Aluminum Radiator - 67 chevelle

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  1. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    My current radiator is old and leaking in a bunch of places. I'm prepping the car for summer and am looking for a new aluminum radiator that will mount to the stock brackets.

    There seems to be a huge price range on the radiators:

    There is the ebay aluminum version($225):
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/66-t...006QQitemZ160235452461QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
    Here is a brand new Fully Tig welded aluminum Radiator for you chevy muscle. This is a direct bolt-in for the cars listed. With transmission oil cooler. 16 1/8 X 25 X 2 thick core. Will except factory shroud.
    66-67 Chevelle 283,327,396
    Impala / BelAir / Caprice / Biscayne 63-65 6cyl 230 63-68 all V8's


    There is the high end shop aluminum version:
    https://secure.wf-api.com/www.chevellecooling.com/52.html?sm=14001&psid=CMhB8EoCmnGX3wtaoVBa
    CHEVELLE A-66/67-A S/B CHEVELLE RADIATOR 1966 TO 1967 SMALL BLOCK ALUMINUM DOWN FLOW
    RADIATOR
    REPLACES HARRISON O.E.M BRASS COPPER
    RADIATORS D.P.I #282
    AVAILABLE FOR AUTO OR MANUAL APPLICATIONS
    30% MORE EFFICIENT THEN O.E.M BRASS COPPER RADIATORS $620.00


    Obviously I want a solid reliable product for the least amount of cash. Anyone got any experience with these things?
     
  2. Mr3GTP

    Mr3GTP OT Supporter

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    Hell, my local rad shop was gonna make me a custom one for 2-300 bucks, so you might shop around a little.
     
  3. PanzerAce

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    From what I have heard, aluminum radiators a great, except you need to insulate them from the frame.
     
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    I can tell you that first one is not going to fit right without mods, the second one will drop in like it was stock. Alumitech is probably the most reputable manufacturer around for alum GM radiators.
     
  5. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    Don't follow.. "insulate from the frame"?

    I don't mind a few mounting mods.. Price is my number one priority here. If it works well with a few mounting mods I'm cool. Just want it to cool the engine reliably and better than the stock radiator.
     

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