Which radiator is best

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  1. oldkimmer

    oldkimmer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    74 duster race car. 470 stroker. 655hp. 617 Tq. 1/2 block fill. Runs 10.40s. Would also like to run electric fans and w/p. Factory rad is 26 inch. Thanks. Kim
     
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    RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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    "Some kind" of Griffin. Over and done with.
     
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    • j par

      j par Well-hung Member

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      I don't know there's a cat that's got a thread on one of those Griffin's right now LOL he paid $1,200 for it and has done all kinds of modifications and still can't get it down below 210. Just sayin... Same problem I got with my stock one LOL
      I think it's more a matter of volume and Flow then amount of money spent.
       
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      famous bob mopar misfit

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      I`ve posted this before, but I`ve got a 28x19 griffin crossflow in my 68 fastback. I was trying to change the position of the car, while the front end was on a floor jack, (a couple of yrs. ago), and the front fell of, bending my front valance and the griffin rad. up about 1 1/2" in the center. I fixed and repainted the valance, the rad. didn`t , and hasn`t leaked. I have pics of it on my cell phone if anyone wants to see them for proof, and the rad. is still in the car and working fine ---no leaks !
      They are very well made!
       
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        j par Well-hung Member

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        Agreed, $1,200 I would damn near expected to deflect bullets!
         
      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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        He obviously has another problem.
         
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          I agree with Rusty.The cooling system is a lot more than just a rad.He probably has other issues.
           
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          famous bob mopar misfit

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          I paid $280 something for mine to start with, another $65 for an alum. shroud from summit. I highly reworked the shroud to split in the middle like a 88-92 gm pick up, so I can pull the top off to change the fan, or what ever . Also had to put a raised hump in the top for fan . Have to run a short mopar filter because of the shroud tho.
           
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            famous bob mopar misfit

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            I wouldn`t pay $1200 for any rad. , even if it was gold plated !
             
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            • KnuckleDuster

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              I just don't get paying $1200 for a radiator, period! It ain't rocket surgery!!

              I got about $350 in my whole setup-
              26" Champion, OEM fans from a junkyard '08 Cougar, Dakota Digital controller, relays, etc...
               
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              Griffin would be on the top of the list as a pick ! they are tough and last a life time
               
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              THAT makes one hell of a lot more sense.
               
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              After searching the internet, I caint even FIND a 1200 dollar radiator that aint for a Freightliner or some such.
               
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                What's the most expensive lower radiator hose?
                 
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                Is it overheating at the track?

                Or are you trying to drive it on the street?
                 
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                • 318willrun

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                  I've had good luck with Champion Aluminum...... i know, Chinese knockoffs. They've worked well for me. Zero issues and I've used them in 3 different cars. Usually pay between 160 - 215 shipped to my door, ebay :) All street cars though
                   
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                • oldkimmer

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                  It’s just a track car. With the factory 26 in 2 core rad it works fine with a declutching fan, no shroud. I want to change to electric fan and water pump. Kim
                   
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                  Kim, I`ve got two 14" elec , ceramic ball bearing fans for sale if ur interested. They are still wired to a relay that will handle both of them.
                   
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