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Unread 02-08-2002, 07:40 PM   #1
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New member, I thought I would share my water cooling project. The photo is of a Chevey Chevette radiator. I have added shrouds to both sides. Waiting for the PanoFlo's to arrive to finish the shrouds.
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Unread 02-08-2002, 09:04 PM   #2
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that looks very nice. You soldered the shroud together?
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Unread 02-08-2002, 09:51 PM   #3
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Yes the shroud is solder together and then solder to the H/C. I will have a push/pull 120mm fans cooling this setup.
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thats the radiator im getting
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I decided to taper the design so I could use the 6” x 12” x 1/8” brass I found at the local Ace Hardware. By tapering the shroud to the center will allow me to get the front and back from one piece of brass. The sides are made of 1” x 1/16” brass stock. I made a jig from ¾” plywood the same size as the H/C. I then took the plywood and set the table saw at a 25-degree angle and cut all four sides. This gave me the angles to cut the brass stock to. Next I used a finish belt sander that has the round sanding disc built on the side. I set the fence on the sander to 25-degree angle and ground all four sides to fit the plywood jig. Then it was a matter of soldering all four corners. I am waiting on the 120mm fans so I can cut the pull/push faceplates.
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nice work, but what about fan mounting holes?
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Hi Brad, waiting for the fans to arrive. I have the brass face plates pre-cut, but they need the center holes cut and fan mount screws tapped. Once they the fans get here I will cut the holes to size and then solder the plates in place.
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I could not remember if I posted the finish rad. Well I had to put the project on hold and hope to get back on the project soon. My son had a very nasty accident last week racing bmx.
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nice looking heater core. im thinking of getting one myself, but i dont really know the details of modding the inlet and outlet. the soldering wont be a problem, i just need to know what kind of barbs id have to solder, etc.
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I used 1/2" X 3/8" brass barbs purchased at a hardware store. I then placed the barb end into a drill press chuck. The drill press was used like a lathe. I used a file with the drill press turning about 1500 RPM's. I filed the 3/8" threads off untill each barb would fit inside the copper tubing of the heater core. Next I took a small tubing cutter and removed the barbs from the Chevy Chevette heater core. The 1/2" barbs will fit 1/2" ID tubing.
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another photo of the top of the rad.
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