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RADIATOR RECOMMENDATION
« on: April 12, 2017, 06:49:07 PM »
ok, I AM NEAR COMPLETION of my 5.0 Cruiser, can anyone recommend a radiator to me, the closest I have found is a 77 Maverick 3 core V-8, but measurements look small......... . please help

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Re: RADIATOR RECOMMENDATION
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 10:46:24 PM »
Try this one from e-bay, it's what I'm using and does a good job.     http://www.ebay.com/itm/351323855024?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Re: RADIATOR RECOMMENDATION
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 08:44:03 AM »
Looks good and shinny BUT the inlet and outlet are on the same side of radiator and will allow the water to flow in a straight line from top to bottom. Because of this, the rest of the water will not flow very well and cause hot spots and overheating. Any radiator man worth a damn will tell you the same thing. Look at your Pinto radiator and you'll see where they should be.
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Re: RADIATOR RECOMMENDATION
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 05:30:49 PM »
The radiator I use will have to be bolted from the outside (front) of the core support, that was why I ask, and thanks dick, I would not have used his suggestion, I had a 67 2+2 w/302 all it did was overheat, till I put a Galaxy radiator in it... I too prefer cross flow radiator, I havn't got any decent recommendation s so I think I am just gonna order the 77 Maverick 3 core cross flow
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