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Front mount npr radiator with AC
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I’m installing a big NPR intercooler, Hx35w on a ported e6, with a goal to retain the AC in my 83 Capri RS Turbo and looking for radiator advice. I’ve been looking at the 92 Explorer 4.0 with AC radiator.... problem being that it looks like the lower radiator hose points down on a funky angle. Are the stock photos lying to me? Anyone have first hand experience?

I’ve also been looking at aftermarket and for $120 this looks tempting?  The ports look to be in the correct locations... ignore that is says Chev

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-...=917347-22
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#2

I run an explorer radiator. Both hoses are stock type hoses cut a little to fit well.

I’ve been running it for years, no issues (even though I don’t run the NOR any more)
84 Capri RS Turbo
1/8th 6.29@110, 1/4 - 9.87@137
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Along these lines, I have a question.
My SVO does not have a support for the middle of the lower radiator hose where it runs parallel to the radiator. My 83 T-Bird has a plastic-fiber support bracket, but the mounting flanges are broken. What do you folks use to support the hose? Right now I am using zipties, but that looks junkie.
1986 SVO daily driver. PiMP v1.4.2/3" Stinger exhaust/FMIC/Schlodes Manifolds/Boport 1.5 and head/GM 3700 stall 200-4R auto trans
1963 2.3T Ranchero Project
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#4

Aluminum flat bar stock will go along way for mounting all kinds of stuff. I usually paint all my DIY brackets black. Looks good.
88 TC in Canyon Red
Walbro 255, AEM wideband, CP Pistons, FMIC, PIMP, SVO T3, Ranger roller, 3" Stinger exhaust, AFPR, RFL BOV, Gutted upper, Ported lower
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(05-20-2020, 04:52 PM)Bob_Myers Wrote:  I run an explorer radiator. Both hoses are stock type hoses cut a little to fit well.

I’ve been running it for years, no issues (even though I don’t run the NOR any more)

Thank you Bob!  What year are you using? does the lower radiator hose come out on a downward slope?
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#6

In my '89 Mustang I ran a radiator from an '89 Volvo 850, large NPR and an '89 Super Coupe fan.  Never had any cooling issues at all!  Didn't have A/C though.  No need, it was a convertible.

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'27 Model 'T' w/2.3T
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(05-21-2020, 12:05 AM)ThunderFaux Wrote:  Aluminum flat bar stock will go along way for mounting all kinds of stuff. I usually paint all my DIY brackets black. Looks good.
Great idea! Time to put my Community College TiG welding class to work!
Thanks!
1986 SVO daily driver. PiMP v1.4.2/3" Stinger exhaust/FMIC/Schlodes Manifolds/Boport 1.5 and head/GM 3700 stall 200-4R auto trans
1963 2.3T Ranchero Project
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(05-21-2020, 06:12 AM)evintho Wrote:  In my '89 Mustang I ran a radiator from an '89 Volvo 850, large NPR and an '89 Super Coupe fan.  Never had any cooling issues at all!  Didn't have A/C though.  No need, it was a convertible.

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This setup looks nice!  My car actually didn’t originally have ac ... and it’s black... with t-tops.... 

Ive owned the car since 1995 and it’s been in my family since 1988 so as I’ve been restoring it I pulled the dash and installed an AC heater box.  Now that I’m in my 40s and have a wife to enjoy the car with AC is pretty important.  

Your setup looks like it will clear the AC stuff but will it cool with 2 layers in front of it?  I’m not sure how to judge that.
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#9

I really don't think cooling will be an issue even with your A/C condenser and plumbing.  Sitting in front of my NPR was a large bumper support plus, the grill opening was tiny.  The car never ran over 180* even sitting in traffic in 100* weather!  Also, that Super Coupe fan was a beast and pumped out some serious cfm.

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5

Thunderstang (DECEASED)
'27 Model 'T' w/2.3T
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#10

im using a falcon/farlane radiator.  also no AC. second the AL bar stock goes a long way.

careful with the front mounting near the hood latch striker.  i had to pay some serious stupid tax when the hood latch went right through the top of mine.  ended up with hood pins to not repeat that experience. cant imagine trying to fit an AC condenser in there as well without offsetting the whole assembly back pretty hard.


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