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steve'66
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posted 04-10-2003 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody have links to pics of radiator mounts for a cross flow aluminum radiator? I'm assuming it should be cradled under and over the side tanks, but can you mount to the aluminum channel under and over the core?

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bifs66
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posted 04-10-2003 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66   Click Here to Email bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,
I have a side tank crossflow Howe 19x22 Aluminum radiator in the Fastback. It came from Crites who also supplied the mounting kit which included rubber mounts and bracket for the bottom side and a mounting plate for the top side. It makes for a neat, "factory" looking installation. I think they may sell the mounting kit separately (about $40), but not sure. The whole deal, including shipping, was less than $300, and required no mods to the suppport. I used a 70-type water pump, and surprisingly, concours 66 289 radiator hoses (upper and lower) fit perfectly inspite of the opposite side pump inlet. A 1" Flex-a-lite fan spacer from Summit positioned the original 4 blade 289 fan perfectly. However, since then, I have installed a 7-blade Flex-a-lite fan using the same spacer.

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clevelandstyle
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posted 04-10-2003 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
but can you mount to the aluminum channel under and over the core?

SteveW


That's how mine is mounted. Sorry. No pics.

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Capri
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posted 04-11-2003 12:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Capri   Click Here to Email Capri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now why not just get a direct bolt in trick super fly weight keep 3 cars cool at 1 time and never gets hot Smith's Radiator that uses this fan that blows some serious air!?!?! Did I mention you can get it highly polished???

I think we have pictures of whats in MM on here somewhere.......

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jsracingbbf
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posted 04-11-2003 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, I have one of those type radiators but I used a quick release chassis mount type. You could make your own. I used two pieces of steering rod ( tubing ). I then found two short pieces of pipe that the I.D. was just slightly larger than the O.D. of the steering rod. I welded the short pipe into the frame then bolted the two long pieces of steering tube to the radiator. I put them together and drilled a hole for a quick release pin. That is the SAME exact kit chassis engineering will charge you an arm and a leg for.
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steve'66
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posted 04-11-2003 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the help guys. I got it figured out now.

SteveW

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Dave_C
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posted 04-11-2003 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Late to the party, but here's a pic of my 69 with an Afco universal radiator. It was a 26X19. Had to trim the core support a little. A 22X19 would have been like a factory fit. I mounted it with L brackets top and bottom to the aluminum channel.

more pics in this albumn:
http://home.bellsouth.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=331&folderid=11703&groupid=26404&folderview=thumbs&ck=

Later,
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Fastymz
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posted 04-11-2003 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Capri:
Now why not just get a direct bolt in trick super fly weight keep 3 cars cool at 1 time and never gets hot Smith's Radiator that uses this fan that blows some serious air!?!?! Did I mention you can get it highly polished???

I think we have pictures of whats in MM on here somewhere.......



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steve'66
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posted 04-11-2003 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Dave,

So, mounting it with the aluminum channel worked out ok for you. That would be easier than supporting the bottom of the tanks like I was planning on. It's not going in the Mustang, it's for the "other" project.

I might just remove all the original radiator support sheet metal and make my own, since the radiator needs to be 1" farther forward to clear the nose of the 440's water pump in the little Dart.

Thanks again,

SteveW

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