Radiator

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Radiator

Postby fair67 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:27 pm

Our 65 Comet has a 289 bored .30 over and we live in Illinois so I am worried about it overheating when my daughter drives the car. Has anyone used an aluminum radiator with better cooling then the original and if so what is the most cost effective brand that is a direct bolt in to buy.
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Re: Radiator

Postby Rocket989 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:25 pm

I used a Champion 2-row aluminum, 5-blade fan, and the Drake ABS shroud...works fine. The shroud is pretty deep so with your fan ~3/4” from the rad you might need to do some trimming to get the blades half in/ half out. The aluminum rads are thicker; the 3-row shroud brackets worked perfect on the 2-row rad.

The radiators were too small in ALL these cars!! :lol: :lol: :D
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Re: Radiator

Postby sursmilie64 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:38 am

I agree with the champion radiator. I got 3 and they work well and are cheep on ebay. I also use a corrosion rod in place of the drain plug. I do not fully understand it but there is electrical fluting going on with the aluminum radiator. I have read that grounding should be done at the trans to help,
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Re: Radiator

Postby fair67 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:13 am

Thanks alot guys for the info I will look into the Champion my buddy just got one for his Chevy II. Thanks again.
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