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« on: April 02, 2020, 11:24:55 AM »

Ok., some of you will cringe. Iím going to put in a Ford Focus radiator into my beta coupe.

I have twin side draft Weberís, GC inlet. Original radiator will not do.

I saw another thread where someone had used a Ford Focus radiator so Iím going to do it.,

Can anyone explain any details, which model to use etc.,

Any advice before I get stuck in will be greatly appreciated.,
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 12:55:35 PM »

Do a search on Focus ST170 radiator. That's what I'm planning to use, following other people's successful use of same.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 06:04:13 PM »

If you have an I.e. or VX rad to hand you can throw it right up front behind the front grill and sitting on brackets fixed to the front of the front crossmember. Iíve got manifold, supercharger, manifold, 48 DCOE and air box behind my rad. Loads of room. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 08:10:03 AM »

It was Ian O'Hara in Australia building with the Focus Radiator so maybe send him a PM he may not be on here often.

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2020, 11:36:27 PM »

Thanks guys Iíll try ST170 radiator..

Any advice on fitting will also help!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 11:47:33 AM »

You have the advantage of at least being on the same continent as Ian (75Coupe), who was the guy who first attempted this upgrade (or so I believe). In the absence of any detailed instructions I think it's a case of buying a rad (they don't seem to be too expensive, even new) offering it up to the car and seeing what needs to be done. Sorry I can't be more helpful than that.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2020, 08:26:07 AM »

Can anyone link me up with Ian?
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2020, 07:49:53 PM »

DexiTroN having the same problem as you.
Running GC inlet with DHLA 45 Carbs and yeah spacing between the carbs and the Rad is simply to tight.

Been trying to find a suitable radiator replacement ideally my goal is to copy what Squiglyzigly has done with his VX rad but use an off the shelf equivalent.
The main problem is the gap isn't that big, I roughly measure it to be 330mm Tall X 635mm Wide.

 Ford ST170 radiator is 720mm x 440mm x 140mm which is fine just means you can't have it as far forward which then goes back to lack of space between the rad and the carbs.

I have spent hours trawling the interwebs looking for a suitable replacement, this one is Ford again ironically interested to see what you guys think ... it comes in at    550mm x 110mm x 325mm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/40mm-TWIN-CORE-ALUMINIUM-ALLOY-RADIATOR-RAD-FOR-FORD-FIESTA-MK3-RS-1-6-TURBO/182607785045?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item2a8445ac55:m:miyUMQsT-VjkGTBsVNwTwgg&enc=AQAEAAACcIQvEcHUrT7nmUC3yY5qbPyaBN1nJEDYW8MyypsJPgXKBE6azt8cGhqIvkcfFDcbk7aH4%2BybL2a9TkQKsAD2wiHVUyB%2Bng4SnFalCJ1auPOuiAct3wO%2BKw2sFLgIEQHXO4xbCcq33Zy%2Bb7XQjqYFO9upyeG%2BPn0pjOqSB%2BgGQXJVL5UkNR3xfoAYLxSDdyn47s3Hg78iEfwUG2MpymFlqc6FCCvwPJXEbTmCWSL8ad5NgdmjYhwayX5miDrRYGZnefSxF022p2ulKw3AC%2Bsf%2FzvZ22yX3GUEpPH723SV2WKxKdxc%2BpXtZSBkDxx06SMAyR6Zv1sz0Z0w5RRCUMEHub1C0kRXsh0xdckdzSPkXAD19srRPz7o06ygVyJ452tRT2D6lX4%2BjyC7f5BYWIFQCHFQ%2FEoUDRmY%2F4W%2Bi89t34msI7ZlVJGXNeo44V3VZUpnhT%2BuHPggbO0Cb8lrQO9WsjqwJgwmn%2B1LLSRDr%2BdmF960gyqz25lhx6mhPWxw5%2B4sujTd4CPdy0uaXYGucEuIK5bwmcnnn7TEiAkKUQpX9TwVoLGzCSLeagHj%2F8s0nTrghBuOFKV8koxzrGZ2%2B0dvd%2BM6uxfiiz4dhx43vK11%2FDC%2FIQ8yqghnlBa13%2Fk5Sk%2F7AT6kVPSVIewxTW7YMwlUv4m9Cck6L7fFqgZrhMamjjIVkhLUvy0r8hEBg8COV%2F%2BoSPhcblOk%2Bwwgo6BGWkSwC76t2lo6q3%2FEgKt36kQr5MdrwK8NxWXthyFj%2Fk8XUudmPQ1VwctbcvLB57h6GMNJ%2FZG1vkLMQZl7pookxsKXibnyp8b7aaA4psHdxycG2LanRw%3D%3D&checksum=182607785045b00ca88fb8484697a1cb79f67710075e

Cheers George

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