Ron Davis Radiator too tall

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Ron Davis Radiator too tall

Postby kilt88 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:21 am

I bought one of these Ron Davis radiators during the original group buy organized in 2006 by Denver_whiteST185 for my 92 ST185
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So anyway, I'm finally off my ass building the car, and the radiator is quite a bit taller than stock. Am I the only one who has experienced this? I could build spacer blocks and pray the hood closes, or I could hope Ron Davis makes it right.

So should I expect spacer blocks to work with no hood issues, or what?

Thanks,
Josh
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Re: Ron Davis Radiator too tall

Postby underscore » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:33 pm

How is it attached at the bottom? I know the stock rubber inserts have material that could be removed to drop the rad.
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Re: Ron Davis Radiator too tall

Postby kilt88 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:42 pm

underscore wrote:How is it attached at the bottom? I know the stock rubber inserts have material that could be removed to drop the rad.

Ya, it sits in the stock, rubber mounts on the bottom. I checked hood clearance last night, and it looks like it will actually fit, even though it's tall. So for now, I'm not too worried. We'll see.
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Re: Ron Davis Radiator too tall

Postby Mafix » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:40 pm

i've got a koyo 205 3" in my 16x. i had to cut the bottom mounts off and move them lower.
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Re: Ron Davis Radiator too tall

Postby kilt88 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:54 pm

So it worked out, and I didn't have to cut down the lower rubber cushions at all.

I added spacers under the brackets at the top, and it holds in place great now, with the mandatory wiggle room you want for a rad.
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