Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southern California
Re: Best Brand of Radiator(on a budget)?
I put a Northern rad. from Summit into my 68, 383 stroker as well, making around 450hp. Although the radiator does not look as clean, nice, shiny, or professional as the more expensive radiator brands, it gets the job done, and does it well. Surprisingly, it was one of the only parts which actually bolted into my car without the requirement for any holes, modifications, cutting, etc (unlike other "bolt-ons"). Its fully aluminum, and does a great job cooling the motor (most of the time its 170-180, 180 +/- 5 loaded). I recommend it especially considering that you are on a budget.
The one which I purchased was for an A/T 67-69 camaro, should be pretty easy to find on Summit's site.