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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 00, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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I need to replace the radiator in my 68. Just wanted some suggestions. I can get a 4 core for $189.00 online (what I have now), but I may go the aluminum route and use an electric fan. Cost is a major consideration. Anyone know of any good deals on aluminum radiators and fans? Not at all interested in originality.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 00, 11:07 AM
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I have a 68 with a big block and I put in a Be Cool aluminum radiator and have never had a heat problem, but they are on the expensive side. I have a in-law that found an aluminum radiator at a junk yard that works great for him. If price is a big concern you might want to check some yards. Good luck!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 00, 04:46 PM
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MBurke - I also bought the $189 4-core radiator and have had great success with it. With a blown BB I produce more heat than the average rat but combined with the radiator, a good mechanical fan and a 160 thermostat I have been able to control the heat. I also use a shroud. For the record I also have Vintage Air and can run it in the Calif sunshine and watch the thermostat run to 200 and stop on a hot day. Aluminum is a good idea but not necessary in my opinion. On the BB Cuda with the 671 aluminum was the choice with an electric fan because the drive pulley disallowed the stock fan setup but did work fine.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 00, 02:33 AM
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I used a Griffin rad with a hi volume water pump and 2 electric fans on my bb and couldn't keep it cool.now I use a cheap plastic fan and it runs too cool.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 00, 01:45 PM
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Stay away from those aftermarket aluminum fans, they look like Flex A Lite but aluminum. I had one that pitched a couple of it's blades & dented the hood! Too much 7000 rpm with stock pulleys.

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