Champion Radiator CC526 Installed in 68 Barracuda

Heating / Cooling / AC

  1. MrJLR

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    So my 318 was getting hot on the highway. ..above 225.... I decided to get a bigger better radiator.
    Reading here I learned that in 1970, small block mopar water pumps switched to the driver's side. My engine is a 1974 so a standard 68 radiator would not work. A little looking around and I found this Champion model for a 70's Duster.....CC526

    I ordered it but long story short, FedEx screwed up so I drove a few miles to the Champion headquarters.

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    Real nice people and I scored my new radiator!

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    This morning I swapped it out....

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    The pictures are just Mopar porn...you all know how to swap a radiator. ..!
    This thing cools awesome. ...I need a good hot day to get up on the freeway and really test it, but I believe my cooling issue should be solved.

    It fit perfectly and looks great too!

    Very happy so far.....I'll update when it gets hot here in SoCal. ...won't be long!

    Jeff
     
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      Looks good!

      Will you be at Show and Go tomorrow in Downtown Riverside?
       
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      Didn't even know about it...!
      Any details? Supposed to rain.....ugh

      Jeff
       
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      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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      Same one I put in my 68 Barracuda. Runs about 180 degrees.

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      • 318willrun

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        I've had great luck with Champions. I think you'll like it :)
         
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        • MrJLR

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          It was based on your suggestion.....glad I listened!

          Jeff
           
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          That looks CLEAN :thumbsup:

          Jeff
           
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            Just now starting to drive it. Just finished the build. Thanks
             
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            • BrianT

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              Another vote for Champion. Here's my three row. It keeps my 408 right at 200 degrees.

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                Fan shroud? I have not had good luck w/o one.

                sb
                 
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                No shroud...but it's working great so far and I'm going to get an electric fan/shroud combo pretty soon....that fan scares me!

                Jeff
                 
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                Yeah, just saw the rain moved up from Sunday to today =/

                Was planning on driving the Dart up this morning considering I'm already registered, but not driving it after all.

                Oh and FYI, I'm not running a shroud with my electric fan/Champion 4 Row set up and I'm at 180 all day.
                 
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                Looks good. Same one I put on my 'Cuda. I just wish they made a shroud that would work on our car.
                 
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                The fan/shroud combo is part number CC526AS.....

                Jeff
                 
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                • Dfr360cuda

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                  Part number for radiator.........,
                  I'm thinking of doing mine too.

                  Thanx
                   
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                  CC526
                   
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                    I really like the rounded corners on that model. wish they were all that design.
                     
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                      Pretty sure somebody tried that shroud. I think it was Roy. It doesn't work with our SB. Think it is the way our engine's our offset. I might have to fab one. I like to have a shroud.
                       
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                      I've got a 440.
                      How's that work ?
                       
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                      Not sure how the shroud would work, but from what I can remember you would need a different model radiator with a big block.
                       
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                      Your right I bought mine with the electric fan and the shroud, There is no way it would work as the hole in the shroud is dead center of the radiator. It hit my water pump pulley. I wound up mounting the fan to the radiator, off center. You can see that in the picture. Now If you make your own shroud and mount the fan off center it MIGHT work. But as you can tell the lip with the shroud mounting holes is very thick which moves the shroud/fan way back away from the radiator. I bought the 3 core Champion.
                       
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                      IMG_0873.JPG This is my set up with champion
                       
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                          what rad hoses did you use? can you remember?
                           
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