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Posted May 21, 2013 - 08:35 AM

Guys, the exact same radiator with fan for only $80 DELIVERED!  http://www.ebay.com/...a8ce05d&vxp=mtr


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Posted May 21, 2013 - 08:58 AM

Yea i think that is the actual one i bought. I just searched for one for a honda del sol. And found the cheapest one.

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 10:15 AM

Guys, the exact same radiator with fan for only $80 DELIVERED!  http://www.ebay.com/...a8ce05d&vxp=mtr

 

 

Gotta correct myself....the one for $80 is just a 2 row core, while the one Mike linked to is a 3 row core.  50% more cooling capacity!


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Posted May 21, 2013 - 07:37 PM

Yea mine is a 2 row that i ordered.
It didnt really bother me much. But it was nice to get 1" inlet and outlets. I couldnt find that in a 3 row.

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Also got the hitch today from mwsc.
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Posted May 22, 2013 - 06:29 AM

Ok so now i got to the point of putting the hitch on and now i wonder what to use in the rear end? Normal ATF? I would think gear lube would be a little thick unless i use synthetic and a ver light weight one. Idk. Hadnt thought about it yet.
What do you guys run?

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Posted May 22, 2013 - 10:39 AM

I run ams oil in mine. A little more exspensive but it works. That or lucasoil



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 03:41 PM

I run ams oil in mine. A little more exspensive but it works. That or lucasoil

what kind of oil motor oil? what weight?

I talked to a buddy of mine today that said he runs hytrans fluid in his and only about 3 qts not full to the fill hole? does this sound right?



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Posted May 24, 2013 - 06:27 AM

I ended up putting about a gallon of hytrans fluid in it. The rear end is def alot quieter when i push it around the garage now compared to no fluid at all.
I will be into the trans soon enough anyway. Once i see how it pulls i am going to buy a set of gears to replace my 19/26. Im thinking 19/21 but need to know how it handles 19 on the first few pulls.

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 06:07 AM

Anybody have any idea on the datalogger?

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 05:52 PM

http://www.racingjun...w-LCD-Dash.html

 

I know Midwest sells one but its not on their site. Other than that youd have to look around. Agri tronix is the main seller of these but it depends on which one you get. I just stay with gauges. a bit easier for me to read.



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 09:09 PM

Wow. Thats quite a bit more than i was thinking.
I found one a while ago when i started this and it was around $400.
If i cant get one for that kind of money i will just through a set of cheap guages on it. I like the idea of a data logger because i know there wont be any time to watch them during the pull.
Unless i can find a tach and pyro with recall.

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 06:12 PM

I got a chance to bring my tractor to work today and weigh it on our big scale that handles 14,000 lbs.
I didnt have the battery or radiator in it yet but ran into a problem. I need to loose weight. With a pint in the fuel tank and all the tins on. We weigh exactly 900 lbs. according to the scale at work. But the 4 bathroom scales ive been using at home say 865. Im a little worried i will have to jump up to 1100 lb class. So im on the hunt to loose weight. Both myself and the tractor.
My front tires are brand new 16x8's on stock steel wheels. And they weigh 10lbs each. Have any of you guys weighed the little 8x3.5 tri ribbed package with aluminum wheels and hubs?

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Well here we run 1100 and 1200lbs classes. And I believe the NQS is either 1050 and 1150 or 1150 and 1250 so theyre just a bit heavier. The front wheels I have are only 5 pounds if that for each wheel so they are super lightweight. I would trust the scale at work only because they seem more accurate and the bathroom scales are out of the question. the only thing I can say is your pretty much stuck with the 1100lbs class.



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Posted May 29, 2013 - 10:26 PM

got the radiator tonight and I don't know how you guys fit this thing under the hood...

It is about 2" too tall or 2" too wide. If it was narrower I could slide it down between the framerails. or if It was shorter it wouldn't hit the hood.

I dont know what I'm gonna do now. I am running out of time. I will probably end up looping the rad hoses together and just go without an actual radiator for now.

Unless I can get the local radiator shop to shorten this thing by a couple of inches.






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