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My AFCO radiator install.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 465516 posted 04/17/07 07:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I got my AFCO Scirocco style radiator in the mail from Summit today. You can find it here. I welded studs to the core support and uses universal sway bar bushings and washers for the radiator to sit on. Then i made a bracket for the driverside of the radiator so it doesnt move. All in all the install took me about 20 minutes. But my car was already apart. sway bar bushings can be had for as cheap as $5 and a 10in or 12in cooling fan can be had from autozone or the like for about $50-$60. I will run one in a pusher position. So the entire set up should run about $300 and some change.

You can also see my installed ETS FMIC and 2.5in polished piping










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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 465524 posted 04/17/07 07:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks like your going to have it completed before the meet. You won't have to worry about space for fans to keep the car cool-plenty of room.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 465527 posted 04/17/07 07:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yeah, i had this same set up, but with a griffin radiator in my last galant.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 465566 posted 04/17/07 09:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Man will you get this thing running already! I can't wait to see some pics of it together



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 465575 posted 04/17/07 09:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
SORRY! gawsh.

I'm starting to get worried that i wont be at the meet on the 28th I told myself i would NOT spend any money/time on the galant until i sold my 2G. I thought it was sold but the guy put down a deposit and then flaked out on me, so while i got free money out of the deal.. i didnt sell the car. I've been breaking my own rules lately by working on it, but i want it finished sooo bad.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 465739 posted 04/18/07 08:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^It doesn't look like you have much to go unless there are some suspension issues or driveline issues that I don't see. It looks like you have about a days worth of work to do at the most. What all needs to be done? Maybe someone can help you out with parts on here if needed or are you looking for a hand?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 465782 posted 04/18/07 10:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's the principal. If i get the car running tonight, i'll blow off my 2g for months because i will be too busy having fun with my galant. Regardless of if i finish it tonight, tomorrow or this weekend I still won't be present for the meet. I decided last night that i wont be going. I'd love to come out and meet a lot of you but I wont be able to this time.


Edited by AlphaMale (04/18/07 10:10 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 466066 posted 04/18/07 04:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I ordered mine for the colt. Hopefully it fits in the core support as well as it did on your galant. My civic radiator seems to work perfect, but its in the way of how I want to run my IC piping.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 466192 posted 04/18/07 08:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

It's the principal. If i get the car running tonight, i'll blow off my 2g for months because i will be too busy having fun with my galant. Regardless of if i finish it tonight, tomorrow or this weekend I still won't be present for the meet. I decided last night that i wont be going. I'd love to come out and meet a lot of you but I wont be able to this time.



I think I'm heading to Chicago for a food show in may. Maybe you could come then and we could have another gvr4 mini-meet! Car looks great by the way!
~Brian



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 467049 posted 04/20/07 09:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

I ordered mine for the colt. Hopefully it fits in the core support as well as it did on your galant. My civic radiator seems to work perfect, but its in the way of how I want to run my IC piping.




When you get it, lmk if you had to trim anything to fit it in there. I am planning to put one on my colt as well.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 471356 posted 04/29/07 09:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I finished up my AFCO install this weekend on my Colt. I used some nuts and bolts that I bought from the hardware store, along with some rubber grommets for bushings. I feel that it turned out really well. Here are some pics:







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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 471692 posted 04/30/07 02:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks great!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 794717 posted 05/21/09 08:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I am intrested in doing this the afco looks like a nice core. Any reason you can't keep the AC core too?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 794764 posted 05/21/09 10:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The afco resides in the space previously occupied by the a/c condenser. there *might* be enough room to shove the condenser further forward between the radiator and the front mount, but who knows. The real upside of getting the radiator moved forward is that we can reclaim some of the space, since the motor sits so much closer to the radiator in the gvr4 than it does in a 1g.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 794808 posted 05/21/09 01:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I know some cars use one radiator to cool the engine and transmission, would it be possible to use somethine like that for the coolant and ac? dont know, but it seemed like it could keep all the bells and whistles, but save space too



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 795653 posted 05/24/09 07:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well I am thinking about moving the ac core up. Even if I need to get a smaller core I still need my ac. I was just curious if anyone kept the AC when doing this rad?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 795698 posted 05/24/09 08:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting mountaineerjeff:

I know some cars use one radiator to cool the engine and transmission, would it be possible to use somethine like that for the coolant and ac? dont know, but it seemed like it could keep all the bells and whistles, but save space too


the short answer is no



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 796090 posted 05/26/09 01:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I guess ac and this rad was a no go for every one that installed it



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 796471 posted 05/27/09 01:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Thanks for the front picture with the bumper dismounted. I wanted to see how much room I had inbetween that and a front mount to place my oil cooler.



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