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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 10, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Need Help Picking Radiator

Hey Guys, Im building a 69 BB Copo Clone and need some help finding a radiator that works. I know they are supposed to have the curved neck on them but since I'm not going completely OE one w/o the curve would be fine. I'm dropping a new 502 in the car and using the correct fan shroud w/ a clutch fan. What kind of radiator should I put in it to keep it running nice and cool? I have heard the be cool guys are really good and I was told some guys could build me one. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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Got stock GM for the application, they are way over built..will not have any issues with stock fan/clutch/shroud/radiator.

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Alumitech makes one that has a curved inlet I believe - very nice radiator should look like the factory only better cooling.

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griffin...alumatech as stated above..modine...all good stuff

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 10, 08:38 PM
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I was needing new radiator and did alot of research, i talked to alumitech, be cool, griffin and us radiators. Be cool has a great oem style radiator that is alluminum but is stamped and painted black its supposed to look like the factory harrison, it is 699. Be cool also has the alluminator (pArt number 12009) for 399. It does not have shroud clips but it nothing a piece of allumin running on the bottom for 3 bucks couldnt fix. Finally usradiator.com sells a4 row high efficancy radiator (copper brass) for i think 479. The last person i talked to was allumitec they have 23 inch 2 row with shroud clips for 499. That radiator will fit duel 11 inch electric fans if u ever want that down the rd. Radiator is important part of system. But cooling is just that, a system. U need to make sure everything is properly set up orthe most expensive radwont work properly
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Thanks Guys for all the great info.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 10, 01:30 PM
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I was needing new radiator and did alot of research, i talked to alumitech, be cool, griffin and us radiators.
I note you didnt reasearch the stock setup?????
That an A55 - U & me (ing) they are crap or sucked i my marketing propaganda and brillant choice of product/company names

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U need to make sure everything is properly set up orthe most expensive radwont work properly
Funny how the car is all setup for stock compentents...cant get much more simple than that.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 10, 02:36 PM
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Steptoe,

I should have been more detailed in my reponse. I did alot of research on rads. In my research I learned that stock set up should have been working fine. I worked through why It wasn't. I pulled my fan out of the shroud about 1 inch and there it was, a car that was not overheating. The problem was that my fan was to far in the shourd, now its half in half out. Thats why I said to make sure everything is properly set up or the most expensive rad set up would'nt work. Sorry I did not give the full story. I had bought a new stock radiator from fire wheel classics about 4 months ago and when that did not work i just assumed it was the problem, turned out it was my set up.

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Sorry I did not give the full story.
LMAO
so you telling me I wasted my time with a grumpy post lol.
Nps m8 ...sounds like 'you are on to it' m8
you guys have that saying over there?

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