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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 10, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Switching to aluminum rad in a 67

I'm wanting to lose the radiator and mechanical fan (no clutch) that came in my '67 when I bought it back in 1997.

In your experience, what is the most budget-friendly radiator and elec. fan set-up? I have some connections with local wrecking yards, so that might be a good source of parts from other makes/models.

Thanks in advance. I've been out of the game for a while and am looking forward to getting back on the road!
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Re: Switching to aluminum rad in a 67

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try summit and get a universal fit rad they go right in and are cheap for a stocker.

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Re: Switching to aluminum rad in a 67

Whats wrong with the original set up? Many opinions on that one. All 6 of my collector cars have the original set up, 3 are BB and I have no issues. You may save some weight and 5-7 HP but you will save some $$$$$. I think some do it for the looks and it is popular. Just an old Camaro Guy talkin!
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whats wrong with the original set up? Many opinions on that one. All 6 of my collector cars have the original set up, 3 are bb and i have no issues. You may save some weight and 5-7 hp but you will save some $$$$$. I think some do it for the looks and it is popular. Just an old camaro guy talkin!
he is from texas, i can understand him wanting a alum rad. It gets hot down there stuck in traffic on the hwy's?

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Re: Switching to aluminum rad in a 67

I got mine from Speedway Motor's, I haven't put it in but all I had to do is drill four holes to mount it and it run about $560 for the rad and duel fan with a relay sw.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 10, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Switching to aluminum rad in a 67

Thanks for the welcome and the ideas.

It does get plenty hot here in the summer, and I also have a Vintage Air system that heats things up even more. I know there has been a lot of talk about using a e-fan and shroud set-up from a Taurus (mid-90's?), and I've seen the 2nd gen. guys use a rad from a 99 Malibu. Heard of anything like that for our gen?
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Re: Switching to aluminum rad in a 67

Got mine off Ebay... was about $270 (Champion radiator). 21" 3 core w/ 16" fan.

Had running in garage for 30 minutes.... never went over 120*

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Re: Switching to aluminum rad in a 67

I'll say it again, I am running a 427 in my 69 Chevy truck with AC and pulling 5000lb of 69 Camaro behind at 75 MPH and have never had a over heating problem running the roads in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The factory 4 core and clutch fan with a 180 theromostat work just fine at half the cost of the newer set ups. Just and old Camaro guy talkin!!!!
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Re: Switching to aluminum rad in a 67

A factory 3 or 4 row radiator,or better yet a 2 row aluminum with a factory shroud and a factory clutch with a 5 or 7 blade fan will cool better when maxed out than just about anything out there.
It's amazing how much air it puts out when the clutch is locked at low RPM like in traffic.
It has blown the fender covers off my ride before....

Plus it won't tax your electrical system,espiecially when the AC is on.

Try a direct fit Alum.Rad from AFCO available from Summit..bolts on like stock and has the lower shroud clips already installed unlike most others out there....and the price is nice.

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Re: Switching to aluminum rad in a 67

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AFC-80251N/


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Re: Switching to aluminum rad in a 67

I use custom radiator and dual fan setups from Portell Radiator Shop in Desoto, Missouri. Great prices and top notch equipment. The system is delivered with the shroud and fans alaready assembled. The radiator has a smooth aluminum top plate. All you have to do is put it in the car, install the temperature sending unit and run the wiring harness. I have a system in my Corvette and one in the wife's Camaro. I plan to install one in my son's Nova too.

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Re: Switching to aluminum rad in a 67

Thanks guys. That's a bunch of good stuff. I can appreciate the original set-ups and also the higher-end drop-in equipment.

Has anybody 'put together' a cooling system from modern parts/cars? I have a good connection at a local wrecking yard and can get the parts for pretty cheap. Any leads along those lines?
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