Replacement radiators

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Replacement radiators

Postby KatKar60 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:31 pm

Hi all, I have a stock original 1960 Comet. I am looking at replacement radiators on ebay. It looks like one is offered that will fit:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Radiator-fits-1 ... kJ&vxp=mtr

I have some concerns and maybe someone has purchase this one. They look like a great deal, are brass and copper which is great and probably cheaper than doing a re-core. My first concern is a reviewer said this radiator does not fit with the 6 cylinder due to fan clearance issues. I honestly have no idea if the clearance on the Falcon is the same as on the Comet. All the radiators say they are 3 row and I am assuming the original is 2 row, which has been fine. Also, it would seem these radiators are all for automatics which mine is not. I attempted to contact the company but the link does not work. I'd rather hear first hand anyway. Any ideas regarding these aftermarket radiators? Thanks!
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Re: Replacement radiators

Postby lavron » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:57 pm

KatKar60 wrote: it would seem these radiators are all for automatics which mine is not.


Doesn't make a difference, just has the hookups for the transmission cooler but you just don't hook them up, I think most all the aftermarket radiators have the automatic connections.

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Re: Replacement radiators

Postby KatKar60 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:04 pm

I was hoping to receive an answer concerning clearance issues (if any) with a 3 row radiator.
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Re: Replacement radiators

Postby lavron » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:09 am

KatKar60 wrote:I was hoping to receive an answer concerning clearance issues (if any) with a 3 row radiator.


Sorry I don't have that particular radiator.

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Re: Replacement radiators

Postby Lip Ripper » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:27 am

Check out US Radiator.

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Re: Replacement radiators

Postby KatKar60 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:28 am

US radiator site was helpful. They have specifications for 2 and 3 row radiators. Putting a 3 row gives me maybe a 1/4 inch clearance. That seems awfully close for comfort. Thoughts?
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Re: Replacement radiators

Postby Comechero65 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:26 pm

To gain some more clearance between fan and rad many cut slots in top of rad support and slip the rad mount lip into that slot then use spacers between rad and the front side of the rad support. Gains you about 3/4" more space. If planning on adding ac may create a new clearance problem. If no ac then no problem.
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Re: Replacement radiators

Postby Lip Ripper » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:30 am

You don't need a 3 row with that 6.
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Re: Replacement radiators

Postby Groover » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:25 am

Why not just recore your two row original, then you don't have to worry about fit and you keep the car closer to original?

I had mine recored for about the same price as new.

My two row keeps my v8 plenty cool (no AC).
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Re: Replacement radiators

Postby KatKar60 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:48 am

That was my original plan but then I saw one on ebay on sale below the cost of a re-core with free shipping lol. But then I noticed it was a 3 row and someone said it didn't fit. One thing led to another...you know how it goes. :roll: US radiator offers a 2 row but considering the price plus freight I'm better off going to the local radiator shop. Thank goodness we still have one.
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Re: Replacement radiators

Postby popscomet » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:45 pm

FOR what's it's worth,,I like having the original rebuilt,,then you know it all fits.....and works !! jmo,pop
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