Best Direct Fit Radiator That Can Use Stock Fan Shroud?

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  1. killer5.0

    killer5.0 Member

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    heard alot of good about griffin but with the smooth top not sure how i can mount stock shroud...was also looking into fluidyne.

    willing to spend around $350 but again want to be able to later upgrade to electric but run my stock fan and shroud now with my s-trim.

    thanks
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    I put a Summit 380-451 in my 89 in 2006. Drilled a couple holes in the top aluminum brace, and bolted the stock shroud right to it. Had zero issues with it since I put it in, 7 years and 20,000 miles ago.
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    This question comes up about once a month. IMO stay away from anything made in China and the ones that do not have the ends welded. The cheapo ones are prone to cracking/leaking.

    Griffin makes a good drop in replacement (8-00165), but know they also make a universal 26272 that is much cheaper. The difference is the direct fit- the cap is in the appropriate spot and the lower hose fitting is stock 1 1/2 vs 3/4 inches and it has stock 1." tubes as opposed to 1.25"...also the universal is 2" wider ( 31...stock is 29)

    http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-8-00165-Dominator-Universal-Radiator/dp/B0050V6X5K/


    Northern makes good radiators that are USA made and I believe they are the Summit "house brand".
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-380463/overview/make/ford

    Now I can't speak for the quality, but a lot of guys on the Corral swear by these from Art. They are under $200. He's a good guy and I have bought tons of parts from him.

    http://forums.corral.net/forums/win...696-79-93-aluminum-radiators-1-row-2-row.html
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    Champion, made in the USA.

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