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Radiators - whats good???
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
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out of my 4 coupes i really don't like the radiator setup in any particularly much. what is a good radiator for A-series and CA conversions?

The best fit and performance i have would be an early Paseo one in my rallycar, but i cant find those new in Australia at reasonable price. they have the right hose connection sizes, the only thing is it requires an adapting hose as the top outlet is on the passenger side of the car

Another has toyota AE82, but really its too wide, jammed between the inner guards

Another has Aluminium Honda one i think from ebay, but its too tall and blocked up and leaking at the cap

The CA coupe has a modified puegot 504 radiator, but its too small ad uses end tanks instead of top and bottom and doesnt keep up now i have more power

Looking on a radiator webiste "Fenix" it has a lot of cars radiator dimensions, the best ive found in N14-N15 (non-2ltr engine) as it has the right size hose fittings and would fit in the engine bay, but the hose neck sits out a fair way, and the drain plug protrudes quite low, im tempted to buy one and see how it fits...

but im wondering what others are using?
are the Datsun 1200 aluminium radiators on ebay any good?

Posted on: 7/6 11:06
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I've got a 1200 ebay radiator on my coupe (ITB, A15) and haven't had any issues. Not even when I towed a trailer Melbourne to Adelaide when I moved. The trailer was stacked up to almost the roof line so a decent amount of drag and a fair bit of throttle input the whole way. So adequate for an A15 working reasonably hard. I think I did it in spring so not super hot or cold.

The cap it came with is a bit crappy but it's still working, no leaks, fits to the original points although I did need to slot the holes in the radiator to mount it. The mounting points in my car aren't square so I'm not sure what's to blame, the car or the radiator.

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After hours of scrolling on ebay and reading specs etc..I havent bought one yet but ive decided on AE86 for my CA wagon. The inlet and outlet are a different size to CA engine pipes but thats an easy work around in my opinion. Example link.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/52MM-ALUMI ... ksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

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Thanks fellas. Both good advice. Think i will buy one of each

Posted on: 7/8 10:52
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Hi Michael,

I have had a fenex one (RX7 model) in the ute - WITH THE CA18 for 3 years and it has never had any problems.
Fits nicely and is recessed back with an offset filler on the passenger side.

My coupe has a KE50 Toyota which is ok for the sightly worked A12

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I run an early 80's aluminim VW Scirocco radiator. Both ports are on the left side when looking at the engine compartment. Overheating had never been an issue.

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