New 4 core radiator

Old June 21st, 2016, 03:06 PM
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Which is (unsurprising) evidence that GM sized their radiators correctly when they made these cars, and that most of the cooling system modifications performed by current owners are wild overkill.
.... or that they are adding a Band-Aid to fix a problem elsewhere. Sort of like replacing a starter or battery when the real problem is an oxidized cable. It may work better, but it doesn't mean you fixed the problem.
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Old June 21st, 2016, 03:09 PM
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Quite so.

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Old June 21st, 2016, 06:05 PM
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Which is (unsurprising) evidence that GM sized their radiators correctly when they made these cars, and that most of the cooling system modifications performed by current owners are wild overkill.

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I agree!!!
When I worked in a rad shop back in the early 80's after school and on Saturdays the majority of rads that came in were 2 row even with air that we re-cored.
You could opt for a 3 row heavy duty but factory were 2 row.
The aftermarket used more tubes along with smaller but more fins/inch
Motorhomes and hotrod guys were the exception wanting the 4 row.
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Old June 21st, 2016, 06:10 PM
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I also believe that the 2 row 1" aluminum core rads are just as good as the 3 row copper back in the day combined with a high flow stat and aluminum water pump for the weekend cruiser/daily driver.
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Originally Posted by MDchanic View Post
Yes you can, and you would be correct if you did.




Which is (unsurprising) evidence that GM sized their radiators correctly when they made these cars, and that most of the cooling system modifications performed by current owners are wild overkill.

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Overkill , me likey. Who doesn't like overkill?
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 05:11 AM
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Overkill , me likey. Who doesn't like overkill?
I do - Heck, I bought one, too!

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Old June 22nd, 2016, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by MDchanic View Post
Yes you can, and you would be correct if you did.




Which is (unsurprising) evidence that GM sized their radiators correctly when they made these cars, and that most of the cooling system modifications performed by current owners are wild overkill.

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Good to know. A new 3 row is on my list, now If only I could find a screaming deal on a 3 core radiator that would fit, that would be awesome.


My el-cheapo temp gauge did reach 225* once, sitting in a parking lot while I was talking to someone on a 90* day for about 15 minutes. Not that that is worrysome, but replacing it is in order.
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 06:36 AM
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I have a good 3 row copper rad that I took out of my 76, used 3 summers. It has the heater hose connection on the tank above the trans cooler lines which was used prior to changing my water pump to the dual pipes.
Shipping shouldn't be terribly expensive I wouldn't think, I had a Be Cool rad shipped up to Canada but I don't know what the shipping cost was.
You can PM me if your are interested.
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Just ordered one for my 1969 442. It indicated 165 in the number so I took a chance it was the same one as CU165 for my application. I'm hoping the shroud will fit.
Installed my $59 radiator this weekend and couldn't be happier. My car is running st 185d using a 180d high flow thermostat and I haven't even installed the clutch fan yet. Prepping for my upgraded motor install this winter. The rad fit great but sat a little high so I put spacers under the new 4 core top plate.
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Good news, I also installed a spacer under the top plate, in my case it was the height of the new perches that caused the need for the spacer. Either way a good deal for $60.
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Good news, I also installed a spacer under the top plate, in my case it was the height of the new perches that caused the need for the spacer. Either way a good deal for $60.
X2 for the perches. For those who don't want to weld the perches I drilled the existing perch welds out with a 1/4" bit and popped riveted (SS) the new ones in to maintain exact same placement.
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Did anyone here buy one and end up not using it, and maybe like to sell it?
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Old December 13th, 2016, 06:10 PM
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Did anyone here buy one and end up not using it, and maybe like to sell it?
Yah, my father stole mine for his car.
I ordered the one listed that sais copper/ brass last month and came plastic.

Anyone know of an original looking, for less than 600$ from us radiator?
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