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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Radiator Advice Appreciated

Hey guys, looking to replace the radiator in my '64.5 289, V8 automatic mustang as the radiator has started leaking. Currently has a after market copper radiator and looking to upgrade to aluminum possibly. Any suggestion on this and opinions on 2 row vs 3 row? CP Pony parts has a few options so leaning toward a 3 row like this: https://www.cjponyparts.com/radiator...1966/p/RADA21/

Would appreciate any advice on what people have done for new radiators to keep things cool.

Thanks much in advance!
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I'm using this https://www.championradiators.com/product/EC340
Welcome BTW , And CJPP customer satisfaction rating isn't so hot lately
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Awesome - I'll take a look and thanks for the feedback on CJ Pony Parts!
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Sounds like a fairly stock setup. A 3 row copper/brass replacement would be a great upgrade if you are currently running a 2 row. Is overheating a problem?
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Use a 2 row with at least 1" cooling tubes. ECP makes a great radiator for the money. I have them in all my cars.
1964, 1965 and 1966 Mustang Aluminum Radiators
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I'm due for a radiator replacement on my 69 coupe. There's a good thread on 3 row v 2 row here https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/v...-radiator.html

Here's some radiator threads on this forum I found useful as well. https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/g...row%20radiator
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I second the ECP radiator. While the look isn't 100% correct, the stamped tanks have a more oem look than the welded tanks on the champion and other similar radiators
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... CP Pony parts has a few options ...Would appreciate any advice...
Since you asked for it: buy from a radiator supplier. They know radiators.

I replaced my stock brass with an aluminum 2-row.
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I like the look of the ECP rad and seems like more than a few folks on this site have first hand experience with them. Also very hard to beat that price.
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I have the ECP Radiator in my car with a 195ļ thermostat. No problems to report, and the stamped tanks do look better. 1964, 1965 and 1966 Mustang Aluminum Radiators
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Very helpful - thank you guys so much! Going that route now.

Does anyone have any recommendations on an "overflow" tank to use? VS just having it spill over on your driveway?
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Very helpful - thank you guys so much! Going that route now.

Does anyone have any recommendations on an "overflow" tank to use? VS just having it spill over on your driveway?
Something like this works great
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polished-St...ash=item1cbe21
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Summit Racing Stainless Steel Overflow Tank SUM-300103
The 3"x10" size worked nicely in my application.
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what fits a 66 with a straight 6
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what fits a 66 with a straight 6
A radiator used for a 302 swap will work.

I have this one:

https://www.northernfactory.com/AUTO...NG/1965/205064
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