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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 17, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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New Radiator?

I decided to buy an electric fan to cool my car instead of worrying about moving the radiator closer to the fan. Anyway, I may go with a new radiator to fit onto the new Camaro radiator mount that I bought as well (the one that is in there is not for a 68). What are your recommendations for brands and places to buy one? I read that 2 or 3 row/core is best with an electric fan. I was going to get a Flex a lite but the package I wanted, with a fan, was over $800. Thanks!

One more question, on that new radiator mount (see picture) for a 68 Camaro, there seems to be no "radiator pan" at the bottom of it; no support to hold it up. Is that something else you have to add to it or do you just use bracket and attach it to the mount?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 17, 01:37 PM
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Sooooo, you don't want to move a radiator but you're willing to just replace the radiator and spend $800?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 17, 01:55 PM
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Re: New Radiator?

The radiator bolts to the core support. There is no bottom support
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 17, 03:37 PM
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Re: New Radiator?

I have a Champion 3 core looks and cools great
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Re: New Radiator?

Before spending a bunch of $$$ you may not need to....Check your timing.

BUT, IF you still want to spend $$$, a good 3 or 4 core radiator and a Mark VIII or Taurus fan should help.

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Re: New Radiator?

Go back original with a copper radiator and clutch fan with a stock fan shroud. No need to reinvent the wheel. . .never had a over heating issue even with my BB. . . .JMO
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 17, 08:30 AM
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Aluminum Superior Direct fit. Dual 1" core

I use the EBay from Disrad with dual fans. A little over $500

Has cooled everything fine here in Vegas from SBC to LS3 and BBC with AC
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 17, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New Radiator?

Thanks for the suggestions. The Xtreme Flex a lite fan (3300 cfm) was installed last weekend. I moved the radiator over a little bit since it was offset, incorrectly. I ran it this weekend and even took it on the highway and it never ran over 190 in 85 deg weather! I had no problems! I can finally drive it and not worry about vapor lock or over heating (had lines rerouted before the fan)!!

The core support is not for a camaro and the radiator is not either but the fan solved the issue for now. I can upgrade the other stuff when the money permits, in the future, and when it's too cold out to drive it. That'll be a winter project
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