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Magnus
01-02-2008, 07:49:21 AM
What is the overall width, height and thickness and the inlet and outlet size of the original SB cooler in a 72? I don't have the Camaro close to me at the moment so I can't check it out for myself.

I'm thinking of getting a new one for my 72 because the original radiator doesn't have enough capacity to keep the engine cool on hot days and I have to order a new one soon to get the stuff overhere before the summer

I'm thinking about Be Cool or Griffin, anyone else using one of those?

Magnus

rscamaro73
01-02-2008, 09:25:49 AM
Do a search for an aluminum radiator on here....lots of different things...

If you want 'stock' size, they make them, but THOSE are $$$$...

There are some out there that are cheaper, but some work is needed to make them fit properly.

hhott71
01-02-2008, 10:07:50 AM
You'll find this radiator cooling higher HP cars with ease.
http://www.transpro.com/productCatalog/catalogimages/433162.jpg (http://www.transpro.com/productCatalog/catalog.asp?partnum=433162&brand=readyrad)
The Picture is a LINK to the complete description of the Radiator.
It is the EXACT FIT, radiator for the AC or HD cooling system cars.
If you have the small V8 or 6cyl non ac radiator, its time to upgrade anyway.
Get the longer top radiator panel, and fan shroud.

These radiators will set you back about a cool $125 at your local AZ, CSK, O'Rielly etc.

Magnus
01-02-2008, 05:30:53 PM
I was thinking about this one but does it have the same meassurments as my stock radiator have?

Overall Width (in): 33.000 in.
Overall Height (in): 19.000 in.
Overall Thickness (in): 3.000 in

The price of the radiator doesn't matter much because it's the shipping that is the expensive part.

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=BCI%2D60010&N=700+4294908216+4294908198+4294925079+4294924500+4294839040+115&autoview=sku

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p69/Magnus117/bci-60010_w.jpg

Magnus
01-02-2008, 05:31:32 PM
You'll find this radiator cooling higher HP cars with ease.
http://www.transpro.com/productCatalog/catalogimages/433162.jpg (http://www.transpro.com/productCatalog/catalog.asp?partnum=433162&brand=readyrad)
The Picture is a LINK to the complete description of the Radiator.
It is the EXACT FIT, radiator for the AC or HD cooling system cars.
If you have the small V8 or 6cyl non ac radiator, its time to upgrade anyway.
Get the longer top radiator panel, and fan shroud.

These radiators will set you back about a cool $125 at your local AZ, CSK, O'Rielly etc.

I have seen that one too but I want an all aluminum radiator.

KylePBZ
01-03-2008, 12:12:31 AM
This is the one I run, can't be beat for the price, especially on sale. Only thing you have to watch for is the cap might hit your hood unless you lower the radiator a little. My old hood it hit, this one it didn't so I can't make any guarantees there.

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_10002_42960_-1

hhott71
01-03-2008, 09:37:09 AM
I have seen that one too but I want an all aluminum radiator.

The Stock Dimensions are listed on the site of that radiator.
Any bigger and its major modification time

Magnus
01-03-2008, 01:51:38 PM
The Stock Dimensions are listed on the site of that radiator.
Any bigger and its major modification time

Which site do you mean that the stock demensions are listed on?

hhott71
01-03-2008, 02:11:16 PM
Which site do you mean that the stock demensions are listed on?
The radiator that I posted.

Magnus
01-03-2008, 07:01:55 PM
Now I see.

Then my original radiator is a 20 3/4" x 17" x 1 1/4" because it's a original 307 cui no AC car.

Would it be possible for me to change it to a hevy duty radiator 26 3/8" x 17" x 2" if I get a new upper radiator mounting panel?

What's the difference between the radiators on a non AC car and a AC car? I mean does a AC car have a seperate cooler for the AC or is the AC cooler built into the engines radiator?

Magnus
01-04-2008, 06:22:46 PM
When I was looking in the NPD catalog I found these aluminum OE radiators. That must be the perfect radiator to use, aluminum with factory fit.

Anyone using them?

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p69/Magnus117/NPDkylare.jpg