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Radiator suggestion from SorT?

Hi Shaun,

Wondering if you have a radiator suggestion for the daily driver '67 (well, 95% DD, 5% strip)? I have the stock 20" in there now and the cooling fins look a bit battered, so it may actually be the original radiator. My water temps are starting to get up there now that it's getting hotter outside, and I'd like to replace it.

Your site shows a 24" aluminum radiator and you also sell the bracketry. I need one with inlet and outlet on the passenger side. Is this the Scott Drake radiator? Do you think it would be sufficient? I'd be up for a dual pass radiator, but I don't have access to welders to modify the one you have on your site.

Also, I'm going to put a contour dual-fan setup on whatever I buy, so the core has to be at least 24".

I'd like to order through you and Street or Track, so let me know your thoughts.

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-Ryan

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Ryan,

Thank you for your message.

I actually put the 70 version of this rad in my 393C 70, works and fit great.


This one will have the inlet/outlet on the passenger side:
1967-69 Mustang 24" High Performance Aluminum Radiator (Small Block) with Transmission Cooler


You'll also need:

Top bracket:
1967-68 Upper Radiator Mount Bracket


Lower brackets:
1967-70 Lower Aluminum Radiator Mount Brackets


And 2 sets of insulators:
1967-70 Aluminum Radiator Mount Insulators
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A word of caution with Contour cooling fans
2000-11-07 (Published by NHTSA on 2000-11-07)
Recall Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1995 PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 2.0L AND 2.5L ENGINES, AND 1996 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L ENGINES. TIGHTENING OF THE ENGINE COOLING FAN MOTOR BEARINGS, UP TO AND INCLUDING MOTOR STALL, CAN RESULT IN INCREASED MOTOR TORQUE AND HIGHER THAN NORMAL MOTOR CURRENT AND ACCOMPANYING HIGH MOTOR TEMPERATURES.
Hazard: OVERHEATING OF THE COOLING FAN MOTOR DUE TO EXCESSIVE CURRENT CAN RESULT IN SMOKE AND ODORS FROM BEARING GREASE, INSULATION AND OTHER INTERNAL MOTOR COMPONENTS. IF ELECTRICAL CURRENT CONTINUES TO BE APPLIED TO THE MOTOR, INTERNAL MOTOR COMPONENTS COULD IGNITE POSSIBLY IGNITING OTHER ENGINE COMPARTMENT COMPONENTS.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A POSITIVE TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT DEVICE IN-LINE WITH EACH FAN MOTOR. FORD WILL ALSO EXTEND THE WARRANTY ON THE ENGINE COOLING FAN ASSEMBLY TO A TOTAL OF 8 YEARS OF SERVICE OR 100,000 MILES FROM THE WARRANTY START DATE, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. IF THE VEHICLE ALREADY HAS MORE THAN 100,000 MILES, THIS COVERAGE WILL LAST UNTIL JULY 31, 2001.
Additional Info: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 5, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: | Safercar | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

After market replacement fans should be fine

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I have never used a OEM take off fan. The one in the above picture on my 70 is a Spal dual blade unit. Fit the radiator great with only a minor tweak here and there.
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Thanks, Shaun. Will likely be a couple of weeks, but I'm needing this more and more now.

Also. thanks 2nd 66 - I'll be buying a new Dorman-made Contour Fan from Rock-Auto (or Summit, since they sell them there as well), so hopefully won't have that issue.

Cheers!

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+ Shelby drop + CSRP + R&P + Bilsteins + SFCs + under riders + 22 Gal.
+ 3pts + 2nd Skin + MTF grille/lights + MP LEDs + SiriusXM

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Thanks, Shaun. Will likely be a couple of weeks, but I'm needing this more and more now.

Also. thanks 2nd 66 - I'll be buying a new Dorman-made Contour Fan from Rock-Auto (or Summit, since they sell them there as well), so hopefully won't have that issue.

Cheers!
I sometimes wonder if the fan on my 70 is even working as it doesn't seem to run much. The radiator cools that motor pretty well.
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Hi Shaun,

Finally just placed the order today - OUT OF NECESSITY! ;-)

Upper hose mount on my 20+ year old radiator sprung a leak...

Cheers!

Formula for a daily driver street fighter in Los Angeles:
'67 Fastback + Built 351W + T5 + 3.55:1 + LTs + 2.5" + 40s + TT2 17s
+ Shelby drop + CSRP + R&P + Bilsteins + SFCs + under riders + 22 Gal.
+ 3pts + 2nd Skin + MTF grille/lights + MP LEDs + SiriusXM

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Hi Shaun,

Finally just placed the order today - OUT OF NECESSITY! ;-)

Upper hose mount on my 20+ year old radiator sprung a leak...

Cheers!
Awesome! Thank you very much for your order.

All in stock and going out the door!
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Awesome! Thank you very much for your order.

All in stock and going out the door!
Thanks so much, Shaun Since the '67 is my daily driver, I'll enjoy riding the Harley around until I receive the radiator and other parts. Cheers!
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'67 Fastback + Built 351W + T5 + 3.55:1 + LTs + 2.5" + 40s + TT2 17s
+ Shelby drop + CSRP + R&P + Bilsteins + SFCs + under riders + 22 Gal.
+ 3pts + 2nd Skin + MTF grille/lights + MP LEDs + SiriusXM

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Hi Shaun - I finally installed the radiator. It's a great solid piece, nicely constructed, and super lightweight. With the brackets it was a piece of cake to install! I attached a two speed Contour Fan to it, using a DCC 2-speed fan controller, and all is right in the world again. I have a 180* thermostat and the temps never went above that on the entire 18 mile ride to the office this morning. Loving it - thanks for the recommendation, great product and shipping. I highly recommend this radiator to anyone with a 67-70 Mustang, as there's tons of room on the radiator support for this big cooling product. Cheers!
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Formula for a daily driver street fighter in Los Angeles:
'67 Fastback + Built 351W + T5 + 3.55:1 + LTs + 2.5" + 40s + TT2 17s
+ Shelby drop + CSRP + R&P + Bilsteins + SFCs + under riders + 22 Gal.
+ 3pts + 2nd Skin + MTF grille/lights + MP LEDs + SiriusXM

MTF Grille/Light Kit Install w/ Pics... & Engine Bay Pics...
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Hi Shaun - I finally installed the radiator. It's a great solid piece, nicely constructed, and super lightweight. With the brackets it was a piece of cake to install! I attached a two speed Contour Fan to it, using a DCC 2-speed fan controller, and all is right in the world again. I have a 180* thermostat and the temps never went above that on the entire 18 mile ride to the office this morning. Loving it - thanks for the recommendation, great product and shipping. I highly recommend this radiator to anyone with a 67-70 Mustang, as there's tons of room on the radiator support for this big cooling product. Cheers!
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None yet. I need to clean up the fan wiring a little before it's "pic worthy" as I just wanted to get it running again. Day two of driving it and the temps still never went above 180*. I'm optimistic that my constant overheating worrying days are over.

Formula for a daily driver street fighter in Los Angeles:
'67 Fastback + Built 351W + T5 + 3.55:1 + LTs + 2.5" + 40s + TT2 17s
+ Shelby drop + CSRP + R&P + Bilsteins + SFCs + under riders + 22 Gal.
+ 3pts + 2nd Skin + MTF grille/lights + MP LEDs + SiriusXM

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