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hahaha, yes well this is all i have at the moment .. broom broom noises

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Ausjacko wrote
That looks really good. The plans probably refer to MDF as it has no grain/splitting issues to consider. If you don't get it wet, the ply will be fine.
You could make a template out of cardboard or a sheet of butchers paper.


yeah ive noticed the plywood chipping and splitting quite easily. Its all i had to use at home. i used carboard templates and then cut the plywood. should my financial situation change down the track i might use mdf as its much easier to work with.

i think the ply is marine grade.. but doubt it will be getting wet being inside the car. mdf is worse isnt it .. it will swell up with water ?


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another issue with MDF is it moves with heat.


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nassi wrote
another issue with MDF is it moves with heat.


ohh i didnt know that ..good to know thanks


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went and saw kerry today and picked up my radiator..

all i can say is STICKERRSSSS!!!! ive built up such an awesome collection of stickers .. !!!

oh yeah and the radiator !! awesome!!!

the installation instructions have a warning about electrolysis and to NOT use brass fittings with alloy. as mixed metals interact with each other. My water pump came with 2 brass barb fittings and also the autometer and megasquirt water temp sensors are brass aswell. But it also does say to use an earth strap from the radiator to the chassis to help control electrolysis.

it also says rear end transmission can generate electricity and to earth strap the rear end and/or transmissions.

all these methods will help control electrolysis .. it also tells you how to use a multimeter to test for electrolysis in the cooling system as soon as the coolant/water has been filled.

very interesting.

thanks kerry!!!





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I read somewhere where you can insert a sacrificial anode in the system to stop/help with the electrolysis.

MDF is the modern chip board which was the advance from ply. I wouldn't bother changing to MDF as once it is covered you will never know the difference. My reference to a template was for anyone else wanting to leverage from your work.

Stickers, got to love 'em.


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No brass is a bit of overkill IMO.
It's not just the megasquirt sensors... it's MOST sensors are brass.


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hybrid wrote
No brass is a bit of overkill IMO.
It's not just the megasquirt sensors... it's MOST sensors are brass.


i will just earth strap and do the multimeter test. yeah all my sensors are brass.

i find it strange that if mixing metals (brass and alloy) is bad (which i have heard before) then why did my edelbrock alloy water pump come with brass fittings!.. again same with my trans cooler.. its alloy but the fittings are all brass.

*shrug*


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Ausjacko wrote
I read somewhere where you can insert a sacrificial anode in the system to stop/help with the electrolysis.

MDF is the modern chip board which was the advance from ply. I wouldn't bother changing to MDF as once it is covered you will never know the difference. My reference to a template was for anyone else wanting to leverage from your work.

Stickers, got to love 'em.


yeah cool..

haha im finding myself getting excited over the stickers than the actual product!


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It is brass fittings "touching or screwed into" the radiator that is the issue. Fittings elsewhere is OK as the rad is insulated from them by rubber.

Just ground the rad & it will be fine.


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ozbilt wrote
It is brass fittings "touching or screwed into" the radiator that is the issue. Fittings elsewhere is OK as the rad is insulated from them by rubber.

Just ground the rad & it will be fine.


works for me! thanks


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gbx78 wrote



the installation instructions have a warning about electrolysis and to NOT use brass fittings with alloy.


George! you do need to watch your electrolysis!!!! Some say use Gatorade or Powerade and that will take care of it!! Mr. Green


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gotohellgadafi wrote
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the installation instructions have a warning about electrolysis and to NOT use brass fittings with alloy.


George! you do need to watch your electrolysis!!!! Some say use Gatorade or Powerade and that will take care of it!! Mr. Green

lame!.. dont you have backspaces to be sorting out Very Happy


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ok no money proves to make it very hard to move fwd with ones project. So all i can do is go through my already purchased parts boxes and see what i can fit or install.

Probably a little over kill but looks the part (even though it will be covered).. my positive battery cable with red techflex conduit and the black is split techflex conduit for the rear wiring.

Matt recommended for better grounding to run a negative cable to the block aswell even though the battery is grounded to the chassis in the boot. Apparently this provides a much better ground to avoid grounding issues?? well havent done that yet as it require $$$. on the to do list.





also after advise from you guys (you know who you are) regarding pcv valves and oil breather tanks etc for my application .. it was advised to block the pcv hole in the rear of the intake and run large hoses from each valve cover (i have 5/8") to an oil catch can/breather with a filter on top...

after alot of research someone in the US suggested it was common practice to use a rubber expandable plug as its removeable and resistant to oil/water/ chemicals and its a tight seal.

Couldnt for the life of me find any in australia and considering it was only $5 from the US i just bought one and installed it today. worked realllllllly well .. went in nice and tight.




steves car had 6 hands on it already and didnt want to get in the way as they seem'd onto it.

so i continued pottering round my car and tidying up the work area so its nice and clean.

but save your boo's and tomatos until later Very Happy



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reading through the first few pages of my thread, and wow ive come along way and soo quickly.. ive been like a big sponge!! some wouldnt argue with thats all i am Very Happy .

It will be 2 years on june 29.


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