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Old 06-08-2010, 09:17 PM
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Best Model A Radiator For type of engine

Ok been looking around found very little so I felt like I should start it.

Good working Model A radiators that work for the certain types of engines and power.
I would like the type of radiator you use and if you use push/pull electric or std fan? and type of fan?
Please post which engine type(Ford, Chevy,Mopar, or Other), the published displacement it has and your estimated horse power rating
and the most important part if the engine stays cool?
I have also seen using a 65/66 Mustang radiator?

Again thanks

Examples of the engines I am looking for
Ford
Flathead
302
351W
351C
390-428FE
429-460
Chevy
305
350
400
409
454
Mopar
350,361,383,400 B series
383,400,426 RB series
392
426
440
These are just the ones I know. I want Pontiac, Buick, Lincoln, Caddy, among others please post this will help others with their dicision for radiators. I know we will get a lot of 350 SBC and SBF thats fine but please do not hijack this forum. It would be nice for people to easily tell if it is a radiator they want to use.

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Main thing to remember when using any radiator........what was it in before and how much HP did it have to cool? You can't expect a stock radiator that supported 200HP to cool a 500HP motor. There are many HP radiators from older muscle cars that can work to cool big HP. If you are going for a stock look, then the copper/brass radiators are the way to go. But the aluminum radiators have much bigger tube widths in them which work better for flow and since they are all aluminum they are lighter and dissipate heat very well.
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Main thing to remember when using any radiator.........
Yes I fully understand this. But which muscle car radiators? ie 65 Mustang does it work with a 460 or not? Or should we use a 67 FE stang, will it fit? I know someone has done it. How well does the Griffin or Walker or Brassworks and or even the Speedway motors radiators work for the type of engines people have installed in their cars? Are they happy with them or whats wrong with it?
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I'll make it very simple for you so you don't beat your brains out trying to figure which radiator for which engine. PICK and engine then call Performance Rod and Custom, also known as PRC radiator. They can and will build the best alum. rad. spec'd for a model A shell at a very good price no matter which engine you pick. www.prchotrod.com
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Street Rod Radiators

Contact The Brassworks in Paso Robles. They make custom radiators in copper and brass for Street Rods. www.thebrassworks.net
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