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I'm going to be making my first watercooling setup. After going over a bunch of info this is what I've come up with. DangerDen Maze2 waterblock, Eheim 1046 pump, Ford F-250 heater core (as seen in this article), using 1/2" tubing to connect everything.

I'm not running any pelts and I haven't done any voltage mods to my KT7A, I just want better, quiter cooling.

I've sent an e-mail to the author of the article I linked (Jeff Evans/Dimmreaper) just to verify that the rad is made of copper, but he has yet to reply, so if any of you know, please let me know :) Thanks.

Oh yes, one last thing... do any of you know where a good how-to for wiring the pump power to be switched on by the "computer" power is?
 

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my F100 had a copper one and i believe the F250 is also copper.

well after looking at the picture in your link it does look like it was made out of brass so maybe i'm wrong. my truck was a 66.
 
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outhouse (Jun 03, 2001 05:08 p.m.):
my F100 had a copper one and i believe the F250 is also copper.

well after looking at the picture in your link it does look like it was made out of brass so maybe i'm wrong. my truck was a 66.

Do you think if I call a Ford dealership or an auto parts store they'd be able to tell me? :)
 

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[email protected] (Jun 03, 2001 06:48 p.m.):
outhouse (Jun 03, 2001 05:08 p.m.):
my F100 had a copper one and i believe the F250 is also copper.

well after looking at the picture in your link it does look like it was made out of brass so maybe i'm wrong. my truck was a 66.

Do you think if I call a Ford dealership or an auto parts store they'd be able to tell me? :)

Yes i believe if you called a dealership or parts store they would give you the rite answer but as Dunno said you will do fine no matter wheather its made of brass or copper i'm just about possitive that its made of both but if your worried about it give em a call.
 

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I would go with the Eheim 1048 over the 1046. They are very close in price but the 1048 moves 2x the water 160gph vs 80gph, it is also silent. The 1046 just doesn't move enough water to justify the 1/2" tubing you want to use. I have noticed that with the Maze2 blocks I get less flow then I used to with old style cross drilled blocks so all those winding passageways must create some extra resistance, a stronger pump would be better. Even the Eheim 1250 hobby pump at 318gph would not be a bad idea.
 
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I've ordered the Eheim 1048 from petwarehouse, but its backordered so.... I also ordered the Maze2 with 1/2" fittings, but I'm going to wait until I get those in to get the radiator since I'm going to buy it locally.

So mixing brass and copper is no problem? I'm no chemist so I was trying to avoid mixing any metals....
 

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Brass and copper should not be a problem. In fact waterblocks come with brass fittings. I have never seen copper barbed ends only the brass ones plastic is another option. It is when alluminum and copper are used together that you will have trouble but this can be prevented with a little water-wetter and antifreeze.