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 Post subject: Race Radiators (Dandenong, VIC)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 2:29 pm 
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I would like to highly recommend Race Radiators in Bennet St, Dandenong.

I've just installed my new 55mm 2 row aluminium radiator.

It was a custom one-off according to my design: 550mmx400mmx55mm core, downflow, with heater return, OEM radiator size turned so the overflow goes straight to the passenger side, OEM coolant level sensor (on the front side of the top tank, so its hidden under the cowl), and baffling in the top pipe to force coolant flow across the whole core.

I was charged $600 for it :shock: , which is several hundred dollars less than the going rate. They also do rads in 40mm core, which is meant to perform brilliantly also, for cheaper.

RR use PWR cores, which are some of the best, most reliable cores available, and their workmanship is excellent. All welds were clean, and the tanks were nicely cleaned up and rounded off before being britexed to give them a nice clean finish. Polishing would be extra but I did this myself on the buffing wheel. Really, the work was excellent and the price difference of the competitors does not really equate to a better product IMO.

The radiator is also warrantied so long as you do the proper maintenance for aluminium rads (stray current test and use the correct grade of coolant).

RR do lots of work on rotaries - eg for IPRA (they do some work for Xtreme Rotaries, such as on Rohan's old IPRA racecar), and they mainly do streetrods, V8s and other circuit cars.

My only criticism was the turn around time, which was 2 weeks, but the recent floods in SE melbourne had wiped out all but one welder, so it was not really the workshops fault IMO. They were also extremely busy with Summernats coming up.

Cooling is now unbelievably good. 8)

I'll put some pics up as soon as I can get them hosted.

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Now orgainize mine Greg.

:)

I want to give you money for x-mas .............


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no probs Peter. Just give us some of the details I asked for in the last PM and I can order it for you tomorrow.

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That's an amazing price!!

I can host a few pics if you'd like to email them to me.

s2-13bt @ homemail.com.au

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KYPREO wrote:
no probs Peter. Just give us some of the details I asked for in the last PM and I can order it for you tomorrow.


PM sent, sorry I missed it :( Too much going on and not enough time, too many excuses :P


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That does look good, but performs well also, which is what's important! :P

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 Post subject: Neat Radiator
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Greg,

Now that is what I call a neat job - good price too.

This is probably the wrong place for my post looking for opinions on improving cooling so I'll post under technical. Your input (and others of course) would be most appreciated.

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Thanks guys, as they say...if you want a job done properly, do it yourself!

Good thing I'm unemployed at the moment, so I actually have time to do these things.

thanks for the pic hosting Christian.

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Ordered, thanx Greg :)

Now what else do I need to finish of my piece of poo .............. :?


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they also do intercoolers. Im getting a 550w * 450h * 3inch. So i'll let you guys know about the price and quality once recieved...


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Wooo Hoooo my rad is finished :) From all accounts (thanks Greg) I will/should be impressed with it especially given my specific situation ;)

I will update photos somehow (S2 13BT are you reading this ?)

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Well I got the rad.

It is sweet :) Want to say thanks to Greg "Keypro" for doing the leg work, this thing looks fantastic, looks like it could cool a 1000bhp car let alone the mere 850 I want to make LOL.

Nice x-mas present for me, glad I scored the larger core too for no extra cost............ thanx Santa :D


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So, is it as thick as you were thinking?

Send me some pics and i'll get em up for ya. (PM sent)

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S2 13BT wrote:
So, is it as thick as you were thinking?

Send me some pics and i'll get em up for ya. (PM sent)


LOL no, I miscalculated that one :) Its only 3" thick ;)

Its plenty big enough, almost to big to fit........ LOL just kiding Greg !


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This radiator looks awesome and a fair bit cheaper than PWR at $770 without freight. A little after Summernats i will definanly get one for my rx2 same as Kypreo but with mounts for 2 10 inch thermos whats the turnaround on one of these puppies Cheers RTRFRK

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