Radiator????

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mikester

G-Body Guru
Mar 10, 2010
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Small town NY
#11
I originally bought a custom fit Griffin for my 81 but to be honest I didnt like the way it fit. The tanks arent even close in size to the original. I hacked up a few sets of rubber saddles to try to make them fit and they all looked like crap. I wound up getting a 4 row brass/copper radiator from US Radiator. Really well made.
 
84 hennesymonte

84 hennesymonte

Not-quite-so-new-guy
May 12, 2018
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#12
I made them out of aluminum and then polished them like I did with the radiator before I installed it.
OKAY THATS PRETTY CLEAN MAYBE ILL TRY THAT!
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

Geezer
Aug 8, 2011
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2,155
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Michigan
#13
I originally bought a custom fit Griffin for my 81 but to be honest I didnt like the way it fit.
The Griffen works great in the Monte but I wanted the largest aluminum radiator I could get in there and I wasn't worried about making it fit a shroud and I was pleased with how well the Champion fit in the Regal shroud without modifications which was a nice change from what I typically do on the Monte but different goals for each car.
 
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Doug Chahoy

G-Body Guru
Nov 21, 2016
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#14
I just ordered a Champion 3 row yesterday off EBay for $206.00
 
olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Comic Book Super Hero
Oct 14, 2008
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Melville,Saskatchewan
#16
Like I have said, my Champion 3 core ran between 195 and 210 with a 160 high flow thermostat and Stratus electric fans. Towing, it would hit 230. The 403 cooled better with 2 core aluminum with 1" tubes that started leaking, a better design IMHO. It was a well made rad, it just wasn't big enough and air flow may have been an issue. The same rad ran 10 to 15 degrees cooler in my Olds powered 4x4. I say get a 2 core with 1" or bigger tubes.
 
Fenderbender

Fenderbender

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jul 28, 2013
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Northern Wisconsin
#17
Thanks for all the info everyone! I didn't even know that Champion radiators existed. They look like a quality product.
 

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