Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ozark, Missouri
Repost (by me) from an eariler thread:
I bought a Griffin 24" X 19" aluminum radiator from Summit (26202 for ~$200) for my 65. Quality is real good. I am using a Taurus 2-speed electric fan. It cools so efficiently that when you put your hand on the passenger side the air is hot and by the time you are to the middle, it blows cold! (I have a 4.6L DOHC aluminum engine so it dissipates and transfers heat very well.) I bought the universal Summit mounts and adapted them, and I had to cut the radiator support a little to fit it up tight. This setup works great - I mean I can sit in Branson, Missouri, tourist traffic and creep along in first gear, riding the clutch and it never gets over ~200 deg (with 180 deg thermostat) even when it's 100 outside.
This is a crossflow radiator with inlet on the pass side and outlet on the drivers. They also make a reserved version and maybe other configurations. It doesn't have a tranny cooler but they might make one that does (or use a separate trans cooler). I did have to cut the 'lips' off the radiator support to tuck it in.
NOTE: The Taurus fan probably won't fit with your engine. The radiator works very well, is economical, and well-made.
Plain Jane 65 Coupe w/ supercharged 4.6L DOHC, 10.5:1 compression, 10 psi boost, burns E85, 480 RWHP. (SOLD 10/2012)
Feature Car in December 2010 StreetScene (the magazine of the National Street Rod Assoc)