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Old 01-25-2011, 08:38 PM
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radiator feedback

Not sure where to stick this post. On ebay I found a couple of radiator vendors; Champion and Silla. Wanted to ask if any one here has experience with either brand, either good or bad?

I am shopping for a replacement radiator for my 70 LeMans, 400 cid.

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FWIW.....havn't seen either of those mfg's radiators.You might look at PRC radiators ...prdhotrod.com, I have one in my '32 and it's a real piece of art work. Lots of guys are running them and I have never heard anything bad so far.
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What 327Nut said. The PRC Aluminum radiators are a work of art. Absolutely beautiful.

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GenesisAutoParts.com Look at the aluminum radiators here prices are super.
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Thanks for the info. I will call Genesis and see if their 3 row aluminum will cool my 400 cid, AC, auto trans. The car came with a 4 row brass\copper radiator so I don't know if a 3 row aluminum will do the job or not? Any ideas on this? I don't see how 3 rows can do the cooling job of 4 rows??

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Being just a 3 row aluminum it should cool better than a 4 row brass. Or a good rad shop should be able to make you one I had one made for a 57 F100 many moons ago.
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The 4 row tubes are usually 1/2" where a 2 row aluminum are 1"
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A 2 row with two 1" rows is far superior to a 3 row or 4 row with their 1/2" rows. I'm running 2 row Griffins in both of my cars and no cooling issues in either.
The 2 row in my Austin gasser is a special race radiator that's 3" thick, with larger 1.25" rows, but only 17" wide, and 20" tall to fit my tight quarters. The car runs right at 180 degrees idling or moving down the freeway. Had some cooling issues before changing, and it's nice to not worry about things like that anymore.
The one in my '71 Camaro 427 is a welded tank version that's the same size as the stock BBC Camaro was, but mounts differently with a bolt in bracket. It was a bit of a hassle to install, but well worth the extra fabbing.
The Austin radiator was $260, and the one for the Camaro was $179.
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