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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 10, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Have you had any experience with these radiators?

I'm looking to put an aluminum radiator in my 69 RS. I've been looking at some on ebay and wondered if any of you had bought one of these and if so, what's your experience been like?
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...85552&viewitem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...71324&viewitem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...08115&viewitem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...34015&viewitem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...13652&viewitem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...88025&viewitem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...60295&viewitem

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 10, 10:05 PM
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Re: Have you had any experience with these radiators?

i have an aluminum 3 core, with the fan, i recommend having the fan, works great, looks sharp

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Re: Have you had any experience with these radiators?

Yep, I've got one of the Champion three rows from Ledfoot Racing and am using a clutch fan. Had to finagle the mounts a little but the shroud fits correctly and it works fine.....and it didn't leak like the high dollar Griffin a friend put in his '67.

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Re: Have you had any experience with these radiators?

I got the Champion 4 core "1000" hp version(now rated @800hp). Now that I have it ,I wished I would not have cheaped out and got a Griffin or Afco. I'm hoping it will cool 700hp engine .My "direct bolt on" required new mounting brackets. Welding the brackets on was a task. The material is so thin it was difficult to do. Half as thick as my Afco rad. The drain bung was not welded on straight. The cores are so thin I think the flow will be restricted. I have my doubts it going to work for very long.

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Re: Have you had any experience with these radiators?

Champion w/ fan here.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/67-68...item1c1170049a

Great warrantee...read (if it don't work,leaks,or you don't like...return for full amount.)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4326702654/

If you want stock I have my old one. BUT this one I got from Superior is awesome.

Extremely high quality piece.

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Re: Have you had any experience with these radiators?

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If you want stock I have my old one. BUT this one I got from Superior is awesome.

Extremely high quality piece.
What condition is your old one in? Got any pics? How much?

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Re: Have you had any experience with these radiators?

Same here... got a BB aluminum rad and a 16" electric fan w/ aluminum shroud from Superior and my 468 is the coolest thing on the block! (temp wise anyway )


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If you want stock I have my old one. BUT this one I got from Superior is awesome.

Extremely high quality piece.

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Re: Have you had any experience with these radiators?

I've got one of those '600hp' Griffins. No complaints. Couple things though. Hotrod Magazine doesn't recommend in-radiator transmission oil cooling lines because it's a hassle when removing the radiator. (if you run a slosh box) Second, I found that there was no bigger hassle than mounting a first gen radiator with those damn well-nuts. Haven't used 'em for 30 years. In 1970 GM went to a simple tray that the radiator sits on. (drop-in style) Looked good to me. I built my own around 1980 or so.
One other thing that's on my to-do list is to remove the shroud tab at the top/center of the radiator. A simple removable bracket attached to the top of the core support would be easy to remove so that the radiator wouldn't have to be tilted to the rear of the car to get it out. And the fan can stay in place. This assumes a BBC with long pump. But be careful, there's lot's of guys that will put you down for making any improvement changes to YOUR car. Here's the tray. Forgive the dirt. It was cleanup time.


Closer;


You can just see that the mounts are cut off. Also the two other changes listed above have yet to be made.

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