Monster Water-Cooling system@ 2004/06/30
The radiator I chose was an aftermarket standard cooling radiator (2 row) for a (I think 1984) Lincoln Mark VII. Its capacity is slightly more than a gallon. Its cooling surface is 24.5"Wx18.5"Hx1.25"D. Thinking back I almost wish id gone with the more industrial 3 or 4 Row radiator just for the extra cooling sake - more cooling for roughly the same size(just 0.5IN thicker for each row).
I had an empty 5 gallon laundry detergent bucket lying around so I decided to use it as my water receiver. The first receiver that I built, I tried sealing with hot glue but it leaked so I had to get a new bucket and start all over again. Only the second time I used marine GOOP and it worked like a charm. the new bucket also had a rubber seal which worked a lot better than the hot seal I tried for the first edition.
I had to drill a new set of holes on the far right of the radiator to make room for the 20" box fan. I got the box fan at Home Depot for 10 bucks. Target had some 20"x20"x0.5" filters on clearance for 97 cents each so I got 10.(Later, in favor of air flow, I decided to run the system without the filters)