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DrFishbone
02-07-2007, 02:06 PM
Would anyone that has comeup with a mounting bracket for universal fit radiators care to share what they have? I'm looking at buying a 22x19 Griffin rad and making some brackets to hold it and the fan in there, rather than buying a direct-fit. ($300 difference!) I have some ideas, but maybe someone else has had better ones...

seawalkersee
02-07-2007, 06:53 PM
You have a pic of the Rad? I ask because there are different types of mounts that are used for each. I have small posts on the top of mine and little slots/tangs on the side that hold it in place.

Chris

DrFishbone
02-08-2007, 02:01 PM
Summit has both radiators that I'm thinking about. I'm not expecting them to have any mounting provisions.

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=GRI%2D1%2D26182%2DX&N=700+4294810996+4294792838+4294792866+115&autoview=sku

Without making any measurements, I think I've come up with somethings that should work, but like I said, I'm open to other ideas too.

Dahoopd
02-08-2007, 02:05 PM
I hope someone else has some imput. I have the exact same rad as the summit link. I have bought 4 differant pairs of brackets from the bone yard to gerry rig but nothing looks or woks right. Im at my with end.


http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83747

seawalkersee
02-10-2007, 03:16 AM
I think a set of 80s Bronco mounts would work too. I am goiog to look into it.

Chris

Sampo
02-10-2007, 07:21 AM
A little off topic question:

Is the radiator mounting system different between '89-'93 and '94-'95 models?

doug93sc
02-10-2007, 12:39 PM
I don't know if you would be interested but if you click the link on the summit website for "suggested parts" they have universal radiator mounting brackets.

Sampo
02-11-2007, 07:01 AM
A little off topic question:

Is the radiator mounting system different between '89-'93 and '94-'95 models?


Here's a few of pics of my rad. Will that fit my '90? It suppose to fit but now I'm not sure anymore.
It's '94-'95 SC's rad and I thought it will be good for my SC also.
The only difference should be the overflow tube....
Problem is I can't see my current rad now because my car isn't home... So if someone could help...thanks!

DrFishbone
02-13-2007, 04:22 PM
I don't know if you would be interested but if you click the link on the summit website for "suggested parts" they have universal radiator mounting brackets.


Nice suggestion...I'll check into that.

Here's something I drew up real quick - just kind of what I had in mind (without checking fitment, dimensions, etc.)

It does look like my idea will be a tight fit with a double IC though....any experience with this radiator and a double intercooler out there?

DrFishbone
02-13-2007, 04:24 PM
Sampo - I don't know if that will fit or not, I don't have any 94/95's. I'd bet that it would though.

DrFishbone
02-15-2007, 09:58 AM
Well, the brackets look useful, but it's hard to say I guess. They still wouldn't provide mounting for the electric fan though. I'm going to make some more measurements and think some more about the brackets I drew up.