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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 10, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Entropy Radiator Install

Finally got around to installing my new radiator from Entropy Radiator, one of your sponsors here.
Had a factory style 4 row core 23" radiator (no tag) that began leaking at one tube so rather than dump $$ in old school stuff, I went for the direct replacement aluminum 23'' two row, 1" tube design. Not a fan a bling but the dull aluminum is about as good as its going to get. I even considered having the thing anodized black.

Just as Tony from Entropy told me it would fall into place and it did even with factory off set style "814" fan shroud.

Now , its almost winter here and now way to see what temps will be like. I presume it would have to be at least what my old radiator did which was usually 100 above any ambient temp.
Well it shouldn't be too long before PowerTour 2011 starts.
Yes, I know the shroud retainer is not position correct, but it fits the shroud grove better.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 10, 12:46 PM
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Re: Entropy Radiator Install

I just installed their LS1/dual fan setup. I got a new core support as well, but the mounting holes only lined up on one side. The passenger side fit fine- the side with the nuts welded to the core. The driver side did not line up. I could get bolts thru the hole openings, but the rad was on a slant & the high side was above the top edge of the core support. I just drilled new holes. Had to grind one corner of the mounting tab on the rad just slightly to clear the bottom of the core support. No big deal, just wasnt expecting that. Pretty much been that way with my build the whole way...
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Scott,

Do you have one of the Chinese repo core supports? I know it's hard to tell where they come from, but a tip off is the steel is much thinner on the Chinese knock offs.

My jig for putting the brackets on is an original 69 big block core support. We bolt the brackets to the core support, space the back of the core 1/2" over the lip in the core support opening and tack weld the brackets into place.
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Don, could you paint the top and tanks black?

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Don, could you paint the top and tanks black?
A little VHT black should do you fine (with proper prep) or maybe even BBQ grill flat black if you like ?

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Don, could you paint the top and tanks black?
I will probably slip some type of rubber or hard plastic in there to form a seal around the little gap that is normally there. That will cover the top shiny stuff. I am not a bling person.

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Don that Radiator looks nice buy why go BB size instead of SB? that thing will never get hot!

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I powder coated the top and side of my rad with black crinkle...looks just like plastic blends right in. Wes
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My new Entropy radiator is being delivered today and am anxious to install it. Took aprox 2 weeks from the time I ordered it to the UPS notification.

Got to get the tranny back in 1st - Needed to install clutch as the old stock clutch came apart late last year after 6-7 years and aprox 30 passes at the strip.

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My new Entropy radiator is being delivered today and am anxious to install it. Took aprox 2 weeks from the time I ordered it to the UPS notification.

Got to get the tranny back in 1st - Needed to install clutch as the old stock clutch came apart late last year after 6-7 years and aprox 30 passes at the strip.
Received the new radiator and looks as nice a advertised.

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Don that Radiator looks nice buy why go BB size instead of SB? that thing will never get hot!
I know this is an old question but actually had the option of going to a 23'' 4 row long ago when my stock 19'' radiator started leaking. Then my stock 23" began tube leaks 3 years ago so I figured , why spend $125 to clean and reseal when for a few $$ more I could install a modern two row wide tube aluminum core.

Temps will run about 100 above any ambient temp, I do have to slip a piece of cardboard over half to keep temps up , when I am out in 40-50 weather running a 170 stat.

I can enjoy running the AC in town traffic with no issues.

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If that 170 stat is working you should not need to cover the radiator, the stat should close and keep the temp up.
Seems like you might need a new stat or one with less holes drilled in it...
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If that 170 stat is working you should not need to cover the radiator, the stat should close and keep the temp up.
Seems like you might need a new stat or one with less holes drilled in it...
Yes, drilled, plumbed rear intake just below stat.

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