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Post subject: Heating issues  PostPosted: Sep 04, 2006 - 04:44 PM
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Now that I have finally had time to work on my car, I had to deal with some heating issues. After wrapping the exhaust and using heat reflectors on Ricks car, I decided to do the same on mine

I lined both the heat shield around the muffler and the area under the throttle body with the reflective materials from Jegs.



Next was tackling the overheating issue to the radiators. Temp would climb to nearly 240 if I let it. and I could not run at that temp especially with an aluminum block. Initially I had installed the radiators in a parallel system rather than in series. I had puller fans on the back of the radiators but they were only rated at 1060 cfm.

The way I designed the radiator mounts, I could remove the wheel wells and pull the radiators and remove the fans.

I installed new 2950 cfm pusher fans to see if that would bring down the temp.




While it helped, it would still get to 225 eaaslily.
Next was take the advice of everyone who had mastered the cooling issues (thanks Jim Dinner) and install them in series. I also wrapped the return line going to the passnger iradiator to eliminate picking up any more heat from the close proximity to the muffler.




This seemed to have fixed it as now the temp will max out at around 205-210 which I can live with.

See, you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Next I need to find out why my air lift compressor keeps popping fuses.

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Post subject: RE: Heating issues  PostPosted: Sep 04, 2006 - 06:56 PM
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Great info Dale!! Did you make up those rear bumper bracket? I don't remember seeing them in the build manuel.

Greg

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Post subject: RE: Heating issues  PostPosted: Sep 04, 2006 - 07:13 PM
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yes we did. Remember we were the first ones to ever put a 6.0 on a replica chassis. We gave Ken a log of feedback on how to make it work. I beleive he ended up making a dual adjustable bracket but his is what we did and it worked fine. Greg, on a side note, that local paper had a feautrue article on the gaming industry in Austin Tx.

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Post subject: RE: Heating issues  PostPosted: Sep 04, 2006 - 10:23 PM
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Hi Dale:

Excellent documentation!

We are getting ready to bring our engine online in the next week or two.
I will see what we get and try to confirm some findings.

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Post subject: RE: Heating issues  PostPosted: Sep 05, 2006 - 12:18 AM
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Hey Dale nice work. I will bet you that if you install an expansion tank you can bring that temperature number down even more. You will need to cut the upper rad hoses and install a short piece of pipe with a port welded/drilled in it to accept a fitting. I am going the email you a diagram from my CD to show you what I mean.

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Post subject: Re: RE: Heating issues  PostPosted: Sep 05, 2006 - 12:36 AM
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jdinner wrote:
Hey Dale nice work. I will bet you that if you install an expansion tank you can bring that temperature number down even more. You will need to cut the upper rad hoses and install a short piece of pipe with a port welded/drilled in it to accept a fitting. I am going the email you a diagram from my CD to show you what I mean.

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Hey Jim, can you send me the same diagram, please? Smile
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Heating issues  PostPosted: Sep 05, 2006 - 01:24 AM
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I tried three combinations of your address...no luck
try me at
jim@kwikercars.com
or purchase a CD for $50.00

Jim

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Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Heating issues  PostPosted: Sep 05, 2006 - 01:51 AM
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I hope it's visible now

 
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I am running Jim Dinner's radiator set up with expansion tank and I do have to say that it worked great today on my chassis test drive !
never got over 180 !! Thanks Jim !

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My email is no longer jim @ kwikercars .com
Try jdinner399@gmail.com

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