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posted August 13, 2005 05:25 AM  
I just switched from streetstock to limited late model and im having a cooling problem. I'm pretty sure its due to the angle the radiator is on. I plan on mounting the radiator straight up and down. My question is, I see alot of latemodels running with no shroud with the fan a half inch from the radiator. What works better,real close with no shroud or two or three inches away with a shroud? Thanks

Dirt Freak

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posted August 15, 2005 10:04 AM  
I just started the end of last year also.I set it up like the factory stock was with a shroud.I have to use alot smaller radiator than I had in the fs but it works,I also have it ducted on the front side for when its real hot out.its been working good that way.I cover the front holes in the nose for the hot laps and heats and open it up for the feature.

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posted August 15, 2005 12:30 PM  
Thanks, I guess I will try it with no shroud first and see what happens. Thanks

Dirt Roller

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posted August 15, 2005 03:23 PM  
I also was running a limited late and never had a temp. problem while running a shroud. Good luck either way!

Dirt Full Roller

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posted August 16, 2005 08:26 PM  
with out a shroud you need to be a inch or so away so the air is pulled thru....also try WETTER WATER by redline at your local parts store.....and DONT USE ANTI FREEZE if you do stop....just plain water with WETTER WATER in it or JUST plain water....

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posted August 17, 2005 04:49 AM  
I bought a stewart stage 3 waterpump, 1:1 pulleys, 4 blade fan and will mount it 3/4 from the radiator and run distilled water. Hopefully this will cure my problem. Thanks

GO 24
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posted August 17, 2005 01:56 PM  
Waltonjr1 has a good setup, I'd just like to add that you don't need a restrictor under the thermostat housing. The only difference with ours is that we run a shroud with the fan half in/half out, duct work in front of the radiator, and the "flap" right under the radiator---with this setup we never have to put holes in the nose and 200+- at it's hottest.

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