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aluminum radiators

Postby vegon71 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:32 am

What aluminum radiator is a good choice for a v8 vega wagon. running a small block chevy 357. prob around 400 hp. needing this and headers yet.
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Re: aluminum radiators

Postby jim327monza » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:07 am

Check with griffin. they have several styles for different HP rating. Expensive, but bolt in fit. Using a 2.25 Single tube radiator with stock fan on my 350 hp 327 with good results.
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Re: aluminum radiators

Postby cjbiagi » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:54 pm

Thumbs up for Griffin.......yes, very expensive especially for their "drop in" radiators but since the radiator is the heart of the cooling system that is not where you want to cut corners.
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Re: aluminum radiators

Postby HenryJ » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:52 pm

I use a Griffin in my Vega. It is nice and seems to be doing the job.
In my HenryJ I went with a JSD Radiator I really feel that the JSD is as good or better at a MUCH lower cost. With what I know now I would consider JSD first. The trick would be if there is one that fits. For the HenryJ I found the perfect size. Super nice replacement for the 30 yr old copper brass radiator that I built it with. The HenryJ is 1000 hp and stays substantially cooler now.

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Re: aluminum radiators

Postby vegon71 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:38 am

Ok thanks for the info ya’ll !!
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