Originally Posted by fastbackfritz
I have a non stock 351W in my 67 fastback...the radiator has a pinhole leak that I was going to repair...now I thought Id replace it instead of repairing. Is there any way to determine what type/size radiator one has in this car? So any way to quickly determine a good performance replacement? thanks guys...
When dealing with a modified engine, if your existing radiator is working fine, take it to a local shop & have it repaired...although it may cost 50-70% of a new one, you know exactly what you have, it is 100% new and what the performance level is for your car. If you are looking for a replacement unit I highly recommend avoiding any if not all mail order options....for a variety of reasons...many are chinese components assembled here (marked mfg USA) or outright chinese....what I do recommend is speaking directly with a US based mfg, tell them exactly what you have, how you use it & any concerns you have, they will make all the recommendations and then you can order it either directly from the mfg or online from a supplier.
It is also very important not to fall into the Aluminum is better sales pitch......there are too many design/engineering considerations and impossible to do a side by side comparision of aluminum vs copper core......whether Al or copper is the best choice should be fully dependent on what the mfg determines the need for your vehicle is. I can recommend........
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