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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 19, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Recommendation for stock shroud radiator for 68?

I'm looking for a replacement radiator for my 68. It has to bolt in, and work with the stock fan shroud and auto trans cooler lines. The engine is a very mild 350, nothing exotic. I don't care about original look, all it needs to do is cool well, I was thinking 3 core. I *may* add Vintage Air A/C eventually if that makes a difference.



I looked at Champion based on some older posts, but the pictures on their website (here) don't show the mounting clips at the bottom for the fan shroud. Are the clips there and it's just a generic picture? Other brand+model suggestions?


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I recommend US Radiator. Copper brass. Just like the original, and as it is named... Made in the USA. They still make the exact radiator as original, just will not say Harrison.

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Re: Recommendation for stock shroud radiator for 68?

The Cold Case has factory size OEM style tanks and the fan shroud tabs for a stock fit. But it's rare to see a 3 row that has OEM style tanks and the fan shroud mounting tabs.

A big 2 row aluminum rad will cool better than a 3 row. It just comes down to price and whether you need the extra capacity of the big 2 row. PM sent.

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Re: Recommendation for stock shroud radiator for 68?

I have the 3 row champion radiator. no issues.
it did not come with the lower tabs to hold the shroud. I simply made a small bracket to hold it in place
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Re: Recommendation for stock shroud radiator for 68?

I went with Cold Case, off of this sight. Went with BB radiator for extra cooling ability. Brought engine temp down from 205-210 to 180-185. The fitment was a bolt in, the BB shroud that I bought fit right in with no alterations.
I can't see why thier SB wouldn't work the same. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Recommendation for stock shroud radiator for 68?

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I went with Cold Case, off of this sight.

Yes, that's looking like what I'm going to do too...


Thanks everyone for your posts, I appreciate it!!

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Re: Recommendation for stock shroud radiator for 68?

Also, put in a EMP/Steward 180 thermastat. The one with 3 holes in it so there was no air trapped in the system.

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Re: Recommendation for stock shroud radiator for 68?

I did the low buck version of that and drilled holes in the new t-stat when I installed it a few weeks ago.

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Re: Recommendation for stock shroud radiator for 68?

I did the low buck version of that and drilled holes in the new t-stat when I installed it a few weeks ago.

Muuuch easier to fill the system properly

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Got the radiator mostly installed, very good quality piece, I’m impressed... Waiting on a new PS pump before I button it all up again and give it a try.



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Re: Recommendation for stock shroud radiator for 68?

Always use a copper OEM with stock shroud and clutch fan, my current fleet is 3 BB and 3SB all with AC. . . .never have any issues. 1 I have had for 41 years, another 32, 20, 19,13, 10. Sold another 25 or so that I restored.
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Re: Recommendation for stock shroud radiator for 68?

I havenít tried it yet because Iím sorting out the PS pump currently. Soon though!!!

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Re: Recommendation for stock shroud radiator for 68?

Finally got my power steering sorted and got it out for a ride. Works great with the Cold Case radiator!!

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I'm about to pull the trigger on a cold case myself and that was my question, will the 1 1/4 two row out perform the three row, I'm using a factory 4 row in the 21" core on a big block, was hoping to find a 21" core that would cool 500 hp so I could continue to use the factory USB shroud.
Stock fan set up but thinking about changing to a clutch fan if it would make a difference.
Not sure if it would be better to just ditch the regular fan or clutch fan to use an electric.
Any thoughts?.
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