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Old 06-23-2013, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by V8Square View Post
Being this is my first project like this, I have many questions. I am running a tube chassis, sbc 350/330 horse, Mustang II front suspension, 700R4 with a narrowed 9" Ford triangulated 4 bar rear en d. Body is a 1969 VW Squareback. My question is, at what height is best for my radiator in conjunction with the engine? Also, how close can I mount it in front of the engine? I will be running an electric fan only. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Mount it so that the water pump shaft points to the center of the fan motor and as close to the motor as possible front and rear. A couple of stock rubber cooling hoses will help you position it. No need to put the radiator in a custom place and then have to jump through hoops to run hoses to it. Use stock stuff when you can. Don't forget the spring in the lower hose to prevent it collapsing and shutting off supply to the motor.
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