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Old June 7th, 2019, 12:36 PM
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Heavy Duty Radiator Upgrade Be Cool US Radiator

Iím am wanting to upgrade the radiator on my 68 Cutlass. I am looking at these two radiators. Wondering if anyone has any experience or opinions about them. I would like any other recommendations as well. I would like something that looks somewhat stock and will drop in with now problems to a stock 4 core setup. Thanks Tim!


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Old June 7th, 2019, 01:28 PM
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A lot of the Chevelle people speak highly of Cold Case radiators. Should be a direct drop in. YOu can paint them black and they look pretty close to stock.
https://www.jegs.com/i/Cold-Case-Rad...MA42A/10002/-1
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I have the Cold Case in my 72 Cutlass - was a drop-in fit.

another good choice

https://www.autocityclassic.com/chev...tor-sl-282-at/
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I run the Be Cool. It's a very nice radiator. Note that the lower hose fitting is a different size than stock, so you either need a different hose or an adapter ring.

Whatever you do, don't buy a 3 or 4 row aluminum. That's mixing the worst of both worlds - the low thermal efficiency of aluminum with the small tube size of copper. 1 row aluminum are actually quite effective is most configurations, and a 2 row is equivalent or better than an old 4 row.
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Old June 9th, 2019, 07:42 PM
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Thanks for the replies all. I had heard that the cold case one was a good option as well. Not sure which way that I will go yet but it will be one of the three listed on this thread.
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