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    Super Moderator. If my typing sucks it's probably because I'm driving.... turbocad6's Avatar
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    ready to final screw in the led's....
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    That is awesome! Looks great, should turn out really well with all the time you've spent working on it.
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    Use a heatercore instead of a tranny/oil cooler. save $80.

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    heater core less durable to outside in grille elements, thicker to, & not nearly as easy to mount..... a tranny cooler will be the cleanest & most reliable way to do this.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    heater core less durable to outside in grille elements, thicker to, & not nearly as easy to mount..... a tranny cooler will be the cleanest & most reliable way to do this.....

    Why mount it outside?

    Just as easy to mount, run threaded rod through it

    so what if it's thicker?

    oh well, your money

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    then again, you dropped over $100 on copper plate when alumnium has a similar thermal conductivity and 1/10th the price

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    copper is a better heat conductor & will provide an extra ounce of protection for the leds..... spent more got more.... I guess aluminum may have also worked, but I wanted copper to pull the heat away from the led's that much quicker.... without testing in advance there was no way of knowing what would have been adiquate & I would rather error to the side of overkill than not enough I guess

    the cooler has to go outside of the cabin...... I want to remove the heat from the cabin, not just move it from the dash to the interior & I don't want any fan noise... I thought about mounting it undernieth the truck but airflow is tricky & I don't want to pull engine heat across the cooler & it's more subject to abuse under than in the grille..... I'm working with a 3/8" inner diameter tubing & a heater core will not be as good a fit as a trans oil cooler, & where are you getting $80 savings.... a heater core is going to be $45 at least & a decent tranny cooler shouldn't be much more than $60 or so.....

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    How come in your pictures the laptop screen on the left looks much brighter than the LED creation? Why not just use that screen instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    the cooler has to go outside of the cabin...... I want to remove the heat from the cabin, not just move it from the dash to the interior & I don't want any fan noise... I thought about mounting it undernieth the truck but airflow is tricky & I don't want to pull engine heat across the cooler & it's more subject to abuse under than in the grille..... I'm working with a 3/8" inner diameter tubing & a heater core will not be as good a fit as a trans oil cooler, & where are you getting $80 savings.... a heater core is going to be $45 at least & a decent tranny cooler shouldn't be much more than $60 or so.....

    86 Chevette heatercore is $20 and 36 sqin
    bonneville heatercore (72?) is 60 sqin and $24

    and you cited the cost of the oil cooler as $100

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    hmm, makes sense I guess....

    I'd rather spend more & get more though..... that's really the whole point of this project..... if I wanted less & to spend less I would have just left the lilli in there...... I am trying to do this as good as it can possibaly be, I fully expect it to be awsome

    I could have sourced a cheaper light source, I could have sourced a cheaper pc.... I could have used wood or cardboard & fiberglass/bondo instead of bying multiple dashboard bezels.....

    this is not about doing it as cheap as possible...... it costs what it costs.....

    I will have well over 40 hours labor in this pc upgrade including the screen..... the last thing I want to do is cut corners.....

    in the end this will be a high end install...... & there not cheap to do.... it takes what it takes

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