Have decided that it's time for a new radiator, so I'm thinking of going triple core. My EBII Fairmont is stock, and I'm also getting a transmission cooler put on at the same time.
Any advice in regards to the radiator? (There have been ample posts about tranny coolers already). Anyone done this upgrade? Anyone know of a reliable source/ shop in Brisbane? Any reasons why I shouldn't go for a 3 core?
I replaced my radiator a couple of weeks ago. it cost me $175 for the 2 core, i could have got a 3 core for $240. I thought (and was also advised) that there wasnt much point going 3-core. with a brand new radiator thats working 100% a two core is quite sufficient. a transmission cooler is a good idea though.
1992 DC LTD 5.0
Duel exhaust, Genie extractors, Ported E7 heads, ported lower HO inlet, 70mm maf, Underdrive Pullies
well...had the radiator split and flushed about 10 months ago. The car isn't getting hot, but it is going into the O and R of NORMAL with the aircon on. Got plenty of flow, fan is fine etc. Just figured, bugger flushing it again, 10 years is enough from a radiator, why not get a new one, while I'm at it, why not go the whole hog? I intend on doing other engine work later-on, so why not do the cooling now?
i put a 4 row alum rad on my ride and cut the overall dimensions of it in half.
so there is your advantage to using more rows for cooling.
and if you plan any mods later you want to be sure you have enough cooling capacity.
you can never have to much radiator unless it is to big to fit into your vehicle
i would rather push my Ford than drive your Chevy !
1. Copper huh? cool. Will see what prices I can get locally. Time for the retard question of the day...does copper rad. + alloy head = a need for specific coolant. i.e. is there any chance/ experience of unwanted reaction occurring? (I'm guessing that a 347 does not have alloy heads?)
2. heavy duty 2 core: How does this differ from a standard unit? Anyone out there gone this route?
3. Are there any brands that are recommended by my learned colleagues? When I buy I buy quality, and for the long term.
P.S. Thanks for the responses guys, seems I've finally managed to start a post that others care about!!
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