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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 10, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Champion aluminum radiator

hi, i want to buy a replacement radiator and i found these on e?ay. Any idea if they are good. I know griffin and becool are a lot better but budget is narrow. So if you have use those rad or know somobody who as i would like your feedback on them

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 10, 07:09 AM
 
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Re: Champion aluminum radiator

Just a FYI, all of the Champion stuff is made in China.

We carry a budget aluminum radiator that we can offer to forum members for $219 shipped to your door in the lower 48 states. It's available as either an automatic or manual trans and has a mild polish on it.

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I see Entropy is a sponsor now, great. That is what I am running but with the dual spal fans. I have not had any issues with it. It works great. I wish I had gotten a later model of it though, without the weld on top.
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Re: Champion aluminum radiator

I have a Champion radiator....no issues but need more fan One 16"electric is fine until I hot lap her then she'll get in the 200-220 range...
Looking at twins or a Mark VIII fan here soon.

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Re: Champion aluminum radiator

This year at the strip my fan clutch died and let its fins move forward and take out the Griffin reproduction BBC radiator. Ouch. Called Summit. They had a universal one for about the same price as Entropy Radiator. (welcome Entropy Radiator) It measured out OK via the phone. (Hey, that's one third the price of the Griffin.) When it arrived I found it was universal alright. Universal 69 Camaro BBC but without the mounting brackets. No problem, I don't use them. Mine sits in a home made tray. Even the lower hose outlet is perfectly angled toward the water pump inlet, unlike the Griffin. Caution: it has not stood the test of time. The box had NO "Made In" label. But it seems great.
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Oh, like the Griffin the Summit works perfectly. Temp rock steady on the hottest days and hot lapping too. But the cooling system is mostly original. All bets are off with after market stuff.

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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 10, 05:59 PM
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Re: Champion aluminum radiator

I've got the Champion three row small block model and am running it with a clutch fan. Had to massage the mount on one side but other than that it's been doing fine for 3000 miles.

180 degree thermostat.
Mechanical gauge in head stays at 190-195.
Coolant temp sensor in front of intake stays at 175 (read from EFI software).

Can't get either to go any higher even leaving the car idling in the driveway on 95 degree days. Cooling is sufficient but no idea on longevity. It has a lifetime warranty though.

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I am running a Champion rad.. Nice piece for the money. No issues yet.
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have a champion 4 row,180 t'stat,sat for an hour in bumper to bumper,90 degree day no problems,stock fan and shroud on my 327.Don't know about being made in china,the guy I talked to from champion talked liked they were american made.
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I put a champion in the 71 with a 400. Have had it in the car all summer, with no problems, but we haven't had the AC working yet.
Like above, the guy told me they were made in the US.
I put 2001 intrepid cooling fans on it, with a spal controller. When on high, it pulls a lot of air!!

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 10, 07:13 AM
 
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FYI, they are not made in the USA. They are 100% made in China. This is the actual factory where they are made.

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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 10, 08:57 AM
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FYI, they are not made in the USA. They are 100% made in China. This is the actual factory where they are made.

lol nice
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 10, 09:40 AM
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entropyrad do you have a pic of budget aluminum radiator and the specs for a 70 camaro

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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 10, 09:05 AM
 
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I will post pics tomorrow of the budget rads.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 10, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Champion aluminum radiator

I would like to see the 69 budget rad,
Is it a 21 or 23 inch wide

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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 10, 07:45 AM
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what happen to the pics?
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