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Having swapped the engine over, I had a radiator out a Zf fairlane I was going to use but it won't fit.

Can I use the Six cylinder radiator temporarily until I can find a suitable V8 one?

Whats the best way of going about getting a V8 radiator? Buy one from a wrecker?
I'm believe that a radiator place may not swap a 6 for an 8 radiator, but would they sell me a reconditioned one outright?

I can get a Performance radiator from Aussie Desert Coolers for $375, so what do you reckon would be a fair price a reco or second hand unit?

Simon
 

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Yes you can, don't be surprised if it runs a little hot thats all.

V8 have more cores, so cool better.
 

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Thats what I would have expected, I've got a 6 blade fan so that should help a bit.
Will I have difficulties locating a V8 radiator? Are they the same from Xa - Xc? How about XD's & XE's?

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You could always run a cooler thermostat to help out a bit as well, or none at all, till you get the new radiator, as it is carby and I guess manual choke, you can tune to how you like, so no thermostat wouldnt matter.

You can normally get a 6 radiator re-cored for more cores, i think 3 is standard, and V8's have 4.
 

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If you want an XC V8 auto radiator, I have one you can have for nix. Only problem is I'm in the ACT.
 

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EBXR said:
If you want an XC V8 auto radiator, I have one you can have for nix. Only problem is I'm in the ACT.
Cool. I'm heading down to melbourne for the GP so I might be able to pick it up on the way back.
Send me a PM if thats okay with you and what your looking at $ wise

So will an XC radiator fit. Methinks yes, but I was wrong about the fairlane radiator.

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nix = nothing (used to in my day)
 

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Dellboy999 said:
nix = nothing (used to in my day)
I thought it was 'next to nothing', implying a small sum in exchange for the goods.
But I guess it could mean anything.
 

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nix - nil - zip - free to good home - donation... all the same in my books.

I can't use it in the mustang, so it's no good to me.
 

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Oh, I'm not complaining.
The best things in life are free, or so musicians tell me.

I can't use the 6 cylinder radiator cause the outlets are in the wrong spot.
So I'm going to cable tie the non fitting v8 radiator so I can at least start the thing up.

Then once I've claimed the nix radiator all is good :)

Simon
 

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Yeah, with the heat we've been having over the last few weeks i wouldn't try it with the six cyl one, my XT's got a big mustang radiator and a five blade fan and it still gets hot.

I put a shroud around the fan and it made the world of difference, the car now runs much cooler, so maybe look into getting a shroud?

All the best, sounds like its coming along great!
 

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EBXR said:
If you want an XC V8 auto radiator, I have one you can have for nix. Only problem is I'm in the ACT.
Hey siwren

Sorry to disapoint you, but it also comes with the shroud.... :wnc:
 

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EBXR said:
Hey siwren

Sorry to disapoint you, but it also comes with the shroud.... :wnc:
Damn!

I mean MAD!!! Free Shroud!!! Hope it Fits the 6 blade fan.

Cool buddy, seeya on monday.

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EB your the bestest, any EB/D parts?
:p
Pr 4.0l badges in red....
Pr non ABS front pads...
:angel:

Might have a black and grey momo for sale, but it isn't the ford one... I used it on my RS2000, MX5, Daewoo, EBS and EBXR6.
 

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siwren said:
Damn!

I mean MAD!!! Free Shroud!!! Hope it Fits the 6 blade fan.

Cool buddy, seeya on monday.

Simon
Should fit the 6 blade fan...

No worries, catch ya monday. Enjoy the GP!
 
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