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09-16-2012 06:18 PM 1930u- Now the Condenser
I installed the Condenser in front of the radiator. The instructions said to space the condenser 1/2" to 3/4" from the radiator core. This worked out well and now I have a complete modular unit.


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09-16-2012 06:01 PM 1930u- Radiator, Fan and Condenser
I made these mounting tabs and installed them on the inside of the fan shroud. I held them in place with JB Weld and after it dried, I drilled and installed rivot's to hold them in place. The bolts pass through the verticle frame mounts and the Radiator mounting tabs. It is very strong and I won't need to use radiator to firewall support rods.


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09-16-2012 05:49 PM 1930u- Radiator, Fan and Condenser
I havenít worked on the 30 lately but I hit it hard this weekend. Iím using a 1940 Buick Radiator it has a 2Ē high performance core. I had the Radiator shop, rod it out and pressure test to 15 PSI. They also did a flow test and said all is well. Itís made of Copper, Brass and even has some cast iron in the tanks.

I found a OEM design electric fan the other day at a swap meet. I was hesitant to buy it but for $2, I figured what the heckÖIíll make it work. I also bought an after market Hot Rod AC/Heater kit, so I also had to mount the condenser.

Everything worked out great but it was a lot of work. Hereís a few pictures.


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08-12-2012 08:33 PM Alternator and A/C Mounts
I'm hanging the Compressor and Alternator very low between the oil pan and frame rails.


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08-12-2012 08:25 PM Cooling the Beast
Dragged out the old radiator today to do a little back yard engineering to cool this thing. Itís a big copper, brass unit from a 1940 Buick. This setup up worked great with a 336ci, 13.5 compression, small block and a 4:56 gear. With a 10 PSI cap it cooled it without an electric fan. Itís all set up for 37 degree AN fittings and stainless braided hose.

Iím also adding a condenser for the A/C and a heavy duty 2600 cfm electric fan and shroud. Looks like everything is going to fit well but Iím going to have to get creative to route the A/C lines over/under or through the frame cradle.

Instead of using radiator support rods to the fire wall Iím going to stick with the frame mounted vertical side mounts. The guyís that laid this all out back in the 70ís really did a good job. Itís a very strong radiator mount and so different from what you see today.

Going to drop it off at the radiator shop and see if itís still usable. Since a new walker is near a grand I thought Iíd give it a try.


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