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bgseib
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From: Tyler, TX, USA
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posted 03-14-2002 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bgseib   Click Here to Email bgseib     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am upgrading the whole cooling system while I have the engine out, and have a question about 3 or 4 row radiators.... I am thinking 4 row, but was wondering if it is worth it and if it will take up too much room. I ordered a high flow alum water pump and plan to include a elect. fan with the setup, so I want to make sure the 3 or 4 row radiator leaves me a little room to get all this in...

Any comments????
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richard bohm
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From: tucson,az-luray,va
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posted 03-14-2002 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
a three row will leave enough room for an electric fan. a four row will be close. you might consider a 4 row rad from a 69 mustang and use two 10" high flow fans.

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bgseib
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From: Tyler, TX, USA
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posted 03-14-2002 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bgseib   Click Here to Email bgseib     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is a 4 row from a 69 not as thick or something? And will it bolt up or will it take some major mods??

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BS

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mvierow
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From: Bay Area, Ca
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posted 03-15-2002 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
fyi, Griffen + Black Magic = intersection with water pump. Doh!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-15-2002 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey bgseib... what year car do you have? I'm looking to do a similar radiator swap in my '65... here's the thread:

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/006361.html

Here's the retrofit:
http://www.geocities.com/mustangsteve66/CarPics2.html

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bgseib
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posted 03-18-2002 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bgseib   Click Here to Email bgseib     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a 65 fastback with a 302 in it. I have a high flow alum water pump and unluckily it has not come in yet so I don't know if it will stick out any further than the stock one yet... But that link looks pretty good for an upgrade idea... I wonder how much more the 69's radiator is compared to the 65's.. also did the 69 have a tranny cooler in the bottom?? I have an auto so I will need that also...

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Brian

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-18-2002 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the '69 and '70 were the last years of the top and bottom tank set up, so the trans cooler is on the bottom. The lower hose exits on the passenger side in '69, driver's side in '70.

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posted 03-18-2002 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also the aluminum water pump will stick out the same as stock. It needs to for the pullies to line up.

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