Thoughts on using a Chevy S10 radiator in a Cq

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Thoughts on using a Chevy S10 radiator in a Cq

Postby PRY4SNO » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:43 pm

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Found this from a recent Motorgeek build thread, link.

Looks like this should be a nice, cost effective solution for an aluminum rad in the Coupe. Talking with the guy in his thread, he says it fits with some light modifications (mounting) and works with the RS2 fan and shroud (again, a couple light modifications required). Thoughts?
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Re: Thoughts on using a Chevy S10 radiator in a Cq

Postby gabriel.b » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:34 am

Or you can do this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1510993797 ... noapp=true

He had to weld on aluminum, so if you are down to do that you may be able to save a few bucks.
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Re: Thoughts on using a Chevy S10 radiator in a Cq

Postby DE80q » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:06 am

gabriel.b wrote:Or you can do this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1510993797 ... noapp=true

He had to weld on aluminum, so if you are down to do that you may be able to save a few bucks.

So your saying paying more than double for that radiator would be better than some aluminum welding?
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Re: Thoughts on using a Chevy S10 radiator in a Cq

Postby varia » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:19 pm

DE80q wrote:
gabriel.b wrote:Or you can do this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1510993797 ... noapp=true

He had to weld on aluminum, so if you are down to do that you may be able to save a few bucks.

So your saying paying more than double for that radiator would be better than some aluminum welding?


no. he said it fits better.can use oem, off shelf pipes, hoses, and not tilted.
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Re: Thoughts on using a Chevy S10 radiator in a Cq

Postby gabriel.b » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:02 pm

DE80q wrote:
gabriel.b wrote:Or you can do this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1510993797 ... noapp=true

He had to weld on aluminum, so if you are down to do that you may be able to save a few bucks.

So your saying paying more than double for that radiator would be better than some aluminum welding?



I don't have a tig welder, not sure where you can get a quality one for $150...
along with the knowledge to do the modification successfully.

But if you do have those things, and the desire to do it, the S10 rad can be a great option.
But so would finding any core that was about the same size.
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Re: Thoughts on using a Chevy S10 radiator in a Cq

Postby DE80q » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:32 pm

Varia, in the early pics, the rad is in straight, and was modified to use original hoses. The rad was later angled to fit with the intake manifold he made. Why he didn't make it to fit in front of the straight rad, I do not know.

Gabriel.b, you have a valid point about the Tig welder. For those who have access and skill enough, this should be a fairly easy mod.
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Re: Thoughts on using a Chevy S10 radiator in a Cq

Postby PRY4SNO » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:25 pm

One thing about the S10 rad compared to that other one is it's a 3-pass unit.

Also, there's not much stopping a guy from marking the mounts with tape, cardboard and markers then taking the radiator to a rad shop or welder to finish. Anyone who's charging more than, say... $100 just doesn't want to do the work.

So a TIG welder is not required, and you can get a more robust unit for ~$100 less than the alternative?

I suppose there's the fettling required to attach the 200 20v/RS2 fan & shroud...

Still seems like a win from my keyboard.
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