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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:18 pm 
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Can any1 tell me where i can source an upgraded radiator for my 5.0. Am looking at sroking it soon and will need something lager, As i have posted b4 with the chronic overheating probs, having investigated all possible probs am deciding to replace the factory job with something very heavy duty

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:34 pm 
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Hiya FPV

There's a place based in Adelaide that sells new radiators on ebay. Ive been in touch with him about replacing the one i fu... broke.. on the weekend.

He quoted me heavy duty 3 core for $320 (+$5 handling) with free shipping in Australia (except tas) to suit my 5.0L. Maybe worth getting in touch and letting him know what you're looking for.

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http://search.ebay.com.au/_W0QQgotopage ... propertyZ1

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hacrad8@bigpond.com.au

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:17 pm 
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PWR makes all/most of the V8 Supercar radiators

Do the search...

http://www.pwr.com.au/pwr/main/

definately have aluminium radiators available for all falcons

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:26 am 
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I have a alloy radiator for my 347 made locally in perth and works a treat, never goes over A in normal on my Ef temp gauge. I think there is a place that advertises in street machine that does them , i think they call themselves dessert coolers or something along those lines.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:39 am 
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I think alloy radiators are overkill for most situations and they normally cost a fortune for a decent one. A decent 3 or 4 core radiator will keep any engine cool, I run a 4 core in mine and the temp stays nice and cool even on hot days with A/C on. Problem with the EF/EL is that the thermo fans are made for a 2 core radiator, if you do fit a 3 or 4 core one you will normally need to modify the fan shroud.
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Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:26 am 
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Thanks for the help, will enquire with boith desert coolers and PWR.
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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:11 am 
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PWR Quoted me 850 or there abouts for a 57 mil core that should be fine for my future applications, thanks for the help guys

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:11 pm 
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What the advantage of an alloy radiator over the copper ones?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:19 pm 
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What the advantage of an alloy radiator over the copper ones?


Lighter and disperses heat better.

$850 is a lot of money for a radiator. My 4 core copper radiator cost me about $250 and that keeps the supercharged engine nice and cold, an alloy would be nice but I can't justify outlaying that sort of money unless it is really needed.
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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:22 pm 
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every gram matters :P

Could give you .05 down the 400m

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:23 pm 
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What the advantage of an alloy radiator over the copper ones?


Yeah lighter, better heat transfer. Also a thinner metal I believe which means more room inside actual tubing and more flow.

$850 is a LOT for a radiator - must be pretty serious business.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:50 pm 
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I did a little bit of thermodynamics back at school and I was led to believe that Copper had better thermal conductivity than aluminium. However, these rads are usually copper/brass and aluminium has better conductivty than brass so that would even it up. There must be a reason why aluminium radiators are more effective (besides their weight) and not the relative thermal conductivities of the two materials..

How many cores does the new aluminium radiatior have FPV56L?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:53 pm 
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Thinner metal means tubes can be made wider than copper/brass tubes. Therefore greater surface area and obviously more effective heat transfer.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:06 pm 
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mate try natrad or superior radiators (same place) in moorebank, they will set you straight with a good price and good service, they do in house custom aluminium rads or can supply you with a 3 row, or 2 row heavy duty for around $319 inc. brand new, no exchange.

 

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Alloy heads I prefere alloy radiator..The rad guy I went to said the 2 core alloy is closs to 4 core copper...So I went 4 core alloy...No fuggen over heating for me..Nothing stuffs a good engine more..Other than No oil....

 

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