Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   radiator mount
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 243
posted May 04, 2005 04:43 PM  
how do you guys mount your aluminum rads.,howe says not to mount it SOLID so how the heck do you mount it if it cant be solid!! just wanting some different input on it so i can choose whats best for me, oh yeah this is a 26" going in a camaro

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 150
posted May 04, 2005 08:29 PM  
Mine is solid, no problems.

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted May 04, 2005 09:26 PM  
Ive built my own mounts before although this time I got lazy and bought the radiator mounts from Speedway. Eddie

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted May 05, 2005 01:37 PM  
mine is solid too. 2" angle on the bottom. Bolt in bar on top, i put old cut up inner tubes over the angle on the bottom, and the contact areas on top. I'd rather have it solid mounted and not flopping around where it can break or hit the fan.

Some People Race For A Living; I Live To Race

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted May 05, 2005 01:37 PM  
The mounts from speedway work great with no problems. You have to buy the rubbers that go with them seperatly.

[This message has been edited by speed06 (edited May 05, 2005).]

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted May 05, 2005 01:56 PM  
We took a piece of 2" wide diamondplate long enough to run the width of the radiator and bolted it to each side of the frame at the right height. for the top, a couple more pieces of 2" dplate hold it upright. Some heavy springs hold the top and bottom together.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted May 06, 2005 04:26 AM  
sits on 1/2 square tubing with clips to hold it from sliding. The top is zip tied. It comes out EVERY week later in the summer for a washing!

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted May 06, 2005 07:35 PM  
We have a racer at our track that mounted his radiator to the engine. Yeah, read that again. He used two lower strut rod mounts on the top and two on the bottom and attached the radiator and shroud directly to the engine. Now the rad and shround flex with the engine (instead of the chassis) and he can keep his radiator off of the frame rails. With this setup I can see that he can move either frame rail in almost 4 inches before they contact the radiator. No bottom rail mount to bend when he is in a crash. It works very well and has proven to keep him on the track after altercations that would have put a "normal" car on the trailer. Just something to think about...

Winland Racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted May 09, 2005 02:01 PM  
I cut a peice of rollbar padding and run it on the bottom of my radiator to provide a shock absorber. I use wire ties to hold it in place.


Back to the Archives