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best alu. radiator for 500hp fe

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im putting a 500hp fe in my 66 comet wnat is the best radiator for direct fit and performance?
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Did you buy one of Brent's 390's?
66 Cyclone GT; 245/60R15's on 15x8's and 215/70R15's on 15x7 Magnum's.
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a local machine shop s&g machine shop in bristol tn. they have been racing since the 60s. huge fe fans.i took them a 66 428 they internal bal. my crank done all the oiling tricks, cj heads,msd dis. pi intake port matched to heads. i could go on but im sure you have heard all this before.buy the way its the quickest revving fe i ever had.
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Nice; mine is nothing like that but my .030 over 390 raps like a little 289 up to 6k.
66 Cyclone GT; 245/60R15's on 15x8's and 215/70R15's on 15x7 Magnum's.
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only thing is now i have to upgrade my suspension and brakes
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I have a Howe Racing radiator supplied by Crites Restorations in my '66 Fairlane. I also install dual Spal electric fans, engine t-stat @ 190, fan t-stat at 185. I have been in traffic idling at 100 ambient temp and the engine running at 190-ish all day long. The radiator is not a direct fit. Somewhat close using Crites's brackets. If you're looking for more original this is not for you but it looks good in the engine bay and not like a wild high performance radiator. Here are the links from a post I wrote on another forum years ago.

I used a Howe Racing aluminum radiator by Crites restoration http://www.critesrestoration.com/fairlane.htm
I used Spal dual fans http://www.spalusa.com/ part number 30102130 and their relay/thermostat controls at http://www.spalusa.com/fans/automated/t ... -195FH.pdf Quantity of 2, 1 for each fan motor. I had to upgrade to a 130 Amp one wire alternator to accomodate the fan amp draw. I used some old NOS hoses I had lying around to hook up the radiator and water connections.
Upper Hose: D1HZ-8260-A the Motorcraft equivalent is KM-391. Modification: 1" trimmed off both sides.
Lower Hose: C4SZ-8286-A the Motorcraft equivalent is KM-128. Modification: 3/4" trimmed off rad. side.
Here are some pictures to look at:
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/3117 ... 80150.jpeg
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http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/3117 ... 250151.JPG
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/3117 ... 250152.JPG
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thanks,i will check it out it dont have to look stock if it looks mean that sounds good to me do you know horsepower rating for this radiator
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hey Doug my dad has a super nice 66 gt fairlane black on black looks way better than new i have owned a few 66 fairlanes myself i would say a 66 fairlane was my favorite car but my 66 comet would be mad at me
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fryedaddy wrote:thanks,i will check it out it dont have to look stock if it looks mean that sounds good to me do you know horsepower rating for this radiator
I do not know the HP rating on the radiator. I've never heard of radiator HP rating. I've always just calculated the surface area and the CFM of the fans to get a desired heat transfer and hope it works. It always has. I do have an Edelbrock aluminum water pump as well, timing initial at 12 and all in at 38. I'm about 450HP and it run cool all the time. I drag race it, cruise it, abuse it, etc...

Check with Crites and see if they have a HP recommendation on the radiator.

On your suspension topic. All of the control arms, tie rods, etc... are the same 289-390 so all you really need is stiffer springs, possibly a sway bar upgrade? Brakes I went with Granada/Maverick spindles, calipers and rotors. Stock 10x2 in the rear. All manual. It stops the Fairlane easily after a 12.22/113 pass. I have a '89 Ranger master cylinder (manual) which allows enough room for decent valve covers.
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nice pics. car and engine look great.i got tired of my headers hitting the ground several years ago i put some springs out of a 428 torino in it a few years back. i have an old ranger in my back yard. i like how you can make things work. i got a buddy who is good at stuf like that i have some torino spindles. about hp rating on radiators champion radiators on ebay are rated depending on how many coils and its size
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Be Cool has some nice cooling systems......Al
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Wow Be Cool is located in Essexville near you Al, are you getting royalties now!!!! Andy
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caseville cyclone wrote:Wow Be Cool is located in Essexville near you Al, are you getting royalties now!!!! Andy
Not a chance, hadn't been mentioned and have a good product. My car will have one though!.......Al
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Your right Al, I don't have one but know a lot of people who have a Be Cool radiator and have had great success on the street and drag racing!!!! Andy
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