Radiator question

144-250 cid Inline Six Performance

Re: Radiator question

Postby popscomet » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:30 pm

Comechero65 wrote:And I can't say much about stock rads as I have always run a 4 core rad on mine. I know some say that is too thick and slows down air flow but I have never detected that to be a problem. With the 4 core and at least a 5 blade fan and shroud have never had an overheating problem even on a hot day with the ac on. We always refered to the 4 core rad as the 'Desert Pack'.
Ron

WELL,ON my 64 ,I use the orginal rad ..no shroud at all..a 5bladed fan and it runs as cool as a cucumber,no matter the conditions,,,cruise ,traffic .....it don't matter....it's a 60 over 289,..pop
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Re: Radiator question

Postby BJB » Fri May 12, 2017 4:32 pm

Comechero65 wrote:Early fords no matter the engine almost always had both fittings on the pass side. I believe around 68 to maybe 70 when they started going to a wider rad did they switch to the drivers side for the lower intake.
Ron



Down under, and I suspect that they should differ not from the US design , the Falcon 6 cylinder radiators had upper hose on the ( now I'm converting my answer to suit your LHD set up) Passenger side and the lower hose on the Drivers side.( in 65/66 the lower hose was smaller than the top) That has been the case since they were released here in '60 and never changed until around '76 ( changed to side tank design when they went cross flow)

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Re: Radiator question

Postby captian_napalm » Mon May 22, 2017 7:01 pm

Speaking of radiators.........I am looking for one that has a trans cooler. I have a separate cooler, and it sticks out like a sore thumb.
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