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Old November 21st, 2010, 09:31 AM
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What is the general consensus on radiator replacement options for a 1994 NAS D90 ?

I'm installing a Kenlowe fan and noticed a lot of oxydation (green stuff) on the radiator and some leakage on the pipes, so I figured I'd just replace it before installing the electric fan... Not sure what to put in.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Options:
- get a clean used one
- be lucky and find an new old stock
- go with a different route and get two: one for the oil, one for the coolant
- go with a coolant radiator and ditch the oil cooler
- recore your radiator (I understand that Pendy here can do a phenomenal job, no personal experience)

Personally, I plan on recoring (likely do it myself as a project since I have a spare I can do this with).

Good luck!
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Old November 21st, 2010, 02:45 PM
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Get a new one! My $.02

Bryan @ http://www.alumrad.com/ did a great job for me on my LS2 conversion. He has the specs for the D90's and was less than a 2 week turn around.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 08:26 PM
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Get an allisport all alloy one and never need to worry again.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 09:09 AM
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Bryan @ http://www.alumrad.com/ did a great job for me on my LS2 conversion. He has the specs for the D90's and was less than a 2 week turn around.
You put an LS2 into a 90? You got any photos of that project?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 07:10 PM
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You put an LS2 into a 90? You got any photos of that project?
Its in the "truck build up's and restores" area.


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Old November 23rd, 2010, 12:22 PM
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The Allisport looks like the best choice for me. Any ideas on which model I would need ?

Their eBay store says : Also available with integral oil cooler if required (for example NAS spec auto vehicles)

Do I need an Oil cooler for a LT77?
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 01:47 PM
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Talk to Andrew on the phone, he's very helpful, just make sure you're 100% specific on your setup. He also does an alloy overflow tank that looks nice and won't split.

The oil cooler is for the engine and you do want it, an oil cooler is basically the only cooling the bottom end gets, the coolant is mostly for the top-end.

The LT77 (AFAIK) does not have an integrated oil pump like the R380 does, so you can add one but it's a much more involved setup. Personally I'd save up for an R380 if the LT77 goes now that Ashcroft is doing the short-bellhousing one again (they started a month after I got my used one fitted, and having a new one would be really nice).

I think Allisport also do an alloy rad frame, and if you've got the cash available go for their full-width intercooler at the same time and get them to assemble everything in advance, I've see the setup and it's sweeeet.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 02:28 PM
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What is wrong with stock? Roverguy had them for ~$600.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 02:46 PM
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I got a spare one too and I'm gonna get it recored then save it for when my 110 overheats or whichever. This guy around the corner from my house has a shop called buzzards (as in the scavenger bird) and he showed me different cores and just how much more cooling percentage wise I'd get from recoring and he said its not much but its better than nothing. Cost would be around 550 bucks with new core and sealed/tested.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 09:00 PM
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The Allison store ( http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AlliSport-Defe...item4cf2162fe4 ) shows the cost to be about 779$US once converted. From what I saw in my research is that this is the most solid solution (Dakar tested apparently) and best heat dissipation from Alu without the oxydation issues of copper. If I buy something in the USA, I still have to pay shipping and customs, so this is not a big difference in the end.
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