Re: Biggest Radiator
I'd consider giving champion cooling a call. They make a solid product and will be able to get you the right radiator for your application.
I've been so happy with the one in my 66 (460 takes up the whole engine compartment, they tend to run a little warm) that I bought one for my '62 as the one in there now is just ancient and would need a re-core anyhow.
I called them Friday to see what they could set me up with, they read some sizes off and I picked the one that would work for me and my needs. It was in the mail that same day.
My neighbor also has one in his '55 chebby and was having cooling issues with his 4 core. He saw mine and picked one up for himself. Like me he's had a great experience with Champion and his car is running cooler now.
I've read that the summit radiators are pretty decent. I want to say that they're not using any epoxy (can't say that for griffon) and are fully tig welded.
Price wise Champion is a little more expensive then summit aluminum radiators. I've bought both of mine for less then $300 each (shipped), both have tranny coolers as well which adds up the price a bit.
Current Project: 460 powered 1966 Fairlane GT/A 'vertible
Current Driver: 390 w/Death-O-Matic, '62 Galaxie 500 2dr Hardtop