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post #31 of 45 Old 09-10-2016, 03:58 PM
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Looking back again, nothing but impeccable comes to mind to describe your work!
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I finally managed to get the hood strut setup completed. Here's the link to the thread:
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I'm also working on fitting my Eastwood TriFlow radiator in place. I bought the Ford/Chrysler 19x26", which is 2" higher than the original Laser radiator.
Tri-Flow Radiators - NO MORE OVERHEATING!

Being a track day car, I plan to only use water, for coolant, so the thicker core, and the tri-flow design, should really help keep the coolant temp under control.


I plan to run a reverse coolant setup. Since I can't raise the radiator, I'll have to lower it. This requires setting it closer to the engine. The down side is that I will have to redesign the front motor mount.

I had to cut away the lower radiator mounts.


This won't leave much room for the front motor mount, but I'm sure I can come up with something.


Since I plan to keep the AC condenser, I'll have to add shrouding.






The key reference starts at the radiator cap.


This area will need to be opened up for the intercooler piping.


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Why only water doesn't it boil quicker than coolant, just curious and there's the rust to contend with. Regards. Errol.
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Why only water doesn't it boil quicker than coolant, just curious and there's the rust to contend with. Regards. Errol.
Most tracks don't like anti-freeze because it's hard to clean up. I guess drag strips are the same way.
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Re: '87 Daytona Trackday Build

Since I have so many aluminum parts, that require welding, I have decided to invest in a TIG welder. Previously, I have had to take parts to various welders, only to get them back oriented differently than I wanted, or wait a couple weeks.

I found this TIG welder on Eastwood's site:
Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC Welder

It had good reviews, works off both 120 and 240v, and was priced at $700. I was able to learn how to MIG weld, from YouTube. Hopefully, I can learn to TIG weld.
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How difficult can it be, the things I've seen u do, wish I must say are quite amazing using the tig is a piece a cake. I learned on a mig welder and I can say that my welds have improved the more I use the machine, before I bought the machine one welder told me just practice it'll come, so my friend fear not it will come. Regards .Errol
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loves reading this story. puts faith in me that I can fix the exact amount of rust in the exact same spots on my 86 turbo Z. thanks
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As I stated before, once I started learning how to weld, my grinding skills really improved.

I do wish that I knew then, what I know now. I have so many burn scars, that could have been avoided.
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Sorry but that comes with the territory and u're most welcome. Regards. Errol.
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I'm going to try and post the missing pics, since PhotoBucket went dark. I'll put down the post# and the pics that were in that post.

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My fingers after being sewn up.

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It was a mess.
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Darn it that must have hurt.
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