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Im planning on putting in a 460 stroker (514 or 533) with high HP (600HP or so) and will need to upgrade the radiator,but cant find one that wil fit,which one are you guys running???
 

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i heard 65-68 are pretty much the same is this true? If sodoes that mean the crites radiator for a 67 will fit mine???
 

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On 2006-11-06 13:42, FoMoCo wrote:
This is the one I plan on using to replace the stock 3 core in mine.Lower housing on 68's measures 28" but you could mod it to use a bigger rad than this one.

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=SUM%2D380428&N=700+4294924500+4294839040+400304+115&autoview=sku
Hey FoMoCo,
I have that same rad. And the lower hose fitting is 1 3/4" and its larger then your standard Ford lower rad. hose. Plus its angled upwards not straight.
We ended up using this stainless tubing because of that. You can have a weld shop fix it and come out straight and a smaller dia.
Lil heads up.


This is the rad's lower fitting.

 

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BTW FoMoCo which fuel pump are you running???

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Fuelpump is a carter 172 gph mechanical which I just found out they stopped making.Thanks for the heads up on the hose - the stock 428 rad I'm using now had similiar problem so I had to bend a coat hanger to shape and go through the napa stock until I found one that fit.For more room I cut the rad support so the rad could be pushed forward more which meant I had to have the rad shop move the filler opening to the backside of rad.On the new one I will do the same and while at it will have them add a peckcock drain since it does not come with one.
 

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On 2006-11-06 15:16, bluelightning302 wrote:
does that mean that the upper one is too large as well???
The upper is normal if I recall correctly.

You welcome all.
 

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Measure your core support opening. Then go to any alum radiator company or cat and get the measurements. find the biggest one you can that will fit in the hole. Try and leave the tanks outside the core hole. My 62 used the same radiator as my 64 because of the way the frame came up to the core support not leaving as much room as I would have liked. I bought a radiator kit from Crites along with a shrowd that fits the radiator. As long as the radiator is a Ford application the top and bottom pipe diameters should be the same as stock. Finding hoses is another thing. Crites sells hoses that fit their radiators which are "HOWE". All they do is straighten out the bottom pipe to go out straight instead of up at an angle.
 
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