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 Post subject: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:19 pm 
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Is it possible to swap an aluminium el/ef radiator into an eb? i keep having problems with the side tanks cracking so i thought i would fix it once and for all by installing an aluminium radiator but the only radiators i can find for normal pricing are for an el/ef. as far as i know i need 2 swap the bottom hose but which hose should i use? ef/el or ea/eb/ed? and will the mounting holes all line up without modification?
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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:23 am 
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the ef/el will bolt in the same, but the ef/el radiator has a smaller diameter lower hose outlet..
so the eb hose is to large.. and the ef lower radiator hose is to small to stretch over the eb water pump.
i guess you can make a reducer from a pipe?
or get the tanks swapped over??
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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:14 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
the ef/el will bolt in the same, but the ef/el radiator has a smaller diameter lower hose outlet..
so the eb hose is to large.. and the ef lower radiator hose is to small to stretch over the eb water pump.
i guess you can make a reducer from a pipe?
or get the tanks swapped over??


Yeah i think i will get custom braided hoses and see if they can make a reducer. thanks for your help!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:25 pm 
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Natrad end tanks are reinforced down the seam, and wont crack.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:35 pm 
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Wouldnt the "custom braided hose" defeat the purpose of buying a cheaper EF rad in the first place?
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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:46 pm 
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Dansedgli wrote:
Wouldnt the "custom braided hose" defeat the purpose of buying a cheaper EF rad in the first place?

braided hose will last much longer than normal. the only other aluminium radiators i could find for an eb were like $800 while the one im getting will be $300. the point of this is to increase the reliability of the radiator and hosing so this doen't happen while im driving in the middle of nowhere.
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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:55 pm 
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braided lines will cost more then the radiator.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:30 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
braided lines will cost more then the radiator.

haha aight mate. dad has an lotus ex racecar so we get discounts for braided hose as we have already spent sooooo much on the lotus hahaha. without a discount how much do you rekon im looking at for braided hoses approx?
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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:40 pm 
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lol righteo, if your old man has used alot of braid in his lotus, ask him how much -16 or -20 fittings cost...
then you've still got to get AN nipples welded onto water pump, rad, and thermostat housing.
then that still doesn't change the fact that while you've got bling radiator hoses now, all your heater hoses are still rubber.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:41 pm 
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just purchase EF/EL pipes... (which i would replace anyway if you are replacing the rad..)

anyway they are the same unit, only difference i can see is the bottom hose of the overflow bottle.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:49 pm 
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the cheapest and easiest thing to do is just buy a new copper eb radiator... no mods required and will last longer than an alloy one....
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Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:55 pm 
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dogie456 wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
braided lines will cost more then the radiator.

haha aight mate. dad has an lotus ex racecar so we get discounts for braided hose as we have already spent sooooo much on the lotus hahaha. without a discount how much do you rekon im looking at for braided hoses approx?
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It doesnt matter what it costs without a discount. You get a discount!
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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:01 pm 
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Dansedgli wrote:
dogie456 wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
braided lines will cost more then the radiator.

haha aight mate. dad has an lotus ex racecar so we get discounts for braided hose as we have already spent sooooo much on the lotus hahaha. without a discount how much do you rekon im looking at for braided hoses approx?
cheers


It doesnt matter what it costs without a discount. You get a discount!

hahahaha true true

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF/EL radiator into EB
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:18 am 
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sorry to beat a dead horse but is there a cheap way to use the EF/EL rad in to the box car
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Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:46 pm 
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as i mentioned before it will fit straight in, but you need to reduce the size of the bottom radiator hose to suit as ea/ed lower hose is larger than ef/el....
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