two lines from the tick markson the latitudinal center line down the panel. This will assure that all your screwholes are in line and the two sets of screwholes will be parallel.

Then using a square (or carefully measuring) strike a line off each tick mark on the longitudnal center line.

You should now have two lines intersecting at each desired screwhole on the pattern.

Use an awl or punch and make a little detent on each intersection to keep the drill bit from skating and youare ready to find the centers for each hole.

Simply X between each diagonally opposed mark and there is your center for the fan hole.

Again make a detent for the drill bit on each hole

Now you can drill all the holes.
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post #4 of 9
CyberDruid idea works as well but im more of a anal person.

1. Mask of the area where you want to mount your radiator use painters tape sticky stuff wont stay on your case.

2. measure the radiator L x W

3. Place where you want the radiator to be.

4 Draw a line that bisects both L and W. That will be your dead center spot.

5. take a 120mm fan place it in the dead center spot and mark the mounting homes. now remove it and take a protractor put 60mm on it and draw the circle.

6. repeat the same thing for the other 2 holes

i know the way i do it seems complicated but i made a 120mm stencil and i been using that thing all the time. works wonders. i know you can find some stencils you can print out and track
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Here is a PDF file for a triple rad grill.
    
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Here is a PDF file for a triple rad grill.

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Make sure when you print them out they are the right size for you. I think 100% will be correct.
    
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AC Ryan grills are still wrong regardless of whether you print them to scale or not.
The hole spacings on the grills themselves aren't even 15mm, more like 16-16.5mm!!

Basically, do some parallel lines on top of the case and draw around the grill itself:



Guide can be found HERE

PS: I'm sure i've just answered this thread over in the Case Mods section. :|
    
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Listen to marcus and CD, they been doing this for a long time.
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