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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 07, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Need a new radiator

has anyone else tried this one - seems like a good price (and i've had good succes with Summit house brand stuff)

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 07, 07:31 AM
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Yup, I got me one of those. Made by Northern Radiator. Very nice peice, bolted right in, fits great, temp gauge sits on 180 with a 180 stat no matter how hot is it outside.





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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 07, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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did you buy it from summit - was it this exact one or one like it?
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yes bought from summit, exact same part #





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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 07, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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kewl thanx
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 07, 10:28 AM
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Re: Need a new radiator

It is not the nicest looking radiator but my car sat right at 200-205 degrees in town in 112 degree heat. Bolted right up and the price is great!! I would also take a look at Alumitech. If you have the money Don makes a much better looking product. Still, no complaints with the Summit radiator.

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 07, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need a new radiator

ok - now I'm perplexed. I have 3 ways to go - The above mentioned radiator for 279.95, a used 4 core that has not been reconditioned for 100.00, or a new 3 core replacement for 169.00.

any suggestions?
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 07, 07:07 AM
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Re: Need a new radiator

Are you going to use the stock fan shroud? I switched to an electric fan with no shroud when I purchased the Summit radiator. I do not think the stock shroud will mount on the Summit radiator. Anyone else??

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 07, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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according to northerns website I can reuse my stock shroud - which is what I would do at this time if i went that way

http://www.northernfactory.com/HP/detail.asp?PART=5072
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 07, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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here is the 169 piece if anyone is interested

http://www.transpro.com/productcatal...d&autopro=true
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 07, 08:00 AM
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I have the Northern Radiator with stock fan shroud, works great!


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that looks really nice - i think i'm sold
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 07, 05:14 PM
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The summit radiator says it is for an automatic. Does it matter if you install in a 4 speed?

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 07, 05:50 PM
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Nope, you can plumb and use the internal fluid cooler for PS if you want, or just leave it unused

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Re: Need a new radiator

fwiw -

installed my new http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

direct bolt in w/ no surprises or modifications - looks & works great.

I let my vehicle idle in the garage for 45+ min never went above 180f, RT'ed for almost an hour never went above 180f (was avging 210f prior w/ std org rad). Absolutely awesome product.

note: used distilled water and waterwetter for refill
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