M20B28 Engine Build
Radiator upgrade - stock face lift 325i rad compared to the new ali one.
It is substantially thicker than the stock rad.
The M10 rad in the car now it slightly smaller than the 325i rad.
Northern - made in the USA and bought off eBay in the UK!
Comes with all the bits you need to customise the radiator anyway you need it.
First test fit of the new radiator
[Ace Ventura]Like a glove[/Ace Ventura] the fit is pretty much spot on, just needs a small notch in the mounting metal to clear the steering column.
At this height the cone goes on over it with pleanty of clearance. Only issue is that the oil cooler needs its pipes relocating as the rad uses up the space with were in.
More than enough room to fit a big fan behind to suck the air in. The oil cooler need some 90 degree bends so that it can sit back on top of the front chassis cross bar.
Marking out the position for the inlet pipe.
This is how far down the rad stick under the car. Not too bad still higher up that both the steering rack and sump. This may need some extra protection from any potential impact.
Oil unions. Need a 90 degree bend which nobody seemed to make so the solution was to use a 90 + connector + straight.