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christang
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From: Colliers, WV, USA
Registered: Aug 2002

posted 11-10-2003 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for christang   Click Here to Email christang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The radiator that is presently in our '65 Falcon with 289 A code engine is the original 6 cylinder one with an auxillary electric fan. It does OK on the open highway, but I've noticed when it is warm out (70 and up) and sitting in traffic the temp will rise from the normal 180 up to around 200 degrees.

My husband is going to change it to a V8 radiator...but one of the things he's noticed is that in all his catalogs for them they are ALL 2 core...6 and 8 cylinder, and he thought the V8 one would be at least a 3 core!

What's the difference between the two to increase cooling? Any comments or advice? ...Thanks, Christine

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-10-2003 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The sixes and small V8s take the same small 2 core radiator. At least the Mustangs are like that, but I'm sure the Falcons are the same.

You would need to step up to a radiator for an air conditioning equipped car to get a 3 core, unless you want to put something custom in, which is pretty easy to do.

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Fastymz
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posted 11-10-2003 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd go with a 4 row or an after market unit.
At least get the 3 row, I thought the 65 Falcon used the same radiator as the 65 Mustang ?
If so there are plenty of good 4 rows or Alum units after market units out there.

http://www.mustangsplus.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=MPFMP&Product_Code=00772&Category_Code=4-Row

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christang
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From: Colliers, WV, USA
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posted 11-10-2003 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for christang   Click Here to Email christang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve...if the 2 core is the standard for the both the 6 and 8, then mine definitely needs to be upgraded to at least a 3 core, since the 289 in it is built up beyond the standard A code HP.

Scoop...We THOUGHT the '65 Falcon and Mustang used the same radiator too...but we're not positive. It LOOKS the same from the picture in the link that you gave, but can't say for sure...maybe I'll call them and ask.

Anyone with a Falcon know for sure...or got a supplier? ...Thanks, Christine

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Fastymz
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posted 11-10-2003 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris I know for sure the Be Cool alum radiators from Summit racing use same part number and same radiator for the 64-66 Mustang/Falcon/Comet #BCI-60020 $495.95

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Ron

2.26 60'S
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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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christang
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From: Colliers, WV, USA
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posted 11-11-2003 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for christang   Click Here to Email christang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Ron...Thanks for the info! Looks like the Mustangs and Falcons do use the same rad.
...going to check Mustangs Plus out. ...Thanks, Chris

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ponyfinder
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posted 11-14-2003 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ponyfinder   Click Here to Email ponyfinder     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As long as the Falcon and 65-66 Mustang are the same, Mustangs Unlimited (1-888-398-9898)offers a 3-tube for $129.95 and a 4-tube for $174.95. May need a slightly shorter fan spacer but $50 buys you a shroud and mtg brackets to complete the installation. How can you go wrong?

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