Radiator????

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  1. mikester

    mikester G-Body Guru

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    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.
     
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    84 hennesymonte Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    OKAY THATS PRETTY CLEAN MAYBE ILL TRY THAT!
     
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    565bbchevy Comic Book Super Hero

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    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 Master Mechanic

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    I just ordered a Champion 3 row yesterday off EBay for $206.00
     
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    84 hennesymonte Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    THAT WAS A HELL OF A DEAL!
     
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    olds307 and 403 Comic Book Super Hero

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    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.
     
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    Fenderbender Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    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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