76 monza aluminum radiator

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76 monza aluminum radiator

Postby 1976Monza350 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:42 pm

I'm sure it's already posted here somewhere but I'm looking to buy an aluminum radiator for my little 76 monza. Ideally it is just a radiator with no trans cooler (a separate cooler works a million times better) and it fits with only minor modification. It needs to cool a moderately built 355 small block. Does anyone know of any where that sells a radiator that fits that isnt $500 dollars?
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Re: 76 monza aluminum radiator

Postby cjbiagi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:49 am

There are some universal ones available that people have used but I have a Griffin "drop in" one that fits and works great. Unfortunately they are around that $500 mark. The issue with the universal ones is if you have a V8 with power steering the inlet points right at the power steering pump. V8 Monza's use a special curved top inlet for clearance of the pump. You also may have to deal with some minor mounting issues with a universal.
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Re: 76 monza aluminum radiator

Postby jim327monza » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:45 pm

I Put the griffin 400 hp in my factory v8. This has 1 1.5 inch tube with two inch tanks. I got the curved inlet for power steering / ac. It is a drop in with no mods necessary. I had griffin send a blank shroud to use when i switch to electric fans. griffin rates this radiator at 400 hp with ac. They consider this a custom radiator, $800 + shroud and shipping. The stock 600 hp is some what thicker and would probably need mods to fit the 76 chassis. It is around $600. I understand that later models had more clearance in the front that allowed larger radiators.
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Re: 76 monza aluminum radiator

Postby monzaaddict » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:02 pm

champion is working on a radiator right now. He is working with someone who is into monza's and will be test fitting something soon (guy is out of town). The first version will have the straight neck.
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Re: 76 monza aluminum radiator

Postby MonzaRacer » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:40 am

Also dont look past universal 24x16 from Northern, and also the all aluminum Fiero radiator
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Re: 76 monza aluminum radiator

Postby leander » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:50 pm

Another is vistaautoparts. They also have aluminum radiators for your Monza.
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