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Old 12-15-2006, 09:44 AM
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Radiator for deuce with 460

Anyone have any advice on this about sizing , cooling , etc. I am thinking about using a stock fan instead of electric fans. I have heard that they are much more capable of cooling the big block.

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This subject has gotten a lot of attention lately and its basically a personal thing, some guys swear by Griffin, Afco, U.S. Radiator, PRC...etc. Then its the stock fan vs. the electric fan, the pusher vs. the puller fan. Remember the stock fan only turns at Idle rpm when you're sitting in traffic...and thats where you need it the most. Its all a matter of what you can afford and works best for your application. I,m building a '32 Victoria w/ a 331" sbc. I did a lot of homework, asked a lot of questions to car owners and the answers were as varied as the questions. I settled on a PRC alum. rad. (PRCHOTROD.com) built specially for the '32 with a 2750 cfm puller type elec fan (most guys rec.the puller fan). The price was right and the workmanship is xlnt. Send me a pri. email if you want to know more. Good luck...Dave
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As a 32 Ford owner for years ... I always use Walker radiators and a belt driven mechanical fan.

I am now running a SBC ... but it had a 427 BBC in it years ago.

There are a lot of factors involved besides the fan and the radiator. A lean carburetor condition, lack of air flow thru the hood sides, room at the rear of the engine to the firewall and a shroud all affect the cooling of a HotRod. I like to use a heat coating on the exhaust. I also use molded hoses with a coil in the lower hose. 32 Fords came with 2 different hoods. The standard is a 20 vent and on August the 18th, 1932 Ford came out with the 25 vent hood. It went on V8 cars going to warmer climates. I use the 25 vent hood also.

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