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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 03, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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What's the complete name and address for them.

I just saw one up at the Nat's in St. Paul yesterday and want to look into them further.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 03, 01:15 AM
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Northern Factory, 1950 Trott Avenue SW, Willmar, MN 56201 1-800-328-8900 [email protected]
They don't have a web site, just e-mail. HTH George
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Thx, George.

It looked like a good radiator. pdq67



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My bad. They do have a web site. Must be new.
http://northernfactory.com/
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 03, 06:37 AM
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I bought a "Generic Summit Brand" radiator last summer and when I opened the box it was a Northern radiator. I am very pleased with it thus far, and buying it as the Summit generic brand it only cost about $175.

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Thx Boodle,

I kinda was wondering about Summit b/c the guy had $185 or so on it.

Me think's I need ta use the Summit discount before the end of the month and get the wide generic for my car.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 03, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Boodle,

What was the part number of the Summit rad. and is it the wide 23" core?

And again, Boodle and everybody else,

Will it be able to cool my 496?? Stock cast-iron short W/P..

I'm gonna order one ASAP if it will and take advantage of both the discount and the shipping....

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 03, 02:34 AM
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SUM-380325 Core dimensions: 22 3/8 in. x 18 3/4 in. x 2 1/4 in.

SUM-380328 Core dimensions: 24 3/8 X 18 3/4 X 2 1/4 in.

The opening in the core support is 22 1/2 inches wide. What type of fan are you planning to use.
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I think the one I actually purchased was something like 25 & 3/4'' wide x 19'' tall. I didn't cut open the support, just had to fab a few brackets to mount the radiator.

I think that it would be sufficient to cool down your big block as long as you have a proper fan shroud and fan setup. My small block does fine with it (using a flex fan, stock modified shroud, and HV aluminum pump).

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Hopefully my good SB clutch/fan ***'y mounted on the BB stock short W/P and a wide radiator SB shroud will fit the BB's mounting.

Any advice??

I'm going to call in and order the wide one after work.

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I don't think you'll have any problem cooling it with a clutch fan and a shroud. You may have to finesse that shroud some. It would be a good idea to get a high flow water pump. I hear the Tuff Stuff pumps are pretty good and at a reasonable price too. I'll be buying one soon for my 400.
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Back again.

Am what I am reading telling me that the SUM 380328 radiator the same overal width as a stock wide core radiator?? pdq67



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Am what I am reading telling me that the SUM 380328 radiator the same overal width as a stock wide core radiator??
This SUM-380328 radiator overall length is 27 3/8" the core length is 24 3/8". The original wide core radiator is 28" wide (not including the kickout at the top of the drivers side tank.) The core length is 23".

Most of the difference you'll find is in the tank widths. The SUM-380328 radiator appears to have tanks of equal width on both sides. The original wide core radiator has a narrow tank on the drivers side and a wide tank on the passenger side. (This will alter the fan shroud position in relation to the fan.)
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Thanks, George,

I just spent some time and found my Modine cat. that I got back in the early '80's that shows just what you are talking about. But I didn't know about the same sized tanks on the Summit rad.

But again, looking at Northern Rad's web site shows they are the same width, but I probably would have missed it.

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