Originally Posted by creanzworld
cant i just use the existing sleds coolant setup?
you have to remember, your existing coolant system is designed to have SNOW thrown at it, to cool it.
i dont forsee you having that, when you plan on riding this toy.
there fore, you need to make up for that.
take a motor, designed to be rode in WINTER, and make it rideable in the SUMMER.
that cooler i posted, was not enough to ride our kart, longer than about 20 mins, before heat became a problem.
the cooling passages in sled motors are designed to be small. if they were large, riding in the sub zero temps would freeze them, and the motor would never build any heat.
it would be like riding around, with a sled that never hit operating temp, and there would be no point in letting it warm up, as it NEVER would.
this is another issue you have to overcome.
see why i said its goin to take alot of funds to make this work like you want it to?
the rad i posted, is on the small side of what your goin to need, and you will need a fan that moves a HUGE amount of air to cool it.
a simple drive around and let the air blow through it will not work.
i got a good deal on one of these. Troyer Performance
i had the cfm, i just needed to step up to a larger radiator or another radiator.
i was goin to run two of those radiators, in series back to back, with a special shroud for them, so that one set of fans would blow through both radiators, and i would not lose flow between them.
this is why i went with that radiator. i knew when i bought it, it was a toss up whether or not it was big enough, and if it was not, i could run two together, because the rad uses -AN fittings, so all the looping would be a breeze.