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    Front Mount Intercooler and High-Capacity Aluminum Radiator w/Extras

    Up for sale I have my custom front-mount intercooler and radiator setup that I’ve run for several years..it has served me well. The build is detailed in this thread:

    http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...ishbone-s-FMIC

    With this “kit” that I’m selling, there is very little modification that has to be done to your car to make it work….I’ve tried to list all the little things below though.
    I used a 180°F T-stat, with the low speed fan turn-on @ 190°F...the coolant NEVER got above 194°F, it ALWAYS ran cool….hot days in traffic, back-to-back runs at the track, always very consistently cool. The radiator mounts double as mounts for the factory SC fan….you will use the stock SC fan mounting points. And of course, the FMIC configuration is much better than the stock IC as far as air charge temperatures are concerned too.
    Everything listed is removed from my car right now, so I can get it boxed and shipped fairly quickly, if needed.

    Shipping is not included and will be extra.

    Included:
    25"x12"x3" Intercooler and mounting brackets
    Piping from supercharger top to intercooler and all couplings and clamps
    Piping from intercooler outlet to intake manifold elbow and all couplings and clamps
    Aluminum High Capacity radiator with cap
    Custom Steel upper and lower brackets w/rubber isolators
    Custom-formed racing plastic air directors (to keep air from flowing around the radiator)
    All needed hardware
    Total: $400

    Extras:
    Modified stock intake manifold elbow (mildly ported and stock piping flange ground-off for intercooler piping connection): $40
    Custom spliced lower radiator hose (a little bit of coolant seeps at the splice, but has held up for years): $10
    Ford Flat / Black PS Cap: $10
    Factory SC Fan with extended pigtail: $100

    There are a few minor mods that I remember doing to make everything work…
    1) Replace stock SC PS cap with the typical flat black Ford PS cap (to give room for IC piping)
    2) I had deleted my A/C previously so this kit was fitted without A/C….with some tweaking, you might be able to get this to work and keep your AC, but you’re on your own there.
    3) Drill/tap core support for (2) IC mounts and (1) radiator bracket mounting screw.
    4) Drill (2) holes in lower core support for additional rubber isolators. These are optional, but helped the lower radiator bracket sit a little more level during installation.
    5) You MIGHT need to extend the radiator fan wiring a couple of inches…I can’t remember if I did this out of necessity or because my old plug was junk…I can check.
    6) If you don’t buy the intake manifold inlet elbow, you’ll have to grind/cut/machine your inlet elbow to accept the IC piping…there are other options too, of course.
    7) Upper SC radiator hose can be used (I cut about 1-2” off the T-stat housing side)
    8) Lower SC radiator hose will not work. You’ll need a custom one or buy my spliced one.
    9) I’ll include the rubber isolators and mats that I used to keep the radiator from rubbing, but you might consider upgrading/replacing. They were intended to be trial-fits, but worked well enough for permanent use. Lol
    10) I added alcohol injection as my car got faster, so there is a drilled/tapped hole near the battery that will need to be plugged or used.
    11) I cut the fan-mounting screws shorter to make sure they didn’t get too close to the radiator…they are included though.
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd | 2017 |
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj ¦ RWHP: ? RWTQ: ? ¦ Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    Matt,

    I might be interested in your setup. I'm curious to know how much boost you ran on it, as I have a pretty custom setup myself and want to make sure it will support the airflow. And I need to do some measuring for fitment. Also, you did a good job on the writeup, but I just want to confirm there wasn't any fab-type (cutting/grinding/welding) work needed to fit everything. I'm trying to avoid doing any more of that, I'm losing the patience for it.

    I'll have a chance to look over my setup over the weekend and check it against your photos for clearance with what I've already done, I'll get back to you after I have had a chance to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backtobirds View Post
    Matt,

    I might be interested in your setup. I'm curious to know how much boost you ran on it, as I have a pretty custom setup myself and want to make sure it will support the airflow. And I need to do some measuring for fitment. Also, you did a good job on the writeup, but I just want to confirm there wasn't any fab-type (cutting/grinding/welding) work needed to fit everything. I'm trying to avoid doing any more of that, I'm losing the patience for it.

    I'll have a chance to look over my setup over the weekend and check it against your photos for clearance with what I've already done, I'll get back to you after I have had a chance to do that.
    I've ran 19-20psi for the last few years through it.

    I think I've listed all the little things...trying to sell this as close to a bolt-on as possible.

    I think I put a slight bend in some thin sheet metal on the core support to give more room for the elbows into the FMIC. The elbows are both reinforced with IC piping up to about 1/2" of the IC flanges , by the way. No collapsing under vacuum that way.
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd | 2017 |
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj ¦ RWHP: ? RWTQ: ? ¦ Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    I apologize, I had a minor crisis to attend to and completely forgot our conversation. Your setup looks like it will work fine for me, or is at least close enough, so I'll gladly take it off your hands. I'll figure out (again, its been a while) how to use the PM on this forum and we can work out the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backtobirds View Post
    I apologize, I had a minor crisis to attend to and completely forgot our conversation. Your setup looks like it will work fine for me, or is at least close enough, so I'll gladly take it off your hands. I'll figure out (again, its been a while) how to use the PM on this forum and we can work out the details.
    Sent you an email, my friend.
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd | 2017 |
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj ¦ RWHP: ? RWTQ: ? ¦ Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    Sale Pending
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd | 2017 |
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj ¦ RWHP: ? RWTQ: ? ¦ Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    Rad & intercooler kit

    Is this still pending? If not I'll buy it. Send you payment asap. Here's my cell number....760-684-1072... joe
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sc-r View Post
    Is this still pending? If not I'll buy it. Send you payment asap. Here's my cell number....760-684-1072... joe
    Thank you.
    Sale is still pending - supposed to be closed on Friday.
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd | 2017 |
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj ¦ RWHP: ? RWTQ: ? ¦ Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    oky if nothing happens on sale. I am still interested in it.
    Thank you.

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    SOLD!

    Thanks, Jonathan!
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd | 2017 |
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj ¦ RWHP: ? RWTQ: ? ¦ Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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