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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 07, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Summit Aluminum Radiator

I have a few questions about the summit direct fit aluminum radiator,

is this really a direct fit? i did some searches i cannot seem to find a definitive answer,

car is a 69 camaro

will this bolt right in place of the old one?

will the oem shroud bolt up ?

will the old hoses work?

if none of the above are yes then what will i need?


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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 07, 01:30 PM
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Re: Summit Aluminum Radiator

I would say yes to all of the above.

I needed to elongate the mounting holes a schosh. (less than 1/8")
There was nothing to attach the lower shroud clips to so I stuck em on with JB Weld.

Everything else was perect.





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post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 07, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Jim if i have not said it before ,you da man! thanks for helping me on quite a few post's
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Re: Summit Aluminum Radiator

just installed on a 68 - zero problems, and yes to all your ?'s
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Bill: Helped friend a few months ago install one on His 69 took us less then an hour no problems. Brought temp down 10 degrees from original 3 row which was kind of worn out
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ditto - went from 210 down to 170 using distilled water and waterwetter
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ditto - went from 210 down to 170 using distilled water and waterwetter
Can I ask what waterwetter is? I'm ready to order one myself. Thanks!
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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Brand: Red Line Synthetic Oil
Product Line: Red Line Water Wetter Cooling System Treatment
Part Type: Coolant Additives
Quarts Treated: 20 qt.
Volume: 12 fluid oz.
Rust and Corrosion Inhibitors Included: Yes
Quantity: Sold individually.

Coolant Additive, Water Wetter, 12 fluid oz., Each

Wetter water for better cooling.
Red Line Water Wetter provides corrosion and rust protection for modern aluminum and cast iron cooling systems. This unique additive reduces coolant temperatures by as much as 30 degrees F. It can be used in plain water to provide much better heat transfer properties and protection than glycol-based antifreeze, or added to new or used antifreeze to fortify inhibitors and reduce foaming.
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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 07, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Summit Aluminum Radiator

im getting ready to order one tomorrow,

1 last question can you use your origional bottom hose on this radiator?

if not which one do i order?

i thought i read a few posts that the bottom hose outlet on the radiator was pointing upward on angle and that origional hose wont work.
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Thanks! Looks like good stuff!
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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Brand: Red Line Synthetic Oil
Product Line: Red Line Water Wetter Cooling System Treatment
Part Type: Coolant Additives
Quarts Treated: 20 qt.
Volume: 12 fluid oz.
Rust and Corrosion Inhibitors Included: Yes
Quantity: Sold individually.

Coolant Additive, Water Wetter, 12 fluid oz., Each

Wetter water for better cooling.
Red Line Water Wetter provides corrosion and rust protection for modern aluminum and cast iron cooling systems. This unique additive reduces coolant temperatures by as much as 30 degrees F. It can be used in plain water to provide much better heat transfer properties and protection than glycol-based antifreeze, or added to new or used antifreeze to fortify inhibitors and reduce foaming.
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yes, you can use both your original hoses, your cap, and even your original petcock.





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Re: Summit Aluminum Radiator

Bill (BEECHFRONT) did you ever get your radiator from Summit, and did it go in as planned?

What part number did you end up getting from summit?

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Bill (BEECHFRONT) did you ever get your radiator from Summit, and did it go in as planned?

What part number did you end up getting from summit?

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Rob i purchased the summit radiator and everything fit fine, im not sure on part number but i will look and post back.
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Re: Summit Aluminum Radiator

What radiator is this?

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this is the radiator

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