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Old 02-01-2013, 08:30 AM
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Looking at the post about the 92 dodge cooler row say it has 3 inch ports.. I'm seeing 2.5 on the tape.. did anyone else notice that? Maybe one of these days I'll get the oil burner bug and head down this road. For now the big block will have to do
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:31 AM
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I used a 92 intercooler on my swap. fit pretty good. only had to do minor trimming on the inner fender for the tube clearance. But this cutting allows for easy access to the t-bolt clamps for the boots at the intercooler tubes. I am running the stock V8 radiator and the intercooler sits in front. I did have to trim the grille valance similar to resbum but not as much. I am running a final type grille at the moment with tons of room behind it for additional items like an AC condenser that I hope to add before this next summer.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:46 AM
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Looking at the post about the 92 dodge cooler row say it has 3 inch ports.. I'm seeing 2.5 on the tape.. did anyone else notice that? Maybe one of these days I'll get the oil burner bug and head down this road. For now the big block will have to do

Yeah, I agree with you on the 2.5" port size. I never even saw the note until you posted it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:24 AM
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My bad, I was posting all of that from my phone, it has been edited, sorry guys!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:59 AM
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I am in the process of fitting an intercooler into my J truck right now, I have a 1st gen Dodge intercooler I have been trying to work with. I know it can be done, very similar to Rebum's 2nd gen install. I am tempted to find a 2nd gen cooler after seeing his success. My problem right now is that I am trying to use a mechanical fan from a 1996 Dodge on my motor, it puts the fan too close the the radiator. I am having a custom aluminum radiator made, and before it is made I am debating on pushing it forward 3/4" or so to clear the fan. If I do this I am losing room on the other side between the razor grill I am going to use and the intercooler. On top of this I would like to stuff my AC condenser back in there too. I have looked at after market condensers, being I could get smaller ones than the factory one I have, which would probably all work...

Other option is go electric fans, keep the radiator in the stock location, stuff the 1st gen intercooler in there with the ac condenser in front. Easier, but I don't have electric fans, so more $$$.

Thoughts on this? Pictures of a 1st gen intercooler installed?

Here are a couple pictures of a stock V8 radiator with the dodge mechanical fan installed. It is so close it hits the bottom tank. It also interferes with the bottom outlet on the radiator and the tranny cooler fittings, but this doesn't matter being the custom radiator will not have them there.





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Old 02-19-2013, 08:34 AM
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Wow, that fan is scary close, isn't it.

I've been sitting here with my morning coffee thinking of "no more cost" options. The biggest obstacle to that I keep running into is your wanting to keep your A/C. I hate to say it, but I keep coming back to an electric fan(s) setup is going to be the cheapeast and least complicated way to meet your needs.

Some other good reasons came to mind about the electric fans:
1- Much easier to change the serpentine belt
2- Run quieter than a mechanical fan
3- Not really and issue for the 6BT, but less HP loss
4- The ability to switch the electric fan off for deep water crossings

I'm pretty sure in trying to keep the mechanical fan the expendables and materials needed for the extra mods would get you a fair way towards the cost of the electric fan(s).

I'm interested in seeing what you come up with.

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:03 PM
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I dont see in this thread which year engine your using, but the 89-93 dodge truck engine uses a different fan/pulley/mount than the 94-up. if u have a 94-up motor, switching to the 89-93 dodge cummins setup will gain u just shy of 2 inches more room between the fan and radiator.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:28 PM
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how about this intercooler? sorry its upside down.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:32 PM
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photo #1: the intercooler fits inside the core support uprights, between the fascia and "core" support
photo #2:minor grinding/opening of the factory hole in core support to clear 2 inch tubing(intercooler is 3 inch inlet/outlet)
photo #3:view from passenger side-the red cap u can just barely see is the dust cap on the intercooler during installation.

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:51 AM
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What's the intercooler from? Source? Part Number?
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:18 AM
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Have you considered a dodge caravan electric fan in there? with minor trimming it fits. I run them on 2 of mine although Ive got stock amc motors though but they do a good job, only cost me about $30 at pull a part.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:53 PM
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i got 3 of them from a local diesel performance repair/fab shop i know. he has done serveral weird cummins swaps(el camino is one). he is unwilling to share his source/supplier(BUSY small shop, 3 guys, and no time to spend doing mail order stuff i assume), but the price is fair, and they are good quality. i bailed out on one of the diesel jeep swaps i was gonna do, so i have a spare intercooler if ur interested in it. i paid 250$, so probably 275$ shipped to ur door. there is a jeep restoration shop that sells an intercooler very similar to what i have, but they want 400$.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:54 PM
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:55 PM
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:38 PM
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I didnt realize the pics were gonna be that big. And i kinda hi-jacked the thread. My apologies, sorry.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:27 PM
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I remember seeing a really sweet install of an intercooler on here somewhere.


Search for "Project Humpty" ... I believe its a few pages into the thread.
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I remember seeing a really sweet install of an intercooler on here somewhere.


Search for "Project Humpty" ... I believe its a few pages into the thread.

Here ya go....
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:19 PM
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Here's the Mishimoto that had installed in mine. I went with a slightly thicker wall plumbing since it is running in the wheel area, taking some abuse.










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