Nice ! Really like nice.
I'm so in love with how you did the coolant lines. Another thing i've dreamed of doing one day. Great f*cking work all across the board.
I tightened up all the hoses last night and put coolant back in the system, and after quickly finding out which clamps I forgot to tighten, she's all sealed back up with no leaks! I also started the car up, so it's nice to know it still runs
When I redo my radiator, I will probably go on Summit and find some generic aluminum core that is the LxWxH and orientation (vertical/horizontal) that I want, then I'll order that and just chop off the end tanks and redo them. I would stay away from any of the direct fitment Corrado aluminum cores (Godspeed at least) since I've found them to be really low quality (and poor fitment). Do you have anyone local that can help you fab something up?
Updates? New Pics?
I picked up a pretty cool secondary fuse panel that allowed me to ditch all of the cheesy inline fuse holders that I had soldered in whenever I needed to run fused power to a relay and it also let me consolidate all of my grounds... and it has a nice plastic cover that seals with an o-ring, so the fused area is all water tight
I made a bracket out of aluminum and mounted it in the driver's side fender well. Here it is with the cover removed. The box hanging in the lower left is the relay box for my headlights. It eventually got tucked out of the way The thicker power wires on the right hand side are the wires that typically connect to the positive terminal and provide power to the main fusebox.
with the cover in place...
and what the battery area looks like without a mess of wires...
I found an existing hole under the fender liner to run my battery cable through to put the battery in the trunk. Then I tech flex'd, heat shrinked and grommeted the cable to make sure it doesn't rub through.
And then I added a new chassis ground right on the frame rail to ground the new fuseblock and starter ground to
Using an OEM BMW grounding lug. This bad boy has four teeth on it that bite in to the chassis when you tighten it down. To be extra cautious, I tightened it down until the teeth engaged, and then I tack welded the head of the lug from the back side to make sure the connection was good.
Now I just need to pick up a sealed battery and build or buy (likely build ) a box to mount the battery in my trunk.
Looking good... How does it run?