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Well I have finally got my radiator made and installed. It was a prety simple process in the end (much easier than I had imagined.

I bought the core from PWR in QLD then bought the necessary material (50mm*50mm*3mm strip of ally & 20mm*50mm*3mm angle ally) to make the end tanks and mounting brackets. For the outlets a friend of mine had previously made a cusom radiator for his KE20 so I got him to source the ally bends. Once i had located the mounting brackets onto the car I then clamped the core in between them and started marking the bracket positions (it would be more suitable to leave the core in the car and tack it togeather but my mates welder isn't portable so we did it the long way.

Once the radiator was fully welded I had it pressure tested at my local radiator shop to find any pinholes and had them plugged up.

Once home I realised that my measurements weren't exact and now i need to modify the top outlet as it sits higheer than the outlet from the motor. To fix this i will cut the radiator outlet back toward the 180deg bend and angle it down toward the motor outlet and also machine the motors top housing back toward the motor for clearance. This way when i put the silicone 90deg bend on i will just twist it up to meet flush.

For the bottom outlet i will get another 180deg bend and make a joining pipe connected by two silicone hoses. For now i'm pretty happy with it, the only thing left is to mount my thermo fan when it arrives in the mail.

 

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Cheers 67 Rolla-Ken the encouragement is much appreciated. Yeah it's finally getting to where it should be. The boot floor is next on the agenda, I've changed plans and have gone back to the original tank. This is so I can have a spare tire without storing it on the back seat lol now I have to cut one out of the spare car I have and repair the rust in it then reinstall it in my car. Agh the time this car is consuming!!!

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Looks good.. Good to hear about the boot floor too. Heaps better to keep it all in original tank ;) I bet your kicking yourself about it..

 

Your radiator looks shit hot. I think i'm going to get another ke10 radiator panel and put it into my car and do the same set up as yours in the stock spot. mine looks way to hacked up and just looks like shit compared to yours.\

 

Trumpets are amazing....

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Cheers Jordain, yeah its coming along well. The only down side is the top outlet on the motor needs to be machined back to allow the 90deg bend to fit in (will get some photos as I sort it out. Yeah there is plenty of room for the thermo fan too (even more in your considering how far back your motor sits :) Yeah the boot floor was just one of those things, live and learn. I'm not too annoyed as the floor was already hacked to pieces when I got the car so its probably for the best anyway lol. I makes the whole setup heaps neater and more compact too (now to get that angle grinder out and get started) BTW how is yours coming along??? Any more progress???

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Well I tried to have the top outlet on the motor machined down to suit the new configuration today by a fitter at work, he told me it would take hours to set it up and I should see the welders instead. So of to the welders I went and we decided to cut the pipe shorter and reweld the end on. All up about 10 minutes of his time.

This is the end result, we cut about 50mm out of the middle.

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I have now cut the top outlet on the radiator as it sat about 20mm higher than the motor outlet and angled it down so the 90deg bend mates up perfectly. Also as you can see by the following photo I have bodged a lower radiator pipe until my mate can get me another alloy 180deg bend that I will fabricate into a joining pipe.

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Hi there

 

Which quads are you using? I was thinking of using the blacktop 20v itb's but then a buddy of mine said I must use the bmw 50mm throttles.

 

Which one do you suggest?

 

I'm looking for good set of coilovers for my KE70 but I probably have to customize it to fit. Which make are you using?

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Rolla Beams, I am using 20V Blacktop quads on a manifold I bought from Celica RA45 on Toymods forum. The velocity stacks are Sam-Q engineering, he is in Sydney.

As for front struts I've gone with AE86 struts using excel inserts and weld-on coil over to suit my KE11. All the info is contained within this thread, my advice take a read through the whole thing and also this thread, both similar conversions http://www.rollaclub.com/board/topic/43334-jordains-69-rolla/page__st__315

 

Good Luck :)

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Well not entirely related to my build but I headed out my mates house this afternonn to help him get his freshly built race car sorted before his first track day tomorrow (a bit of pay back for him wiring my car up LOL ). As you can see by the following pics and vids it runs a 3SGE Beams with 6 speed manual. He uses a 'T' series diff with the Altezza LSD centre. Up front is AE86 struts with Wilwood brakes and Wilwood pedal setup. He currently runs the stock ECU but is talking about upgrading to the Adaptronic 1280 and quads down the track.

 

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We are headed to Marulan motor comnplex tomorrow to see what shes got. Fingers crossed it all runs smoothly.

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So I changed my mind about my fuel system. After talking with one of my mates about simplifying the overall setup and creating some space for the spare wheel he suggested I use a Castlemaine Auto Enterprises weld-in adapter ring on my original tank. It allows me to use a VT 5L in-tank pump with a surge tank and sender built in also a rollover check valve in the carbon canister line. Turns out heaps neater than external surge tanks and low + high pressure pumps. It will also cuts the cost down on associated hoses and fittings.

 

This is the pump unit, when it is inserted into the tank it compresses down to ensure the surge tank is always hard on the bottom of the tank. It didn't fit into the tank so I had to shorten the stainless legs by about 2.5 inches, it then fitted perfectly.

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So this is the fuel tank with weld-in ring welded in

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So heres the pump installed

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So the fuel pump uses push on aeroflow fittings that convert to AN fittings and I will be using 200 series PTFE hose to eliminate the fuel vapour in the car.

 

Now to finish the exhaust and install the O2 sensor so I can start the old girl when my fuel lines arrive :)

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