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ExpertXViper
06-12-2008, 11:53 AM
Ive been searching around for the right radiator for my Viper powered MB and dont know where to start. I was wondering if a all aluminum Honda Civic Half Core radiator well be enough to keep everything cool, Ill will be running a 12in fan also. Thanks

Brett

bdkw1
06-12-2008, 12:06 PM
Half core?

ExpertXViper
06-12-2008, 01:13 PM
Half core?

Yes a half core or half size. Heres a link
http://www.statracing.com/buy/yonaka-radiator.asp

bdkw1
06-12-2008, 01:52 PM
That should work, it's substantually larger than the stockers.

SeufererMotorsports
06-12-2008, 01:55 PM
They have honda Civic radiators on fleebay for less than a hundred bucks. They look identical to the ones in the lower pictures on the website you provided. I use them on my buggy that has a GSXR 1000 engine in it. It keeps it cool. I also have a 14" fan on it though that draws a lot of air though it and won't get hotter than 180 degrees when the fan is on.

busasandrail
06-12-2008, 02:43 PM
A few of the El Toro sand cars are using that style radiator. And they seem to cool pretty well, even the heat of the Idaho summer. Another option is what I am using in my rail (along with quite a few other manufacturers/builders), a scirocco style drag radiator, summit, jegs, Ron Davis, and Griffen sells them for fairly cheap. Just make sure you get an electric fan and shroud for the radiator.:D

minibajaman
06-12-2008, 04:51 PM
I just bought a Mishimoto Civic 1/2 size radiator from ebay, same as this one (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parts-Accessories_Car-Truck-Parts-Accessories__MISHIMOTO-ALUMINUM-RADIATOR-HONDA-CIVIC-92-00_W0QQitemZ270244026000QQddnZPartsQ20Q26Q20Access oriesQQadnZCarQ20Q26Q20TruckQ20PartsQ20Q26Q20Acces soriesQQddiZ2811QQadiZ2865QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item 270244026000&) and you can get it cheaper than that using the Make Offer option. It seems to be well made, looks better than the really cheap ones, but I have not used it yet. I think it should provide ample cooling for any sled engine.

ExpertXViper
06-12-2008, 05:27 PM
^^^^Yea Mishimoto is actually first on my list since I can get their radiator and fan combo for around $250 shipped. I just wanted to make sure it would cool my motor before blowing my $$$ away. Thanks for the replys guys, Im already falling in love with this forum and hope to meet some of you Michiganders.

Bugpac
06-12-2008, 06:53 PM
I just bought a Mishimoto Civic 1/2 size radiator from ebay, same as this one (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parts-Accessories_Car-Truck-Parts-Accessories__MISHIMOTO-ALUMINUM-RADIATOR-HONDA-CIVIC-92-00_W0QQitemZ270244026000QQddnZPartsQ20Q26Q20Access oriesQQadnZCarQ20Q26Q20TruckQ20PartsQ20Q26Q20Acces soriesQQddiZ2811QQadiZ2865QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item 270244026000&) and you can get it cheaper than that using the Make Offer option. It seems to be well made, looks better than the really cheap ones, but I have not used it yet. I think it should provide ample cooling for any sled engine.

Are the cores epoxied in?

greasemnky
06-12-2008, 08:03 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/92-95-Honda-Civic-DUAL-CORE-Racing-Aluminum-Radiator_W0QQitemZ380034916050QQihZ025QQcategoryZ3 3602QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

This is what I'm putting in, it's more than large enough to cool the motor, looks decent, and isn't going to make you cry should you flip the buggy over and smash it.

minibajaman
06-12-2008, 10:51 PM
Are the cores epoxied in?

No it appears to be all welded aluminum, no epoxy that I can see.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/92-95-Honda-Civic-DUAL-CORE-Racing-Aluminum-Radiator_W0QQitemZ380034916050QQihZ025QQcategoryZ3 3602QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
This is what I'm putting in, it's more than large enough to cool the motor, looks decent, and isn't going to make you cry should you flip the buggy over and smash it.

I considered that one as well and it appears to be very similar to the Mishimoto (they probably all come from the same factory anyway) but the fact that the seller is charging a ridiculous amount of shipping to make up for the cheap price kinda pissed me off, and they offer no indication of brand where at least Mishimoto has a website.

I got my Mishimoto on ebay for $140 shipped, not the $195 that it is advertised for.