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Old 02-09-2008, 05:57 PM
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Radiator horizontal?

I Am installing a 327 in a porshe 911. The car originally had an air cooled engine but now I need to install a radiator. There is room in the front or trunk to mount it at about 30 degrees. Air will come in the front through the radiator and out the louverd hood. The way the car is shaped I have room for puller fans that would sit on top of the radiator
Will the radiator work horizontally? I will try to post a pic. Thanks I need help or ideas on this one!
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it will work horizontally, but i think you will need to do something more to get the heat out of your trunk compartment.
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re:will it work?

I don't know,it may depend on if you're going with an engine forward of the transaxle or behind it.You may be better off to mount it low,i.e. open up the spare tire well and mount it there behind a screen,any other ideas out there? another idea might be to put an auxillary water pump on it.
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I could cut an area out of the hood I guess. I was hoping I could figure something that would look good though. Maybe round holes would be better?
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you dont need to cut out of the hood, but maybe out of the inner fenders or the floor of the trunk, so that you will have some decent flow for the heat to escape. just think about the engine compartment in a regular car. you have the radiator, an open area in front of it for fresh air, and somewhere for the hot air to escape to, past the engine in a regular car.
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That is a good point. I will look and maybe I can open up the wheelhouses
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it's been done

My brother ran a print shop in northern Calif...they published a lot of custom automotive paper cover books... how to hop up your??? hot build a /SBC etc. One of the guys that used to work at hot rod Mag drove up in his chevy powered porshe. to watch the first copies come off the press . I think he had a fwd Gm drive system in the rear. air flow was always a problem thru the rad.
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My high school project was a 560HP Boss 302 Ford hooked to a Pantera trans-axle in what started out as a 1968 VW Beetle. Opening up the wheel wells helped a lot to keep the heat down. I had to put a "scoop" under the car in the front and mid section to finally get it to run cool enough to drive it. It was an exhausting project plumbing the twin turbos. The wheelie bars hidden by a half shell of a stock VW muffler with chrome tips were no joke on it. Back in 1971-1972 it cost $22'000's to build complete. What's the cost now?
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Thats a wild project for high school I bet it moved. At my high school we were lucky if are Automotive teacher stayed awake the whole class. Sometimes we got to change the oil on his rattletrap
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Thats a wild project for high school I bet it moved. At my high school we were lucky if are Automotive teacher stayed awake the whole class. Sometimes we got to change the oil on his rattletrap
Did you go to school in West Virginia too?

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ND and it was chilly. Thanks for your responses and have decided to biuld the tail out of AL and put the radiator in it.
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re:horizontal radiator?

another idea might be to move the fuel tank and mount it in that hole.
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