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Hay guys and gals. I just got done dropping a 351 W in my 67. But the block was packed with rust in the water jacket. I cleaned as much as I could out. But in the end I still plugged the radiator and the heater core with sediment. I found a radiator that came out of a 67 with a 6 cylinder for next to nothing. Is there a big difference between a 6 & 8 cylinder radiator. Or did all the Stangs back then get the same radiator? I am eventually going to step it up to a aluminum radiator but don't want to risk getting it packed with crud too. I have had the block steam flushed, so there shouldn't be much sediment left in it. But the radiator and heater core was so packed with it that the radiator shop couldn't do anything with them. They wanted to charge me $380 for a new radiator. I told them to fly a kite! I know from other builds that I can get a decent aluminum radiator on line for $150. But I want to use a stock 1 for a bit to make sure all the rust is out before I go aluminum. Any thoughts? this car has been a 5 year project and I really don't want to ruin the block by over heating.
 

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6 cyl radiator have smaller intake and outlet necks on them. also the radiator is probley a 2 core not a 3 core, and 20".

For the 67 I aways put a large 24" radiator in them because they cool alot better.

$380 is not a bad price for a good radiator. There is nothing like the good fuzzy feeling you get when you go cheap and lose it all. There are some thing you can save money on and the are some thing you buy the good stuff. :cool: The two things I never go cheap on is Parachutes & Radiators.

You can alway buy a filter to catch any crap you still have left in your motor.

Good Luck
 

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i feel the same way,but i have no need for a parachute.mine is fishing line and radiators.a rad. is 300.00 or 400.00.how much is a new engine?
 

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Yeah but I'm looking for a sacrificial 1 to get the rest of that junk out. thats why I am looking for cheap. Once I get it all clean THEN I'm going to get a nice 4 core aluminum setup, and ditch the stock fan and install the electric unit I picked up.
 

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Radiator Filter



The Gano Auto Coolant Filter is a patented device that prevents radiator and coolant system damage. It removes rust scale, gasket material and other foreign particles from the cooling system before they can build-up and clog or block radiator cooling tubes.

It is also used as a diagnostic tool for analyzing overall coolant system operation by providing a “window” into the over-all flow of coolant.

The Gano Filter is an accessory to the cooling system, designed to be installed in the upper radiator hose of your automobile. It is a full flow device, which traps foreign particles thus avoiding radiator repair or replacement due to clogging.

"The best radiator insurance you can buy...
and I sell radiators"
 

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That is awesome! If I would have known about these before I wouldn't be in the situation I am right now. I'm all over it. I'm going to be looking in to getting one of these little guys. Thanks Mustang1 :)
 
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