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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 18, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Greeting from central Texas, After not logging in for a long time I have renewed my login. Now that I am retired and have more time on my hands I'm planning on doing some upgrades to my 1967 (clone) SS 350 convertible. The cooling system is my first priority. I look forward sharing knowledge with everybody on the forums.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 18, 11:08 AM
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Welcome back. What cooling issues are you having?


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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 18, 11:58 AM
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Are you near Lake Kiowa? If you are I am just south of you.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 18, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I have stock 2 row radiator that is leaking. I was thinking of up grading to an new aluminum Rad, I'am considering the Cold Case that has 2 large rows rather than 3 or 4 rows, they say the 2 large rows cools better. I am also trying decide if I want to go with the electric cooling fan and ditch the mechanical one. I also want up grade the water pump to higher performance pump. The car is just a weekend cruiser. Do you have any experience there that you could offer?
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Hi Don, No I'm north of Austin, Belton Tx. The Kiowa is in reference to the US Army Helicopter OH-58D Kiowa Warrior that I worked as a mechanic for many years.

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If the radiator you have now is doing the job why not just have it repaired?

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 18, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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It gets pretty hot here in Texas, looking to upgrade the system.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 18, 07:07 PM
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Welcome back! I hope you can have your issues fixed as soon as possible.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 18, 09:06 PM
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It gets pretty hot here in Texas, looking to upgrade the system.
Stewart water pumps are top notch. The edelbrock isn’t far behind. A clutch fan with proper shroud will adequately cool any car. Use a big electric with a a PWM controller for wow factor. If you use an aluminum radiator make sure all your grounds are solid. Battery to engine. Engine to frame frame to body. Body to battery.

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Welcome back from a fellow Texan! I'm in Leander. I bought a Griffin large two row that you speak of and yes, I think large tubes in a two row cools better than a three or four row. At least I've seen better efficiency in mine. I also went with a stock clutch fan with a shroud and I like it as well. All ground straps connected like Steve recommends. I like original, but you are correct about our Texas summers and if you want to get more efficient cooling, the large two row is definitely a good upgrade.

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