Jump to content


Radiator upgrade


Recommended Posts

My 3 core radiator has developed a slow leak (where it was repaired once before), so it is time for an upgrade. Has anyone bought an all aluminum crossflow like Griffin that was an "easy" fit? I have some fabrication ability, but don't want to reinvent the wheel.

Looks like Griffin has one that is 26 X 19 that might work.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

How much does the Griffin cost? Unless you're really looking to save a little weight you might consider a 4-row radiator from MSA for $260:


They also now offer an Aluminum radiator for $459:


I think I'd rather go with something that's made to fit rather than something that requires a bit of farbrication.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hmmm. I didn't know that Motorsport Auto had an all aluminum one. They don't give much info on the website...

Here is the one I am looking at:


It is all aluminum and crossflow. It's 189 + shipping. I guess they are tempting because of the price, but unless someone else has had luck making one fit, I'm in no hurry to fabricate everything.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had bought one of those universal aluminum radiators from Summit for my Camaro. I came to the quick conclusion that to mount it would take way too much modification. I wanted my car to look/be original (at least structurally! ;) ) save for the all aluminum rad. I sent it back and ordered the custom fit radiatior made by BeCool. I love it. Fits like a glove and the car runs much much cooler than before. So in my opinion, spend the extra money for the custom built radiator. You will be happier with it. Good luck


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Most of the aluminum radiators you can get are about $180 -- they do require you to fabricate some type of mounting brackets. Try Afco-Behrents... they have about the best prices I've found. The radiators are about the same width, but are taller by a couple of inches.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.