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63 Galaxie New Aluminum Radiator Search

Getting ready to install my new FlowKooler High Flow water pump. Thinking now would be the best time to upgrade to a new aluminum high flow radiator too. The car is a 1963 Galaxie 406 4 speed. No power steering. Anything I should know????? I don't want to get into fit modifications issues and hose fit issues. Can anyone post a link to a good quality DIRECT FIT REPLACEMENT? Any other info on the changeover such as paint would be appreciated.

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Iíve used a Griffin radiator in my Ď63, was a direct fit, looked like the original and worked fine.
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I’ve used a Griffin radiator in my ‘63, was a direct fit, looked like the original and worked fine.
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One of our advertisers here is Cold-Case. They say this is a direct replacement for my 63 Gal manual trans. https://www.coldcaseradiators.com/pr...mance-radiator Question here is my water pump hose outlet is 2 inches. Both Cold-Case radiator outlets are 1 3/4 inches. Is that a problem???

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the difference between the water pump inlet and the radiator is in the lower hose
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OK. My choice after a bunch of research is one of our advertisers, Cold Case. Just ordered it today. Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=CFN-LurcC30 Original replacement.

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Interesting timing, I just ordered the Cold Case radiator for my 63 as well. It will replace a Champion model radiator and I'm really curious to see if there's a noticeable improvement in cooling performance.
As far as I can tell, the main difference in construction between the two is 2-row vs 3-row tubes.
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OK. My choice after a bunch of research is one of our advertisers, Cold Case. Just ordered it today. Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=CFN-LurcC30 Original replacement.

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We have a radiator for your application. Stamped style tanks like original. 2 row 1-1/4" tubes with a 3" core.
Cools very well.
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Happy with my Champion with matching surge tank. Added a FlowKooler and Autometer gauge at the same time. Fair warning, you must remove the water pump back plate, clean everything up, and reassemble with RTV on both sides and thread sealant on all bolts and torque the crap out of em or you'll be redoing the job soon. The temp gauge reads 170 cruising and 180 sitting. 180 deg. Shaw t-stat confirmed on the stove top. My e-fan rarely kicks on, though could also have something to do with not having a hood on the car for the last 3 years. Car is in body right now for teardrop install.
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Happy with my Champion with matching surge tank. Added a FlowKooler and Autometer gauge at the same time. Fair warning, you must remove the water pump back plate, clean everything up, and reassemble with RTV on both sides and thread sealant on all bolts and torque the crap out of em or you'll be redoing the job soon. The temp gauge reads 170 cruising and 180 sitting. 180 deg. Shaw t-stat confirmed on the stove top. My e-fan rarely kicks on, though could also have something to do with not having a hood on the car for the last 3 years. Car is in body right now for teardrop install.
The FlowKooler install instructions say to seal backing plate as needed. I called FlowKooler and asked what the heck that means, seal as needed. I said don't you seal the plate well when you install it? I was told yes they did seal it. I said if I pull it off I could ruin your original seal in the process. ----------- So Jackal, then your saying I better pull it off, RIGHT?

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Yes, they do not seal what so ever. Think there was a very thin paper gasket there? Either way, I tightened the bolts and installed and immediately had issues. Do a thorough job even though you paid a premium.
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