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Ashwamegh cooling project
« on: August 29, 2021, 11:16:14 PM »
Finally got back to the Ashwamegh cooling project.  Got the frame built and the honda radiator mounted.
I have used the honda radiators on several projects and they work well. Should be fine on this job as well.

I have the fiberglass panel made to mount the fan but obviously not mounted at this point.

I bought a small circulating hot water pump I will use .

Just thought I'd show my progress.  Should make more headway next weekend.

Enjoy !

« Last Edit: August 29, 2021, 11:18:25 PM by 32 coupe »
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Re: Ashwamegh cooling project
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 07:50:00 PM »
Nice frame. I hung my radiator off of my twin via 4 low quality arms, as a temporary way to run the engine. As you'd expect, it became permanent and it's been that way for the last 15 years. Maybe I should fabricate a frame like yours and brace the assembly on the cylinder heads to reduce vibration. Might be a nice project for the fall, after hurricane season is over.
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Re: Ashwamegh cooling project
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 08:07:58 PM »

cujet,
Thanks.
I have 2 braces that run to the threaded holes in the cylinders. Hard to see in the pic but they are there.

I picked up the hose and fittings today. Hope to get back to it this weekend.




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Re: Ashwamegh cooling project
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2021, 12:57:10 PM »
Looks like good work to me.  ;D  When I was building up China diesel packages a few years ago I used Geo Metro parts because they were dirt cheap at Rock Auto, radiator, fan, fan control.
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Re: Ashwamegh cooling project
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2021, 07:52:57 PM »
Would a larger radiator circulate enough coolant via thermosyphon, without the fan ? Just, cap off ?
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Re: Ashwamegh cooling project
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 03:39:40 PM »
Nice work,

Is there a thermostat in your system?
If so, how did you incorporate it?

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Re: Ashwamegh cooling project
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 04:52:39 PM »
Nice work,

Is there a thermostat in your system?
If so, how did you incorporate it?

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Re: Ashwamegh cooling project
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 05:19:31 PM »
 
I used 2 t-stats.  I used the stock water manifold off the heads. A little grinding with a
die grinder and a couple of home made gaskets.

I am further along now. New pump and plumbing.  I will post some new pictures soon.


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« Last Edit: November 28, 2021, 08:16:54 PM by 32 coupe »
Metro 6/1 turning a ST 7.5 KW gen head
Changfa 1115 turning a ST 15 KW gen head
Ashwamegh 2/25
John Deere 110 TBL
New Holland TC 30

"I was sitting here reading this thinking what an idiot you are until I realized it was one of my earlier posts !"